Automation Manager

  • Cork
  • Temporary
  • JO-1809-63849_1546597882


Automation Manager, reporting to the Director of Engineering

Job Mission
  • Reporting to the Engineering Director, lead the Automation team to establish goals and objectives to meet the needs of our customers (internal and external)
  • Manage a team of 5 resources in order to meet the agreed objectives
  • Ensure that HSE, Quality and Finance objectives are an integral part of the area objectives
  • Establish an automation strategy & system for the site, in line with company requirements.
Job Objectives
  • Prepare and control budgets for the Automation area
  • Prepare capital plan for the site annually
  • Establish site master plan for Automation
  • Oversee the creation of automation engineering designs that meet Production / Utilities / Engineering operational, quality and safety requirements.
  • Ensure all capital projects are properly controlled and implemented to meet client requirements on cost, quality and schedule with the use of appropriate management tools.
  • Ensure that systems are established and resources are available to ensure that the goals of the department are met.
  • Establish KPIs for the areas and manage activities to ensure that the KPIs meet agreed targets.
  • Approves automation URS's, detailed design system architecture drawings, specifications and other documents suitable for operational purposes. Reviews, comments and extracts automation information from P&ID's. Works closely with Process and Instrumentation disciplines as well as other departments, including Quality and Safety.
  • Review and approve automation system documentation including but not limited to:

FDSs (HDS and SDS)
Test documentation and protocols
Validation protocols
Change requests for hardware/software changes
  • Assists maintenance and production for ongoing plant support, including all training aspects.
  • Ensure continuous improvement and lean thinking is used in all activities.
  • Ensure that team members' professional and leadership developmental needs are identified and support activities to address these needs.
  • Ensure that all regulatory requirements are identified and measures put in place to ensure compliance.

Base Requirements
  • 10+Years experience in Pharma/Process/Food Industry with Extensive experience in Automation
  • Ability to lead and direct a diverse and multicultural team of professionals
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, and a thorough knowledge of Irish and European industry practices and regulations are required.
  • Working knowledge within chemical processes both batch and continuous operations.
  • Familiar with the ISA S.88 model for Batch Control Systems
  • Knowledge of GMP, GAMP, 21 CFR Part 11, Eudralex Annex 11, safety and environmental regulatory requirements
  • Good understanding of the production & utility processes within a chemical facility, including Spray Drying operations.
  • Good knowledge of communication networks, control panels, IT architecture management, data warehousing & implementation processes, HMI, MES, SCADA, PLC & DCS programming and historians.

Experience with the following systems required;
  • Emerson Process Management - Delta V
  • Site experience at FATs and SAT's


Background: University graduate with qualification in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering.

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