Senior Automation Engineer

Contact Mark Rigney
  • Salary: €60p/hr - €70 p/hr
  • Location: IrelandCorkMunster
  • Sector: Pharma & Life Sciences

Sonas Technical are currently on the lookout for a Senior Automation Engineer for our client, a multi billion global-leading pharmaceutical company. This is an initial 12 month contract and the successful candidate will work on major multi million pharma projects in Cork. A market leading remuneration package is available for the successful person.

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Key Responsibilities:

  • Act as System Owner for Process Automation Equipment
  • Troubleshoot and complete Root Cause analysis of automation issues
  • 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.
  • Identify, plan and implement small projects to optimize system performance
  • Participate/lead investigations related to control system deviations
  • Project Management of small to medium sized automation projects through conception, design, planning, approval, execution, validation, and delivery.
  • Drive the Automation roll-out process at the Site level ensuring cost, schedule and technical solution are achieved.
  • Project management of control system elements of continuous improvement projects. Work closely with process engineers/ technical support chemists and other departments to deliver these continuous improvement projects
  • 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.

Key Requirements:

  • 4-year Automation Engineering / Advanced Degree and / or master’s in Engineering or Life Sciences.
  • Experience in engineering in Biotech/Pharmaceutical industry.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Previous experience using DeltaV, PLC, MES, CSV required
  • Strong analytical problem-solving skills

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