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  • Automation Engineer – Co. Waterford

    Role Summary:


    • An exciting new vacancy has arisen for an Automation Engineer at our client’s biopharmaceutical facility in Co. Waterford.
    • The Automation Engineer will be responsible for the design, selection, installation and qualification of automation process equipment in the company’s future Drug Substance facility.
    • The Automation Engineer will also be responsible for budget and schedule adherence for the automated systems, and coordination with a cross functional team to ensure successful project delivery.


    Core Duties and Responsibilities:


    • Prioritises safety and is diligent in the use of all appropriate safety tools and permits
    • Works with manufacturing, technical operations, engineering and quality colleagues to ensure successful delivery of automated process equipment
    • Manages specialist consultants and system integrators in the production of project deliverables
    • Supports the delivery phase of design, construction and qualification of the drug substance facility
    • Ensures adherence to program schedule and associated budgets with regular reporting of progress
    • Establishes and implements project management process to support successful project delivery and visibility
    • Supports validation activity in process manufacturing areas


    Minimum Qualifications and Experience:


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences, or related Science
    • Further qualification (Masters) in related discipline
    • Specific knowledge of bio-pharmaceutical and sterile pharmaceutical manufacturing processes and technologies, ideally, upstream (cell culture and harvest) / downstream (purification and bulk filling) unit operations, Clean Utilities (Clean Steam, WFI, Process Gases) and CIP/SIP operations
    • Strong analytical skills, documentation skills and research skills
    • Very strong problem-solving skills, ideally using formal tools e.g. FMEA
    • Strong understanding of pharmaceutical industry regulatory requirements
    • At least 10 years’ relevant experience in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment, with at least 5 years’ experience in a comparable automation engineering role
    • Must have experience working in a bio-pharmaceutical manufacturing environment
    • Experience with some or all of the following processes:
      • DCS and PLC/SCADA systems
      • Networking
      • Equipment Integration
      • Batch Systems (S88) and MES (S95)
      • Data Historians
      • Data Integrity, 21 CFR Part 11 / EU Annex 11
      • Computer System Validation
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office
    • Professional, proactive demeanor
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


    To Apply: Quote – PE22096


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

    GC North Valley Business Centre, Old Mallow Road, Cork, T23 KC67, Ireland.

    +353 21 2066178

    Click here to submit your CV

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