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Automation Engineer

Wicklow, Ireland

Automation Engineer

Job ID R0083482 Date posted Dec. 08, 2022 Location Wicklow, Ireland

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Job Description

About the role:

SME in Manufacturing Systems, Operational Technology, Machine Automation and Digitalization

  • act as system administrator for automation systems
  • monitor computerized systems performance to ensure maximum system uptime
  • manage system user access
  • troubleshooting and implementation of any corrective actions, including working with vendor technical support resources
  • support routine system patching programs
  • identify, plan and implement small projects to optimize system performance
  • participate/lead investigations related to control system deviations

Support Site Automation & Digitalization projects – perform project-based tasks, such as:

  • participate and make suggestions for capital planning, spending and tracking
  • participate in project teams representing your responsibilities
  • execute/document assigned project tasks within planned schedule and budget, this may include the installation/configuration of systems hardware/software, authoring/updating system documentation
  • carry out all assigned responsibilities in compliance with site and corporate Quality Systems
  • create engineering deliverables including: User Requirements, Functional Design Specifications, Network Architectures, Standard Operating Procedures
  • develop test scripts (commissioning/qualification protocols)
  • participating in developing software lifecycle plans/road maps

To develop and implement the Global Automation strategies that will standardize automation group processes and infrastructure.

Optional hybrid work model.

How you will contribute:

  • Reporting directly to Automation Manager, support technical availability, operation, optimization, maintenance and life cycle management of buildings, systems, production, and infrastructure equipment assigned to automation department.
  • Support maintaining a complete and accurate documentation for equipment and systems
  • Develop Automation solutions that are consistent with specific needs of the manufacturing environment.
  • Guide the Automation roll-out process at the Site level ensuring cost, schedule and technical solution are achieved.
  • Lead and guide Site working groups to ensure clear action plans with delivery milestones for Automation strategies.
  • Support harmonization across the network to ensure core solutions are being implemented.
  • Be aware of technology trends and benchmarks in the industry. Benchmark against peers so that Takeda is inline with industry.

Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise

  • Can display in-depth knowledge and expertise in Automation solutions (such as: Siemens, Omron, Mitsubishi (PLC, HMI, SCADA), i-Fix, Wonderware, Inmation and OSI Pi (SCADA, Data Management), knowledge of protocols (OPC, Modbus, Ethernet/IP, Profinet, Profibus), SQL databases, scripting language).
  • Knowledge of GAMP software development lifecycle, ANSI/ISA-S88 and S95 industry standards, 21 CFR Part 11 and Annex 11.
  • Working knowledge of network architecture technologies including TCP/IP, Routing, Switching, Network IDS/IPS, Active Directory, Domain Integration and Firewalls
  • Display strong problem-solving capabilities.
  • Can display analytical and conceptual thinking.
  • Have a deep and broad understanding of pharmaceutical manufacturing process, regulatory environment, trends in automation innovation, and financial acumen.

What you bring to Takeda:

  • Degree in engineering (M. Sc. / B. Sc.) (automation / robotics / computer science or electrical / process / mechanical / chemical or equivalent)
  • Experience: 3+ year experience in GMP manufacturing relevant to the specialist area of expertise, including familiarity with principles of data integrity and good documentation practices.
  • Broad knowledge of Automation solutions and best practice in field of expertise.
  • GxP/QA knowledge.

Additional desired Skills:

  • Experience with data analysis.
  • Good understanding of the pharmaceutical industry not limited to technical aspects only.

What Takeda can offer you:

  • Full Healthcare Cover - includes dependents
  • Pension Scheme
  • Attractive Bonus
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Parking facilities with electric car charging points
  • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
  • Educational Assistance

More about us:

At Takeda, we are transforming patient care through the development of novel specialty pharmaceuticals and best in class patient support programs. Takeda is a patient-focused company that will inspire and empower you to grow through life-changing work.

Certified as a Global Top Employer, Takeda offers stimulating careers, encourages innovation, and strives for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

Empowering our people to shine:

Takeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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On the Global Manufacturing and Supply (GMS) team at Takeda, you’ll be part of a rapidly transforming industry that’s applying technology and data in new ways. Within our agile, innovative, people-centric organization, your work will matter every day as you use your skills to help us manufacture therapies for patients on our four platforms:

  • Small Molecules
  • Biologics
  • Plasma
  • Cell and Gene

As part of the GMS team, you'll have the opportunity to pursue unique experiences and build new skills, and you'll know that the work you do every day makes an impact — on our patients, our people, our planet, and on yourself.

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Wicklow, Leinster

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