Automation Engineer

SimoTech requires an Automation Engineer for a large-scale pharmaceutical role based in Ludwigshafen, Germany. The automation engineer will work within the Drug Product and Packaging side of the facility. Candidates will ideally have 5 years’ experience with prior experience in the Pharmaceutical/ Life Science manufacturing industries.

Key Responsibilities
  • Technically proficient configuring Siemens hardware (S7 PLC’s, HMI’s, etc.) and software (STEP7, WinCC, Simatic Logon, etc.).
  • Good understanding of Data Integrity and ability to undertake Data Integrity Risk Assessments and implement corrective actions.
  • Experience adding and modifying user accounts on Siemens equipment and Microsoft OS.
  • Experience developing Change Control Plans.
  • Experience developing and modifying SOP’s.
  • Experience developing project schedules and coordinating equipment access with Manufacturing dept.
  • Experience overseeing and interacting with appointed System Integrator.
  • Experience acting as Customer rep on projects including reviewing design documentation, code reviews, FAT and SAT witnessing and sign off, etc.
  • Experience developing design documentation including User Requirement Specifications.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Good understanding of pharma requirements, documentation requirements and need to comply with processes and procedures.
  • Ability to act as technical representative on projects. Ability to pre-empt and address technical queries and issues in a timely manner to ensure the project remains on schedule.
  • Ability to continuously monitor project deliverables to ensure project objectives are being met over the project lifecycle.
Qualifications & Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Science, IT or qualifications in other relevant engineering discipline with appropriate experience.
  • 5 years’ experience is essential.
  • Demonstrated teamwork abilities.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Fluency in English and German is essential.
  • Strong analytical skills coupled with attention to detail.
What SimoTech Can Offer
  • Role provides a high degree of autonomy to allow the successful candidate to reach their full potential.
  • Develop new skills and enhance technical ability by working with innovative technologies in a multi-disciplined environment.
  • Opportunity to work with large corporate clients on exciting capital projects.
  • Flexible working hours and location.

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