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Automation Engineer

Reference:BCAVTH-877044 Location: Outside EU
Qualification:DegreeExperience:2-3 Years
Job Type:PermanentSalary: Not Disclosed

Our client are offering a superb opportunity for a skilled Hardware Automation Engineer / Technician to join them in Boston. Sponsorship and legal support (must have EU passport) is provided.
As part of the companies growing client bases in the Boston area we are seeking, a motivated engineer to join our engineering group.

As a hardware automation engineer, you will apply your diverse knowledge of engineering principles and practices to a broad variety of assignments and related fields, making decisions regarding engineering complexities and methods. Your responsibilities will include consulting with project and discipline management concerning project startup and commissioning and streamlining manufacturing support. Other specific duties and responsibilities are listed below.

Provide Instrumentation and Controls Engineering services for all startup and commissioning aspects of the project and specify I&C requirements for complex Process and Mechanical systems required in semiconductor and pharmaceutical facilities.
Interface with I&C, Process, Mechanical, and Electrical Engineers/designers, construction supervisors, and vendors.
Identifies potential problems and provides effective solutions in reaction to application of concepts, techniques, knowledge, or processes.
Facilitate coordination meetings with the Process, Mechanical, and Electrical project team members to ensure the identification, design and integration of all control system strategies.
Extensive knowledge of ISA symbols and tagging.
Strong ability to troubleshoot and resolve issues in a timely manner.
Ability to work over time or off hours to help support manufacturing should issues arise.
Controls support experience should include:

·Experience with the I&C design on P&ID’s
·Experience with control valves, actuator’s and positioners and all field instrumentation
·Experience selecting instrumentation based on application
·Experience developing/designing control panels which house DeltaV, Honeywell /PLC/DCS systems.
·Process Systems
·Facility Systems
·Experience developing sequence of operations and test procedure’s
·System IQ,OQ,PQ and FAT document development and execution.
·System migration from different control platforms.
·Networking experience:
·SCADA and Ethernet
·Foundation Fieldbus

Basic Qualifications:


·Degree in Engineering, Science or related technological field and 5-7 years of relevant work experience.
·Direct experience with regulated environments (i.e. cGMP, OSHA, EPA).

Preferred Qualifications:

·Demonstrated knowledge of bus technologies, PLC and Instrumentation
·Demonstrated knowledge of validation requirements for control systems in CGMP and/or ASTM environments
·Strong preference for training certificate (Rockwell, or Siemens, or Emerson DeltaV), with 3-5 years relevant work experience
·Experienced in establishment of safe practices in a CGMP environment.
·Proficient working with computer programs/applications such as Windows XP, Windows 7, VBA, MS Word, Excel, Access, etc.
·Job Type: Full-time
·Job Location: Boston, MA
·Required education: Bachelor's
·Required experience:
·Instrumentation and Controls Engineer: 3 years
·Life Science_ Pharmaceutical: 3 year
Job Type: Full-time

Contact Brian Christensen on 01 6854747 or submit your CV to brian.c@lifescience.ie for immediate consideration
If you would like further Information you can contact the recruiter directly:

Brian Christensen | Tel: +353 (0) 1 685 4747