Automation Engineer

Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Contract
  2. Autoclave, Project Engineering, Automation
  3. Switzerland
Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Posting date: 22 Apr 2024

Automatic Engineer - Neuchatel, Switzerland - Contract

Proclinical is seeking a motivated and skilled Automation Engineer to join a dynamic team in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry. This is a contract position located in Neuchatel, Switzerland.

Primary Responsibilities:

This role offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to a rapidly transforming industry that's leveraging technology and data in innovative ways. If you're passionate about making a difference in the Life Science industry and eager to grow your skills in a diverse and inclusive environment, we'd love to hear from you.

Skills & Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Sciences HES in Automation Engineering or equivalent.
  • Experience in the field of biotechnology or the medical/pharmaceutical industry.
  • Experience in writing functional and design specifications.
  • Knowledge of GMP (good manufacturing practices) requirements and biopharmaceutical industry regulations and standards related to qualification and validation.
  • Strong team spirit, dynamic, and willing character.
  • Technical curiosity and ability to learn and share skills.
  • Methodical and rigorous work ethic with problem-solving abilities.
  • Good verbal and written communication in French; English is an asset.
  • Proficiency in standard computer tools.
  • Knowledge of biotechnology technologies and processes, with experience in computerized and automated systems in this field would be a plus.
  • Familiarity with OsiSoft PI and Inmation (Emerson) would be advantageous.

The Automatic Engineer will:

  • Provide technical support, maintenance, and improvements for the automation of production equipment.
  • Participate in site improvements and changes in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team.
  • Support automation validation activities.
  • Investigate deviations or other problems, providing Automation expertise.
  • Administer automated systems linked to the production equipment.
  • Support partners' demands as an Automation expert.
  • Develop PLC and Supervision software (Rockwell Control Logix and IFIX (GE) Supervision).
  • Conduct FAT (factory acceptance tests) and SAT (site acceptance tests) and commission automated systems.
  • Promote and adhere to EHS (environment, health, safety) rules on site, contributing to the improvement of intervention conditions through a proactive attitude.

If you are having difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please contact Chloe Jack at

Proclinical is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business, providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.

Proclinical Staffing is an equal opportunity employer.