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Title:  Automation Engineer

Requisition ID:  59819
Date:  May 18, 2023

Dublin, Leinster, IE

Department:  Engineering



Working at West means having an opportunity to work by the side of our patients and customers, our global team members and the communities in which we operate – which all help contribute to a Healthier World.


At West, we are by the side of patients. The work we do impacts patients’ lives each and every day – our products are a critical part of healthcare delivery and we are proud of the role we play to improve patient health. We work by the side of our team members. We come together as one global team to deliver for our customers and help them address their challenges. We are a diverse, close-knit community of professionals, where everyone has a voice and opportunity to learn and grow through mutual trust and respect. With a 95 year plus history, we have a track record for success, which includes reported sales of $2.14B in 2020. We serve by the side of our community. Giving back is in our DNA—our team members across more than 50 sites globally are involved with hundreds of charities that have special meaning to them through our West Without Borders team member-led giving program.


Working within the Operations or Development Department supporting new manufacturing projects. Specifying, purchasing and managing the implementation of new manufacturing solutions to meet the requirements of customers’ new product introductions. Reporting directly to the Senior Automation Engineer.

  • Must have a minimum of a National Diploma Engineering (preferably a Degree in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering) and at least 5 years’ experience in technical project management. 
  • Must have high level knowledge both practically and software applications on PLC’s, vision control system with preferable experience on Allen Bradley or Siemens PLC’s & Cognex Vision systems.
  • Must have high level knowledge Barcode Scanning & RFID Automatic Identification and Data Capture used in High Volume Manufacturing.
  • Must have high level knowledge of Industrial Networks architectures (Ethernet IP,Control Net & Profibus) and have an ability to fault find network problems.
  • Must have a very good knowledge of machine control systems and integrated manufacturing control systems including expose to MES and Batch Manufacturing along with Practical experience quering SQL DatabasesMust have a very good knowledge of manufacturing automation, machine design, development and validation process. Excellent understanding on GAMP 5 guidelines will also be an advantage.
  • Preferably have a knowledge of EU-GMP.
  • Preferably worked in either the medical, packaging or technological industries with a good understanding of the regulatory requirements and exposure to serialization.
  • Must have experience in a customer facing environment.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as the ability to accurately document work performed. 
  • Excellent understanding of MS Project would be a distinct advantage as would certification in a project management discipline i.e. PMP (Project Management Professional).
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Must be able to travel as required by the position.
  • Must be able to organize and prioritize tasks; must be detail orientated and self-motivated.
  • Must be able to work independently on own projects while working concurrently with all departments and levels of employees.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage new equipment process and product introduction projects.
  • Develop and implement manufacturing strategy to meet customer and Tech Group Europe needs.
  • Establish and manage project teams, identifying deliverables, time and cost, setting priorities and reporting to meet the needs of the business and the customer.
  • Establishes relationships with the customers and equipment suppliers in pursuit of new business, product development, manufacturing process development, continuous improvement and on-going business development.
  • Manage equipment suppliers ensuring delivery meets specification, cost and time.
  • Ensure that new equipment meets the regulatory requirements of the business, validation, health and safety etc.
  • Install new equipment with appropriate training and hand over to operations.
  • Work with all departments across the business to ensure that new processes meet their requirements.
  • Identify, specify and introduce new manufacturing methods and opportunities into the company 
  • Represent Tech Group Europe at customer meetings to ensure that the needs of the business are met.
  • Assist with the training and development of personnel at all levels of Tech Group Europe on new processes or systems introduced to the company.
  • Ensure that the procedures and systems are in place to facilitate the introduction of new processes and equipment. 
  • Take the role of technical expert in the field of automated manufacturing processes and develop the understanding and competency of the business to meet the requirements of customers.
  • Compliance to all site Environmental, Health and Safety requirements training, and regulations.
  • Compliance to all local site company policies, procedures and corporate policies.
  • Perform additional duties at the request of the direct supervisor.
  • Act in accordance with the company’s guiding principles and adherence to the corporate Code of Conduct.


Delegation of Duties: 
When absent from the site duties and responsibilities will be delegated to the following designates

  • Senior Automation Engineer.
  • Automation Technician.







West is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.  If you have a special need that requires accommodation in order to apply to West, please send an email to  Where permitted by law, an offer of employment with West Pharmaceutical Services, or any of its subsidiary or affiliate companies, is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of background screening and/or a pre-employment drug screening.

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