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Front Line Support Automation Engineer 1328

Co. Louth  

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.

Front Line Support Automation Engineer 1328

SimoTech require a Front-Line Support Automation Engineer to join our client on a state-of-the-art greenfield Biotechnology site in Co. Louth. The ideal candidate will have 3+ years’ commissioning and start up support experience. Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical or Life Sciences industry experience is essential.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide real-time front-line support to manufacturing/IS systems.
  • Maintain automated systems, performing preventative and corrective maintenance tasks for automation systems.
  • Troubleshoot issues and implement corrective actions.
  • Augment programming code for manufacturing equipment.
  • Prepare and present structured, comprehensive, detailed written reports.


  • Previous DCS or PLC/SCADA experience, preferably DeltaV or Siemens.
  • Strong knowledge of S-88 Batch standard.
  • Good understanding of GAMP.
  • Commissioning and start up support experience in a Pharma environment.
  • Must have demonstrated experience in the delivery and management of automation systems, in addition to a working knowledge of GAMP software development lifecycle and ANSI/ISA-S88 industry standards.
  • Demonstrate technical and interpersonal 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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