Automation Engineer - Amgen - Dublin

Location: Ireland

EUR 55 - 65 Per Hour

Job Type: Contract

Industry: Biotech-Pharma-Medical-Device-Jobs

Job ID: JO-1901-12428

Consultant: Karen McHugh

Are you an Automation Engineer with extensive experience in Siemens Step 7 & Rockwell RS-Logics ?

If you have what it takes, send your CV to or call +353 1 7978720 for a confidential chat.


Automation Engineer - Amgen



Our Client is Amgen and the role will be based in their Dun Laoghaire plant.

The plant is one of the most dynamic in Ireland and is currently undergoing rapid expansion and capital investment.


Job Description:

The candidate will provide support for existing automation systems and will be involved in the implementation of new automation systems 

Define scope and implement small to medium projects 

Work with the operations team to identify opportunities to improve process and utility control systems (usability, reliability, functionality) 

Implement improvements to process and utility control systems in a safe and compliant manner 

Provide support for all process and utility control systems 

Perform required maintenance tasks on process and utility control systems including preventative maintenance, backup, periodic review and disaster recovery 

Develop procedures to manage process and utility control systems 

Coach operations team in the efficient use of process and utility control systems 

Candidates should demonstrate technical, project and interpersonal skills, including but not limited to the following: 

client interfacing and resolution of client concerns, solution definition, proactive support and resolution of issues, technical guidance from concept to delivery, system delivery, commissioning and validation. 

Individual must be able to work independently with limited supervision. 

Candidates must have demonstrated experience in the delivery and management of Automation systems in addition to a working knowledge of GAMP software development lifecycle, ANSI/ISA-S88 industry standards. 

Experience with Siemens S7 and Proficy iFix is required. 

Experience with Proficy iHistorian, Wonderware Intouch, Rockwell Automation Contrologix is advantageous. 

Experience working in aseptic manufacturing with filling systems and freeze dryers is highly desirable. 



Education requirements are a Bachelors degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science or the Life Sciences. 

5+ years experience implementing and supporting automation systems for manufacturing organizations in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries.

Candidates should have all OR a combination of the following packages: 

Programming packages: Siemens Step 7 & Rockwell RS-Logics 

SCADA Applications: GE iFix, InTouch & Rockwell Factorytalk view 

Batch: GE iBatch, Factorytalk view 

GMP: Ideally candidates would have previous experience in the Life Sciences industry.



12 month minimum contract

Rate: €55 - 65 per hour dependant on experience



Karen McHugh is the consultant managing this position.

If you have any queries about this role, you can contact her by e-mail or phone +353-1 7978720


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