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MES Automation Engineer - Biopharma Posted Jun 16
Quanta Consultancy Services , Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
 
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MES Automation Engineer required by a world leading biopharmaceutical company on an initial 12-month contract basis.

This role is predominantly based from Dublin with regular travel to a site in the Midlands during commissioning stage.

Manufacturing Execution System (MES) Automation Engineer shall be responsible, as part of the client team, for the development and delivery of the Automation MES System (Syncade) to enable the start-up, commissioning and qualification of both our new Manufacturing Facilities being built in Dublin and the Midlands. Both facilities are expected to be fully operational in 2019.

The successful applicant will participate in the development and implementation of an MES Solution and will support the delivery of a robust, compliant and cost effective MES solutions in line with agreed timelines for these key capital projects.

A common design approach is to be taken to the development of the core MES application components across both sites. The applicant will be expected to input to this common design approach in the initial stages of the project (6-8) months. Travel will be expected between both sites. Principal Responsibilities:

Operate as front line MES resource supporting the site(s) MES introduction.

The MES automation engineer will contribute to the definition of the technical strategy for execution of the MES scope.

The MES automation engineer will ensure technical alignment between the areas in the MES project by defining, describing and communicating design and participating in design reviews, model/Prototype reviews, etc., and input on technical elements of the design.

Work closely with the system integrator to design and deliver a fully qualified, fit for purpose MES.

Interact with equipment vendors to ensure MES integration requirements are met during procurement.

The MES automation engineer will also be tasked with co-ordination of the development of the MES software and hardware to ensure alignment with the project schedule.

Ensures the right technical prioritisation in the project.

Work closely with and gather information from other departments to ensure deliverables are ready in time for the different milestones throughout the project, Automation, Operations, Quality, Tech Services, CQV, ERP and Warehouse. Qualifications: 

Experience with MES implementation or upgrade projects. (PAS-X, Syncade)

Strong exposure to MES technologies, including automated data collection, automation (DeltaV), workflow, database application, and interfacing to ERP.

Experience of eBR design.

Strong knowledge of business processes used within the Pharma/Lifesciences industry.

Capability to define and set technical direction for the MES vendor team.

Min. of 5 years' experience in the biotech environment delivering MES automation design.

Strong understanding of production processes used in a drug substance Upstream/Downstream process.

Ability to constructively challenge, defend and present technical aspects of system design.

Desired skills:

Databases, SQL, VB.

BS in computer or engineering/sciences related discipline and significant experience in the Pharmaceutical/Life Sciences industry. Please apply now for theis excellent long term contract opportunity.

Employment Type: Contract
Duration: 12 months initially

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