Automation Manager

Job Category: Software Engineering
Job Type: Contract
Job Location: Dublin


  • Improve current factory automation processes and identify, develop, and deploy future processes utilizing industry leading, cutting-edge technology necessary to meet company and customer expectations.
  • Collaborate with other technology centres, mainly in the US and India.
  • Manage total life cycle of the technology: scan and screen, proof of concept and technology validation, develop and deploy scalable system solutions, and collaborate with industry-leading partners and universities.
  • Drive global standards from ISA-95 architecture, from level 1 to level 3
  • Evaluate the current process, equipment and skills and implement higher level of standardization to improve safety, quality, and productivity.
  • Execute tactical experiments to validate technology and solutions before deploying on the factory floor, from scanning of technologies to deployment.
  • Increase capability, competency, and capacity in automation across all Strategic Business Units globally.
  • Communicate and collaborate to achieve goals and increase cultural maturity
  • Integrate closely with product design team to enhance design for manufacturability and design for automation
  • Integrate closely with IT team to ensure automation architecture and design is cyber secure and Operational Technology (OT) layer integrates well with the Information Technology (IT) layer of ISA-95 architecture
  • Communicate effectively with teams and within management structure to facilitate workflow and resolve project barriers and issues.


  • Deep knowledge and experience in one or more fields of automation including material handling, tracking, and movement (vision guided vehicles, autonomous mobile robots, RFIDs), controls engineering (high and low voltage control, PLC/HMI hardware and software, production monitoring and control, electrical CAD), robotics and collaborative robotics, automation safety and safety standards, machine vision, industrial networks and cybersecurity, software programming, data architecture, analytics, and visualization, and manufacturing operation management (MOM).
    • Deep knowledge of automation applications with successful development and deployment experience.
    • Deep knowledge of Digital connectivity / IIoT and sensor technology.
    • Ensure effective and efficient completion of projects by planning and implementing courses of action with other functions and key stakeholders.
    • During the deployment phase of the technology, travel to plants globally, as required to ensure smooth deployment and transition of the technology
    • Minimum work experience: eight years in Manufacturing Engineering and five years in factory automation.
    • BS degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, System Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or Computer Science.
    • Master’s degree and/or people leadership experience is preferred.

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