Automation Engineer – Pharmaceutical Industry

Contact Cian Conry
  • Salary: €70,000 - €80,000 DOE
  • Location: IrelandLeinsterWicklow
  • Sector: Pharma & Life Sciences

A well-established leader in the international pharma industry are seeking a highly-skilled automation engineer to join their Team at their Wicklow campus.

As part of the Technical Automation and IS team the Automation Engineer will manage, develop and co-ordinate automation activities relating to production assets and site utility systems.

Key duties and responsibilities may include:

  • Contribute to the completion of projects, manage your own time to meet agreed targets and develop plans for short-term work activities on your own projects.
  • Implementing code/systems changes on the automation systems under change management/change control as part of sustaining and Capital projects as required.
  • Participating in the development of the Automated System Life Cycle documents.
  • Working on production systems continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Maintaining the validated state of the automation systems.

· Managing and executing automation projects.

· Carrying out control system revalidation.

· Ensuring System upgrades and solutions to obsolescence topics throughout our site.

· Ensuring automation systems comply with safety and regulatory guidelines.

· Developing recovery/backup solutions for equipment failures.

· Developing Archiving systems and procedures for all relevant production equipment.

· Ensuring Data Integrity requirements are met

· Supporting maintenance activities as required – including troubleshooting of highspeed packaging equipment and highly automated process equipment.

Qualifications and Desirable Skills:

· Degree or 3rd Level Qualification (Engineering/Science) discipline or equivalent.

· Problem solving skills

· Demonstrated leadership and change management skills with a continuous improvement focus.

· At least 3/4 Years’ experience with Automation and IT systems.

· High level knowledge of Industrial Networks architectures (Ethernet IP,Control Net & Profibus)

· Extensive technical, operational and business expertise in the following disciplines:

o MES Systems experience – Rockwell and Werum solutions

o PLC / SCADA (e.g. Siemens, Rockwell, iFix, InTouch)

o Data Historian Systems (e.g iHistorian)

o Vision Control Systems with preferable experience Keyence & Cognex Vision Systems

o Computer Systems Validation – GAMP experience

o Automation & Control systems support of highly Automated Production equipment and Packing lines


· Excellent time management and multi-tasking skills and can manage projects autonomously

· Vendor and Contractor management

· Be solutions orientated, delivery focused and passionate about supporting our production site with technical support solutions.

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