BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Automation Project Engineer in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland

Job Description Summary

As a key member of the Engineering Operations Group, the Automation Project Engineer is responsible for the delivery of technical and continuous improvement automation projects for the high-volume highly-automated production processes and equipment aligned with Factory 4.0

Job Description

BD is a global medical technology company focused on improving drug therapies, enhancing the quality and speed of diagnosing infectious diseases, and advancing research and discovery of new drugs and vaccines. BD provides an environment which enables our highly talented workforce to be the best at their professions. We are always seeking people who have a passion and commitment to join our Company on its journey in ‘advancing the world of health’.

Our facility in Dun Laoghaire has recently completed a large expansion plan and now produces the majority of pen needles for the diabetes market globally. We are now ramping up to commence producing the newest BD product to support the diabetes market here onsite. With all these exciting developments taking place we are recruiting an Automation Project Engineer . This is a stand-alone position reporting into and updating the manager on a daily basis. Within this positon you will be responsible for all the documentation and validation of all your projects. You will implement PLC, SCADA, Vision and Factory Automation upgrades. You will support the plant wide automation change control and manage software revision control systems. You will carry out other relevant tasks as required by the as required by the Senior Automation Engineer.

The key responsibilities of this role are as follows:

  • Deliver complex automation projects plant-wide

  • Prepare capital requests and end-to-end project management of all automation projects and upgrades

  • Carry out obsolescence assessments for automation assets across the plant and develop remediation plans for same

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5yrs experience with Equipment Automation, Software or related experience. You will have a B.Eng. in Electrical, Software, Manufacturing or related engineering discipline or have demonstrable experience. You will have previously worked in a highly automated manufacturing environment. You will have a proven track record in executing factory automation projects from concept to implementation. You will have expert knowledge of Allen Bradley / Rockwell Automation products including capability to write code from specification and experience of development, deployment & maintenance of SCADA / HMI systems (Allen Bradley, Schneider). You will have worked with High Speed Vision systems (Cognex), Control Networks & Communication Systems (ControlNet, DeviceNet, Ethernet). You will have excellent project management skills, and be able to demonstrate an ability to work on your own initiative or seamlessly across various departments. Strong data analysis skills and familiarity with SQL Server is advantageous.

You can look forward to a rewarding career, great benefits package, collaborative working and opportunities to expand your skills in this fast moving, dynamic and agile business.

If you’re a team player who is passionate about healthcare and we’ve just described your career aspirations, then please click on the APPLY button.

Primary Work Location

IRL Dun Laoghaire - Pottery Road

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BD is a leading global medical technology company that creates medical technology, devices and laboratory equipment for a variety of needs across the healthcare continuum. At BD, we are looking for candidates who possess passion, innovative solutions and a commitment to our one mission of improving access to groundbreaking medical and biotechnology services for people near and far, delivering state-of-the-art technology and cutting-edge research in the battle to fight and cure infectious diseases. With a global reach that extends across 50 countries worldwide, our network of professionals collaborates on effective measures to deliver enhanced patient quality such as lower health care delivery costs, improved health care and safety, and expanded health care for all. Join our company and see how you can become a part of one global mission to make a difference in human health.