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Foxboro Automation Engineer 1357


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.

Foxboro Automation Engineer 1357

SimoTech require a Process Automation Engineer to join our client, a large-scale multinational biopharmaceutical company based in Cork. This position will be part of the Automation team and be responsible for the design, coding, and testing of new design, improvements and fixes, as well as commission support. The ideal candidate will have 3+ years’ experience in a similar role, preferably in the pharmaceutical industry.

Key Responsibilities

  • Be a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on the automation design of Upstream, Downstream, Utilities/HVAC, CIP, SIP as required.
  • Creation of design documents.
  • Design and testing of recipes.
  • Provide automation support for commissioning runs.
  • Troubleshoot issues that arise during commissioning and implement corrective actions.
  • Integration of interfaces with PLCs (Centrifuges and Chromatography Columns).
  • Provide automation support to on-site process engineers.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science or the Life Sciences (or relevant work experience).
  • Minimum of 3 years Automation engineering experience in Life Sciences, preferably in BioPharma.
  • Strong DCS Foxboro experience.
  • Good coding experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work well with diverse, multi-disciplined teams.

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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