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Automation Engineer (Biotechnology Facility)

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Automation Engineer (Biotechnology Facility) - near Lucerne

Clintec is currently looking to hire an experienced Automation Engineer to join our sponsor based team near Lucerne, Switzerland. This is a permanent, full time opportunity.

Responsibilities include:

Provide key automation support for various manufacturing systems such as PLC, SCADA, DCS, and OEM systems in Biotech Operations.
Support and/or Direct Continuous Improvement projects with automation review of equipment specifications, P&IDs, and System Life Cycle documentation.
Responsible for trouble-shooting challenging equipment / automation issues to improve manufacturing performance (e.g. yield improvements, etc.), changes to support new products, and maintaining the automation systems in compliance with cGMPs.
Lead automation related investigations into deviations and implement the corrective actions. 

Limited off shift work may be required to meet project, operations, and qualification needs.

Required Experience and Skills: 

One (1) year experience in PLC/SCADA control systems with proven ability to program/troubleshoot PLC applications and make code modifications. 

Thorough knowledge of computer validation/SLC requirements and automation change control procedures 

Ability to communicate effectively using the German AND English language, both written and verbal.
2+ years of automation controls experience or Bachelor degree in science discipline

Preferred Experience and Skills:

Three (3) years’ experience in automation function, or engineering function for Biologics, Food, Medical Devices, or Pharmaceutical industries.
Experience with development and implementation of industrial controls such as SCADA (Wonderware, iFix), PLC applications (Siemens, Allen Bradley), DCS (Delta V), Historian (PI)
I/O Networking experience is preferred (i.e. Ethernet/IP, OPC, Profinet, ControlNet, Profinet, DeviceNet, and ModBus protocols).
Basic Networking experience.
Commissioning and Qualification test protocol development and execution.

Company Information:

Clintec AG in Zug is a global CRO present in over 50 countries worldwide. We are currently working on strategic assignments as a pharmaceutical service provider with several major multinational pharmaceutical companies in Switzerland. As part of our expansion to our established team in Switzerland, we have a number of exciting opportunities available.

By working for Clintec you will have exposure to interesting assignments with leading players in global pharma R&D, and hence you can further your career in a dynamic, stable environment where you can be assured of rewarding benefits.

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