CSV / Automation Engineer

Dart Recruitment Ltd
£45000 - £55000/annum
17 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
CSV/Automation Engineer £45-55k - Farnham
Our international Pharmaceutical Client is looking for an CSV/Automation Engineer to join their busy team at their site in Farnham, Surrey, the role would be to interpret technical requirements and produces test protocols for automated/computerised systems (including hardware, software, and network components), and controlled functions and processes, undertakes physical evaluation tests on those systems, interprets data and produces technical reports.  Identify, implement and qualify automation projects that deliver improved efficiencies and process robustness.
Principal Responsibilities

- The role will include the following activities:
- Understanding of customers` requirements converting these into design deliverables such as design, interface and testing specifications
- Responsible for Health and Safety directly associated with automation
- Identification of upgrades to equipment control systems, planned and reactive maintenance and supporting the completion of jobs specified in work orders.
- Providing technical expertise and subject matter knowledge relating to equipment controls
- Providing assistance and guidance in the resolution of equipment failures and operational performance issues, including analysis and reporting as required.
- Leading continuous improvement activities and support installation and modification of new equipment and systems. Leading, as required, in pre-delivery inspections, factory acceptance tests, design reviews, vendor audits, commissioning, and qualification.
- Leading investigations into major failures or incidents using Root Cause Analysis and providing written feedback.
- Develop processes and procedures for the ongoing maintenance of control systems in a validated state.
- The above duties and responsibilities are not an exhaustive list and you may be required to undertake any other reasonable duties compatible with your experience and competencies. This description may be varied from time to time to reflect changing business requirements.

Education and Experience

- Electrical Engineering or Controls qualifications, to a minimum HND/Degree level.
- Knowledge of Health and safety regulations associated with electrical control equipment and systems, and general maintenance activities.
- Hands on experience of programming, commissioning and troubleshooting automated control systems; PLC, HMI`s, SCADA, ideally with experience of Siemens PLC/HMI/SCASDA systems
- Hand on experience of troubleshooting on electrical control panels, with knowledge of instrumentation, drives, sensors
- Demonstrable knowledge and experience of working to electrical safety standards; i.e. BS EN 60204, BS EN 13849 or equivalent.
- Performing PUWER assessments for electrical equipment
- Working in regulated environment, such as Pharmaceutical or Medical devices, other regulated environments such as Nuclear will be considered.
- Computer System validation (CSV) and experience working to GAMP, including the development of design specifications and development and execution of qualification protocols - IQ/OQ/PQ
- Interfacing controls systems to supervisory or data collection systems, such as SCADA, data Historians or MES. Proven experience of the implementation of OPC.
- Practical, working IT knowledge

Skills and Attributes

- Plans and organises effectively in order to deliver objectives on time in full and to budget.

Communicates clearly and effectively with a wide variety of people.

- Makes sense of information, analyses problems logically and recommends effective and creative firm and difficult decisions, fairly and compassionately, blending the best intuition and data.
- Works constructively with colleagues within the team and across the broader organisation; can act as a coach or mentor to others.
- Acts with a ‘can do` attitude to do a better job and continually improve own performance, puts drive and energy into achieving results, takes action to exceed goals and expectations