Site Automation Lead

We are currently recruiting a Site Automation Lead to support production processes and lead process improvement automation projects at one of our customer sites, a leading pharmaceutical plant in Cork. We are seeking candidates with 3-5 years’ experience in validated Automation systems in pharmaceutical manufacturing, PLC programming, HMI/SCADA or Manufacturing Execution Systems. As Site Automation Lead, you will lead cross-functional teams on-site and partner with stakeholders, team members and vendors to test and deploy our leading-edge automation products and solutions.

A background in Pharmaceutical processes, GAMP 5 and experience with AVEVA (Wonderware) products would be a distinct advantage but not essential as we will provide full training. This role is a full-time staff position with an excellent salary and offers an exciting opportunity to work with a leading-edge manufacturer in bulk pharmaceuticals.

Primary Responsibilities/ Duties

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Leading/ Project managing all phases of automation engineering projects on site
  • Working closely with automation contractors delivering projects to site
  • Programming, diagnosing and troubleshooting PLC and SCADA applications
  • Developing and implementing automation solutions through change control
  • Developing engineering design documents, technical evaluations, and test plans for cGMP process equipment and following GAMP 5 guidelines
  • Providing design and approval for hardware, software, and controls for automated systems
  • Providing technical and automation operational support to Engineering, Manufacturing, Validation and Facilities departments
  • Supporting project commissioning activities
  • Providing out of hours 24/7 on-call support

Qualifications/ Skills/ Experience

  • Experienced automation engineer with a minimum of 3 years’ experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/ Computer Science / Information Systems or related field.
  • PLC Programming Experience: Siemens TIA Portal / Mitsubishi Q-Series PLCs / GX Works
  • HMI / SCADA Experience: AVEVA / Wonderware InTouch / Historian
  • Knowledge of process instrumentation and wiring
  • Experience with control networks and communications systems
  • Experience working with validated Automation systems in the pharmaceutical manufacturing environment

Characteristics

  • Works well as part of a team, able to work across various departments on site as well as business partners
  • Excellent problem solving and diagnostic skills
  • Leadership skills, able to work on your own initiative without direct supervision from management
  • Adaptable and able to prioritise and coordinate work
  • Excellent customer service, interpersonal, communication and organisational skills
  • Ability to multitask, work under pressure and meet deadlines

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Paid overtime
  • Income Protection
  • PRSA pension with employer contribution
  • Regular performance and remuneration reviews

Don’t miss this opportunity to work with a leading Pharmaceutical manufacturer in Cork and grow your experience and expertise in NeoDyne’s cutting-edge automation solutions.

Send your CV and cover letter to info@neodyne.ie and mark your application Site Automation Lead.

NeoDyne Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer, and all applications will be treated in strictest confidence.

Date posted: 12-Oct-21.