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Automation Engineer

Location: The position will be based in our facility in Model Farm Road, Cork.

The Role

Reporting to the Automation Engineering Manager, your primary role will be to specify, design, configure and program Industrial Automation Systems for integration into plant, machinery and equipment for our customers. As well as being involved directly on customer related automation projects, you will also act a technical leader for in-house Software Development and Engineering teams.

You will enjoy working with a multidisciplinary team where initiative and commitment are key; and thrive in an environment where meeting and exceeding project requirements is the norm.

Key Responsibilities

  • You will develop the concepts for new automation and machinery or the upgrade and refurbishment of existing assets.
  • You will design and program PLC based systems and HMIs.
  • These systems will be effectively integrated with other plant or machine elements including Safety Devices, PLC based control systems, Motion Control Systems, Hydraulic and Pneumatic systems, Machine and Process Safeguarding elements etc.
  • As safe automation is one of our core businesses you will design the safety related control system part of the automation and machinery solutions for our customers.
  • You will prepare systems at the Pilz facilities for acceptance testing and qualification.
  • You will install and commission the systems at the Pilz facilities for acceptance testing and qualification.
  • You will provide the necessary documentation to our customers for operation, maintenance and qualification of our systems.

Candidate Profile

  • Have excellent mathematical and problem solving skills
  • Are open to the adoption of new processes for automation and are willing to undertake professional training in this domain

Essential Experience / Knowledge

  • Degree in engineering, preferably electrical or control systems.
  • 3+ years experience in the design and programming of automation systems. Such experience must include
    • Commissioning, troubleshooting and programming; and the contribution to Electrical and Mechanical installation and commissioning teams.  
    • Generation of electrical drawings, cable schedules and termination diagrams
    • PLC Control Systems

Your contact

Olivia O’Connell/Carmel Ellard (HR)
Cork Business & Technology Park, Model farm Road, Cork
Telephone: +353 (021) 4346535

The Company

Pilz is a successful dynamic international company specialising in the provision of safety engineering services and solutions to a wide range of industry sectors. Through our dedication and customer orientation, Pilz has achieved an excellent reputation in this field. Our employees operate in over 27 countries worldwide, contributing their commitment, creativity and knowledge, which enable us to maintain our position as one of the leading brands in safety.

We assist our customers by ensuring their legal compliance when purchasing/designing new equipment, constructing or installing new processes and also provide them with cost effective solutions for improving their existing plant or equipment. Finally we also provide services to improve their overall plant safety.

Pilz Ireland ( is based on the Model Farm Road, Cork where we employ over 140 people in the following divisions:

  • Engineering Services and Solutions Ireland
  • International Services Group
  • Software Research and Development

To satisfy sustained and increasing demands in the Engineering Service Department, we are now looking to recruit an experienced Engineer with the dynamism and motivation to become an expert member of our team.


Pilz Ireland
Cork Business and Technology Park, Model Farm Road

Telephone: +353 21 4346535


Telephone: +353 21 4346535