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Karen Shiel
Life Science

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Automation Engineer


Reference:KS/ALBN-703503 Location: Kilkenny
Qualification:DegreeExperience:3-4 Years
Job Type:PermanentSalary: Not Disclosed
May be suitable for: Automation Engineer

Our client is a leading manufacturer of Cleanroom solutions for the Pharma & Biopharma sectors. They are based in Kilkenny. Reporting to the Automation & Electrical Engineering Manager, the Automation Engineer will be involved in all automation activities including: implementation of sequences of operations, writing functional specifications (FS) and design specifications (DS), creating project software and project specific graphics, and conducting engineering testing activities, Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT), Site Acceptance Testing (SAT), deviation resolution and customer training.

Role/Responsibilities:
Documentation Generation - 10%

  • Assist in the generation of sequence of operations documents related to door interlocks, POD HVAC Automation, and high level integration sequencing to be implemented into software code
  • Review and assist with functional specifications (FS) based on I/O lists, automation plan sets, and electrical and panel drawings
  • Document software code in design specifications (DS)
  • Assist the commissioning group in developing commissioning strategy, Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) and Site Acceptance Test (SAT) documentation for each POD
  • Generate punch lists to track items requiring correction

AutoCAD Design – 30%

  • Create P&ID drawings based on project needs
  • Generate instrumentation plan sets for POD construction
  • Design PLC layout and schematic drawings for UL508A panels based on I/O lists
  • Create parts libraries for use in AutoCAD Electrical

Automation Software Development - 30%

  • Convert project documentation into code to program HVAC, door interlock, security, process equipment and networking systems
  • Program PLCs utilizing Siemens, Rockwell and Schneider control environments (Siemens TIA Portal, Studio 5000, Siemens TIA Portal and Unity Pro)
  • Generate graphics associated with project P&ID drawings
  • Integrate graphics with selected HMI software (Siemens TIA Portal, FactoryTalk View Studio, Unity Pro)
  • Develop high-quality pharmaceutical industry software programs that can be easily validated

Instrument Specification – 10%

  • Specify and order instruments per the POD design
  • Create termination drawings for instruments consistent with industry standards
  • Continuously improve the selection and validation of instruments

Acceptance Testing Activity Execution - 10%

  • Assist in FAT activities to ensure proper functioning of software
  • Follow Good Documentation Practices
  • Document and correct discrepancies/deviations that occur during testing
  • Travel to client sites, interact with commissioning team, collaborators and suppliers
  • Participate in SAT activities to ensure all integration requirements satisfactorily meet project requirements
  • Perform on site training of customer personnel so that each customer can maintain POD automation systems

Supports External Departments as Needed - 10%

  • May support communications and document exchange between the company and engineering firms, customers, 3rd party integrators in conceptual design and detailed automation platform design discussions
  • May travel to equipment vendor locations to better integrate with 3rd party product lines
  • Assist other departments as needed to ensure seamless integration between automation and POD mechanical systems

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or practical Automation Software Development background
  • Experience in controls for HVAC systems, including familiarity with current technology – Min 3-5 years
  • Experience with PLC or microcontroller programming required
  • Ability to read and understand plan drawings and electrical schematics required
  • Experience with AutoCAD Electrical software or other drafting software required
  • Skill in computer functions such as word processors, spreadsheets, and internet usage
  • Technical writing experience preferred
  • Experience in and/or knowledge pertaining to pharmaceutical cleanrooms preferred
  • Knowledge of HVAC systems, in areas of design, common control strategies, installation, sequence of operations preferred
  • Knowledge of commissioning in accordance with cGMP standards preferred
  • Knowledge of industrial communications protocols (BACNet, OPC/UA, ControlNet, Ethernet/IP, Modbus TCP) preferred
  • FactoryTalk Batch, AssetCenter, VantagePoint, PlantPAX Experience preferred
  • Up to 20% Travel
  • Team player, strong communicator, professional, strong decision maker, management of multiple projects essential.

For further details plesae call Karen Shiel on 087 7452487 or send CV to [email protected]