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Automation Engineer (Senior)

  • Job reference: 924088
  • Location: Dún Laoghaire, Dublin
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Life Sciences
  • Date posted: 26/02/2019

Orion group are recruiting an Automation Engineer (Senior) on behalf of our multinational biotechnology client based in Ireland- 12-month contract

This is a shift role:
Mon-Fri 7am to 2pm and 2pm to 10pm rotating

The candidate will provide Automation support for the ramp-up of the packaging facility with a view to enabling commercial packaging capability.

The role will involve the following:
* Define scope and implement small to medium projects
* Implement improvements to packaging systems in a safe and compliant manner
* Provide operations support in commissioning, testing and running of the lines
* Work with the operations team to identify opportunities to improve packaging systems (usability, reliability, functionality)
* Perform required maintenance tasks on systems including preventative maintenance, backup, periodic review, and disaster recovery
* Develop procedures to support and maintain the packaging lines from an Automation perspective
* Coach operations team in the efficient use of packaging systems
* Day to day vendor management with the focus on Automation Systems Integrators and suppliers

Candidates should demonstrate technical, project and interpersonal skills, including but not limited to the following:
* Client focused
* Solution orientated
* Capable of providing technical guidance from concept through design, development, system delivery, commissioning and validation
* Must have demonstrated experience in the delivery and management of OEM Automation systems in addition to a working knowledge of GAMP software development lifecycle, ANSI/ISA-S95 industry standards
* Extensive experience with PLC, HMI, SCADA, Serialisation systems across multiple platforms
* Must be able to work independently with limited supervision
* Strong technical and organisational communication, coordination, and meeting facilitation skills

Qualifications / Experience:
* Education requirements are a Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science or the Life Sciences
* The successful candidate will have at least 5 years' experience implementing and supporting automation systems, ideally for manufacturing organizations in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries
* Experience working in packaging within Pharma / Biopharma is highly desirable

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As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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