Automation Engineer Opportunities

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Automation Engineer Opportunities

Hours:  40 hours per week
Salary: Competitive
Ref No: HRJOB6177
Business Unit: Almac Central Services
Location: Craigavon
Open To: Internal and External Applicants

The Company

Almac is an exceptional, award winning, drug development solutions provider at the forefront of the pharmaceutical industry.  We are a privately owned organisation that has organically grown over 50 years and now employs in excess of 5,600 highly skilled personnel worldwide.  Our Global headquarters is located in Craigavon, Northern Ireland with additional operations throughout Europe (UK, Ireland), across the US (Pennsylvania, North Carolina and California) and in Asia (Singapore and Japan). 

Our drive and passion for the values championed by our Founder, and enshrined in the ethos of Almac, ensures that ‘Partnering to Advance Human Health’ is more than just a strapline – it is our way of life.

The Role

We have a number of opportunities for experienced Automation Engineers to join our rapidly growing team at our global HQ in Craigavon.

As part of the role you will be responsible for;

  • Providing technical support for new and existing automation systems both on site and globally
  • Apply knowledge of automation systems to manage the specification, design, and implementation of building automation and process control solutions
  • Manage the upgrade/patching/modification of existing systems
  • Commissioning of automation systems, and manage the resolution of deficiencies through to completion
  • Identifying new technology that could be used to provide real business benefit to the Almac group

The focus of the work will be to ensure that automation systems operate efficiently and safely, and in compliance with cGXP regulation as part of a busy team within a rapidly growing organisation. Operating within a challenging industry you will benefit from the numerous personal and professional developmental opportunities available throughout the Almac group.

Essential Criteria

  • HND in Engineering discipline
  • Experience in delivering excellent results and projects in the pharmaceutical industry or other manufacturing environment
  • Experience of providing support, maintenance, or system administration for existing automation systems
  • Experience of specification, design, installation, commissioning automation systems (PLC, SCADA, DCS, etc)

Desirable Criteria

(The following criteria may be applied if a large pool of applicants exist)

  • BEng or BSc in Software Engineering, Electronic Engineering or Automation related subject
  • Qualification in an IT/IS related subject
  • Chartered engineering status
  • Experience of specification, design, installation commissioning of Building Management Systems such as Eurotherm Wonderware, Schneider or Cylon

Additional desirable criteria are outlined in the person specification attached to the online job posting.


Competitive salary
Family friendly flexible working
Annual bonus
Employee recognition programme
Learning and development opportunities and support
Health promotions
Enhanced pension contribution
Long service awards
34 days annual leave allowance
Marriage leave
Moving house leave
Paid medical appointments
Bereavement Leave
Occupational sick pay
Enhanced maternity pay
On site physiotherapist
Critical illness policy
Perks discount scheme
Death in service benefit
Westfield healthcare benefit
(Full detail including eligibility criteria is outlined in the company handbook)

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Closing Date: 5th of March 2021 at 5pm


  • Permanent
  • Craigavon
  • Closing date: Friday 05 Mar 2021
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