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Automation Lead

Date Posted: June 7, 2024

Job Description

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Automation Lead Engineer to join our dynamic team in France for a new biopharmaceutical production facility project. The ideal candidate will take on a leadership role in designing and implementing cutting-edge automation solutions to enhance bioproduction processes and ensure regulatory compliance.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the design, development, and implementation of automation solutions for a new biopharmaceutical production facility, utilizing advanced technologies such as Siemens PLCs, HMI, and SCADA systems to optimize manufacturing efficiency and reliability.
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including process engineering, quality assurance, and IT, to integrate automation systems seamlessly into the new facility’s infrastructure, ensuring compatibility and scalability for future growth.
  • Provide technical expertise and mentorship to junior engineers and technicians, fostering a culture of innovation, continuous improvement, and technical excellence.
  • Oversee the programming, testing, and debugging of automation software, ensuring optimal performance, functionality, and compliance with industry standards.
  • Develop and enforce protocols and standards for automation system development, documentation, and maintenance, ensuring regulatory compliance and data integrity, particularly with GMP and GAMP guidelines.
  • Lead the commissioning, qualification, and validation activities for automation systems, coordinating with internal and external stakeholders to meet project timelines and objectives.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, emerging technologies, and regulatory requirements related to automation in biopharmaceutical manufacturing, incorporating best practices into project designs and strategies.

Required Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Automation Engineering, or a related field. An advanced degree is preferred.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in automation engineering, with at least 5 years in a leadership or supervisory role, preferably within the biopharmaceutical or pharmaceutical industry.
  • Proven expertise in automation technologies, particularly Siemens PLCs, HMI, and SCADA systems, with a strong understanding of bioprocessing requirements.
  • Strong knowledge of regulatory requirements such as GMP, GAMP, and FDA guidelines related to automation in biopharmaceutical manufacturing.
  • Demonstrated track record of leading successful automation projects from conception to implementation, including commissioning and validation, within the biopharmaceutical sector.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and external partners.
  • Strong problem-solving abilities and attention to detail, with a commitment to delivering high-quality results on time and within budget.

If you are keen to grow your career with this job, apply with us and send us your resume now. All shortlisted candidates will be contacted shortly.

Reference no.: 122-4948-2918-NW

Registration no.: 968446516E

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