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Date: Aug 11, 2022

Location: Ballina, MO, IE

Company: Hollister Incorporated

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Location: Ballina 
Department: Operations 






Title                                         Project Process Engineer – Controls – 24 Month Contract

Hierarchal Level                      Professional/Exempt Staff       

Division/Department               Global Engineering                                        

Reporting Relationship           Engineering Manager Global Engineering

Travel                                      ~ 15% (may increase due to project work)

Staff reporting to position      None  


II.        SUMMARY: 


The primary purpose of this position is to develop and provide automation (hard- & software) support for new and existing  processes/equipment.  

The position will report into  a Global Engineering Manager. 


This role provides an excellent opportunity for an automation  professional to gain further project experience within a highly automated and high volume regulated/medical device production process




Project Support:

Project Planning & Tracking:

  • Position will be responsible for developing, tracking & communicating project plans for all control tasks for assigned equipment projects. This will involve working in a multi-facetted team, providing controls knowledge/expertise during equipment design, build, qualification and production start-up.
  • Work within the wider engineering group to develop concepts and specifications for equipment from User Requirement Specifications.
  • Develop and Debug machine control programs including PLC/HMI/Robotics/Motion


  • Involvement in research, development, and implementation of new control technologies
  • Co-ordinate and manage controls elements of the build and debug of equipment.
  • Responsibility for design, commissioning, and safety of controls systems.
  • Provide guidance and direction to junior staff to help them realize designs and ensure

that the customer end goals are being achieved.

  • Development of machine documentation to meet EU standards.
  • Familiar with configuring, commissioning, and debugging common machine networks and drive systems.
  • Experience of machine vision (Cognex, Keyence)
  • Must be keenly interested in engineering technology and remain knowledgeable about the cutting edge of automation technology.
  • Excellent communication skills are vital to communicating effectively on the job specification, technical direction, and issues daily.
  • Must be a self-starter with good attention to detail, willing to take ownership and responsibility to realize project milestones and timelines.


Equipment Qualification

  • Support qualification of new production equipment / processes and ensure compliance to quality standards through execution of controls activities as outlined in project lifecycle process.


Safety/ Risk Assessments

Position will be responsible for safety compliance and integrity of control hardware/software and participate in the development of risk assessment/pFMEA and their timely closeout.


Process Support:

  • The position will provide technical support in the day-to-day operation of the assigned manufacturing processes, specifically supporting the various control systems.
  • This work will involve troubleshooting problems encountered in the debug, qualification and initial start-up of production on the equipment, implement corrective measures to machine issues and propose preventative measures to prevent re-occurrence.
  • Ability to explain an issue and communicate the path forward toward resolution to value stream technical support staff.
  • Perform preventative and corrective control system maintenance, completing all associated paperwork including software change control and software records to ensure high levels of up-time.
  • This position will involve out of hours support when necessary and occasional travel to vendor and other Hollister sites


Addition Skills:

  • Ability to read / generate electrical drawings
  • Knowledge of pneumatic control systems
  • Have good knowledge and understanding of machine safety requirements
  • Imaginative and creative approach to technical problem solving
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and manage time effectively
  • Ability to work independently and also as part of a team as necessary
  • Strong attention to detail & Excellent communication skills







1. Education


Primary Degree in Engineering discipline, preferably Electrical / Electronic / Controls / Programming



2. Specialized or Technical Knowledge

2. Specialized or Technical Knowledge


PLC machine control & Operator Interface

Electrical controls – maintenance & design

2D/3D CAD skills – elect drafting/ panel design

Project Management / FMEA

Vision Systems, Servo Systems and Robotics

ELAU, B&R Rockwell PLC experience

Industrial Networks (Profibus etc)

Experience in clean-room manufacturing


New Product Introduction


3. Kind and Length of Experience

3. Kind and Length of Experience


3 to 5 years post qualification experience in batch type process, preferably in the medical devices / healthcare / pharmaceutical industry.

Commissioning & Debug of highly automated equipment

Over 2 years Project/Process Engineering experience.


Process background desirable with healthcare, chemical or plastics experience; or alternatively within another regulated industry.

Hollister Incorporated is an independent, employee-owned company that develops,manufactures, and markets healthcare products worldwide. The company develops and manufactures products for ostomy care, continence care and critical care, and also develops educational support materials for patients and healthcare professionals. Headquartered in Libertyville, Illinois, it has manufacturing and distribution centers on three continents and sells in nearly 80 countries. Hollister is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Firm of John Dickinson Schneider Inc (JDS Inc), a 100 year old company. Hollister is guided by the shared Mission of JDS Inc, to make life more rewarding and dignified for people who use its products and services. 

Hollister is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability

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