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INSTRUMENTATION & CONTROL ENGINEER required by CareerWise Recruitment for our BioTech client for their new project in Limerick. This is a contract role on a 24+ months contract. The INSTRUMENTATION & CONTROL ENGINEER will provide Instrumentation, Process Measurement and Control Theory expertise and support for the site and for capital projects.

Role of this position

  • The following are typically the key tasks that would be expected of the role: Instrumentation Discipline and Technical Leadership, Instrument Specifications, Standards for Maintenance and Calibration process and procedures
  • Provide day-to-day operation's support related to the site instrumentation. This includes working with Technical Services and Operations personnel to trouble shoot issues, making changes to instrumentation in line with site change control procedures and site standards and responding to system events.
  • Knowledge Sharing - Help to facilitate standards and best practices application on the site.
  • Instrument data sheet reviews.
  • Meetings with packaged equipment vendors and design firms to ensure Lilly instrument standards are being followed to provide consistency for the entire site.
  • Provide support to the construction firms to ensure instruments are being delivered on time, in good condition, and are being installed correctly.
  • Provide oversight with the E&I contractor to ensure wiring from devices to control panels is being installed correctly.
  • Support walkdowns as instruments, skids, panels, etc. are being installed.
  • Support FAT for the project from an instrumentation standpoint.
  • Provide oversight on the initial calibrations that will be performed in the Lilly CMMS system, GMARS. This will require work with the contractors that will be performing calibrations to ensure information is being documented appropriately, correct standards are being used, etc.
  • Devising process control strategies for control systems in collaboration with Automation and Process Engineering
  • Process Control Engineering including design, tuning and troubleshooting of control loops
  • Developing a 'network' of corporate contacts and leveraging corporate expertise when needed
  • In carrying out his/her responsibilities, the role is expected to work very closely with a wide spectrum of disciplines/people.


  • Bachelors Degree in Applied Physics and Instrumentation, Electrical or Electronic Engineering or qualifications in other relevant engineering discipline with appropriate experience.
  • At least 5 years working experience in Biopharma engineering, operations, or manufacturing.
  • Significant experience in measurements, process control and instrumentation.
  • Demonstrated ability to participate in and facilitate decision-making.
  • Demonstrated initiative, good planning and organisational skills, ability to prioritise tasks, commitment to task completion and timelines.
  • Possess a keen technical curiosity and has demonstrated strong problem-solving skills and a desire for continuous improvement.
  • Strong collaborative skills with an ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence peers and business partners.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills for both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Knowledge of GMP, regulatory requirements, computer system validation Preferable
  • Knowledge of project and vendor management Preferable
  • Experience in DCS or PLC design or coding an advantage Preferable.

Please call Conor Twomey today for further information on 087-0907204 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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