Automation Autoclave Engineer

Job description

Exciting opportunity for an Automation Engineer to join a pharmaceutical company based in Waterford.

Job Responsibilities

  • Always comply 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.
  • Ensure all work carried out, follows the required standards, conforming to company, cGMP, cGLP, SOP’s and regulatory guidelines.
  • 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 Plant Network
  • Provide automation requirements and implement solutions for new products and/or capacity expansions

Job Requirements

  • An Engineering degree in Electrical, Electronics, Electro-mechanical or equivalent training/experience.
  • Minimum of 3 year’s engineering experience within Industry, preferably Pharma.
  • Experience with Siemens S7 PLCs and WinCC flexible desirable.
  • Experience clean room environment a plus.
  • Experience working in a cGMP/FDA/HPRA regulated environment.
  • Knowledgeable with latest industry standards and guidelines on C&Q, including ISPE/ASTM


For a confidential discussion on this or any other current job opportunity please contact Marcel Skolimowski on 021 4847 138 /


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