Automation Engineer

Senior Automation Engineer    Reference:  TPS111
SALARY Up to €65,000   LOCATION Cork, Ireland
JOB TYPE Staff   DATE POSTED 02/07/2019
INDUSTRY Pharmaceutical      
         
DESCRIPTION        
 

Client: Medical technology company, providing medical imaging, software & IT, patient monitoring and diagnostics to drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies and performance improvement solutions.

Location: Carrigtohill

 

Role Summary: 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 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.

 

Role Requirement: The chosen candidate would typically be accountable for the following activities (but not exclusively);

  • Process improvement work to ensure operational and engineering targets are achieved in relation to output, quality, cost, and yield.
  • Ownership of issues in the operation control system field.
  • All design reviews associated with equipment purchases.
  • 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.
  • Continuous improvement programs and all performance improvement projects.
  • Designing, executing, implementing and directing engineering or process projects which significantly contribute to attaining high system performance.
  • Set up of specifications and standard procedures to align with industry standards.
  • 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.
  • Reviewing and approval of changes to operating procedures and the change control process relating to the system.
  • Working in a collaborative manner within the Process Teams structure and contributes to investigations, NC and CAPA closure.

 

Qualification Requirements

  • 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.
  • 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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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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