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Automation Engineer

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Life Sciences

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  • Salary:

    60 € per hour

  • Contact:

    James Brookes

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  • Salary low:


  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

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Automation Engineer


We are currently working with a leading pharmaceutical organisation based in Ireland, who are looking for an experienced Automation Engineer, on a 12 month contract, to be responsible for the implementation and support for Process Automation Equipment and Applications used on the production site.


Responsibilities include:

  • Assist in the planning, development, and deployment of Process Automation solutions
  • Responsible for completing scheduled administrative tasks on Process Automation solutions
  • Provide technical support for control systems to engineering, maintenance and process engineers across Manufacturing and Process Development as required 
  • Proactively identify opportunities, anticipates problems and implement solutions with the Process Automation Engineers, Process Engineers, Manufacturing Associates and the Maintenance team as required for business impacting issues
  • Records and investigates issues, performs root cause analysis, escalates to management and other teams as required. Co-ordinates the response with external vendors for issue resolution, upgrades etc.
  • Assist in co-ordination and management of control system related projects. Works with vendors, Engineering project managers and business users to implement systems to the required standards.
  • Liaise and communicate with site users and vendors to ensure control systems operate to maximum effect, and as per the Site IT Automation Strategy
  • Apply knowledge and support for 21CFR part 11 and Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Prepare specifications, protocols, procedures and other documentation as required. Keep documentation current as per site good documentation and data integrity practices (drawings, specifications, validation documentation etc). 
  • Perform support (with some after hour on-call), change control, and applicable maintenance


Experience Needed:

  • Bachelor’s degree (Engineering or Computer Science)
  • 5 – 10 years’ experience on Automation Systems (Ideally Siemens and Rockwell PLC)
  • Strong hands on experience, surrounding design, system build out, as well as programming, validation and qualification.
  • Demonstrated ability to development documentation compliant with GAMP standards.
  • Previous experience in the biotechnology / pharmaceutical industries and GXP Computerized Systems
  • HMI SCADA programming experience a plus

Please reach out to one of our consultants or apply now to discuss further!