Automation Engineer


For our client, an international company based in Neuchâtel, we are looking for an Automation Engineer.

In the Global Manufacturing and Supply team, you’ll be part of a rapidly transforming industry that’s applying technology and data in new ways. Within our agile, innovative, people-centric organization, your work will matter every day as you use your skills to help us manufacture therapies for patients on our four platforms.

General Information:

  • Start date: ASAP
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Workplace: Neuchâtel
  • Workload: 100%

About the role:

  • Within the Engineering Automation department, you will be part of a team of engineers managed by the Operational Automation Supervisor. As an administrator or System Owner of certain equipment, you will be responsible for technical support (hot line), investigating, maintaining and improving the automation of the production equipment in use.
  • You will also participate in site improvements changes in collaboration with with multi-disciplinary team and you will also provide support for automation validation activities.
  • As an administrator or System Owner you will be asked to provide Automation expertise in the investigation of deviations or other problems.

Your responsibilities:

  • Responsible for and administrator of automated systems linked to the production equipment of the site.
  • Support the demands of our different partners as an Automation expert.
  • od kledge in PLC and Supervision software development (Rockwell Control Logix and IFIX (GE ) Supervision).
  • Carry out FAT (factory acceptance tests) and SAT (site acceptance tests) tests and commissioning of automated systems.
  • Respect and promote the EHS (environment, health, safety) rules in force on the site and participate in the improvement of the intervention conditions by a proactive attitude.

Your profile:

  • Bachelor of Sciences HES as an engineer in Automation or equivalent.
  • 2-3 years of experience in the field of biotechnology or the medical/pharmaceutical industry.
  • Experience in writing functional and design specifications.
  • Demonstrated kledge of GMP (good manufacturing practices) requirements and biopharmaceutical industry regulations and standards related to qualification and validation.
  • Dynamic and willing character with a strong team spirit.
  • Technical curiosity and ability to learn and share skills.
  • Methodical and rigorous in work with an ability to analyze / solve problems.
  • od verbal and written communication in French, English is an asset.
  • Kledge and use of standard computer tools.
  • Reliable, serious and organised can describe you.

Nice to have:

  • Kledge of biotechnology technologies and processes, with proven experience in computerized and automated systems in this field.
  • OsiSoft PI and Inmation (Emerson) proficiency.