Senior Automation Engineer

Posted 30/04/2024 by Team Horizon

Sligo County
€50 - €65/hour

Senior Automation Engineer

Team Horizon is seeking a Senior Automation Engineer for a leading pharmaceutical company in Sligo.

Why you should apply:

  • This is an excellent opportunity to join a world class manufacturing operation, with an outstanding track record of reliably delivering high-quality medicines to patients around the world suffering serious illnesses.
  • There is a strong culture of continuous improvement and innovation within the company to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people’s lives.
  • Our client is developing the capability to produce all its medicines, helping to ensure continuity of supply of our medicines as they expand internationally.

What you will be doing:

  • Manage Automation projects throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Provide technical support to all control system related issues. Tasks include, daily trouble shooting, optimisation, and documentation control.
  • Leadership of control system validation activities during project start-up.
  • Life cycle management of the on site control systems, to GAMP-4 requirements.
  • 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.
  • Project management and technical development of future integrations of the control systems, with planned MIS and ERP systems.
  • Departmental budgeting as delegated by the Automation & IT Manager.
  • Adheres to and supports all EHS & E standards, procedures and policies.
  • To administer and support all Automation & IT Processes in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing environment.
  • Implement, qualify, commission and maintain manufacturing Automation & IT systems (MES, SCADA) and associate IT infrastructure that delivers operational efficiency and agility.
  • Identify, evaluate and implement opportunities for continuous Automation & IT process improvement.
  • Define requirements on capital projects and interact with internal & external stakeholders, vendors and contractors.
  • Work with Production/Engineering and Quality to troubleshoot and optimise output, minimise contamination and minimise costs.
  • Generate & Maintain documentation (SOP’s & Technical Documentation) for full cGMP validation and operation, including documentation of changes made.
  • Maintain Data Integrity Program, including remediation of legacy systems to ensure robust procedure and systems are in place covering data integrity, security and recovery.
  • Actively Contribute to the Automation Business Strategy.
  • Any other duties as assigned.

What you need to apply:

  • Relevant 3rd level degree in Mechatronics, Electronics or Computer Technology.
  • 5-10 years’ experience in process automation, with relevant experience of batch processing and DCS platforms in a GMP environment in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • 3 years’ experience of the 21 CFR Part 11 requirements for automated systems in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • 3 years plus of Experience of plant start-ups and/or new product introductions to pharmaceutical facilities. Must be able to lead these activities in a start-up environment.
  • Experience with PLC (Siemens), SCADA and process equipment. SCADA experience (iFix, WinCC).

Knowledge of Shop floor Network & Control Architecture with Electronic Batch Record Implementation. Instrumentation/Automation & Control knowledge with BMS / SCADA / DCS / PLC.

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