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Automation Controls Engineer

Date: Feb 27, 2021

Location: Galway, IE

Company: Celestica International Inc.

Req ID: 62670 
Region: Europe 
Country: Ireland 
State/Province: Galway 
City:  Galway 

Celestica enables the world's best brands. Through our unrivalled customer-centric approach, we partner with leading companies in aerospace and defence, communications, enterprise, healthtech, industrial, capital equipment, and smart energy to deliver solutions for their most complex challenges. With talented teams across North America, Europe and Asia, we imagine, develop and deliver a better future with our customers.


Celestica Galway are a leader in automated manufacturing services with proven expertise in delivering scalable manufacturing solutions throughout the product lifecycle.  Celestica Galway supports and provides Automated Technology Solutions & Healthtech Solutions for a number of customers including the Medical Device space.


Position Summary:

The Automation Control Engineer will plan, implement and maintain a comprehensive Factory Systems Infrastructure, which is in line with corporate guidelines and customer requirements in order to facilitate a world-class manufacturing environment, working closely. This role provides support and ongoing development to a number of high speed automated production lines and new product introductions, in particular paying attention to PLC controlled equipment, vision systems, revision control systems and manufacturing data integrity and security.


The position will report to the Engineering Manager and key decisions will be deferred/approved by them.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Supports the existing Automation infrastructure for optimal performance and minimized downtime.
  • Collaborates with the IT Group, Application Group, and External Technical Resources to provide comprehensive support of all Automation and Information Systems and Technologies.
  • Provides Final Third Level support on all technical issues.
  • Provides solutions, which implement industry best practice to deliver improved productivity, quality and efficiency throughout the organization.
  • Installs and deploys systems, software and peripherals as required, liaising with external vendors and service contractors as appropriate. Sources appropriate equipment and services through appropriate liaison with purchasing department.
  • Provides input & technical direction for all new infrastructure developments, in agreement with the Engineering Manager.
  • Assists in develops, implementing and managing comprehensive contingency plans for all critical systems including regular documented tests.
  • Benchmarks system performance and provides regular reports.
  • Interfaces with Corporate Information Systems on standards, support, and new infrastructure developments.
  • Utilizes a Project Management methodology to plan, coordinate and implement key projects assigned by Business Unit Managers. 
  • Provides regular reports to Management and delivers projects within agreed time-frames and budgets.
  • Documents all aspects of system support including all procedures to ISO standards.
  • Provides innovative inputs to new production lines in the areas of control, data collection, motive power, robotics, vision systems and communications.



  • Knowledge of testing software, processes and methodologies and failure analysis.
  • Knowledge of IT platforms, database design and programming languages.
  • Ability to evaluate, diagnose and troubleshoot problems.
  • Ability to interface with Senior Management and make presentations or deliver training courses when necessary.
  • Excellent Project Management and Time Management skills.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Achievement oriented self-starter with excellent problem solving skills.


Experience and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 3+ years' relevant experience.
  • Experience required with PLC programming, in-line vision systems, barcode systems, network topology, PC application software, systematic troubleshooting / problem solving skills.
  • Experience of TCP/IP and Wide Area Network architectures.
  • Programming of Allen-Bradley Controllogix5000 and PLC5, Siemens S7, Visual Basic applications.
  • Equipment and Software Validation, IQ, OQ and PQ.


Celestica (NYSE, TSX: CLS) is a US$5.6 billion global leader in the delivery of end-to-end product lifecycle solutions. Our customers trust us to deliver the most advanced design, engineering and manufacturing expertise for their highly sophisticated and complex products. From advanced medical devices, to highly engineered aviation systems, to next-generation hardware solutions for the Cloud, at Celestica we manage the complexity for our customers and set the bar for quality and reliability in their markets. Our customer portfolio includes leaders in the enterprise computing, communications, aerospace and defense, industrial, smart energy, healthtech and semiconductor markets. Headquartered in Toronto, our global network spans 13 countries with 26,000 employees throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.

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