PLC ATE Support Engineer

ATE / PLC Support Engineer   Reference: TPS074  
SALARY €35,000 – €50,000   LOCATION UK, Portsmouth
JOB TYPE Permanent   DATE POSTED 12/07/2017
INDUSTRY Manufacturing      
         
DESCRIPTION        
Client; Engineering company focussed in Process Automation Solutions supporting manufacturing companies globally.

End client; Gas detection sensor manufacturing plant

Site responsibilities

  • To liaise with internal customers or external partners/vendors customers and provide technical expertise in the development of new production test equipment
  • Provide technical test equipment support to Engineers and production, whilst operating a continuous improvement philosophy to increase OEE year on year. through Root Cause Analysis and cause elimination
  • To ensure that all new or modified processes, equipment, and materials are introduced and used in accordance with UK Health and Safety regulations and Company Procedures.
  • Ensuring timely completion of HSE actions assigned to yourself
  • To identify and implement reliability and capability improvements to ATE’s across the site
  • Ensuring timely completion of Kaizen ideas
  • Generate machine specification/ procurement documents, Maintaining HSE/HOS standards in the Test technician area
  • Creating / Modifying Labview programmes for test systems, which utilise National Instruments data acquisition hardware.
  • Working with SQL databases to retrieve/maintain data

Requirement

  • A broad range of qualifications or experience may be acceptable, however, it is envisaged that a minimum of ONC in Electronic Engineering or equivalent Engineering discipline, or relevant equivalent training
  • Experience within a manufacturing/test engineering environment or similar discipline.
  • Working understanding of electrochemical gas sensor testing, along with the ability to apply statistical analysis tools to data
  • Proven experience in PLC or test system programming.
  • Proven working knowledge of automated test equipment is essential
  • MS SQL databases, Serial Communication, data acquisition systems preferably NI DAQmx
  • Practical experience with a hands-on and methodical approach to fault diagnosis/analysis with the ability to use diagnostic tools/equipment
  • Strong and concise communicator with the ability to work at all levels
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PCS7 Engineer

PCS7 Engineer   Reference: TPS073  
SALARY Negotiable   LOCATION Holland, Amsterdam
JOB TYPE Contract (12 months)   DATE POSTED 25/01/2019
INDUSTRY Manufacturing      
         
DESCRIPTION        
Client; Solution Provider for Process Optimization, Advice & Automation

End client; Manufacturer in the Food & Beverage industry, Packaging line

Job title: Software Engineer

Responsibilities

  • Independently perform and implements controls-related project or manufacturing support tasks, which have a direct impact on company profitability.
  • Successfully execute multiple project or manufacturing support tasks in a cGMP environment; and understand regulatory and quality assurance requirements/impact.
  • A recognized authority in Siemens PCS7 automation platform (WinCC included).
  • Develop a general understanding of the plant processes and products to provide technical support to all manufacturing areas.
  • Understand electrical power and distribution systems, NEC codes, electrical installations, and electrical panel building.
  • Develop innovative design solutions to complex problems.
  • Develop a network of internal and external contacts appropriate to the job. When assigned, able to oversee (external) consultants.
  • Prepare and manages small to medium-sized Capital Projects.
  • Assist the department in developing policies, programs, SOPs, and Quality and Engineering standards to meet current industry, corporate Quality, and external regulatory requirements.
  • Maintains close contact with QA and Manufacturing groups to assure effective communication on process/facility problems and issues related to process controls.

Qualification Requirements

Education: BS Chemical, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering. In lieu of an Engineering degree, technical experience in a pharmaceutical or regulated industry may be considered.

Experience: 5+ years in pharma or process related in a regulated environment.

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QA Specialist

QA Specialist   Reference: TPS072  
SALARY Negotiable   LOCATION Cork, Ireland
JOB TYPE 12 – 18-month contract   DATE POSTED 24/01/2019
INDUSTRY Pharmaceutical      
         
DESCRIPTION        
Client; Engineering company providing automation solutions from 10+ location globally. It serves chemical, pharmaceutical/biotechnology, automotive, food and beverage, oil/gas, energy, water/wastewater, and other industries.  locations in Europe, North America, and Asia. As of August 31, 2014, Process Automation Solutions GmbH operates as a subsidiary of ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc.

