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Engineering & Technical

Automation / IS Manager - Mayo - 103321

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Mayo
Date: 15/04/2019
Job Reference: 103321
Contact Name: Caroline Kingston
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Job Description

Automation / IS Manager - Mayo - 103321
Our client, a pharmaceutical company in Mayo are currently looking to recruit an Automation / IS Manager for their site.

  • Responsible for recruiting and managing a team of Automation Engineers to support concept design, detailed design development, commissioning and qualification.
  • Working closely with the Engineering Consultants on both conceptual and detailed design phase.
  • Responsible for developing an Automation/MES Philosophy and developing site system & network architecture along with site IT team.
  • Working with design company in developing URS for the BMS, FMS, IOT platform, EBR and Automation content of process equipment, clean utilities, black utilities.
  • Responsibility includes defining and implementing the Project CSV requirements and plan in close coordination with site IT team.

Key Duties And Responsibilities
  • Recruit and develop automation function in the Global Engineering organization
  • Development of automation design for manufacturing and processing equipment and plant utilities
  • Development of an automation / MES philosophy for Global Engineering managed projects
  • Development of equipment and utility user requirement specifications for Global Engineering managed projects
  • Member of the GE management team

Job Qualifications (Minimum Requirements):
  • Minimum 20 years in the field of Automation
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in Life science sector
  • Knowledge of Pharmaceutical / Medical Device Data Integrity requirements
  • Knowledge of 21 CFR part 11 and GAMP 5 requirements
  • Extensive experience in SCADA systems and PLC platforms
  • Experience in working with Pharmaceutical Processing Equipment Manufacturers
  • High level knowledge of industrial networks architecture - Control Net, Profibus, Ethernet etc.

Education And Experience
  • Masters Degree in a computer science discipline

For further information on this Automation / IS Manager in Mayo please contact Caroline Kingston on 086 8395531 /

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