Job Description


Ref No: AM15810

Mayo, Co. Mayo, Ireland

Competitive salary


The core objective of this Process Control (Software Applications) Engineer is to support the technical aspects of the  value work-stream from a core automation engineering-based skillset, associated with Batch, PLC, SQL servers and custom C# applications.

This involves interrogating at PLC/Batch level, machines and processes that support the overall automated production systems. This is a key business requirement in a highly automated, complex, lean driven, batch manufacturing environment, supplying a worldwide customer base.


· Apply proactive and methodical approach to troubleshooting daily shift production issues with cross-functional teams;

· Perform detailed, technical breakdown analysis of losses / inefficiencies in your work stream and to ensure that quantitative, automated data is readily available to stakeholders in a timely manner;

· Take ownership and lead the development, agreement and execution of cross-functional resolution plans in order to address gaps in throughput, quality, safety and environmental metrics;

· Project manage automation centered projects & control system modification, ensuring that verification & validation procedures are implemented;

· Provide technology roadmap in line with the business strategic direction.

· Apply operational excellence tools and techniques to continuously improve processes and eliminate waste.

Interested applicants should have:

· A minimum of 8 years' relevant experience in programming systems support, preferably in a food or process environment.

· Ability to work independently and proactively.

· Well-structured methodical approach to work.

· Good judgement and decision-making skills.

· Strategic in approach.

· Proficient in C#, with a good knowledge of its ecosystems essential

· Proficient with .NET framework 2.0 - 4.5+ essential

· Strong understanding of object-oriented programming

· Proficient with Microsoft SQL Server 2005-2016 essential

· Experience with popular web application frameworks and Windows Web Services

· Proficient with Windows Presentation Framework, creating database schemes that represent and support business processes and implementing automated testing platforms and unit tests

· Proficient understanding of code versioning tools (such as Git, VSS, TFS)

· Experience with continuous integration and with JavaScript, HTML5 and the IONIC framework for cross-platform apps an advantage.

· Experience with XML and JSON an advantage

· Experience with Batching software for example FT Batch or similar batching software

· Experience with server 2008 -2016 OS

· Demonstrated experience of delivering projects in a highly automated environment


· A recognised Degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, or a related discipline.


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