• 14 Danville Business Park, Kilkenny, R95 F727, Ireland
  • +353 56 779 0100
  • info@prochem.ie
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  • Automation Engineer – Co. Kildare

    Role Summary:


    • A new opportunity has arisen for the role of an experienced Automation Engineer at our client’s state-of-the-art pharmaceutical site in Co. Kildare
    • This is a challenging position, where you will work as an Automation Engineer within a dynamic team responsible for the support of stimulating automated systems and technologies on site.
    • The successful candidate will work closely with process & equipment engineers in specifying and implementing automation changes\fixes\improvement projects.


    Core Duties and Responsibilities:


    • Management of personnel, (external or internal) as part of the execution of equipment or facility modification or expansion projects.
    • Design, develop and test software code in accordance with site coding standards and following good engineering practice.
    • Implement software and systems changes on the automation systems under change management processes.
    • Provide technical support to partners within Engineering and Operations for automated systems during the life cycle of the equipment.
    • Manage the specification, contract negotiation, purchasing, development and installation of projects within budget and corporate guidelines.
    • Participate in the development of the Automated System Life cycle documents.
    • Working on site Automation Systems and continuous improvement initiatives using 6 Sigma methodologies.


    Minimum Qualifications and Experience:


    • Appropriate Engineering Qualification (preferably B.Sc.\ B.E. degree in engineering, with particular emphasis in Electrical\Electronics, Automation\Mechatronics, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science).
    • Minimum 3 years of working experience in industry, preferably in a pharmaceutical or relevant GMP manufacturing environment.
    • Experience of managing automation projects including external vendor management.
    • Detailed knowledge of automation system architectures.
    • Experience supporting DCS, PLC, SCADA and HMI systems in a manufacturing environment.
    • Coding\development\troubleshooting experience with distributed control systems (DCS) or programmable logic controllers (PLCs).
    • Strong knowledge of the GAMP guidelines applicable to computer system validation.
    • Green Belt certification is an advantage.
    • Excellent problem solving skills.
    • Service orientated, delivery focused and can build rapport with key members of the Operations and Engineering teams.
    • Support investigations with automation subject matter expertise.


    To Apply: Quote – PE21113


    If you would like to discuss this vacancy or to discuss your career and other job opportunities in confidence, contact us:

    14 Danville Business Park, Kilkenny, Ireland
    +353 56 77 90100

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    Please note, we do not require agency assistance with this role.