PLC/Electrical Controls Engineer

Location County Fermanagh
Job Type Permanent
Salary Negotiable
Published over 1 year ago
Contact Una Brennan
Job Ref EN 000754p

Job Description

Our client, a leading manufacturing company in the Enniskillen area are seeking to recruit a PLC/Electrical Controls Engineer to join their existing team.

As part of the Maintenance team the PLC/Electrical Controls Engineer will assist in leading problem solving activities on key technical equipment problems and provide support to maintenance teams on technical equipment when required. They will work closely with all staff in each area to ensure the smooth running of core business plant, maximise the utilization of machinery and equipment, proactively work to eliminate plant downtime and make improvements to the processes.

The Role:

The successful applicant will be able to:

  • Prepare specifications and technical detail to fully define performance on equipment, material and services.
  • Perform PLC control level issue diagnosis.
  • Ensure that all proposed changes are documented and controlled using the established change management process.
  • Develop improvement strategies within PLC ladder code.
  • Provide detailed analysis and testing of existing and new engineering solutions and components.
  • Be responsible for incident follow-up, root cause analysis and documentation.
  • Undertake industrial engineering design and improvement projects on existing systems in conjunction with Controls and Operations Engineering Teams.
  • Provide technical documentation such as flow diagrams, conveyor and equipment layouts, installation details, schedules and budgets.
  • Support commissioning of new automation elements.
  • Provide value engineering/ value analysis.
  • To set a positive example in all areas of compliance and encourage a culture of ownership and personal responsibility.
  • Use risk assessments as the basis for the review and development safe systems of work


  • Degree qualified in a relevant Engineering discipline
  • Analytical capacity to identify and address technical issues/opportunities which can impact upon production and quality
  • Experienced and familiar with Siemens and/or Allen Bradley PLC controlled automation in a continuous process or production environment.
  • Foster a continuous improvement approach, benchmarking internally and externally to track progress
  • Strong analytical skills with demonstrated problem solving ability.
  • Experience of planned preventative maintenance systems.
  • Superior communications skills at all levels.
  • Experience in troubleshooting installation, fault finding, and repairs

Hours of work:

  • Shift Work 24/7

In Return:

  • Competitive Salary
  • The successful candidate will enjoy a dynamic working environment, excellent pay and conditions.

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