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Senior Automation Engineer 1311


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.

Senior Automation Engineer 1311

SimoTech requires a Senior Automation Engineer for a pharmaceutical project based in Cork. Candidates must have 7+ 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

  • Supporting the daily operation of site automated systems.
  • Train and support junior engineers on day to day operations.
  • Take ownership and maintain complex automation control system issues.
  • Review automation designs with regards to equipment change/acquisition.
  • Manage small to medium sized automation projects through conception, design, planning, approval, execution, validation, and delivery.
  • Create & maintain specifications and procedures to ensure automated systems are in alignment with industry standards.
  • Represent Automation/Engineering on site initiative/continuous improvement teams, programs and projects.
  • Working proactively within the onsite team structure to support operations by addressing issues, investigations, NC and CAPA closure(s).


  • 4-year Automation Engineering / Advanced Degree and / or master’s in Engineering or Life Sciences.
  • Experience in engineering in Biotech/Pharmaceutical industry supporting manufacturing (quality, process development, manufacturing, & clinical manufacturing).
  • Proficient in a range of PLC control systems, primarily Rockwell/Allen Bradley and Wonderware Archestra.
  • 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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