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Automation Engineer

Type Permanent

Salary Negotiable

Location Louth

Ref # 8056

Our client is a premier provider of vaccine services (from discovery to commercialization) with global customers in the biopharmaceutical and healthcare industries. They have asked Barden to help strengthen their team by identifying a talented Automation Engineer to join their team. The successful candidate will get to play their part in the drive to improve biologics and improve the lives of patients worldwide.


This role is a key hire for the business and its remit offers the opportunity for someone to really influence the standards and efficiencies required by the site.

Automation System Maintenance Management:

  • Ensure the optimal performance of PLC and DCS systems, meeting regulatory standards with precision.
  • Conduct regular maintenance for Building Management Systems (BMS), ensuring seamless building operations.
  • Manage spare parts inventory efficiently, balancing critical availability with cost-effectiveness.
  • Develop and refine Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for streamlined control system operations.
  • Lead automation projects from planning to execution, prioritizing reliability and compliance.

Computer System Validation Management:

  • Support robust computer system validation efforts to ensure compliance and operational suitability.
  • Maintain data integrity across computerized systems, adhering to regulatory requirements.
  • Assist with audits, domestically and internationally, to ensure compliance.
  • Manage user accounts, time synchronization, and data backup for computerized systems.


Key Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer/Process Automation.
  • 2-5 years of automation engineering experience.
  • Experience of BMS Automation System Management
  • Strong project management skills in automation.
  • Previous experience of GMP & EHS regulations.
  • Proactive and results-oriented mindset.
  • Exceptional organizational and problem-solving abilities.


Hi, we’re Barden.  We’re the Partner Led Talent Advisory & Recruitment Firm that puts Talent first. With practices across Accounting & Tax, Business Support, Financial Services, Legal, Life Sciences, Supply Chain, and Technology, we help build world-class teams for Ireland’s top companies and we help top Talent achieve their ambitions. Simple.

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