End Client; Pharmaceuticals

Job Title: QA Specialist. Report: Manager QA

Department: QA (QA Manufacturing and Engineering Support Team)

Requirement:

  • Acts as the day-to-day QA project contact person for the Manufacturing and Engineering departments providing guidance / feedback on quality issues related to their respective area project activities.
  • Completes the review/ approval of Manufacturing and Engineering project documentation – in particular equipment/ process/ automation validation documentation.
  • Performs a wide variety of activities to ensure compliance with applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Actively contributes to continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Builds and maintains good working relationships with Engineering, Manufacturing and
  • Quality department personnel in particular.
  • Supports the preparation for regulatory and customer GMP inspections of the site in addition to performing and co-ordinating internal audits.
  • May conduct or serve as a lead/coordinator of investigations and corrective and preventive action (CAPA) recommendations to ensure they are implemented and accurately documented in a timely manner.
  • Participates in developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) to ensure quality objectives are met.
  • Provides guidance and technical knowledge to more junior staff.
  • Participates in site cross-departmental teams as the GSIUC QA representative – Attending associated meetings ensuring QA is represented & its concerns/ issues communicated, aiding in the identification of potential improvements and participating in discussions on issues/ queries on the associated systems/process.
  • Assists with the maintenance of programs and processes to ensure high quality products and compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs).
  • Ensures compliance with all site safety-related procedures and practices.

Key skills

  • Demonstrates proficient knowledge of FDA/EMA regulations, guidance and current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).
  • Experience in the review/ approval of validation documentation essential.
    Demonstrates proficiency in MS Office applications (including Word, Excel and Power Point, Adobe, SharePoint) and ability to quickly learn new systems is required.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work effectively in a team environment, contributing to a positive and constructive attitude.
  • Demonstrates solid verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
    Must be able to exercise judgment within generally well-defined and established procedures and practices to determine appropriate action(s).
    Demonstrates independent action and initiative in resolving issues.
    Demonstrates the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines.
    LEAN and Six Sigma philosophy are embedded in your day to day working.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 6 years of relevant experience and a BSc.
  • Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience and a MSC.
  • Prior experience in a cGMP related industry is desirable, within Biopharmaceutical or Pharmaceutical industry preferred.
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Automation Systems / Controls Engineer

Automation systems / Controls Engineer – Beckoff essential   Reference: TPS071  
SALARY Negotiable   LOCATION Waterford, Ireland
JOB TYPE Contract (9 months)   DATE POSTED 22/01/2019
INDUSTRY Healthcare      
         
DESCRIPTION        
Client:  Systems Integrator focused on delivering automation, information technology / MES, and safety solutions.

End client; Medical Device manufacturer

Summary:  Suitable Automation Systems / Controls Engineer works with technical team members to maintain, repair, troubleshoot and develop systems architecture within allocated timeframes and cost constraints.

Requirement

  • Provide PLC programming, Visions Systems, SCADA systems installation, networks, set-up, configurations, calibrations, troubleshooting and fault finding support.
  • Support design, buy-off, installation and validation of automated production lines.
  • Be willing to travel as necessary to support equipment buy-offs and training at vendor/customer sites.
  • Lead systematic technical root cause investigations.
  • Support manufacturing IT Systems architecture.
  • Drive continuous improvement projects.
  • Manage assigned project budgets, liaise with customers, contractors as required.
  • Develop systems equipment maintenance procedures.
  • Develop and deliver technical systems training.
  • Support all company safety and quality programs and initiatives.
  • Ensure ongoing compliance with GMP in all practices, recording of events and processes.
  • Ensure compliance with all learnings from all GMP training events
  • Other responsibilities may be assigned from time to time as needed, based on the evolution of the company and the requirements of the department/positions

Skillset

  • Able to work in a team environment.
  • Excellent organisation, communication and presentation skills.
  • Systematic troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong leadership of technical issue resolution.
  • Provide innovative solutions to complex problems.
  • Programming experience: PLC, C++, SQL.
  • Good data analysis skills.
  • Proficient in MS Office applications, experience of MS Project, MS Access.
  • CAD experience desirable
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Graduate Automation Engineer

Graduate Automation Engineer   Reference: TPS070  
SALARY €25,000   LOCATION Cork, Ireland
JOB TYPE Permanent   DATE POSTED 11/01/2019
INDUSTRY Pharmaceutical      
         
DESCRIPTION        
Client; Engineering company focused on Process Automation delivery of Process Automation Solutions to Global Brands. Distilleries | Breweries | Blending Plants | Food Production | BioPharma.

End client; Pharmaceuticals corporation.

Responsibilities

Automation and controls systems project management towards specification, design, start-up, and commissioning in a cGMP environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following whilst under the supervision/mentorship of Senior staff:

  • Manages projects related to design, commissioning, and performance improvement of automated equipment.
  • Provides design/approval of hardware, software, and controls for automated equipment.
  • Provides technical and automation operational support to Manufacturing and Facilities.
  • Implements software/hardware changes and upgrades, understands impact of actions to Manufacturing and Facilities.
  • Implements modification/change control procedures and protocols.
  • Supports Validation Department with initial design review, software testing, protocol execution and review.
  • Programs PLC and HMI application for automated process equipment, capable of troubleshooting and demonstrates knowledge of instrumentation and controls.

