Automation Engineer

€75000 - €80000.00 per annum
  1. Permanent
Shannon, Republic of Ireland
  1. Technical Operations, Engineering, Process Engineer
Posted: 14/05/2024

Automation Engineer

Hobson Prior is seeking an Automation Engineer to support the development and maintenance of computerized process monitoring systems in a Biopharmaceutical facility. This role involves enhancing the reliability and compliance of existing systems, troubleshooting equipment, and providing technical input to various business processes.


- Work with site and global stakeholders to develop automated solutions for equipment and processes.

- Evaluate new technology and act as a subject matter expert for the introduction of process automation solutions.

- Monitor, maintain, troubleshoot, and investigate control systems hardware and software.

- Develop preventive maintenance strategies, SOPs, and test scripts.

- Ensure automation and control systems comply with regulatory requirements.

- Implement change control, CAPA, and issue investigations for automated GMP systems and equipment.

- Search for and implement innovative solutions to improve system performance, reliability, and compliance.

- Support training efforts for new equipment installations.

Key Skills and Requirements:

- Degree in Engineering or a related discipline.

- Experience supporting computerized systems in a GMP regulated environment.

- Understanding of automation standards and architecture for batch process control.

- Experience in pharma/biopharma manufacturing.

- Knowledge and experience of computerized biopharmaceutical equipment, instruments & systems.

- Experience with OT Networks and Server infrastructure requirements, OPC technologies & scripting.

- Proven programming and maintenance experience with PLCs and Software applications.

- Knowledge of Building Management/Automation Systems.

- Experience with various data communication protocols and architectures.

- Ability to perform and communicate effectively in a multi-discipline team structure.

- Familiarity with industry regulations and guidelines including ICH, cGMP, GAMP, PIC/s, HPRA & FDA.

Interested or know someone who might be? Reach out to ­­­­__ using the following:


📞 020 3530 5100

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If you are interested in learning more or applying to this exciting opportunity, please complete the form below and attach a copy of your CV. Alternatively, for further details or to talk directly to a life sciences recruitment specialist, please request a call back at the top of this page.

Hobson Prior is a leading life sciences recruiter focused on finding exceptional people and matching them with the finest positions across the globe. Hobson Prior is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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