Senior Engineer, Equipment Design and Controls

Job description

Develops new manufacturing and test equipment and systems used in the development and production of medical devices.  Independently or as member of a team; develops specifications, designs, plans and builds complex manufacturing and test equipment


  • Supervises a group of Electrical & Machine Control Engineers
  • Determines appropriate contract staff levels and skills to meet the plant machine controls development requirements
  • Provides guidance and training to staff, motivates individuals to achieve results, and assists staff in attaining performance/training objectives and career goals
  • Provide machine control development leadership and be the final arbitrator on choices/conflicts
  • Works closely with the customer to understand requirements and propose creative and cost-effective solutions
  • Ensure customer requests are processed in a timely and effective fashion and manage execution of results
  • Determines Project schedules and works with team and other departments across the plant to ensure adherence
  • Manages projects and portions of projects as part of a larger team and is responsible for allocation of work and work quality with the group
  • Generates quotations, concepts and business cases for new and upgrade equipment
  • Directs the development of and ensures compliance with Equipment Engineering Standards and procedures, Good Engineering Practices, CE & safety requirements
  • Develops and enhances cross-functional team relationships and works cross-functionally to identify and resolve technical and organizational issues
  • Ensure best machine control practices are employed by the group to maximise equipment effectiveness
  • Champion use of lean and CI tools in equipment designs, engineering systems and business systems


  • HETAC Level 8 in a relevant discipline
  • Candidates are required to have a minimum of 6 years’ experience in a Controls / Automation engineer role and an additional minimum of 4 years’ experience in a similar role with direct reports
  • Candidates are required to have excellent communication and documentation skills
  • Candidates must be able to demonstrate experience on influencing and managing Stakeholders
  • Candidates are required to have experience working for the Life Science industry and in highly regulated environments (e.g. Medical Devices, Pharma, and Diagnostics) 
  • PLC Programming
  • HMI/SCADA Design
  • PID Design and Tuning
  • Servo Control
  • Instrumentation
  • Machine Electrical & Safety Design as per European Machinery Directive and derivate Standards
  • Project Management Skills
  • VB6 & VBA programming
  • VB.NET & Object Orientated Programming
  • T-SQL Programming
  • LabView Development.
  • Six-Sigma
  • GAMP5

To apply for this position please contact Sarah Williams at Sigmar Recruitment T: +353 91 455301 E:

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