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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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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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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Delta V Engineer

Control System Engineer  Reference: TPS064  
SALARY Negotiable LOCATION Germany
JOB TYPE Contract (24 months) DATE POSTED 03/01/2019
INDUSTRY Pharmaceutical
 
DESCRIPTION Migration DCS
Client; System Integrator providing turnkey Industrial Automation Solutions and focuses on delivering Process Control Systems & MES Systems for Pharma, Food & Beverages & Manufacturing Customers in Ireland & UK.End client; Irish Pharmaceutical’s corporation based in Cork

Requirement; Senior Automation Engineer with extensive knowledge on the Delta V system, you must be able to cover the full project life cycle on this project.

Responsibilities; You will be Reporting to the Lead Automation Commissioning Engineer, responsible for the full project life-cycle. Experience on migration projects highly desirable.

  • 5+ years’ Direct Pharmaceutical Automation experience
  • Delta V Experience 5+ years exp
  • Knowledge of S88
  • Software design experience Base layer to Phase
  • Knowledge of GMP
  • Change management Experience
  • AMS experience
  • Loop checking
  • Minimum 3 years Commissioning experience in a plant
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Senior Process Engineer

Senior Process Engineer    Reference: TPS034  
SALARY All inclusive Hourly rate   LOCATION Netherlands
JOB TYPE Contract (6 months)   DATE POSTED 17/01/2018
INDUSTRY Biological  
         
DESCRIPTION        
 

Purpose of function:

As Process Engineer you will work in the industrial automation team. Together with your team you will be responsible for the further automation of existing production lines and the setting up and production of new ones.  Our clients has been one of the market leaders in producing (polio) vaccines from living viruses for decades and is continuously working on tightening our existing production process. In this role you become an integral part of this improvement process. This by further automating existing as well as designing and validating new production plants. Our systems are developed and managed as much as possible internally and built by external parties. You are the key pillar between external suppliers and internal production and maintenance departments, in addition you actively contribute to the company ambition:

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • The development and implementation of new production automation systems by: analysis, defining possible improvements, preliminary research and drawing up requirements for programs
  • Inform, advise and evaluate supplier plans
  • Setting up and managing test environments; preparation and execution of test procedures
  • 2nd line management of existing process automation systems; support production and maintenance during planned and unscheduled maintenance and breakdowns. Trouble shooting where necessary to solve problems in a team or in consultation with suppliers

Profile

  • Demonstrable HBO + work and thinking level
  • Relevant experience in a comparable role. Preferably gained in the bio-technology, food or pharmaceutical industry
  • Substantive know how to organise processes in a Controlled Production Manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge of control systems like PLC, PCS, DCS and SCADA. BBio uses Siemens S7, TIA Portal, PCS7 and Simatic Batch where possible.
  • Preferably knowledge of GMP and GaMP quality systems.
  • Good command (word and writing) of English.

 

       

Delta V Engineer

Delta V Engineer    Reference: TPS027  
SALARY £50,000 +   LOCATION United Kingdom
JOB TYPE Permanent   DATE POSTED 05/12/2017
INDUSTRY Process (Food & Pharma)      
Requirements  5 years AI

2 years Delta V

     
DESCRIPTION        
 

As a lead Automation Engineer you will be Reporting to the Lead Automation Commissioning Engineer, responsible for supporting CQV teams with Loop checking, troubleshooting devices on DeltaV, Fault finding, Commissioning and troubleshooting on the DeltaV software. PID Loop tuning is an important factor in the senior commissioning engineer’s role.

Requirements

  • 5 years’ Automation experience
  • DeltaV Experience 2 years
  • Knowledge of S88
  • Software design experience Base layer to Phase
  • English is of good work proficiency
  • Knowledge of GMP
  • Change management Experience
  • AMS experience
  • Loop checking
  • Minimum 3 years Commissioning experience in a plant

Desired experience:

  • Instrumentation electrical etc experience
  • Mynah VIM experience
  • Loop tuning PID tuning
  • Communication protocols Foundation fieldbus, Devicenet, Profibus and Modbus
  • Life science experience Minimum 2 years
  • HyperV

 

 

       

Controls Engineer

CONTROLS ENGINEER   Reference: TPS009  
SALARY Negotiable LOCATION Ireland (Waterford)
JOB TYPE 6 month contract DATE POSTED 13/03/2017
INDUSTRY Pharmaceutical
 
DESCRIPTION
Newly established client of TPS currently requires experienced Controls Engineers to engage on two separate projects in Ireland. The position is focused in the healthcare/nutrition space and will require you will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience working with validated Automation systems in the pharmaceutical manufacturing environment.

The suitable candidate for this position will be responsible for;

  • Development and implementation of software solutions through change control as required while understanding impact of actions to Manufacturing and Facilities equipment.
  • Ability to program, diagnose and troubleshoot Allen Bradley Rockwell PLC and HMI application for automated process equipment.
  • Provide technical and automation operational support to Engineering, Manufacturing, Validation and Facilities departments.

My client requests that your profile shows a good level of long-term commitment on previous contracts as this position will be 12 months rolling.