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Automation Engineer

Reference ID : 528MQ
Category :
  • Pharma / Biotech
Date Posted : Feb 5, 2019
Job Location
  • Leinster
- Dublin
Experience : 7+ years in manufacturing/operations environment
Salary : Negotiable - DOE
Employment Type
Michael McQuade
Contact Number : 086-0435195
Headcount Engineering is seeking a Specialist IS Automation Engineer (OEM) for our biotech client at its facility in Dublin. Minimum contract duration 12 months.

Principal Responsibilities

Automation Engineer

Headcount Engineering is seeking a Specialist IS Automation Engineer (OEM) for our biotech client at its facility in Dublin. Minimum contract duration 12 months.

  • Ownership and administration of equipment control systems in a GMP regulated manufacturing setting 
  • Support Drug Product manufacturing within the Formulation, Vial/Syringe Filling, Lyophilisation, Component Preparation and Packaging areas 
  • Lead and support system improvements, development of detailed specification, engineering documents, and standard operating procedures 
  • Lead technical root cause analysis, incident investigations and troubleshooting issues related to electrical, instrumentation and equipment control systems 
  • Support new product introductions or new technology introductions by performing engineering assessments, implementing automation system configuration changes and supporting engineering runs
  • Solving complex problems, lifecycle management and operational excellence 
  • Develop and manage change control requests per established SOPs and processes

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Bachelors in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science, Chemical Engineering, Biotech Engineering or related life science engineering with 7+ years experience in operations/manufacturing environment 
  • Manufacturing automation experience in biopharmaceutical Formulation/Fill/Finish or Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) facilities 
  • Excellent control systems automation background focused specifically in design, installation, programming, validation and lifecycle maintenance of automated equipment specifically in the areas of Formulation, Vial/Syringe Filling, Lyophilisation and Packaging 
  • Experience in Siemens PLC programming and troubleshooting, iFix SCADA Systems, Profibus networking and OSIsoft PI Data Historian 
  • Knowledge of GAMP software development lifecycle, ANSI/ISA-S88 and S95 industry standards and 21 CFR Part 11 
  • Strong network architecture or engineering proficiencies including TCP/IP, Routing, Switching, Network IDS/IPS, Active Directory, Domain Integration and Firewalls 
  • Experience in change control, non-conformance, corrective and preventative actions, and validation practices 


For further information, please contact Mick on 086-0435195 or forward details in confidence to jobs@headcount.ie

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