Instrumentation Engineer

  • Location

    Carlow, Republic of Ireland

  • Sector:

    Life Science

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  • Salary:

    €50000 - €51000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Immaculada Diaz

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

  • Expiry date:


The Instrumentation & Controls Engineer will perform an integral role in the development of our client drug product facility. You will take ownership for the site Instrumentation & Control systems (such as, but not limited to Instrumentation, QBMS/NQBMS, Delta-V, SCADA, APC, DCS, PLCs, Calibration, Energy, etc.). Provide leadership, cross functional support and technical expertise to IUFT, maintenance and manage their operation through design, construction, validation, start-up and commercial manufacturing and collaborate across functions, supporting, coaching and facilitating project sub-teams.

Responsible for delivery of schedule milestones throughout project duration.
Collaborate and work cross functionally to develop and deliver on all aspects of the project through URS, FAT, SAT, IC, OC, IQ, OQ, PPQ and commercialization to meet schedule milestones
Driving operational and technical excellence to deliver all components of a stable support utility (I&C) equipment portfolio supporting PPQ, facility start-up and commercial supply, supported by a flexible, collaborative, multi-skilled teamwork environment.
Assist with the design and operationalisation of a successful IUFT that delivers right-first-time Instrumentation & Controls equipment to achieve production requirements.
Resolve issues and escalate risks in a timely fashion to the relevant on-site stakeholders.
Comply with the current MSD Manufacturing Division, Quality and EHS Management System requirements, as relevant to the project and commercial operations.
PLC Programming of Siemens S7 300 / 1200 / 1500, Win CC including Profibus and Profinet communications.
Setting up Drives including Mitsubishi, Siemens and Control Techniques
Designing, Setting up and maintaining Instrumentation.
Drive effective writing/revising/ rolling out of accurate operational procedures, training materials and maintenance procedures for various IUFT systems; ensure all work is subsequently carried out in line with same.
Foster a culture of continuous improvement by deploying MSD Six Sigma tools and support implementation of Model Area within operations from the start.
Expected travel - 20%

Demonstrating energy and enthusiasm, the Instrumentation & Controls Engineer, will be a role model for operational excellence, and will contribute to the organisation's overall capability to thrive and grow.
Experience with GMP cleanroom facility and utilities commissioning, qualification and startup an advantage.
Demonstrated site operations project experience, from capital project to continuous support to manufacturing operations.
Proven track-record in delivering results in a world-class supply organisation.
A strong career history in pharma and familiarity with a highly regulated environment.
Innovative thinker, with excellent decision-making and problem-solving skills.
Experience of working in a cross functional environment.
Knowledge of and experience in applying Six Sigma and Lean methodologies.
Positive, flexible action-oriented attitude.

SME (subject matter expert) in Instrumentation & Controls Engineer lifecycle (design, through to sustaining operations; including ARM - asset reliability maintenance).
SME in Instrumentation & Control systems (such as, but not limited to Instrumentation, QBMS/NQBMS, Delta-V, SCADA, APC, DCS, PLCs, Calibration, Energy, etc.).
Knowledge of regulatory/code requirements to Irish, European and International Codes, Standards and Practices
Report, standards, policy writing skills required
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and job related computer applications required
Lean Six Sigma Methodology experience desired
Lead, promote, participate and supervise the implementation and maintenance of the relevant safety programmes.
Delivery of safety, performance and quality goals.

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