Automation Engineer (2) / no-455

4070 Basel
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2019-08-31 16:00
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For our customer located in Basel /Switzerland we are currently looking for (m/f/d) a: Automation Engineer (2)

  • Type of placement:  4 months, external contract with possible long term extension
  • Company:  major Pharma company in Basel area



Job Title: Automation Engineer – Plant 0 Role

  • Start date: 01 September 2019
  • Position likely to be extended in 2020




  • Automation engineer with experience in DeltaV to enable: 

o Effective and efficient writing and review of functional specifications, technical guidance documents, work instructions and maintaining system life cycle documentation, including control module, equipment modules, phases and operations.

o Programming of DeltaV code including control modules, equipment modules, phases and operations

  • Work closely with our OMS (Operations Management System) team to develop operations for integration with Syncade OMS.
  • Development of recipe architecture and structure within a batch environment.
  • Contribute with the user teams to process optimization within the DeltaV system.
  • Perform system and internal software tests of the configured code.
  • Operational support for the DeltaV system to plant users.



Candidate Profile

  • Minimum 3 years of experience as an Automation expert within GMP, regulated environments.
  • Pharmaceutical / Biological industry background preferred
  • Expertise in a broad range of Automation areas such as process control, OEM control systems and distributed control systems (Emerson DeltaV including Batch control is a mandatory requirement).
  • Preferred knowledge of recipe authoring in Syncade
  • Preferred experience and knowledge of working with Emerson PCSD module library
  • Experienced in working with P&IDs, PFDs reading and interpreting process descriptions.
  • Experience and knowledge of working with strict change control
  • Reading, reviewing and writing functional specifications (past experience of working with our clients matrix style FS documentation would be useful but is not a mandatory)
  • Ability to work in a cross function organization with Process, Engineering and User elements.
  • Team player and problem solver, self-driven and able to work with minimum supervision with good communication skills within the immediate Automation team and other functions.
  • Experience in working in line with Good Documentation Practices
  • Fluent in written and spoken English is mandatory, written and spoken German is beneficial but not a must.


Kindly be informed that our customer is located in Switzerland. Therefore only applications within the EU or candidates holding Swiss work permission are required. The SymplyVision-Team is looking forward to receiving your application (Word file is highly appreciated)


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