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Senior Automation Engineer

Reference ID : 105MQ
Category :
  • Pharma / Biotech
Date Posted : Mar 26, 2018
Job Location
  • Leinster
- Dublin
Experience : 8+ Years
Salary : Attractive rate / salary
Employment Type
Michael McQuade
Contact Number : 0860435195
Seeking an Automation Engineer for our client’s Dublin Biotech facility. As a member of the Operations IS Automation team, the role will support complex and challenging system automation initiatives.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Ownership and administration of inspection equipment control systems in a GMP regulated manufacturing setting.
  • Support manufacturing within the Vial/Syringe Inspection 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, project management, 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.
  • 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 and validation of automated equipment specifically in the areas of Vial/Syringe Inspection and Packaging. 
  • Experience with Bosch/Eisai, Seidenader, Wilco Inspection Equipment is essential. 
  • Experience with Cognex Vision Systems, Keyence Inspection Systems, Rockwell Automation PLC/SCADA, Siemens PLC/HMI, Wonderware.
  • 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. 
  • Experience in developing automation strategies for new product introduction and new technology deployment.
  • Travel at various times may be required to support execution of projects.


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

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