Automation Engineer

Bausch + Lomb Ireland
Employment Type
Not disclosed
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Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health business of Bausch Health Companies Inc., is solely focused on making people see better to live better. The company has a 40-year track record of growth and diversification in Waterford – Ireland’s oldest city. 

From Waterford, Bausch + Lomb supplies eye health products to people across the world.

The company’s success in Waterford has been built on a great team who between them have thousands of years of experience of delivering the highest quality every time. As the facility has grown, new opportunities have been created for skilled people to join the team and take their careers to the next level in a global company with deep local roots in Waterford.

Automation & Controls Systems Engineer is responsible for technical leadership of engineering projects and Project Management for new medical device manufacturing systems, products and cost improvements – with an emphasis on vision systems, software and database design effectiveness and consistency.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development and implementation of hardware and software automation solutions for capital projects.
  • Implement integrated solutions for product line and/or capacity expansions.
  • Identify improvement opportunities and provide business case analysis to quantify and justify automation projects. 
  • Develop URS documentation for hardware, machine controls and DCS/ PLC/ SCADA/ MES software systems.
  • Work with internal resources and external system vendors to ensure successful applications development through to manufacturing validation.
  • Liaise with SQA, QA and Operations to successfully validate software systems to industry benchmark standards.
  • Develop and implement new technologies and systems to support R&D projects.  Provide controls and machine vision support to other stakeholder groups (Operations, Laboratories, etc.) as required.
  • Provide training support, comprehensive systems documentation packages and preventative maintenance procedures for systems applications.
  • Create and adhere to project schedules and budgets in line with overall program goals.
  • Manage project schedules to ensure work is assigned and completed on time and within budget. 
  • Manage project scope to customer expectations. Manage and approve scope changes.
  • Communicate project information to all stakeholders (across many sites). Manage project communications and performance tracking metrics.
  • Identify, manage, track and resolve project issues.  Interface with internal and external customers and vendors.
  • Ensure project teams follow the standard processes and procedures.
  • Job will require travel to project mix dictates.

Key Requirements:

  • Education:  Bachelor’s and/ or Master’s Degree in Electrical/ Electronic Engineering or Computer Science or other relevant technical equivalent. 
  • Knowledge of software development life-cycle approaches, GAMP, 21 CFR Part 11, SPC, DOE, statistical analysis, machine vision principles and Project Management Institute certification a plus. 
  • Specialized Training in a number of the following areas would be advantageous:  ISO-9000, GAMP, NFPA-79, various PLC platforms including AB, Iconics product suite, WonderWare, VB.Net Programming, C/C++, SQL, Oracle, Access, Minitab, Solidworks, AutoCAD, Microsoft Project.
  • Experience:  a minimum of 5 year’s experience of software development, integration, testing and validation; project management of automated high-volume low-cost manufacturing systems including vision systems, cameras, PLC’s, motion control, robotics, HMI’s and SCADA.  Extensive hands-on experience with medical device and/or pharmaceutical production required (cGMP / FDA regulated environment).  Experience desired with automated precision material handling, high-speed cartoning and machine vision systems.
  • Automatic measurement and reporting of OEE and related production data is desirable.
  • Use of skills and experience in design of new systems and the improvement of existing ones.
  • Self-directed, excellent communication skills on technical subjects. Ability to form relationships with stakeholders from many sites and work within cross functional teams. 

The masculine is used in this publication without prejudice for the sake of conciseness.
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