• 14 Danville Business Park, Kilkenny, R95 F727, Ireland
  • +353 56 779 0100
  • info@prochem.ie
  • GC North Valley Business Centre, Old Mallow Road, Cork, T23 KC67, Ireland +353 21 206 6178 info@prochem.ie
  • Automation Engineer – Cork

     Role Purpose:


    • This position will be part of the Automation / IT Team and be responsible for the Design, Maintenance and management of all Automation systems onsite.
    • The Automation Engineer reports to the Automation / IT Manager.
    • The candidate will have knowledge and proficiency in the use of statistical analysis tools, continuous improvement methodologies, problem solving and applied engineering relating to control systems.




    • Process improvement work to ensure operational and engineering targets are achieved in relation to output, quality, cost, and yield.
    • Project Management of small to medium sized site-specific projects through conception, approval, planning, execution, and validation in all parts of the plant including Production and Packaging, Utilities, and Warehouse.
    • Ownership of issues in the operation control system field.
    • Set up of specifications and standard procedures to align with industry standards.
    • Anticipating, solving or escalating problems as appropriate.
    • All design reviews associated with equipment purchases.
    • Troubleshooting of performance trends.
    • Risk assessments and mitigation projects relating to system performance.
    • The development and execution of FAT, SAT and IOQ protocols in Ireland and abroad.
    • Representing manufacturing on site-based teams involved in implementing new technology, products or business processes to the site.
    • Continuous improvement programs and all performance improvement projects.
    • Reviewing and approval of changes to operating procedures and the change control process relating to the system.
    • Designing, executing, implementing and directing engineering or process projects which significantly contribute to attaining high system performance.
    • Working in a collaborative manner within the Process Teams structure and contributes to investigations, NC and CAPA closure.




    • Advanced Degree in Engineering or Life Sciences or equivalent knowledge or experience
    • Significant experience in engineering in biotech/pharmaceutical industry supporting manufacturing (quality, process development, manufacturing, clinical manufacturing
    • Significant experience in executing engineering projects
    • Strong experience in cGMP maintenance, operations or engineering.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Very strong control system and automation skills
    • Strong analytical problem-solving skills.
    • Ability to understand and perform code changes on Siemens PLC and Rockwell PCS.


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

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