Automation Engineer

Posted 23 November 2022
Job type Contract
Contact NameEllis Lentell

Job description

I am working with a leading Pharmaceutical client in County Cork who are on the lookout for an Automation Engineer to join their team on a 12 month rolling contract.

You will be working in the Automation / IT Team and be responsible for Design, Maintenance and management of Automation systems onsite. The ideal candidate will have knowledge and proficiency in the use of analysis tools, continuous improvement methodologies, problem solving and applied engineering relating to control systems.

The Role
  • Supporting the day to day operation of site automated systems; by addressing corrective and preventative maintenance requests / actions.
  • Working & collaborating proactively within the site teams’ structure to support operations through addressing issues, investigations, NC and CAPA closure(s).
  • Ownership of complex automation control system issues.
  • Support the maintenance of the site automation inventory, software back-up & user management processes.
  • Project Management of small to medium sized automation projects through conception, design, planning, approval, execution, validation, and delivery.
  • Create & maintain Specifications and Procedures to ensure systems align with industry standards.
  • Represent Automation / Engineering on Site Initiative / Continuous Improvement (CI) Teams, Programs and Projects.
  • Author, review and approve changes to Quality records (Investigations / Change Controls), Procedures and Specifications relating to automation system(s).
  • Complete automation design reviews associated with equipment change / acquisition.

  • 4-year Automation Engineering / Advanced Degree and / or master’s in Engineering or Life Sciences.
  • Experience in engineering in Biotech/Pharmaceutical industry supporting manufacturing (quality, process development, manufacturing, & clinical manufacturing).
  • Experience in executing engineering projects.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Strong analytical problem-solving skills.
  • Experience of code changes and software engineering related activities including GMP qualification experience.

Technical Requirements/Desirables
  • Proficient in a range of PLC control systems, primarily Siemens Controllers (Simatic S5 to S7-1500) and Rockwell (AB ControlLogix 5570 /5573)
  • Proficient in the use of Operating systems primarily Windows, Virtual Severs VMWare vSphere
  • Proficient with industrial DCS, SCADA systems, WinCC, Flexible and FT Studio View
  • Demonstrate expertise in the use of industrial communications – ProfiNET, ProfiBUS, ASiBus, Modbus RS485/ TCP/IP, OPC DA/UA
  • Experience with IT/OT Networking – Historian & Reporting Applications (Prophicy Historian / DreamReports,)
  • Experience with FANUC Robots an advantage

Please apply within or email me on if you are interested in the above position.