Automation Engineer Opportunities

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Automation Engineer Opportunities

Hours:  40 hours per week
Salary: Competitive
Ref No: HRJOB6568
Business Unit: Almac Central Services
Location: Craigavon
Open To: Internal and External Applicants

The Company

Almac is an exceptional, award winning, drug development solutions provider at the forefront of the pharmaceutical industry.  We are a privately owned organisation that has organically grown over 50 years and now employs in excess of 5,600 highly skilled personnel worldwide.  Our Global headquarters is located in Craigavon, Northern Ireland with additional operations throughout Europe (UK, Ireland), across the US (Pennsylvania, North Carolina and California) and in Asia (Singapore and Japan). 

The Role

We have a number of opportunities for experienced Automation Engineers to join our rapidly growing team at our global HQ in Craigavon.

As part of the role you will be responsible for;

  • Providing technical support for new and existing automation systems both on site and globally
  • Apply knowledge of automation systems to manage the specification, design, and implementation of building automation and process control solutions
  • Manage the upgrade/patching/modification of existing systems
  • Commissioning of automation systems, and manage the resolution of deficiencies through to completion
  • Identifying new technology that could be used to provide real business benefit to the Almac group

The focus of the work will be to ensure that automation systems operate efficiently and safely, and in compliance with cGXP regulation as part of a busy team within a rapidly growing organisation, operating within a challenging industry you will benefit from the numerous personal and professional developmental opportunities available throughout the Almac group.

Essential Criteria

HND in Engineering discipline

Experience in delivering excellent results and projects in the pharmaceutical industry or other manufacturing environment

Experience of providing support, maintenance, or system administration for existing automation systems

Experience of specification, design, installation, commissioning automation systems (PLC, SCADA, DCS, etc)

Desirable Criteria

(The following criteria may be applied if a large pool of applicants exist)

BEng or BSc in Software Engineering, Electronic Engineering or Automation related subject

Qualification in an IT/IS related subject

Chartered engineering status.

Experience of specification, design, installation commissioning of Building Management Systems such as Eurotherm Wonderware, Schneider or Cylon

Experience on Emerson DeltaV- DCS configuration to include new installations and modifications on existing plant.

Field instrumentation experience (specifying, configuring, troubleshooting, etc), and understanding low voltage electrical designs and drawings

Experience on Siemens PLC Systems and WinCC

Please demonstrate clearly on your CV how you meet the criteria


Competitive salary
Family friendly flexible working
Annual bonus
Employee recognition programme
Learning and development opportunities and support
Health promotions
Enhanced pension contribution
Long service awards
34 days annual leave allowance
Marriage leave
Free car parking
Moving house leave
Subsidised restaurant
Paid medical appointments
Bereavement Leave
Occupational sick pay
Enhanced maternity pay
On site physiotherapist
Critical illness policy
Perks discount scheme
Death in service benefit
Westfield healthcare benefit

(Full detail including eligibility criteria is outlined in the company handbook)

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Closing date: 27th June 2021 at 5pm


  • Permanent
  • Craigavon
  • Closing date: Sunday 27 Jun 2021
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