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Automation Engineer

Sanofi Ireland
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28 Mar 2023

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Automation Engineer

About Sanofi Business Unit

The multiple national award-winning Sanofi Waterford biopharmaceutical and medical device campus is in Waterford on Ireland's southeast coast.

Established in 2001 and now with more than 700 employees, the site has seen more than €600m invested in state-of-the-art infrastructure and technology. Diversification continues to bring new products to Waterford and the expanded site portfolio continues to create new opportunities.



  1. Technician
  2. Engineer

Work with the Automation Team to provide Automation support for operations and project implementation. Provide technical support & guidance to Process, Maintenance & Facilities Engineers. Act as the Automation support contact with manufacturing operational area's Fill Finish, Oral Dose, Packaging, Projects, Maintenance & Facilities.

Identify, evaluate & implement opportunities for continuous improvement of the PLC / SCADA Automation Systems & applications. To provide high level Automation support to operations to ensure our automation systems are kept in a compliant manner.


  • Excellent technical knowledge with good operational and/or project engineering experience i.e. all phases of the GAMP life cycle validation phases. * Control system Change Control & Validation Protocol generation, review and execution.
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Team Player Experience:
  • 3-5 years' experience in a pharmaceutical control systems operational and/or project engineering role.
  • Experience of PLC systems Siemens Elau an advantage
  • Experience of SCADA systems Ifix / Wonderware Utility MS and EMS systems * Vision systems Antares / Systech (experience of Packaging Serialisation would be a distinct advantage for this role)
  • Experience of Packaging and/or sterile vial filling an advantage but not essential



  • Operational Support
  • Hands on; Maintenance, PLCs Control Systems, Operational support in terms of Automations support PLC/SCADA systems and applications
  • Electrical background, automation, megatronics, ideally have pharma or medical device experience, manufacturing is also an advantage, hands on experience.
  • Advantage if worked in IT infrastructure as a big crossover.


  • Project Management
  • User interfaces
  • Data transfer
  • OPC, MES and Pi systems
  • Data systems at the next
  • level up
  • Supporting as part of automation and maintenance team for anything day to day and running from automation point of view


Sanofi Ireland has 800 people working every day to serve those with health needs in Ireland and around the world. Wherever the team members are based, they all share the values of Teamwork, Integrity, Courage and Respect and their  common purpose:  Empowering Life.

Their manufacturing campus in Waterford has more than 740 skilled people working across multiple products and platforms, supplying therapies to people in over 70 countries. Sanofi continue to expand, providing opportunities for people to join the team, and help us support their No1 stakeholders; the people we provide our medicines for. 

Their dedicated team based out of Dublin bring a broad range of treatments to people across Ireland. Amongst our treatments we have consumer healthcare, vaccines, and medicines for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, thrombosis, rare diseases and atopic dermatitis.

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