Automation Engineer

Date: Mar 13, 2023

Location: IE - Waterford, Ireland - All, IE

Company: Bausch & Lomb

Bausch + Lomb Corporation, (NYSE/TSX: BLCO), is solely dedicated to protecting and enhancing the gift of sight for millions of people around the world from the moment of birth through every phase of life.  Our mission is simple yet powerful: Helping you see better to live better.

The company is one of the best-known and most respected healthcare brands in the world, offering the widest and finest range of eye health products including contact lenses and lens care products, pharmaceuticals, intraocular lenses, and other eye surgery products. 

Our highest priority is the well-being of the people we serve. By listening to our customers and patients, by constantly honing our innovation edge, by executing with integrity and excellence, we strive to earn the trust of our partners and stakeholders.

Over the last 167 years, Bausch + Lomb has become a global hallmark for innovation and quality.  Our talented and motivated colleagues work relentlessly to invent new materials, engineer new technologies, and ultimately bring new innovations to help people see better to live better.

The Lens Manufacturing Engineer role is a role within the B&L Ireland Plant Engineering group. It is a highly technical role required to support, debug and improve complex automation systems in a high-volume, medical device manufacturing facility.



  • Develop \ design and implement cost justified process and equipment improvements with minimal impact to production operating under 24/7 environment.
  • Identify and eliminate repetitious machine failures.
  • Provide consultative support to the Manufacturing and Maintenance groups.
  • Utilise Lean Six Sigma tools and data to drive continuous improvement.
  • Develop and Implement Safety and Quality improvements.
  • Develop methods to ensure personnel engaged in operations\maintenance activities have sufficient knowledge to perform their assigned tasks
  • Prepare design specifications and associated documentation for equipment and system upgrades.
  • Fault-finding \ troubleshooting of equipment and process issues.
  • Installation, Commissioning and Validation of automation.
  • Implement improvements under change control.
  • Develop Functional and Detailed Design Specifications from formal and informal User Requirement Specifications.
  • Be familiar with 21 CFR part 820 guidelines
  • Present, where appropriate, technical data to internal/external audit and inspection groups.
  • Ensure Health and Safety Regulations and Procedure are adhered to always for self and others.



Qualifications/ Experience required:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering (mechanical \ electronic) preferred.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years in technical role in high volume manufacturing environment.
  • Solidworks experience preferred
  • Six sigma experience preferred
  • Good problem-solving abilities – able to identify facts, consider alternative approaches and evaluate the most appropriate action
  • Medical device and/or pharmaceutical industry experience preferred
  • Experience working in a validated environment with strong discipline with regard to change control is preferred.

The masculine is used in this publication without prejudice for the sake of conciseness.
Bausch & Lomb is committed to equal employment opportunity and complies with equal employment opportunity laws in effect wherever it operates.