Software Controls Engineer

Employing over 1200 people worldwide, Ei Electronics is headquartered in Shannon, Ireland, occupying a 33,000 m” campus where all key manufacturing, R&D and commercial functions are located. Overseas sales and marketing subsidiaries are located in the UK, Germany, France and the USA.

The Company’s success is based on a culture of Quality, Service and Product Innovation over 30 years. R&D is the lifeblood of Ei Electronics, with sensor technologies at the core of our product advancement. As a global leader in the industry, Ei Electronics is now at the forefront of emerging Cloud-based “Connected Home” and IOT developments.

Working with one of Irelands leading indigenous electronics companies, provides a wide array of opportunities and possibilities to grow.

Software Controls Engineer

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Software Controls Engineer to join our expanding Automation Team at Ei. The focus of this role is to deliver high quality Software Solutions for bespoke Automated assembly machines for use within the production areas here at Ei.

The Software Controls Engineer will work closely with the Mechanical Design, Controls & Electrical Teams to develop cost-effective controls solutions for state-of-the-art automated equipment. You will be a key member of the project delivery team responsible for software development right through to assisting with the commissioning and validation of new machine control systems.

  • Design & development of control system software for new automated machines, including PLC, HMI, Robotics, Motion and Vision Systems.
  • Testing and commissioning of machine control software.
  • Provide technical support to the machine build team throughout the entire project cycle, including design, machine build, debug and commissioning phases.
  • Contribute to design reviews with all relevant stakeholders.
  • Create & maintain all relevant documentation for new & upgraded equipment.
  • Responsible for ensuring that project timelines and targets are achieved.
  • Must have proven experience in a similar role.
  • Proficient in developing software for PLC’s, Robots, HMI and Vision Systems.
  • Experience of robotics, servo electric and pneumatic motion control systems.
  • Have good knowledge and understanding of machine safety requirements.
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and manage time effectively.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team as necessary.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Qualification to level 8 in Automation & Robotics, or from another related Software development discipline
  • Must have proven experience in a similar role.

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