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Automation Engineer
Cosham, Hampshire
Salary: Negotiable
Job Type: Contract
Start Date:
Job Reference: BBBH22501
Added: 07 Apr 2021
Job Description
An exciting opportunity has arisen in one of the largest, reputable, global companies based in Cosham, Portsmouth for a highly experienced Automation Engineer.

As an Automation Engineer, you will work within the R&D group to develop instrumentation, new technologies and automation on products and platforms for the Biopharmaceutical, Biotechnology and other markets.


*You will be a valuable part of the organization by helping to develop automation from the early phase, managing specifications, design, industrialization, and transfer to manufacturing as part of a global multi-disciplinary product development team.
*You will apply your expertise by working with process experts to translate bioprocess requirements into automated system user requirements and functional specifications.
*You will cooperate with automation suppliers to review technical documents e.g. software design specifications and authoring documentation for internal audiences as well as end users.
*You will show your engagement in the project by defining what tests need to be performed on the automated system to meet the functional requirements then execute these test procedures.
*You will be contributing to the development of the company by providing ongoing expertise for technical problem-solving post launch and by collaborating with maintenance teams during development and assisting with generation of strong maintenance procedures.
Experience Required
*Minimum degree or equivalent in a relevant Engineering field or Computer Science degree with relevant automation experience.
*5+ years' experience in an industrial Automation Engineering or a relevant Product Design role.
*Proven track record of product development including management of outside contractors, automation architecture design, authorship of specifications, maintenance of appropriate documentation and ability to work within a global multi-disciplinary team.
*Demonstrated success in leadership including developing and executing project plans and reporting plans/results to management.


*PLC and HMI programming (Siemens, Rockwell and Wonderware System Platform).
*Knowledge of industrial control panel design and electrical drawings.
*Knowledge or experience of building/designing SCADA systems.
*Knowledge or experience of building/designing batch control recipe managers according to ISA-88.
*Knowledge or experience of the biopharmaceutical industry and applicable security regulations for automated systems such as 21 CFR part 11.
*Experience with developing products for use in GMP environments including a working knowledge of GAMP 5 lifecycle management and development strategies.
*Familiarity with common communications protocols such as OPC-DA/UA and Modbus (serial and Ethernet).

Other requirements

*To work safely and to comply with the company's health, safety and environmental (HSE) policies and procedures

Please note, that this role is for 12 months and will be paid weekly at a competitive rate.

Acorn Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.
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