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Job Ref. ID:  50500 
Job Title: Senior Specialist - Automation
Division: Biotechnology - Engineering
Work Location: UAE (RAK head office)
Job Type: Senior Specialist
Employment Type: Full Time Employment (Un-limited Contract)
Job Description:
Purpose: The Senior Specialist - Automation role will adhere with the cGMP principles and execute them in an effective manner. He will be responsible for supporting Engineering Team on maintenance, troubleshooting of Validated Process Control Systems, planned maintenance, breakdowns for Siemens DCS system on PCS7 with strong abilities for software modifications, recipe creations/updating and process testing as required. Passion for adapting, learning and implementing newer technologies, adhering to timelines for tasks.
Key responsibilities & Accountability: Responsible to adhere with cGMP principles and maintain them in effective manner and provide engineering support nd maintenance activities. Preventive maintenance and repair activities of Servers, Clients, Automation stations, and Input/Output cards. Creating Batch process and control through the DCS/PLC platform using Functional block diagram (FBD) and sequence flow chart (SFC). Responsible for implementing, executing Software modification, migration projects on site as required, user based recipe creation / modification, route control modifications using change controls (CCR) mechanism. Responsible for maintaining Archive / Retrieve electronics database of the automation system under the 21 CFR part 11 compliance. Implementing data back up plans, restore routines and recovery tasks. Works closely with Vendors, contractors to ensure services, parts availability and performance of equipment remains optimized throughout its life cycle. Ensuring time lines are adhered for closure of job notifications, work orders through SAP systems. Responsible for updating, creating validated documents, change control, deviations and CAPA handling related to Automation issues. Ensuring all activities log books, user management system, data integrity systems are maintained as per ALCOA principles. Responsible to provide data analysis reports on operational excellence linked to Equipment efficiency, TAT, parts utilization with cost effective solutions leading to operational savings. Coordinates with team for creation, update, and revision of all SOP's related to Automation. Responsible to adhere with site safety regulations, reporting supervisor for unsafe and hazard operations and activities. Responsible to ensure the deliverables of each team member as per the agreed KPI on a monthly basis.
   - Education Bachelors Degree in Computer Science / Electronics / Instrumentation Diploma in similar field, fluent in communicative English & Arabic is a plus, Masters is recommended. Technical Certifications: - PCS7 certified or higher versions.
   - Experience: 6-8 years with team handling experience is a plus. 5-10 years of work experience in Simatic PCS7, Simatic Batch, Route control Programming, PLC, SCADA programming and knowledge on cGMP. Experience in Biopharma manufacturing units with exposure to downstream and upstream equipment applications and process vaccine production units, would be desired and be given preference.
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Key Competencies: Highly result oriented with strong sense of accountability and ownership. High on Compliance and Integrity with strong implementation skills and should be self-starter who needs limited supervision. Must be a resourceful problem solvers and must possess strong ability to work effectively under pressure and meet established deadlines. Good communication, interpersonal and collaboration skills required. Flexibility and adaptability to execute the needs of the department. Ability to understand new issues and quick learner. Demonstrated ability in working independently and as part of a team. Ability to meet attendance standards at times it may be necessary to work additional hours in order to accomplish the required tasks to meet deadlines.  
Technical Competencies: GED (Good Engineering Documents): - Strong knowledge of engineering and maintenance documents. Exposure and experience in SAP, ERP Engineering and parts modules. Preventive / corrective maintenance - knowledge of PM/CM planning and scheduling and implementation including planned and unplanned maintenance concept based on SAP / ERP Strong command in English (communicating, writing and speaking). Good software networking skills, virtualization, data management skills, professional in MS Office (MS Excel and MS Word, etc.) with excellent reporting skills.  


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