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Automation Engineer

Peter Paul Galligan
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Automation Engineer

12 FTC

I am now recruiting an Automation Engineer to join my clients diverse Automation team in Westport, Mayo. As our Automation Engineer you will take primary focus on the alarm management program by implementing and maintaining a compliant data management throughout the organisation, linked to the Quality Management System and Data Integrity program. The Automation Engineer works closely with Operations, E&T Maintenance, validation and department QA to implement an alarm management strategy for the site.

Key Responsibilities

· Manage and drive data integrity initiatives as assigned.

· Design and implement alarm categorization and an alarm management program for automated systems and develop solutions, to control and optimize pharmaceutical manufacturing operations.

· Drive Alarm Objectives by coordinating Automation Engineers / Operations and QA within the relevant BUs.

· Ensure good performance of the established alarm management program for process automation systems, Manufacturing execution Systems Interfaces and Process Data Historians

· Manage development of alarm management solutions that improve productivity, business operations and safety/quality standards.

· Manage the alarm program across manufacturing Execution Systems and Process Data Historians Implementation and maintenance

· Ensure the reliability and performance of alarm monitoring automation system, proactively address potential safety and quality issues, regularly review and address frequent occurring alarms.

· Participate or lead quality or safety investigations and implement any automation solutions resultant from these investigations.

· Automation representative (mainly alarms) in capital projects involving facilities, utilities, equipment and Develop, revise and review SOPs as needed.

· Audit and update existing system documentation and procedures.

· Ensure periodic preventive maintenance of alarms on automation systems are carried out with an established process for such developed.

· Mentors others by sharing technical expertise and providing feedback and guidance. Resolves underlying problems.

· Directs the efforts of others such as technicians and outside resources. Performs tasks such as writing SOPs, safety/quality checklists, scope documents, etc.


· You will have a relevant third level qualification in an Mechanical / Automation Engineering or equivalent technical degree with 4 ~5 years+ relevant experience in Control Systems especially Allen Bradley, Siemens etc., preferably in Pharmaceuticals.

Technical Skills and Experience

· Ability to effectively communicate plans, proposals, and actions at management levels.

· Total commitment to quality and a high standard of work always.

· Proven track record in the Pharma/Medical Device environment. Clear understanding of working within a regulated environment.

· Practical working knowledge of a manufacturing environment.

· Knowledge of Pharmaceutical / Medical Device Data Integrity requirements.

· Extensive experience in SCADA systems, PLC platforms, HMI, IPC, Thin client, OSI PI, Vision systems & Robotics.

· Experience of field-bus protocols (Ethernet/IP, Modbus, Controlnet, Profinet, Profibus),

· Good interpersonal and communication skills.

· Detailed technical understanding of manufacturing systems, computer software and IT systems support.

· Solution focused, with in-depth technical knowledge of both procedural controls and system controls for managing data technical functionality.

· Excellent documentation, organisational and prioritisation skills.

· Ability to effectively communicate plans, proposals, and actions at management levels.

· Demonstrated high problem-solving skills.

· Possesses a working technical knowledge and application of concepts, practices, and procedures. Ability to work on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of identifiable factors. Demonstrates judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.

· Interacts well with diverse groups within engineering and maintains strong working relationships with internal and external collaborators.

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