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Automation Engineer - PCS SME

  1. NI & Ireland
  1. Contract
  1. Life Sciences
Date Posted27 Apr 2021
Automation Engineer - Contract - Pharmceutical 

Our client, One of the world’s largest pharmaceutical organisations is responsible for developing and  manufacturing medicines and vaccines for a wide range of medical disciplines. They have been responsible for the development of many blockbuster drugs in both the USA and the EU and have a presence in the USA, EU and Asia-Pacific.

With continued organisational growth and a considerable amount of investment across the portfolio and capital programme, they are seeking the expertise of an Automation Engineer to join the team on their site based in County Cork.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities for this role include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • To be subject matter expert (SME) on PCS (Emerson DeltaV with Siemens S7 PLCs) on behalf of client.
  • To direct System Integrator (SI) in scope and standard of deliverables.
  • Work with Process Design team to document process descriptions for automation.
  • To prepare Functional Specifications (FS’s) and communicate requirements to SI.
  • To review and approve design deliverables (FS, DS, Drawings, etc.)
  • Review PCS system configuration & graphics and ensure good standard of coding.
  • Supervise and run Factory Acceptance Test (FAT)
  • Ensure project Automation Strategy is followed.
  • To have knowledge of internal Automation Initiative (PAI) and ensure adherence.
  • To review A&IDs/P&IDs from an automation perspective and ensure implementation.
  • Work closely with system owners, with design team, with SI and all stakeholders.
  • To problem solve design as required.
  • Enforcing system standards.
  • Contribute positively to the design and implementation of the site PCS.
  • Attend to vendor premises for pre-FAT and FAT activity.
  • Ensure all applicable standards and specifications are adhered to.
  • Ensure PCS meets business requirements and delivers operational functionality.
  • Work closely with Automation site team on automation applications.
  • Ensure that project changes are controlled.
  • Have Siemens S7; OSI PI and FT Pharmasuite experience & knowledge.
  • Witness installation, site acceptance test (SAT/DSAT), software installation.
  • Support and execute commissioning and qualification (C&Q).
  • Develop close working relationship with operations and operational readiness teams.
  • Monitor progress and drive delivery.
  • Troubleshooting and fault finding & fixing.
  • Liaising with project management team, project engineers and system owners.
  • Ensure project documentation and handover completeness.
  • Work with commissioning (C&Q) and site engineering to ensure successful start-up.
  • High level of expertise on DeltaV.
  • Design lead experience.
  • API experience (Organic Synthesis & Milling)
  • Ability to work in Ireland.
  • Willingness to travel.
If this sounds like the position for you then please apply today!

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