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Automation Engineer, Waterford



Waterford, Ireland 

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Biotech/Pharma, Engineering, Science

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Job Description:

Team Horizon has a vacancy for an Automation Engineer to join our client’s highly skilled and passionate Engineering Team.

The successful candidate will provide Automation and Equipment engineering support to site systems and process equipment and to ensure they are operated, improved and maintained to meet Customer and compliance requirements.

Why you should apply:

  • This is an exciting opportunity to join a rapidly growing pharmaceutical company that is taking careers to new heights!
  • Generous package with good base salary and benefits.
  • This role is based in Waterford, steeped in history, heritage and culture, represents a unique blend of modern shopping centres, traditional pubs and highly acclaimed gourmet restaurants. Waterford is cosmopolitan modern city, a cluster of charming seaside resorts and a mountainous hinterland.
  • Based in the South East of Ireland the cost of living is low, meaning more disposable income.
  • Upgrade your work-life balance, the quality of life is amazing, less traffic more time for activities!

What you will be doing:

  • Facilitate internal resources and outside vendors in developing technical solutions for automated equipment. Interface with equipment vendors to ensure successful equipment delivery, integration and validation.
  • Maintain PLC automation systems in a validated state in compliance with site change control.
  • Understand the requirements of computer systems validation and ensure compliance is maintained.
  • Act as operations support for Fill Finish and Oral Dose facilities.
  • Interface with Operations, IT, QS and QA groups to successfully validate software systems and adherence to life cycle management and system maintenance
  • Provide automation requirements and implement solutions for new products and/or capacity expansions
  • Support disaster recovery and back up procedures and processes to ensure business impact is minimized in the event of a failure.
  • Provide technical and automation core competency support, including possible off-hours, remote and onsite coverage. This also includes operations / engineering training on basic troubleshooting
  • Management of Automation vendors during equipment troubleshooting and upgrade activities
  • Ensure all work carried out, is in compliance with the required standards, conforming to company, cGMP, cGLP, SOP’s and regulatory guidelines.

What you need to apply:

  • Engineering degree in Electronics, Electro-mechanical or equivalent training/experience
  • Minimum of 5 year’s engineering experience within Pharma Industry.
  • Experience with Siemens S7 PLCs and WinCC flexible desirable.
  • Experience with Fill Finish equipment required.
  • Experience working in a cGMP/FDA/HPRA regulated environment.
  • Experience with Industrial Ethernet and Scada systems
  • Excellent technical knowledge in all phases of GAMP.
  • Reading and interpreting PLC code.
  • Strong understanding of SCADA systems.
  • Reading and interpreting electrical drawings.
  • Knowledge of mechanical systems and manufacturing processes.
  • Understanding of Computer Systems Validation.
  • Strong understanding of how to implement and maintain FDA 21 CFR Part 11 compliant systems and Annex 11.
  • Strong understanding of IP based networks, DeviceNet, Profinet, etc.
  • Strong understanding of RS485 networks especially Profibus an advantage.
Company Info
Team Horizon
1 Cedar Crescent, Cedar Park, Westport, Co. Mayo
Westport, Ireland
Phone: +353 98 50600
Web Site: http://www.teamhorizon.ie
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