Pharmaceutical Automation Engineer

Job description

Sigmar recruitment are looking for an Automation Engineer for a multinational bio-pharmaceutical company.

As an Automation Engineer will provide Automation support for the ramp-up of the packaging facility with a view to enabling commercial packaging capability. 

Your mains duties:

  • You will implement small to medium sized projects and improvements to packaging systems in a safe and compliant manner 
  • Provide operations support in commissioning, testing and running of the lines 
  • Work with the operations team to identify opportunities to improve packaging systems (usability, reliability, functionality) 
  • You will perform required maintenance tasks on systems including preventative maintenance, backup, periodic review and disaster recovery 
  • Develop procedures to support and maintain the packaging lines from an Automation perspective 
  • Coach operations team in the efficient use of packaging systems 
  • Day to day vendor management with focus on Automation Systems Integrators and OEM suppliers 


  • Capable of providing technical guidance from concept through design, development, system delivery, commissioning and validation 
  • The successful candidate will have at least 2 years’ experience implementing and supporting automation systems, ideally for manufacturing organizations in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries 
  • Must have demonstrated experience in the delivery and management of OEM Automation systems in addition to a working knowledge of GAMP software development lifecycle, ANSI/ISA-S95 industry standards 
  • Extensive experience with PLC, HMI, SCADA, Serialisation systems across multiple platforms 

Interpersonnal skills:

  • Must be able to work independently with limited supervision 
  • Strong technical and organisational communication, coordination, and meeting facilitation skills 

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