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Graduate/junior Automation Engineer

NorbrookNewry, DownGraduate
Job Overview
Based within our Engineering Department the successful candidate will be responsible for control systems engineering projects and maintenance activities within a manufacturing environment.
The candidate is a critical member of the Engineering team and will take the lead role in improving equipment and process control systems reliability across all company assets of our pharmaceutical plants
Main Activities/Tasks
  • Be part of the engineering team that deliver Norbrook’s Capital investment program to ensure facilities & equipment are “Fit for purpose” as defined by Norbrook’s EHS policies, Quality management system and Norbrook’s strategic plan.
  • As part of a multi skilled engineering team, provide automation expertise to key projects being considered for delivery of new products and resolving technical issues as identified across all Norbrook sites.
  • Enhance project engineering capability and processes to deliver capital programme on time, within budget and to the highest standards of quality.
  • Ensure automated equipment are efficiently and effectively maintained whilst adhering to company SOPs.
  • Enforce quality driven methodologies for implementing changes and improving equipment reliability.
  • Providing technical support for automation systems specifications, planned maintenance, development and troubleshooting.
  • Provide project lifecycle documentation, including but not limited to; requirements documents, specification documents, data sheets, electrical drawings, commissioning documents.
  • Carry out computer (control) systems owner activities, to include configuration management and data control; ensuring that activities are carried out and records kept in line with cGxP regulations
  • Ensuring that external contractors are adhering to Norbrook procedures while on site at all times.
  • Any other duties as deemed necessary by management.

Essential Criteria:
  • Applicants must therefore demonstrate the following essential criteria on their application form in order to be considered:
  • Foundation Degree/HND in an engineering discipline & minimum of 1 years relevant experience
  • Knowledge of control systems and instrumentation
  • Strong technical skills
  • Knowledge of PLC based control system fault finding and planned maintenance
  • Logical and well organised approach to problem solving
  • Ability to deliver in a fast-paced environment, to operate under time pressure
  • Ability to work as part of a team or unsupervised

Desirable Criteria:
  • Knowledge of PLC programming (Siemens and/or Mitsubishi)
  • Knowledge of ATEX environments
  • Experience of technical documentation writing (e.g. SOP’s, Instrument/Equipment Specifications)

Additional Information:
This role will be based in a site that produces and handles penicillin, and as such, this role would not be suitable for those that have a penicillin allergy.
Applicants should be able to provide proof that they have a right to work in the UK at the time of their application. Applicants who are unable to provide this proof will not be considered.
We regret that applications received after the closing date and time will not be accepted.

Free Life Assurance
Company Pension Scheme
Healthcare cash plan
32 days annual leave
Wedding leave
Company Sick Pay
Employee well-being initiatives
Employee Assistance Programme
On-site free parking
WeCare programme – supporting the local community
Susidised canteen Facilities
Employee Perks scheme
Employee Recognition scheme
Career development opportunities


The closing date for applications is Friday the 31st of May 2024

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