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IS Automation Engineer (Senior)

  • Job reference: 920973
  • Location: Dublin
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Engineering, Manufacturing & Facilities, Life Sciences
  • Date posted: 03/08/2018

The Orion Group are seeking a Senior Automation Engineer to work with our multinational pharmaceutical client in Dublin.

The Role:

  • Responsibilithy for equipment control systems in a GMP regulated manufacturing setting
  • Support Drug Product manufacturing within various areas
  • Lead and support system improvements, engineering documents, and standard operating procedures
  • Lead technical root cause analysis, incident investigations and troubleshooting issues related to electrical, instrumentation and equipment control systems
  • Develop and manage change control requests per established SOPs and processes


  • Bachelors in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science, Chemical Engineering, Biotech Engineering or related life science engineering with 7+ years' experience in operations/manufacturing environment
  • Manufacturing automation experience in biopharmaceutical Formulation/Fill/Finish or Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) facilities
  • Excellent control systems automation background focused specifically in design, installation, programming, validation and lifecycle maintenance of automated equipment specifically in the areas of Formulation, Vial/Syringe Filling, Lyophilisation and Packaging
  • Experience in Siemens PLC programming and troubleshooting
  • Knowledge of GAMP software development lifecycle
  • Strong network architecture or engineering proficiencies
  • Experience in change control, non-conformance, corrective and preventative actions, and validation practices
  • Experience in developing automation strategies for new product introduction and new technology deployment

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
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.