Specialist IS Automation Engineer - Dun Laoghaire - Dublin

Location: Ireland


Job Type: Perm

Industry: Biotech-Pharma-Medical-Device-Jobs

Job ID: JO-1908-19245

Consultant: Karen McHugh

Do you have 7+ years experience in an operations/manufacturing environment? 

Do you have experience with Rockwell Automation PLC/SCADA/Batch, Siemens PLC/HMI, iFix, Wonderware, Elau/Kinetix Motion Control, ControlNet, DeviceNet, Profibus and OSIsoft PI Data Historian?

If you have the relevant experience, please forward your CV to karen@jobcontax.com for review or call 353 1 7978720 to discuss in confidence.


Specialist IS Automation Engineer - Dun Laoghaire - Dublin



Our Client 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

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


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-makingTravel at various times may be required to support execution of projects


Health plan for self & dependents

excellent pension plan

Annual performance related bonus

28 days annual leave

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Karen McHugh is the consultant managing this position.

If you have any queries about this role, you can contact him by e-mail karen@jobcontax.com or phone +353-1-7978720


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