Automation Engineer/ Process Control Engineer

Recruiter
AstraZeneca
Location
Macclesfield, Cheshire (GB)
Salary
£30,000-40,000
Posted
27 Sep 2019
Specialism
Chemicals
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Automation Engineer/ Process Control Engineer UK Operations Macclesfield At AstraZeneca we are guided in our work by a strong set of values, and we’re resetting expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. By truly following the science, we pioneer new methods, new thinking and bring cross-discipline teams together. We’re focused on the potential of science to address the unmet needs of patients around the world. We commit to those areas where we think we can really change the course of medicine and bring big new ideas to life. Are you a hardworking and experienced engineer with a background in automation & control looking for your next challenge?If so, this unique opportunity to develop within Operations at AstraZeneca could be for you. You'll be overseeing multiple Oral Solid Dose / Parenteral Packaging assets and a Tablets Formulation facility at our dynamic Macclesfield campus. You'll establish, manage and improve automation and control systems to satisfy manufacturing and compliance demands throughout UK Operations at Macclesfield. Longer term, this role offers several different career development routes with options to continue in technical and project roles or move into other areas of Operations or the wider business. Responsibilities: Sustaining and improving automation and control system performance you will influence the business to enable delivery of manufacturing demands. You will deliver all aspects of automation and control system performance whilst adhering to SHE (Safety, Health and Environment), GMP & Financial regulatory, statutory and company standards. As an Automation Engineer / Process Control Engineer you will be responsible for: • Leading and executing automated equipment validation, including computerised system validation • You will provide expert support for the delivery of new automated systems into a production environment from development to final production handover • Project management of small projects including technical and business change management and budgetary control • Delivering authoritative support to automation system faults and to quality incidents related to automated system functionality • Ongoing management of compliance and obsolescence (hardware and software) • Collaboration with global colleagues and equipment suppliers to ensure systems are designed and developed to best meet business process requirements and business standards • Delivery of automation system coaching to technical and non-technical staff, including Engineering Technicians and Operating Teams • Delivery of local engineering budget for project and day-to-day activities Requirements: As a minimum you will hold an HND/HNC within a relevant engineering discipline. Ideally you will have relevant work experience in a similar role or regulated industry. Essential: • Experience of automation and control systems within a packaging and/or process manufacturing environment e.g. PLC, SCADA, Vision Systems (Scanware, Systech, MT-PCE, Proditec), Data Historian, Industrial Networks • Automation/Computerised systems lifecycle management in line with current GAMP standards • Automation document lifecycle including: URS, FS, SDS, HDS, FAT and SAT documents • Experience working with external suppliers e.g. service level agreements, supplier certification, contract management, service negotiation etc Desirable: Qualified to degree level within a relevant engineering discipline. Member of relevant engineering institution. • Trouble-shooting and resolution of automation and control system issues • Familiar with Lean methodology, you should have the ability to apply lean tools to a service delivery activity • Experienced in working in a regulated industry including knowledge of GMP and SHE requirements • Understanding of Data Integrity • Knowledge of Siemens S7, TIA Portal, WinCC systems Closing date for applications: Midnight Sunday 13th October

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