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Amgen Specialist IS Automation Engineer in Dublin, Ireland

As a member of the Operations IS Automation team, the role will support complex and challenging system automation initiatives.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ownership and administration of equipment control systems in a GMP regulated manufacturing setting

  • Support Drug Product manufacturing within the Formulation, Vial/Syringe Filling, Lyophilisation, Component Preparation and Packaging areas

  • Lead and support system improvements, development of detailed specification, engineering documents, and standard operating procedures

  • Lead technical root cause analysis, incident investigations and troubleshooting issues related to electrical, instrumentation and equipment control systems

  • Support new product introductions or new technology introductions by performing engineering assessments, implementing automation system configuration changes and supporting engineering runs

  • Solving complex problems, project management, lifecycle management and operational excellence

  • Develop and manage change control requests per established SOPs and processes

  • Support a safe working environment by complying with all pertinent environmental health/safety practice, rules and regulations

Preferred Qualification

  • Bachelors in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science, Chemical Engineering, Biotech Engineering or related life science engineering with 7+ years experience in operations/manufacturing environment

  • Manufacturing automation experience in biopharmaceutical Formulation/Fill/Finish or Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) facilities

  • Excellent control systems automation background focused specifically in design, installation, programming, validation and lifecycle maintenance of automated equipment specifically in the areas of Formulation, Vial/Syringe Filling, Lyophilisation and Packaging

  • Experience with Rockwell Automation PLC/SCADA/Batch, Siemens PLC/HMI, iFix, Wonderware, Elau/Kinetix Motion Control, ControlNet, DeviceNet, Profibus and OSIsoft PI Data Historian

  • Knowledge of GAMP software development lifecycle, ANSI/ISA-S88 and S95 industry standards and 21 CFR Part 11

  • Strong network architecture or engineering proficiencies including TCP/IP, Routing, Switching, Network IDS/IPS, Active Directory, Domain Integration and Firewalls

  • Solid leadership, technical writing, and communication/presentation skills

  • Experience in change control, non-conformance, corrective and preventative actions, and validation practices

  • Experience in developing automation strategies for new product introduction and new technology deployment

  • Ability to translate strategic opportunities and emerging technology solutions into tangible pragmatic executable plans

  • Ability to influence the development of business area strategy and IT strategy where appropriate

  • Ensure application of corporate blueprint and standards using business drivers to local business needs and project requirements

  • Development and presentation of project plans to senior management

  • Day to day vendor management and contract negotiations with focus on Automation Systems Integrators and OEM suppliers

  • Independent, self-motivated, organized, able to multi-task in project environments and skilled in communication and collaboration

  • Team player, prepared to work in and embrace a team-based culture that relies on collaboration for effective decision-makingTravel at various times may be required to support execution of projects

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If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.

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