Six people in business attire stand outside in front of a large office building with the SL Controls logo on the side.
From left: Deirdre Loughlin, Paul Clarke, Shane Loughlin, Keith Moran, Darragh McMorrow and Norma Mulligan of SL Controls. Image: James Connolly

SL Controls to create 50 highly skilled jobs in Ireland

1 Mar 2021

The software integration company will recruit for positions in the engineering field, bringing its total headcount to 140.

Software company SL Controls will create 50 jobs in Ireland over the next 18 months.

The positions will be highly skilled roles within the engineering field and will bring the company’s total headcount to 140.

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SL Controls provides equipment system integration tools and works with multinational companies such as Abbott, Johnson & Johnson, SteriPack and AbbVie to optimise manufacturing processes.

The company was established in 2002 in Sligo and now has offices in Dublin, Limerick, Galway and Florida, employing around 90 people in Ireland and the US.

As well as the 50 new roles in Ireland, the company plans to hire in the US as it expands. It is also looking to add a new Cork presence to its number of locations.

The new roles include systems engineers, validation engineers, project managers and software system designers. A percentage of the new hires will be in location-independent remote roles and others will be offered the option of hybrid working where they can combine working from home with working from an office.

SL Controls is going to offer both existing and new employees the opportunity to work remotely, in the office or a hybrid of both, when restrictions allow.

The company said it exceeded its growth predictions last year, achieving a 33pc increase in turnover in 2020 to €8.8m. The company is forecasting double-digit turnover increases over the coming years.

Speaking to Siliconrepublic.com last October, SL Controls CEO Keith Moran said that the team is developing further innovations “utilising digital technology to enhance paper-based systems to achieve greater efficiencies in the manufacturing process”.

Speaking about the latest jobs announcement, Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar, TD, said this is a “fantastic example” of an Irish-owned company competing internationally.

“I’m particularly impressed by the company’s commitment to flexible working arrangements, which reflects the ambition contained in the Government’s recent Remote Working Strategy,” he said.

Moran added that the company has had “an exceptional few years” and has seen an increase in demand for its services in Ireland and internationally.

“Clients are seeking our input on their systems design requirements, software integration and validation needs as well as general consultancy services and ongoing systems support,” he said. “There is a particular focus on assisting them in developing and later implementing their industry 4.0 strategies.”

Jenny Darmody
By Jenny Darmody

Jenny Darmody became the deputy editor of Silicon Republic in 2020, having worked as the careers editor until June 2019. When she’s not writing about the science and tech industry, she’s writing short stories and attempting novels. She continuously buys more books than she can read in a lifetime and pretty stationery is her kryptonite. She also believes seagulls to be the root of all evil and her baking is the stuff of legends.

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