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

Job Description Summary


The Automation Technician will be a member of the Automation team that provides engineering day to day and project support within the high volume, fully automated manufacturing environment, and will be responsible for and involved in troubleshooting, maintenance and continuous improvement of the production processes and equipment.

Job Description


  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of all control systems currently in use across the entire site including PLC’s, motion systems, vision systems, electrical & safety systems and networks

  • Operate as point of contact person for all automation related line down issues and projects

  • Work closely with engineers and cross functional teams in monitoring equipment performance using proven troubleshooting and problem solving techniques / methods to solve to root cause

  • Perform DOE’s to attain optimal performance settings for equipment / process

  • Support the continuous improvement of all automated equipment using Lean / Six Sigma and Project Management techniques

  • Ensure all new equipment and tasks are risk assessed, support investigation and near miss resolution, and proactively drive actions to reduce safety risks

  • Support plant wide automation change control and manage software revision control systems in full compliance with business quality systems

  • Carry out other relevant tasks as required by the Senior Automation Engineer


  • Good knowledge of Electrical & Automation Systems associated with high volume manufacturing equipment and hold a Third Level Qualification in one of those disciplines or the National Craft Certificate together with additional specialized training and experience.


  • At least 5 years’ experience in a similar role with Equipment Automation, Software or related experience

  • Proficient in Allen Bradley / Rockwell Automation PLC products with an ability to understand complex programming functions and write code from specification

  • A proven track record in solving automation problems to root cause using structured problem solving

  • Experience of High Speed Vision systems (Cognex) and Control Networks & Communication Systems (ControlNet, DeviceNet, Ethernet)

  • Good understanding of Motion Control Systems (Allen Bradley, Emerson, Linmot)

  • Experience of development, deployment & maintenance of SCADA / HMI systems (Allen Bradley, Schneider)

  • Previous Packaging experience an advantage

  • Creative thinking team player with excellent communication skills, an ability to work on their own initiative combined with the ability to work seamlessly across various departments

Primary Work Location

IRL Dun Laoghaire - Pottery Road

Additional Locations

Work Shift

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.