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


  • 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


  • Competitive starting salary with year-on-year bonuses and salary increases
  • Paid Overtime
  • Income Protection
  • Life Assurance
  • PRSA pension with employer contribution
  • Remote Working/ Flexi-time/ Compressed Working Week
  • Personalised Career Development Plan
  • Regular performance and remuneration reviews
  • Cycle to work scheme

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 and mark your application Site Automation Lead.

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