Science, Pharmaceutical & Food

Automation Engineer

  • Contract
  • Limerick, County Limerick, Ireland
  • 41986493

PE Global is currently recruiting for an Automation Engineer for our pharmaceutical client in Limerick. This is an initial 12-month contract role.

Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Ability to program, diagnose and troubleshoot Allen Bradley Rockwell PLC and HMI application for automated process equipment.
  • Develop and implement software solutions through change control as required while understanding impact of actions to Manufacturing and Facilities equipment.
  • Provide guidance and develop engineering design documents, technical evaluations, and test plans for cGMP process equipment and follow GAMP 5 guidelines
  • Provides technical and automation operational support to Engineering, Manufacturing, Validation and Facilities departments.
  • Provides out of hours 24/7 on call support.
  • Support, maintain and diagnose automation hardware.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of instrumentation.
  • Experience with controls networks and communications systems (Modbus, Ethernet, Profibus etc)
  • Independently manages or provides leadership to all phases of automation engineering projects.
  • Review current production operations and ensure continual improvement
  • Interact with and manage automation contractors.
  • Supports project commissioning activities.
  • Provides design/approval of hardware, software, and controls for automated equipment.

Education and Experience:

  • Primary degree in Science/Engineering discipline.
  • Experience working with validated Automation systems in the pharmaceutical
  • manufacturing environment.
  • Direct experience and in depth knowledge of Allen Bradley Rockwell automation platform.
  • Demonstrate leadership with the ability to work on own initiative without direct
  • supervision from management and provide mentoring to other members of the automation group when required.
  • Team player with an ability to work well across various departments on site as well as business partners.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Interested candidates should submit an updated CV.

Please click the link below to apply, call Paul Wheatley on 083 094 0199 or alternatively send an up-to-date CV to

***Please note our client cannot assist with any visa sponsorship and candidates must have the correct visa to live and work in Ireland***

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