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Patching Engineer

Job Description
This client has an aseptic drug product operations facility, specialising in secondary manufacturing activities Formulation, Vial/Syringe Filling, Lyophilisation and Packaging. There is a strong culture of continuous improvement and innovation within this company to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people’s lives. This company is developing the capability to produce all of its medicines in Dun Laoghaire, South Dublin, helping to ensure continuity of supply of medicines as they expand internationally.

  • The Automation Engineer has the technical responsibility for the patching and testing of automation systems for the purpose of maintaining Cybersecurity.
  • As a contract, the position offers excellent rates and the opportunity for a long term placement
  • Roles and Responsibilities

  • Assessment of latest windows security patches against vendor approved releases
  • Testing of automation systems on development environments prior to releasing to production
  • Scheduling of patching outages with production
  • Periodically applying approved patches using centralised patch management tools
  • System Readiness Testing of production systems prior to handback for commercial manufacturing
  • Attend regular team meetings to inform stakeholders of progress
  • Reporting of progress to system owners and the wider IS team
  • Regularly liaise with stakeholders to ensure effective communication on outages
  • Adherence to GXP procedures on site in relation to all aspects of the position
  • Ideal background

  • Third level qualification in Electrical, Electronic, Systems Engineering, Computer Science or Equivalent
  • Min 2 years’ experience working with automated control systems preferably in the Life Sciences/ Pharma sector
  • Excellent communication skills
  • SCADA experience with preference for GE iFix, Wonderware Intouch and Rockwell FTView SE
  • PLC experience with a preference for Siemens S7 and Allen Bradley PLCs
  • Experience in project managing automation projects and/or a portfolio of multiple projects simultaneously
  • Demonstrable experience of successful delivery of complex multidiscipline automation projects or products
  • Experience in managing system IT infrastructure would be an advantage
  • Recognised project management qualification such as APM, PMI or Prince2 is a plus
  • If you are interested or would like to know more about this opportunity, please contact quoting Ref: CIM001 for this position