Senior Automation Engineer

Glanbia - Prospect, County Galway

Date: Sep 19, 2020

Location: Belview, WD, IE

Company: Glanbia

Senior Automation Engineer
Glanbia Ireland is a world class, ambitious, integrated agri-food and nutrition business, with a diverse portfolio of quality ingredients, leading consumer and agri brands with the proven talent to succeed in the global market.
Glanbia Ireland owns leading consumer and agri brands such as Avonmore, Kilmeaden Cheese, Premier Milk, Wexford, mymilkman.ie and GAIN Animal Nutrition. It processes a 2.6 billion litre milk pool from 21 counties and exports high quality dairy and agri ingredients as well as branded products to over 60 countries.
With annual revenue of €1.9 billion, Glanbia Ireland has 11 processing plants, 52 agri branches and over 2000 employees.
A vacancy has arisen within Glanbia Ingredients Ireland Ltd for the position of Senior Automation Engineer. Based in Belview in South Kilkenny the role will report to Process Manager and will be responsible for maintaining and developing the Plant Automation Systems.
Key Responsibilities
  • Programming, implementation and documentation of changes to the process automation code and systems hardware. (Rockwell Allen Bradley PLCs, Siemens and others)
  • Provide automation support to production, including troubleshooting and issue resolution.
  • Lead process automation review with the production operating teams to identify process improvement opportunities through automation upgrades
  • Work within a cross functional multidiscipline team environment and support other functions in driving performance improvements across sites
  • Manage process automation interfacing with MES, ERP & IT systems.
  • Develop the site process automation system as part of the site automation team
  • Manage all automation related change through Belview’s Change Control procedures as set out in the site Quality Management System
  • Develop and implement change through Operations in collaboration with the Operations Change Lead
  • Support the training and ongoing development of the Process team in automation/programming skills
  • Out of hrs support of plant on a periodic basis

    Key Requirements:
  • 3rd level qualification in engineering, computer science or related technical discipline.
  • Programming experience in Rockwell Allen Bradley (Siemens a plus) HMI process automation systems, ideally Rockwell Factory Talk view
  • 5+ years’ experience in programming within large scale process manufacturing, preferably in the Dairy, Food & Beverage or Pharma industry.
  • In Depth knowledge and experience on SCADA (Factory Talk) and Allen Bradley PLC an absolute requirement
  • Knowledge of RIO panels (Remote IO panels)
  • Knowledge of Ethernet IP, boot strapping configuration of hardware and debugging
  • Knowledge of AS-i preferable but not a requirement
  • Knowledge of instrumentation configuration e.g. Flow meters, Conductivity meters, Motor Variable Speed drives etc.
  • Knowledge of Kepware or other OPC interface
  • Advanced knowledge of SQL
  • Ability to read P&IDs and translate onto HMI screen
  • Successful track record of project execution/ delivery
  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Excellent communication – verbal & written


    Glanbia Ireland is a joint venture 60% owned by Glanbia Co-op and 40% owned by Glanbia plc. Established in July 2017, it combines Glanbia Ingredients Ireland, Glanbia Consumer Products and Glanbia Agribusiness.

    If you are interested in this position, please apply with an up to date resume.

Glanbia Ireland is a Values Based Organisation - www.glanbiaireland.com
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