The purpose of this role is to ensure Automation systems are operated, improved and maintained to meet Customer and compliance requirements.

Responsibilities of this role include:

Health, Safety and the Environment

  • Comply at all times with the Health, Safety and Environmental policy and associated procedures.
  • Continuously promote a positive safety culture by challenging yourself and others to prioritize safety in everything you do.

Quality Compliance

  • Ensure all work carried out, is in compliance with the required standards, conforming to company, cGMP, cGLP, SOP’s and regulatory guidelines.
  • Take ownership for quality compliance in all activities you are responsible for.

Automation systems

  • Facilitate internal resources and outside vendors in developing technical solutions for automated equipment. Interface with equipment vendors to ensure successful equipment delivery, integration and validation.
  • Maintain PLC automation systems in a validated state in compliance with site change control.
  • Understand the requirements of computer systems validation and ensure compliance is maintained.
  • Act as operations support for Fill Finish and Oral Dose facilities.
  • Provide technical and automation core competency support, including possible off-hours, remote and onsite coverage.
  • Provide technical and automation training to Operations and Engineering personnel on an as-needed basis
  • Ensure automation systems are maintained appropriately.
  • Adhere to a Life cycle management process for automation systems.
  • Support process investigations and troubleshooting as required.
  • Interface with Operations, IT, QS and QA groups to successfully validate software systems.
  • Support delivery of projects as required, through the review and sign off of specifications, designs and commissioning protocols. Attendance at FAT’s etc.
  • Support disaster recovery and back up procedures and processes to ensure business impact is minimized in the event of a failure.
  • Support the integration of Fill Finish and Oral Solid Dose equipment into the EirGen Plant Network
  • Provide automation requirements and implement solutions for new products and/or capacity expansions

The ideal candidate for this role will have:

  1. Engineering degree in Electrical, Electronics, Electro-mechanical or equivalent training/experience
  2. Minimum of 3 year’s engineering experience within Industry, preferably Pharma.
  3. Experience with Siemens S7 PLCs and WinCC flexible desirable.
  4. Experience clean room environment a plus.
  5. Experience working in a cGMP/FDA/HPRA regulated environment.