Automation System Engineer (Shift)

Employer
Merck Sharp & Dohme
Location
Carlow (County), Leinster (IE)
Salary
per annum
Closing date
24 Sep 2020

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Discipline
Healthcare, Pharmacy, Manufacturing, Engineering
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
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Automation System Engineer (Shift) Full time

Here in Carlow Automation we currently have approximately 50 engineers working between 4 different groups:

  • Process/Batch Enabling systems, (MES, Delta V)
  • Core Automation Systems, (Delta V, Rt Reports, PI)
  • Standalone OEM and lab Systems.
  • Projects (Small/Medium)

Automation Engineers responsibilities are to develop, update and improve all automation applications as per their applicable SDLC systems development life cycle.

The team are currently looking for Full time engineer to join the team as shift support automation engineer. Applicants should have a keen interest and understanding of automation system, MES Delta V and OEM etc., as the successful candidates will be the front-line point of contact between IPT/Facilities/Maintenance and Automation.

Work within the Carlow Automation

Working within the Carlow Automation group providing key automation support for various manufacturing systems such as PLC, Delta V, MES, and OEM systems in Manufacturing Operations. Responsible for trouble-shooting challenging equipment / automation issues to improve manufacturing performance and maintaining the automation systems in compliance with cGMPs.  Ensure that objectives are effectively achieved, consistent with requirements to ensure compliance, safety and reliable supply to our customers.

Training

The successful candidates will have number of weeks of training on days before they will commence work on shift, this training will include Delta V certified training course, MES training, and on the job the training with current shift engineer, where they will shadow this engineer as they complete their daily tasks, then moving on to doing these roles together and final competent on desired tasks.

Why Join?

This is a great development opportunity for anyone who is looking to move into an automation or engineering role in the future as this permanent role will give the successful candidates all the key base requirement for all disciplines within the automation department.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Understands and supports all GMPs, safety, and environmental regulations.  Periodically reviews automation documents, preventive maintenance, and SOPs to ensure compliance with GMP and safety
  • On atypical automation situations, develops and supports corrective actions
  • Communicates periodically with immediate supervisor about status of area of responsibility
  • Lead automation related technical investigations into Atypical Production
  • Responsibilities will potentially include providing automation support in support of Manufacturing Operations
  • Evaluates automated and information technology systems, and develops technical approach to optimize and ensure quality and stability of automation systems
  • Uses technical knowledge to assure the efficient operation of variety of automated processing and information technology systems
  • Develops solutions for automation problems
  • Oversees investigations of automation anomalies to prevent recurrence
  • On-floor support of manufacturing activities
  • Ensure compliance with, implementation and maintenance updates of local Carlow specific SOP's and technical documentation e.g. Change Management, Problem Incident Management
  • Required to comply with Global Policies, Procedures and Guidelines, regulatory requirements
  • and execute current Good manufacturing Practices (cGMP) in the performance of day to day
  • activities and all applicable job functions
  • May be required to perform other duties as assigned
  • Work collaboratively to drive a safe and compliant culture in Carlow

Skills and Knowledge

  • Technician Level Qualification or Higher Diploma in Engineering or IT
  • Preferably already working towards Bachelor in Engineering or IT
  • Relevant experience and a particular skill set in Instrumentation and Controls, Process Control and Electrical or Information Technology; ideally in supporting a pharmaceutical manufacturing, GMP setting

Core Competencies

Technical

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and job-related computer applications required
  • Report, standards, technical report writing skills required
  • Technical proficiency in the troubleshooting of Automation and Process Control hardware (PLC’s/Delta V)

Business

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills to interface effectively with all levels of colleagues in a team environment, and with external customers
  • Self-motivated
  • Flexible approach
  • Proven organizational skills
  • Effective time management and multi-tasking skills
  • Starter, finisher
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Trouble shooting skills
  • Goal/results orientated
  • Data analysis
  • Training skills

Leadership:

  • Focus on Customers and Patients 
  • Collaborate
  • Act with Candor and Courage
  • Make Rapid, Disciplined Decisions
  • Drive Results
  • Build Talent
  • Demonstrate Ethics and Integrity

Who we are …

We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products.

We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With 69,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of our 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world’s biggest investors in Research & Development.

What we look for …

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.

INVENT.

IMPACT.

INSPIRE.

THE COMPANY

As a company we are committed to ‘Inventing for Life’ in all that we do. We keep the patient at the very heart of all that we do and strive to find solutions and treatments for some of the world’s most challenging healthcare needs.  

OUR COMMITMENT TO IRELAND

In Ireland we are one of the country’s leading healthcare companies, having first established here over 50 years ago. We currently employ over 2,200 people, across four sites in Ballydine, Co Tipperary, Brinny, Co Cork, Carlow and Dublin and, in addition, operate substantial Human Health (Commercial) and Animal Health businesses. To date, we have invested $2.5 billion in our Irish operations and our annual turnover ranks us as one of Ireland’s top 20 companies. Currently, our Irish sites manufacture approximately half of our companies top twenty products, saving and enhancing lives around the world. 

We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another’s thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

 

Who we are …

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA is known as “Merck” in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as “MSD” in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Asia Pacific. We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products.

We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With 69,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of our 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world’s biggest investors in Research & Development.

 

What we look for …

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.

 

INVENT.

IMPACT.

INSPIRE.

Contact Us
  • Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
  • a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc.
  • NJ
  • US
  • 908-740-4000
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