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Automation Engineer 1280



SimoTech requires an Automation Engineer for a key pharmaceutical client based in Cork. Candidates must have 4+ years’ technical experience of working in a busy manufacturing environment, preferably pharmaceuticals. This position will be part of the Automation team and be responsible for the design, maintenance, and management of Automation systems onsite.

Key Responsibilities

  • Take ownership and maintain complex automation control system issues.
  • Review automation designs with regards to equipment change/acquisition.
  • Take part in small to medium sized automation projects on site.
  • Supporting the daily operation of site automated systems.
  • Create & maintain specifications and procedures to ensure automated systems are in alignment with industry standards.
  • Assist in maintaining site inventory (relevant to automation), software back-up & user management processes.
  • Create, review and approve changes to quality files (investigations / change controls), procedures and specifications relating to automation system(s).
  • Working proactively within the onsite team structure to support operations by addressing issues, investigations, NC and CAPA closure(s).


  • BS Engineering (or equivalent experience).
  • Minimum of 4 years Automation in Life Sciences, preferably in Chemical API.
  • Strong DCS experience, preferably with Foxboro I/A.
  • Experience in executing engineering projects.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical problem-solving skills.

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.

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