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DeltaV FLS Automation Engineer 1471


About SimoTech

SimoTech provides manufacturing automation and IT systems engineering, project management and validation services. We partner with life sciences companies to design, build, operate and optimise critical process automation systems that deliver fast track project delivery, operational efficiency, improve manufacturing agility and achieve regulatory compliance.

Why SimoTech

What is it like to work at SimoTech? With a strong collaborative teamwork culture based on respect, trust and excellence, we play a critical partnering role to our clients’ life-changing supply of products to patients. In return, there is excellent salary, career progression, educational support and much more.

DeltaV FLS Automation Engineer 1471

SimoTech has a new requirement to join our existing Automation Front Line Support Team, supporting our client, a leading biopharmaceutical manufacturer, onsite at their state-of-the-art ‘factory of the future’ in Co. Louth. The multi-product biotechnology facility is one of the world’s largest using single-use bioreactor technology for batch production of biologics pharmaceuticals.
In this role you will be a key member of the 24/7, Automation FLS Team tasked with maintaining and performing preventative and corrective tasks for the automation systems, in accordance with GAMP standards. The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years’ experience as a DeltaV Automation Engineer, with hands on batch programming skills, within the life sciences industries.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide real-time front-line support to Automation Information Systems (AIS) in accordance with GAMP standards.
  • Maintain the automated systems by performing preventative and corrective maintenance tasks for automation systems.
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot control system software and hardware issues.
  • Diagnose process issues related to the control systems.
  • Identify solutions to problems.
  • Work on automation system changes.
  • Work closely with operational staff at all levels of the client organisation.
  • Maintain system documentation.
  • Augment programming code for manufacturing equipment.
  • Prepare and present structured, comprehensive, detailed written reports.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Life Sciences or equivalent.
  • At minimum 3 years’ experience as a DeltaV Automation Engineer, within the life sciences industries.
  • Previous site experience on a Pharmaceutical or Biotechnology Batch automation project.
  • Excellent diagnostics skills with the ability to think laterally.
  • Strong knowledge of S-88 Batch industry standard is essential with onsite exposure to batch process preferred.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with regulated industry standards, including exposure to cGMP, GAMP and 21 CFR Part 11.
  • Working knowledge of other control system platforms desirable e.g., Siemens, Rockwell, Unicorn etc.
  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Willing to work shift and in a team environment.

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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