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Principal Automation Engineer

  • Salary: €60,000 - €70,000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Limerick
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 15/06/2018
  • Job reference: J381523A

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Position: Principle Automation Engineer
Location: Limerick, Ireland
Salary: Very Competitive + Negotiable
Contract Type: Permanent


Our client a world leading pharmaceutical / biotech organisation is looking for a Principle Automation Engineer to join their team based in Limerick

As Principle Automation Engineer you will be responsible for the start-up, commissioning and sustaining of a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility. This is a perfect opportunity to join a select team that has already established itself as a frontrunner leading the way in the Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry.

Principle Automation Engineer KEY Responsibilities:

  • Ability to program, diagnose and troubleshoot Allen Bradley Rockwell PLC and HMI application for automated process equipment.
  • Develop and implement software solutions through change control as required while understanding impact of actions to Manufacturing and Facilities equipment.
  • Provides technical and automation operational support to Engineering, Manufacturing, Validation and Facilities departments.
  • Provides out of hours 24/7 on call support.
  • Support, maintain and diagnose automation hardware.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of instrumentation.
  • Experience with controls networks and communications systems (Modbus, Ethernet, Profibus etc)
  • Generate, review and maintain automation life cycle documentation.
  • Review current production operations and ensure continual improvement
  • Interact with and manage automation contractors.
  • Supports project commissioning activities.
  • Manages projects related to design, commissioning, and performance improvement of automated equipment.
  • Provides design/approval of hardware, software, and controls for automated equipment.

Principle Automation Engineer KEY Experience/Skills:

  • Primary degree in Science/Engineering discipline
  • You will have a minimum of 5 years' experience working with validated Automation systems in the pharmaceutical manufacturing environment
  • Direct experience and in depth knowledge of Allen Bradley Rockwell automation platform.
  • Ability to work on own initiative, without direct supervision from management
  • Team player with an ability to work well across various departments on site as well as business partners
  • Excellent communication skills
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