Automation Systems / Controls Engineer

Automation systems / Controls Engineer – Beckoff essential   Reference: TPS071  
SALARY Negotiable   LOCATION Waterford, Ireland
JOB TYPE Contract (9 months)   DATE POSTED 22/01/2019
INDUSTRY Healthcare      
         
DESCRIPTION        
Client:  Systems Integrator focused on delivering automation, information technology / MES, and safety solutions.

End client; Medical Device manufacturer

Summary:  Suitable Automation Systems / Controls Engineer works with technical team members to maintain, repair, troubleshoot and develop systems architecture within allocated timeframes and cost constraints.

Requirement

  • Provide PLC programming, Visions Systems, SCADA systems installation, networks, set-up, configurations, calibrations, troubleshooting and fault finding support.
  • Support design, buy-off, installation and validation of automated production lines.
  • Be willing to travel as necessary to support equipment buy-offs and training at vendor/customer sites.
  • Lead systematic technical root cause investigations.
  • Support manufacturing IT Systems architecture.
  • Drive continuous improvement projects.
  • Manage assigned project budgets, liaise with customers, contractors as required.
  • Develop systems equipment maintenance procedures.
  • Develop and deliver technical systems training.
  • Support all company safety and quality programs and initiatives.
  • Ensure ongoing compliance with GMP in all practices, recording of events and processes.
  • Ensure compliance with all learnings from all GMP training events
  • Other responsibilities may be assigned from time to time as needed, based on the evolution of the company and the requirements of the department/positions

Skillset

  • Able to work in a team environment.
  • Excellent organisation, communication and presentation skills.
  • Systematic troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong leadership of technical issue resolution.
  • Provide innovative solutions to complex problems.
  • Programming experience: PLC, C++, SQL.
  • Good data analysis skills.
  • Proficient in MS Office applications, experience of MS Project, MS Access.
  • CAD experience desirable
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Security Controls Consultant

Security Controls Consultant Reference: TPS067  
SALARY Negotiable LOCATION UK & Holland
JOB TYPE Contract (12 months) DATE POSTED 09/01/2019
INDUSTRY Industial Automation
 
DESCRIPTION
Client: Established leader in Industrial Control Systems security, providing organisations with the services and solutions they need to transform the way they procure, build, integrate and manage their critical infrastructures. Major cybersecurity player within the Industrial Automation and Control Systems (IACS) Internationally.

Job Title Industrial Control Systems Security Consultant with strong experience in critical infrastructure sectors (Power, Oil&Gas, Transportation, Water, Manufacturing etc.) and a variety of cybersecurity disciplines including.

Industrial Automation and Process Control – Enterprise, IT and OT cyber security – Industry regulations including IEC 62443, NIST and other industry standards and regulations – Smart Grids and Digital Oilfields.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Proven experience in performing control systems risk assessments, and security awareness training for systems operators, owners and vendors
  • Expertise on developing industrial control systems security programs, and securing IACS network architecture
  • Experience with operational technologies such as Remote Terminal Units (RTUs), Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) software, and Distributed Control Systems (DCS) – Hands-on penetration testing and vulnerability assessment (White/Black Box) for mission-critical systems during FAT or SAT activities
  • Understanding of IACS security lifecycle and safety case – Fundamental understanding of IT and OT network communication protocols (For example – TCP/IP, UDP, OPC, IEC 101/104, Modbus, IEC 61850, WirelessHART, ISA100 etc.)
  • Active participation in design concepts and implementation strategies for various SIS, PLC and DCS systems to guarantee practical implementation of security standards
  • Understanding of contemporary and legacy security technologies used within a particular domain, such as Firewalls, IDS/IPS, Diodes, SIEM
  • Strong knowledge of networking technology (e.g. routers, switches, firewalls)
  • Must have the ability to quickly master, simplify, and communicate the value proposition of complex subjects to clients
  • Comprehend the customer’s business environment and suggest fit for ICS/SCADA security solutions
  • Perform pre-sales activities (e.g. proposals, presales calls, RFP responses)

Degrees & Qualifications

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or a related technical field

Minimum of two years in industrial control systems security experience – Excellent consulting and communication skills

CISSP, OSCP, GICSP, CISM or CISA certification – Fluent in Dutch and English

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Senior Process Engineer

Senior Process Engineer    Reference: TPS034  
SALARY All inclusive Hourly rate   LOCATION Netherlands
JOB TYPE Contract (6 months)   DATE POSTED 17/01/2018
INDUSTRY Biological  
         
DESCRIPTION        
 

Purpose of function:

As Process Engineer you will work in the industrial automation team. Together with your team you will be responsible for the further automation of existing production lines and the setting up and production of new ones.  Our clients has been one of the market leaders in producing (polio) vaccines from living viruses for decades and is continuously working on tightening our existing production process. In this role you become an integral part of this improvement process. This by further automating existing as well as designing and validating new production plants. Our systems are developed and managed as much as possible internally and built by external parties. You are the key pillar between external suppliers and internal production and maintenance departments, in addition you actively contribute to the company ambition:

