Job Description

  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Job Location: Cork
  • Date Posted: Posted 2 weeks ago
  • Salary:Competitive
  • Date ClosesCloses 04/07/2022

Company Background:

ABEC has been a leading supplier to the biopharmaceutical manufacturing industry for over 45 years. ABEC’s unique value is based on combining long experience with the ability to engineer, design, manufacture, commission, qualify, and service the entire bioprocess to reduce overall cost, shorten time to market, and maximise productivity. ABEC’s products include process and equipment engineering/consulting services, comprehensive site services, bioreactors and fermenters, filtration and chromatography systems, prep and hold systems, and cleaning/sterilisation systems.

Position Summary:

Automation Engineer works under the direction of the Automation Manager and also utilise independent judgment to perform the day-to-day project duties of designing, developing and releasing deliverables used in the fabrication of equipment for pilot and commercial scale biopharmaceutical manufacturing (Primarily piping assemblies for fluid & gas handling and motorized agitation systems).  Primary responsibility involves generating design plans utilising Autodesk Inventor and AutoCAD software.  This position requires a high level of attention to detail along with the ability to develop a strong understanding of the ASME BPE Bioprocessing Equipment design standards.


Ø  Assume project lead to interface with customer and ensure customer satisfaction. (Travel as requested)

Ø  Executes quality management plan in accordance with quality standards.

Ø  Understand all project requirements and objectives.

Ø  Defines automation scope of work and develops all required specifications.

Ø  Estimates automation hardware, software and manpower requirements.

Ø  Coordinates design and/or manufacturing and software efforts to ensure compliance.

Ø  Forecast and communicate status as required.

Ø  Support design and manufacturing with integration of system controls as requested.

Ø  Programs PLC, OIT, HMI, DCS controllers and smart instruments as requested.

Ø  Manages automation employees or contractors in execution of work.

Ø  Accounts for all contractor resources assigned to project.

Ø  Assists with Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) and Site Acceptance Tests (SAT)

Ø  May evaluate and recommend automation upgrades to existing equipment or systems.

Ø  Supports Field Services with respect to automation needs both planned and unscheduled.

Ø  Maintain organized project and/or software records.

Ø  Control project cost.

Ø  Meeting Project schedules.

Ø  Write and/or execute test plans as required.

Ø  Provide training to end user(s).

Ø  Provide technical support to customers, sales and marketing.

Ø  Execute other tasks as assigned.

Ø  Ability to travel when required.


Ø  Honours Degree (Level 8) in Electrical Engineering or related discipline or equivalent automation related job experience.

Ø  5 years with current automation systems experience.

Ø  3 years RSLogix and FTView Studio experience knowledge preferred.

Ø  Current automation and control systems design, development, and programming from scope and P&ID framework.

Ø  Proficiency with RSLogix and FTView Studio applications and MS Office 2007/2010 applications.

Ø  English language proficiency, both written and oral speaking skills.

Ø  Bio-Pharm or Pharmaceutical industry experience and GAMP 5 Proficient with hardware/software platforms including Allen-Bradley, Delta V, Siemens, DCS.

Ø  Detail oriented with a solid understanding of current programming standards, industry design fundamentals, and related simulation/de-bugging processes.

Ø  Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Ø  Good organisational skills with the ability to multi-task across functional groups.

Ø  Must work well both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

Ø  Limited travel will be required (not expected to exceed 20%). International travel possible.

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