Automation Engineer (Snr.)

Posted on: 21/08/2017
Ref: VAC-15794
  • Country: Ireland
  • Location: Dublin
  • Industry: Automation/IT
  • Discipline: Automation Engineer
  • Employment Type: Contract
  • Duration: 25 weeks+


Job Description

LSC is now seeking a Senior Automation Engineer for a South – Dublin based Biotech multi-national client. This is a 6 month contract with the possibility of being extended to 12 months.

Title: Specialist IS Automation Engineer (OEM)

Responsibilities Include:

As a member of the Operations IS Automation team, the role will support complex and challenging system automation initiatives.

Key Responsibilities
– 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, project management, 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

Qualifications & Qualifications
– 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 with Rockwell Automation PLC/SCADA/Batch, Siemens PLC/HMI, iFix, Wonderware, Elau/Kinetix Motion Control, ControlNet, DeviceNet, Profibus 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
– 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
– Ability to translate strategic opportunities and emerging technology solutions into tangible pragmatic executable plans
– Ability to influence the development of business area strategy and IT strategy where appropriate
– Ensure application of corporate blueprint and standards using business drivers to local business needs and project requirements
– Development and presentation of project plans to senior management
– Day to day vendor management and contract negotiations with focus on Automation Systems Integrators and OEM suppliers
– Independent, self-motivated, organized, able to multi-task in project environments and skilled in communication and collaboration
– Team player, prepared to work in and embrace a team-based culture that relies on collaboration for effective decision-making

Please contact Kieran at our LSC Cork office on +353 21 4777329 or apply direct with your up to date CV via this advert

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