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Job Description

An Automation Lead is required by Careerwise recruitment to work with our Dublin based pharmaceutical client.

Role of this position

  • Lead a Team of Automation (Process Engineers (DCS)) and MES Engineers with responsibility for DCS, PLC, SCADA, FMS, Historian, MES systems and relevant Level 2&3 networks.
  • Ensure batch recipes and Electronic Batch Records (EBRs) are maintained and aligned with manufacturing requirements.
  • Maintaining validated state of existing automated systems and participation in validation activities for new systems (e.g. preparation, review and approval of various plans/protocols as required).
  • Fully support Data Integrity initiatives
  • Continuously evaluate developments in automation practices and standards, implement related improvement programmes.
  • Provide technical support for site and global projects requiring automation input.
  • Manage team resources to support projects that involve process control modifications.


  • An honours degree in Automation/Electronics/Controls/Electrical or Chemical Engineering or related discipline.
  • Project management qualifications would be beneficial.
  • Experience in the specification, configuration, qualification and day to day management of Automation systems (DCS/ PLC/ SCADA) within a regulated environment is mandatory.
  • Experience and/or education in managing a team would be an expectation for this role.
  • Experience gained in a Pharmaceutical Manufacturing setting would be an advantage.

Please call Michael O'Connor today for further information on 091-452410 or email
CareerWise Recruitment (In Search of Excellence) Established in 1999, CareerWise Recruitment specialises in recruitment of management and technical professionals for the life sciences, ICT, engineering, food and agri sectors. We operate out of multiple locations in Ireland and have offices in Cork, Shannon, Galway, Mayo and Dublin. By applying for this position, you are consenting to allow CareerWise Recruitment to process and retain your data in accordance with our Privacy Policy, contained on our website for the purposes of providing career opportunities. CareerWise Recruitment accepts that you do not wish your personal data, including your CV, to be forwarded to any client company without your prior consent and gives an absolute assurance that this wish will always be respected. Please feel free to contact us if you have any queries or wish to withdraw or amend your consent.

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Engineering & Technical

Cork Office

CareerWise Recruitment. EastGate Village, EastGate, Little Island, Cork.

Phone: +353 (0) 21 206 1900