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • The development and implementation of new production automation systems by: analysis, defining possible improvements, preliminary research and drawing up requirements for programs
  • Inform, advise and evaluate supplier plans
  • Setting up and managing test environments; preparation and execution of test procedures
  • 2nd line management of existing process automation systems; support production and maintenance during planned and unscheduled maintenance and breakdowns. Trouble shooting where necessary to solve problems in a team or in consultation with suppliers

Profile

  • Demonstrable HBO + work and thinking level
  • Relevant experience in a comparable role. Preferably gained in the bio-technology, food or pharmaceutical industry
  • Substantive know how to organise processes in a Controlled Production Manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge of control systems like PLC, PCS, DCS and SCADA. BBio uses Siemens S7, TIA Portal, PCS7 and Simatic Batch where possible.
  • Preferably knowledge of GMP and GaMP quality systems.
  • Good command (word and writing) of English.

 

       

CSV Consultant

CSV Consultant   Reference: TPS032  
SALARY Negotiable   LOCATION Netherlands
JOB TYPE Contract (12 months)   DATE POSTED 16/01/2018
INDUSTRY Pharmaceutical      
         
DESCRIPTION        
Validation Engineer IT

Purpose of the function:

The Validation Engineer IT is responsible for managing IT validations from start to finish (also often referred to as computerised system validation). For …………………. this concerns the validation of IT systems that are typical for pharmaceutical production companies, including ………………………………………. The so-called Process Control systems, such as SCADA systems that are used to control and monitor production lines, also belong to this category.

Main tasks and responsibilities:

Performing GMP impact assessments.
Ensure that the quality requirements from the regulations and …………… standards are translated correctly to the user requirements of a system. Consider requirements regarding Back-up & Restore, Incident Management, Disaster Recovery, Electronic Records and Electronic Signatures.
Determine and implement a validation approach for the system (including any interfaces).
Facilitating so-called Design Verification (or Design Qualification) sessions;
Managing the tests according to a structured and formally established procedure.
Assess and report the test results. Review deviations and corrective measures and coordinate possible re-tests.
Ensure that suppliers comply with Astellas standards for design, documentation and validation.

Professional profile:

Educational attainment
Minimum HBO level (or thinking level)
Knowledge of the formulation and packaging processes.
Preferably knowledge of Electronic Batch Records Systems, Laboratory Information Systems or systems that are comparable in terms of complexity and degree of integration.
Knowledge of GMP regulations (Eudralex Volume 4, 21 CFR Parts 210, 211 and 11) and ISPE Good Practice Guides (GAMP5).
Knowledge of ICT and Industrial Automation.
Knowledge of System Life Cycle methodologies.
Competences Planning and organizing.
Analytical skills.
Quality-oriented and accurate work.
Excellent communication skills in word and writing both in English and in Dutch.
Experience
Minimum 5 years experience in the pharmaceutical or medical device industry or laboratory.
Minimum 3 years experience with the validation of computer systems in the aforementioned industries.
Experience with the validation of an Electronic Batch Records Systems, Laboratory Information Systems or systems that are comparable in terms of complexity and degree of integration.
Experience with System Life Cycle methodologies.

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Senior Control Engineer (Ireland)

Senior Control Engineer    Reference: TPS018  
SALARY Negotiable LOCATION Ireland
JOB TYPE Permanent DATE POSTED 17/08/2017
INDUSTRY Pharmaceutical
  PLC focused  Allen Bradley
DESCRIPTION HMI SCADA Wonderware
Established automation System Integrator in Ireland requires experienced Controls Engineers to engage on two separate projects in Ireland (Cork or Limerick). The position is focused in the healthcare/nutrition space and will require you will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience working with validated Automation systems in the pharmaceutical manufacturing environment.

The suitable candidate for this position will be responsible for;

  • Development and implementation of software solutions through change control as required while understanding impact of actions to Manufacturing and Facilities equipment.
  • Ability to program, diagnose and troubleshoot Allen Bradley Rockwell PLC and HMI application for automated process equipment.
  • Provide technical and automation operational support to Engineering, Manufacturing, Validation and Facilities departments.

My client requests that your profile shows a good level of long-term commitment on Permanent opportunities in previous careers. They offer high level of investment in their candidates i.e training courses, skill development.

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Validation Engineer

VALIDATION ENGINEER   Reference: TPS004  
SALARY: Negotiable LOCATION: North West England
JOB TYPE: Permanent DATE POSTED: 01/03/2017
 
DESCRIPTION  INDUSTRY  Pharmaceutical
Responsibilities:

Leader in Industrial Automation requires a Validation Engineer who will be responsible for ensuring that all manufacturing processes, packing operations, equipment, cleaning, utilities/facilities, computer and analytical methods are fully validated to meet the expected and operational requirements and GMP regulatory requirements.

The suitable candidate must have at least 5 years’ experience in Validation (Computer System/Process/Project/Equipment/Cleaning etc.) within the Biotech/Med Device/ Pharmaceutical (FDA/MHRA regulated industries).