Automation Manager

Posted 15 May 2023
Salary€90000 - €100000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Job type Permanent
DisciplineEngineering Leaders and Specialists
ContactAisling Clements

Job description

Our client is global leader in the pharmaceutical sector, who are truly making a difference to peoples' lives. They are passionate about their responsibility and impact that they make and have fostered a high-performance cultural environment to support this.

With a global workforce of 38,000, this leading pharmaceutical organisation aim to deliver increased access to affordable, quality medicines for patients worldwide. With high-quality global manufacturing, scientific excellence and a vast supply chain network, they are uniquely positioned to improve access to medicine for patients worldwide.

There is now an opportunity for an experienced Automation Manager to join their state-of-the-art manufacturing operation in North Dublin.

The Position

As an experienced leader within the Engineering Department, you will be involved in planning across sustaining activities and project-based work simultaneously. Working closely with the on-site IT group to roll out global initiatives is also an important component of the role. This is a challenging position within a complex manufacturing environment and will require flexibility and a creative approach to problem solving.

  • Reporting into the Director of Engineering, this position sits within an established team of professionals and will manage a team of talented engineers, both staff and contractors.

  • You will work closely with this group allocating work, prioritising workloads and overseeing performance appraisals for the group.

  • Expertise in designing and mapping sustaining work in addition to ongoing operational support plans.

  • Liaise closely with business partners and internal stakeholders to support manufacturing operations successfully.

  • You will support the resolution of deviations; running investigations across equipment and processes, system failures and under-performance ensuring root cause analysis is carried out, a solution is delivered, and corrective actions are implemented as required for high-speed filling, assembly, and packaging equipment.

  • Contribute to lean initiatives within engineering specifically focused on process improvements impacting operational activities.

  • Maintaining the validated state of the automation systems and to carrying out control system revalidation.

  • Support internal and external audits.

The Person

  • All applications must have a degree in Engineering with a minimum of 5 years' experience within a manufacturing environment.

  • The right person will have experience within a highly regulated GMP manufacturing operation, Pharma, Med-Device and Biotech sectors preferable.

  • Experience of system integration using Ethernet, ASi, Profibus and other industrial interfaces.

  • Experience of working with vendor on obsolescence and system upgrade projects.

  • Flexible approach to work and a positive attitude will be a good fit with the team dynamic.

  • Be collaborative and a genuine team player.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of and experience working on succession plans and mentoring others.

  • Engage cross functionally to deliver on process improvement projects in conjunction with a site-based team.

The Benefits

  • €90,000 - €100,000.

  • Performance bonus.

  • Family healthcare plan.

  • Pension contribution scheme.

  • Shared profit scheme.

  • Life assurance.

  • Parking.

To discover more about this opportunity, apply now or contact Aisling Clements at HRM on +353 87 7521041 for a confidential discussion.