Control and Automation Engineer

Dart Recruitment
08 Mar 2018
20 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Our International Pharmaceutical Client is looking for a Control and Automation Engineer to join their expanding team, in this role, you will provide technical support 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:
  • 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 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.

Education and Experience

  • Instrumentation Engineering / Controls qualifications to a minimum HND or appropriate industrial experience in similar systems.
  • 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 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.
  • Practical, working IT knowledge.

  • Experience of working in highly regulated environment, such as Pharmaceutical or Medical devices, other regulated environments.
  • 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.
  • Performing PUWER assessments for equipment.

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.
  • Green belt accredited and/or experience in using Operational Excellence Tools.

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