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Automation Engineer

  • Location:

    Visp, Switzerland

  • Contact:

    Noreen Daly

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  • Contact phone:

    +353 21 233 0164

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Work in an Electrical, Instrumentation & Controls (EI&C) project team to support in the field of process and building automation in the current capital projects in Visp. This role requires development and application of technical expertise in order to support process automation systems in a regulated, cGMP environment. You will actively participate in system automation, qualification, start-up, and on-going operation for hardware, system software & application software. Automation systems to be supported include custom Delta V distributed control systems (DCS) as well as programmable logic controllers (PLC) and supervisory control & data acquisition (SCADA) systems.

Job Description and Responsibilities

  • Participate in the EI&C engineering of current capital projects

  • Engineering team of the Manufacturing Execution System (MES)

  • Preparing regulatory filing input to cGMP documentation

  • Identify, recommend and implement “system” improvements in design, documentation, training, and parts procurement.

  • Scope development and basis of design

  • Vendor selection

  • System and field device evaluation and test

  • You are working as part of an empowered engineering team to achieve the project mission, vision and goals through:

  1. Efficient and safe operation of automated systems

  2. Compliance with current good manufacturing processes

  3. Product that is safe and effective


  • Candidates are expected to have a BS or MS in one or more of the following: electrical -, automation or process engineering.

  • Electrical engineering skills

  • Experience in a cGMP environment

  • Note: Working knowledge of Delta V preferred for this position.

  • Must have strong communication (written/verbal) skills (German & English)

  • Ability to communicate and work in a highly effective team environment

  • Experience in aseptic processing / sterile manufacturing preferred

  • Experience in computer validation and systems lifecycle development methodology

  • Working knowledge of automation systems Delta V, PLC/SCADA, or other distributed control systems

  • Experience in the EI&C field engineering part