Automation Engineer, Open to flexible working
This is an opportunity to join the Automation Engineering team at GSK Montrose, where you will be exposed to a wide variety of instrument equipment and automation systems. You will be responsible for providing technical support for all instrument & automation matters on site including contributing to safety, quality, validation, policy, standards, maintenance and more. You will be a critical member of teams working on projects, plant modifications, continuous improvement initiatives, EHS programmes and maintenance operations and will contribute towards design, installation, commissioning and continued maintenance of instrument & automaton systems on site.
You will be accountable for design and implementation of instrument & automaton equipment compliant to GMP standards, making sure company engineering policies are correctly implemented. You will establish maintenance routines for new equipment, seek to continually improve existing maintenance routines and will ensure all changes are made via appropriate change control procedures. You will also contribute to engineering audits and will be involved in all stages of the Functional Safety Lifecycle.
Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Provide special technical knowledge for instrumentation, process control and automation support on the Montrose site, mainly for safety, quality, CS validation, policies, standards, instrument maintenance, training & mentoring instrument and control staff.
- Be responsible for the creation and implementation of plant modifications, software changes, M-ERP's data, routines and maintenance tasks
- Ensure process control and automation systems are designed to be compliant with regulatory standards and best practice (safety, quality & GSK standards)
- Providing authorisation of SOP's, Engineering drawings, system changes and control system validation documentation
- Liaise with site teams, project shared services, Quality and Technical departments in the development of project and modification scope, details and execution plans.
- Acting as the maintenance nominee on specific projects and ensuring maintenance routines and appropriate spares are in place.
- Continuous improvement of plant, equipment and maintenance techniques to deliver better, faster, lower cost products.
- Carrying out failure investigations and recommending improvements in design or maintenance practices.
- Troubleshooting to facilitate decisions and provide solutions
- Auditing maintenance and plant operations for compliance with relevant engineering standards and statutory requirements (e.g. GES's/SEP's, ISA standards).
- Generation and approval of functional design specifications, detailed design specifications, source code reviews, test specifications, and test reports. Review and approval of control/automation philosophy, control system URS, computer systems validation plan.
- Understand the full implications of EHS and quality regulations and applies them in line with procedures, including responsibility for the approval of regulatory documents and designs and procedures.
To really excel in this position you will need to thrive on variety. There will be a learning curve at the start while you pick up GSK's systems, processes and paperwork and you must be both adaptable and determined to pursue and deliver on engineering works effectively and to continually deliver results. You will need to prioritise successfully and to balance your work by identifying the most critical workloads and working with stakeholders to manage their expectations of your time. This role will also act as a support function for the engineering techs and so you will need to be patient and supportive and able to guide and mentor your colleagues.
CLOSING DATE for applications: Monday 22nd April (COB)
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- Time served engineer and/or suitably qualified in an engineering discipline
- Proven competency in hazardous area equipment/instrumentation design, installation and maintenance
- Detailed knowledge of process control system programming and configuration with the relevant systems on site - Emerson DeltaV, Allen Bradley PLC
- The ability to interpret circuit diagram and other engineering drawings, interpret computer logic, perform fault diagnosis, analyse data and use relevant computer systems e.g. SAP
- Proven technical knowledge of manufacturing plant Instrumentation. Predominately covering a variety of Temperature, Pressure, Flow and Humidity measurement devices and control.
- Detailed knowledge required of instrumentation and control systems and be able to interpret and implement standards (e.g. S88, , IEC61511, IEC61508) and implement engineering solutions.
- Experience in a process or manufacturing industry
- Additional qualifications of training are beneficial
- Degree qualified in a relevant field or with commensurate experience preferred
- Membership of The Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) or Institute of Measurement & Control (IMC)
- Working knowledge of validation as applied to control and instrument systems
- Additional training in functional safety qualifications (CFSP or equivalent)
- Able to provide input to site plans to allow continuous improvement of standards to meet engineering and regulatory expectations.
- Pharmaceutical experience
- Hands on experience in SAP for maintenance management
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