Education and Experience:

Requires BS/BEng or higher in Science, Engineering, Instrumentation or Software Programming. May substitute relevant experience for education.

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SCADA Architect (WinCC OA)

SCADA Architect (WinCC OA)   Reference: TPS069  
SALARY Negotiable LOCATION North region,  Germany
JOB TYPE Contract (12 months) DATE POSTED 10/01/2019
INDUSTRY Oil&Gas
 
DESCRIPTION
Client: International Automation Company

End Client; Oil & Gas, Pipeline project

Job Title: WinCC OA Systems Engineer

Requirement

  • Development of complex / decentral WinCC OA (PVSS II) Systems
  • Development of SCADA concept from basic to detail design and its realization
  • Development of Frameworks, Libraries and project-specific WinCC OA design

Your profile

  • 5 years of project experience with WinCC OA (PVSS II)
  • Solid experience with the conception of large SCADA Systems
  • Experiences in the Oil & Gas industry would be ideal
  • Expert know-how for the following technical issues would be very beneficial
  • Distributed Server Architectures
  • Conception of large SCADA Systems o Disaster Recovery Systems
  • long range communication for SCADA Systems
  • Communication protocols like OPC DA/UA, IEC 60870-104, SNMP, Modbus, TCP/IP
  • Historical data acquisition with oracle databases
  • Experiences of working in teams (10)
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Automation & Controls Systems Engineer

Automation & Controls Systems Engineer   Reference: TPS068  
SALARY €55,000+   LOCATION Dublin, Ireland
JOB TYPE Permanent   DATE POSTED 09/01/2019
INDUSTRY Manufacturing      
         
DESCRIPTION        
Client; Industry leader in the provision of automation and machine vision systems to highly regulated, high-volume manufacturing and packaging environments.

Job Title: Automation & Controls Systems Engineer

Involved with the delivery of Automation and Control Systems from the beginning (design) right the way through to the end (commissioning and validation) and all of the phases in between.

Responsibilities

  • Design, development, installation, commissioning, documentation, testing & validation of the automated control system and peripheral devices.
  • Work as part of a team, liaise with internal and external (Client) personnel.
  • Work with in-house client’s standard operating procedures.
  • Adhere to all company and regulatory work practices
  • Maintain and improve existing codebases and peer review code changes.
  • Document solutions by developing functional and software design specifications, flowcharts, layouts, diagrams
  • Investigate and use new technologies where relevant by continually updating technical knowledge and skills
  • The successful candidate will be involved in the design and delivery of a wide variety of automation control projects across multiple sectors and disciplines

Requirements

  • Relevant third level qualification(s) such as Bsc in Computer Science, BEng in Electronic/Electrical Engineering or BEng in Automation
  • Experience in implementing automation projects in Siemens Step7 or TIA Portal Step7 PLC Programming languages (LAD/SCL)
  • Experience in implementing SCADA or HMI projects in any of the market leading software packages (SIMATIC WinCC, FactoryTalk View, Wonderware or iFix)
  • Database experience, such as MS SQL Server.
  • Working knowledge of a CAD design package is advantageous.
  • You must be eligible to work in the EU (EU Citizen or existing work Visa)
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2x Software Engineers (Multi-location)

Software Engineer   Reference: TPS068  
SALARY Negotiable   LOCATION 1xDublin, 1xCork, Ireland
JOB TYPE Permanent   DATE POSTED 09/01/2019
INDUSTRY Manufacturing      
       
DESCRIPTION        
Client; Industry leader in the provision of automation and machine vision systems to highly regulated, high-volume manufacturing and packaging environments.

Job Title; Software Engineer

The role of Software Engineer is all-encompassing, where you will be involved with the delivery of Machine Vision Systems and Bespoke Software Applications from the beginning (design) right the way through to the end (commissioning and validation) and all of the phases in between.

Reporting to the Software Architect, the Software Engineer requires a strong technical background and aptitude, and an ability to produce high-quality reliable code.

Responsibilities

  • Execute full software development life cycle (SDLC)
  • Be responsible for the design, development, installation, commissioning, documentation, testing & validation of the machine vision systems and bespoke applications.
  • Work as part of a team, liaise with internal and external (Client) personnel.
  • Adhere to all company and regulatory work practices
  • Maintain and improve existing codebases and peer review code changes
  • Document solutions by developing functional and software design specifications, flowcharts, layouts, diagrams
  • Investigate and use new technologies where relevant by continually updating technical knowledge and skills
  • The successful candidate will be involved in the design and delivery of all aspects of the company’s industrial vision and bespoke solutions

