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Senior Controls Engineer

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Date: Jun 3, 2022

Location: Ballina, MO, IE

Company: Hollister Incorporated


The primary purpose of this position is to contribute to the profitability, continuity and growth of Hollister Incorporated, by assisting in the continued development and support of the manufacturing processes in the Ballina plant.

The main focus of this position will be to work, under the guidance of the Engineering Manager and Senior Project Controls Engineer in the area of design, commissioning, troubleshooting and maintenance of the electrical & control systems of both new & existing equipment in the plant.

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



Process Support: - The position will provide specialized 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 daily operation of 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.

Project Support: - Project Planning & Tracking: Position will be responsible for developing, tracking & communicating project plans for all control tasks.

Equipment Qualification – support qualification of new production equipment / processes, and ensure compliance to quality standards through execution of protocols.

Safety/ Risk Assessments: position will be responsible for ensuring safety compliance of control hardware/software, and supporting both conduction and timely closeout of risk assessments.







1. Education

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


Masters Degree



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

Allen-Bradley / Rockwell, Siemens, Schneider, B&R PLC experience

Industrial Networks (Ethernet, EtherCAT, Profibus, RS485, etc)

Industrial cyber security

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

Job Req ID: 29289

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