Process Automation Engineer – Experienced (Cork)

We are currently recruiting an experienced Process Automation Engineer to support automation systems and aid process improvement initiatives at one of our customer sites, a leading distillery in Cork. We are seeking candidates with 5+ years’ experience in validated Automation systems in Food & Bev/Pharma manufacturing, PLC programming (Rockwell Allen Bradley), HMI/SCADA (Rockwell FactoryTalk and AVEVA) or Manufacturing Execution Systems (AVEVA).

This role is a full-time staff position with an excellent salary and offers exciting opportunities to work with leading-edge technologies on an existing and a planned new facility.

Primary Responsibilities/ Duties

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Configuring, optimising, and maintaining existing and future automation systems to ensure production targets are achieved.
  • Troubleshooting problems with all existing and future control systems.
  • Project software development.
  • Configuring upgraded/new automation systems independently, and with the lead engineer onsite as well as third party system integrators.
  • Ensuring all new automation systems are tested and are in line with site standards prior to implementation.
  • Helping perform system administration duties including implementing access and security privileges, performing software upgrades and backing-up process data.
  • Change control for system modifications and new projects. Ensuring all work executed and overseen complies with the relevant QSE and policy procedures.
  • Maintaining Functional Specifications to reflect the operational parameters of the automation systems.
  • Aiding in the support of network infrastructures and troubleshooting any issues that may arise.
  • Ensuring all work carried out or supervised on the systems is in line with the local, group and industrial standard Cybersecurity policies.
  • Providing 24/7 on-call support as part of scheduled rota once embedded.

Qualifications/ Skills/ Experience

Essential experience includes:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Chemical/Process Engineering, Automation/Mechatronics, Computer Science or allied discipline.
  • 5+ years of experience in a similar role.
  • Experience with Rockwell Allen Bradley PLCs and Rockwell FactoryTalk SCADA suite (SE, Transaction Manager, Historian)
  • Experience with Device Networks (Profibus, Devicenet, Controlnet, Modbus, Ethernet)
  • Experience with AVEVA (Wonderware) System Platform, Historian and Intouch SCADA (Traditional and OMI)
  • SQL / VB / .NET Reporting Applications
  • Experience with and knowledge of GAMP
  • Good working knowledge of the ISA88 standards
  • Expert PC skills with excellent working knowledge of Windows Operation Systems including Microsoft Active Directory

Desired experience includes:

  • External facing firewall configuration
  • Robotics and/or Cobots (Kuka type preferably)
  • AI system configuration
  • VMware vSphere installation and maintenance
  • CISCO networking experience
  • Rockwell Thin Manager experience (Previously ACP)
  • MES systems experience


  • Works well as part of a team, able to work across various departments on site as well as business partners
  • Excellent problem solving and diagnostic skills
  • Leadership skills, able to work on your own initiative without direct supervision from management
  • Adaptable and able to prioritise and coordinate work
  • Excellent customer service, interpersonal, communication and organisational skills
  • Ability to multitask, work under pressure and meet deadlines


  • Competitive starting salary with year-on-year bonuses and salary increases
  • Paid Overtime
  • Income Protection
  • Life Assurance
  • PRSA pension with employer contribution
  • Remote Working/ Flexi-time/ Compressed Working Week
  • Personalised Career Development Plan
  • Regular performance and remuneration reviews
  • Cycle to work scheme

Don’t miss this opportunity to work with a leading distillery in Cork and grow your experience and expertise in cutting-edge automation solutions.

Send your CV and cover letter to and mark your application Process Automation Engineer.

NeoDyne Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer, and all applications will be treated in strictest confidence.