Automation Engineer

Job Title: Automation Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hertfordshire
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
REF: BBBH23312_1490797330
Contact Name: Gemma Howells
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Job Published: about 4 years ago

Our client is a leading global provider of integrated facilities and corporate real estate management. We are recruiting for a Controls Automation Engineer to join the team located in Hertfordshire on a pharmaceuticals site. The successful candidate will provide a support service to facilitate the repair, maintenance, calibration and certification of laboratory instrumentation.

Role Summary:

  • Specialist in Lab Automation, including Cell analytical equipment, Liquid Handling devices, Flow Cytometry, Target equipment base Agilent (Velocity11), Thermo, Hamilton, Molecular Devices, Matrix, Tecan, Beckman, Compound Management Storage, Microplate Imaging
  • Liaise with staff regarding the services required for the efficient installation, maintenance, moves and relocations and support of proposed items of instrumentation
  • To qualify, redeploy, repair, service and calibrate equipment, either by direct application of own expertise or develop knowledge via original equipment manufacturers training
  • Liaise with visiting engineers responsible for commissioning or servicing equipment
  • Use knowledge and experience in helping to ensure that a high standard of safety of equipment is maintained
  • Develop knowledge and expertise so that those ramifications of new technologies are understood
  • Offer comments, where asked, on engineering and scientific aspects of proposed equipment to be purchased
  • Conform, when required, to individual service record documentation protocols
  • Discuss all essential points arising from the above duties with the section leader to implement any mutually agreed suggestions
  • To assist in providing site coverage from the hours of 8.30am to 5.30pm for support to scientific staff and for the safety of visiting engineers
  • To accommodate all reasonable requests from management, such that continuity of support is given to customers and sites from both a business and operational perspective
  • Able to travel across sites when required

Experience Required:

  • Qualifications in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering
  • Extensive experience in a test, service and support environment
  • Ample knowledge of hi-tech engineering or manufacturing equipment
  • Experience of electrical mechanical and pneumatic fault-finding at system and component level
  • Configuration and set-up of PLCs and servo drives
  • Configuration of PCs and installing software packages
  • Ability to read and understand electrical/mechanical drawings
  • PC literate - Microsoft office
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to interact with senior management
  • Good customer interfacing skills
  • Proven problem solving and innovative resolution ability
  • Ability to engage others in driving solutions
  • Effective time manager and able to work independently

We look forward to receiving your application.