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Automation Engineer

Job in Dundalk - Ireland ,

Company: NES Global Talent
Full Time position
Listed on 2020-07-16
Salary 45000 EUR Yearly EUR 45000 YEAR
Job specializations:
  • Engineering
    Electrical Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Systems Engineer, Engineering Technology
  • Pharmaceutical
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Automation Engineer

£45,000 - £60,000


My client is a world-class biologics services provider in the biopharmaceutical and healthcare industries. Their mission is to accelerate and transform discovery, development and manufacturing in the fast growing field of biologics to benefit patients worldwide.

You will be working in a state-of-the-art Greenfield manufacturing plant. This facility will be the world's largest biopharmaceuticals contract manufacturing operation using single use technology.

Job Summary

As a member of the Operations AIS team, the individual will act as a Siemens Automation Engineer for Vendor Package Equipment (VPE) systems and will support complex and challenging initiatives, develop automation strategies and support new technology deployment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Strong experience with vendor packaged automation equipment - Siemens PLC/SCADA based vendor packaged equipment platforms

Ownership and administration of equipment control systems in a GMP regulated manufacturing setting

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

Support a safe working environment by complying with all pertinent environmental health/safety practice, rules and regulations

System owner responsibilities such as change control, maintenance, backup/restore and disaster recovery and regulatory compliance.


Bachelors in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science, Chemical Engineering, Biotech Engineering or related life science engineering with 5+ years' experience in operations/manufacturing environment

Manufacturing automation experience in bio pharmaceutical or Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) facilities Excellent control systems automation background focused specifically in design, installation, programming, validation and lifecycle maintenance of automated equipment

Experience in PLC programming and troubleshooting, SCADA Systems, Profibus networking and OSIsoft PI Data Historian - Siemens PLCs / SCADA and HMIs a strong advantage

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

Solid leadership, technical writing, and communication/presentation skills

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

Ensure application of corporate blueprint and standards using business drivers to local business needs and project requirements

Independent, self-motivated, organized, able to multi-task in project environments and skilled in communication and collaboration

Please apply ASAP for immediate consideration.

Established in 1978, NES Global Talent provides a complete range of contract and permanent talent solutions to the Oil and Gas, Power, Construction and Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Manufacturing and IT sectors worldwide. With more than 40 offices in 28 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. Offering far more than a traditional recruitment service, we fully support our contractors while they are on assignment with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients
Position Requirements
1 to 2 Years work experience
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