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Controls & Automation Engineer

  1. North West
  1. Contract
Competitive
25107 AB
  1. Commisions, Qualification and Validation
Date Posted21 Jul 2020
Controls & Automation Engineer 6 months contract - North West England

The Control and Automation Engineer will be responsible for installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting the automation systems for automated utility, processing, filling, inspection, packaging, and data monitoring equipment. The systems will be PLC, SCADA, and PC based.

The programming of systems will be minimal, but the individual is expected to be able to make minor modifications to code and HMI graphics for smaller in-house changes, must be able to read logic and perform some programming as well as update control system documentation.

Individual must be capable of reading and understanding electrical control system diagrams (control panel wiring diagrams, loop drawings, panel layout drawings and schedules, etc.). Comfortable walking through control system documentation and red-lining them to reflect as built conditions.


  • Understand Annex 11, 21 CFR Part 11, GAMP, and other regulatory guidance associated with computer/automation based systems.
  • Perform system administration (access control, software revision control, back-up and recovery).
  • Generate user requirement specifications for control systems.
  • Define requirements for vendor design documentation.
  • Review vendor automation design documentation (FS, SDS, HDS, DDS, requirements traceability matrix, code and logic, etc.).
  • Troubleshoot malfunctioning systems using LEAN techniques to identify and report root cause and corrective actions.
  • Specifying control system and control system documentation requirements for new or updated systems.
  • Provide support for engineering and design of automated systems
  • Create and Review qualification protocols of automated systems.
  • Support the execution of the qualification of automated control systems.
  • Understand and read complex logic in the form of Ladder, Function Block Diagram & Statement list.
  • Troubleshoot on low voltage control wiring
  • Prepare Change Controls associated with changes to control systems
  • Able to perform complex assessments for computer systems against current industry compliance requirements
  • Confident in configuring Excel spreadsheet, spreadsheet functions and automated calculations.
  • Familiarity with current industry practices and guidelines including those required/outlined by the FDA, ISO, EU and ICH.

If this is something of interest to you then please apply and I will be in touch at my earliest convenience.



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