Utility and Vendor Package Automation Engineer

SimoTech requires an experienced Utility and Vendor Package Automation Engineer for a biopharmaceutical project in Dublin. Ideally candidates should have a minimum of 5 years’ experience providing automation system solutions and support to manufacturing organisations in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry.

Responsibilities
  • Attend Software Factory Acceptance and Site Acceptance Testing.
  • Support the commissioning of the utility and vendor package equipment.
  • Provide troubleshooting and hands-on support to resolve technical issues.
  • Participate in the turnover process to ensure compliance.
  • Making improvements to, and offering advice about, commissioning procedures.
  • Scheduling and coordinating work to tight deadlines.
  • Ensuring that equipment works to its specification.
  • Creating and carrying out test procedures.
  • Liaising with installation/project engineers.
  • Supervising engineering and technical staff.
  • Writing reports and documentation.
  • Providing technical support.
  • Ensuring safe working conditions.
  • Training maintenance and operative staff where appropriate.
Qualifications & Experience
  • At least 5 years’ experience providing automation system solutions and support to manufacturing organisations in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry is required.
  • Process knowledge of utility systems, vendor package equipment including waste water treatment is preferred.
  • Experience during project delivery and operations support.
  • Experience with Rockwell and Siemens Building Automation Platforms and experience with utility vendor packaged automation equipment including Rockwell and Siemens PLC/SCADA platforms is preferred.
  • The candidate will have demonstrated proficiency communicating and collaborating at a variety of levels, coupled with excellent organization and planning skills.
  • In addition problem solving, critical thinking and project management ability is essential. Proven success working well in a team environment with flexibility to react to changing business needs is required.
  • Ability to keep work pace and meet deadlines. Good organising and planning skills.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills. Problem solver with a focus on achievement of overall project goals.
  • Ability to anticipate, evaluate and resolve multiple, simultaneous project issues, delays and problems by utilising technical, project management, and business expertise.
  • Working knowledge of GAMP software development lifecycle, ANSI/ISA-S88 and S95 industry standards.
  • Thorough knowledge of Pharmaceutical Industry Regulations (cGMP/cGLP, OSHA, EPA/EQB) required.
Only Candidates eligible for work permits for Ireland/EU can be considered for this role.