Requirements

  • Relevant third level qualification(s) such as Bsc in Computer Science, BEng in Electronic Engineering.
  • Excellent knowledge of C# and the .Net Framework
  • Knowledge of web technologies such as HTML, JavaScript and CSS would be an advantage but not a requirement
  • Database experience, such as MS SQL Server
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) and ability to work collaboratively with multiple disciplines including in house Engineering, Operations, Quality and Product Development, partners and contractors, as well as customer IT and Operations groups.
  • You must be eligible to work in the EU (EU Citizen or existing work Visa)
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Security Controls Consultant

Security Controls Consultant Reference: TPS067  
SALARY Negotiable LOCATION UK & Holland
JOB TYPE Contract (12 months) DATE POSTED 09/01/2019
INDUSTRY Industial Automation
 
DESCRIPTION
Client: Established leader in Industrial Control Systems security, providing organisations with the services and solutions they need to transform the way they procure, build, integrate and manage their critical infrastructures. Major cybersecurity player within the Industrial Automation and Control Systems (IACS) Internationally.

Job Title Industrial Control Systems Security Consultant with strong experience in critical infrastructure sectors (Power, Oil&Gas, Transportation, Water, Manufacturing etc.) and a variety of cybersecurity disciplines including.

Industrial Automation and Process Control – Enterprise, IT and OT cyber security – Industry regulations including IEC 62443, NIST and other industry standards and regulations – Smart Grids and Digital Oilfields.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Proven experience in performing control systems risk assessments, and security awareness training for systems operators, owners and vendors
  • Expertise on developing industrial control systems security programs, and securing IACS network architecture
  • Experience with operational technologies such as Remote Terminal Units (RTUs), Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) software, and Distributed Control Systems (DCS) – Hands-on penetration testing and vulnerability assessment (White/Black Box) for mission-critical systems during FAT or SAT activities
  • Understanding of IACS security lifecycle and safety case – Fundamental understanding of IT and OT network communication protocols (For example – TCP/IP, UDP, OPC, IEC 101/104, Modbus, IEC 61850, WirelessHART, ISA100 etc.)
  • Active participation in design concepts and implementation strategies for various SIS, PLC and DCS systems to guarantee practical implementation of security standards
  • Understanding of contemporary and legacy security technologies used within a particular domain, such as Firewalls, IDS/IPS, Diodes, SIEM
  • Strong knowledge of networking technology (e.g. routers, switches, firewalls)
  • Must have the ability to quickly master, simplify, and communicate the value proposition of complex subjects to clients
  • Comprehend the customer’s business environment and suggest fit for ICS/SCADA security solutions
  • Perform pre-sales activities (e.g. proposals, presales calls, RFP responses)

Degrees & Qualifications

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or a related technical field

Minimum of two years in industrial control systems security experience – Excellent consulting and communication skills

CISSP, OSCP, GICSP, CISM or CISA certification – Fluent in Dutch and English

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Principle Automation Engineer

Principle Automation Engineer Reference: TPS066
SALARY €55/h – €65/h LOCATION Dublin, Ireland
JOB TYPE Contract (12 months) DATE POSTED 09/01/2019
INDUSTRY BioPharma
DESCRIPTION
Client; BioPharma corporation

Job Title: Principle Automation Engineer

Requirement;

To satisfy sustained and increasing demands in the Engineering & Automation Department, this client is now looking to recruit an experienced Principle level Automation Engineer with the dynamism and motivation to become an expert member of our team. The position will be based in their Dublin office and will require work at customer sites nationally or internationally.

You will be reporting to the Automation Engineering Manager, your primary role will be to specify, design, configure and program Industrial Automation Systems for integration into plant, machinery and equipment for our customers.

Responsibilities

  • You will develop the concepts for new automation and machinery or the upgrade and refurbishment of existing assets.
  • You will design and program PLC based systems and HMIs.
  • These systems will be effectively integrated with other plant or machine elements including, Robotics, PLC based control systems, Motion Control Systems, Hydraulic and Pneumatic systems, Machine and Process Safeguarding elements etc.
  • As Safe Automation is one of our core businesses you will design the safety related control system part of the automation and machinery solutions for our customers.
  • You will prepare systems at the Pilz facilities for acceptance testing and qualification.
  • You will manage the installation and commissioning of automation equipment the systems at customer
  • You will provide the necessary documentation to our customers for operation, maintenance and qualification of our systems.

Essential Experience/Knowledge:

  • Degree in engineering, preferably electrical, control or instrumentation systems.
  • 3+ years’ experience in the design and programming of automation systems. Such experience must include:
  • Commissioning, troubleshooting and programming; and the contribution to Electrical and Mechanical installation and commissioning teams.
  • Generation of electrical drawings, cable schedules and termination diagrams
  • PLC Control System programming and configuration
  • Desirable Experience
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical/bio-pharma
  • Experience in process control system design
  • HAZOP
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