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Gilead Sciences Inc.

Automation Engineer

Gilead Sciences is continuing to hire for all open roles. Our interview process may be conducted virtually and some roles will be asked to temporarily work from home. Over the coming weeks and months, we will be implementing a phased approach to bringing employees back to site to ensure the health and safety of our teams.

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Job Description

The Position

This role resides within the automation engineering team at the Cork site. The individual is responsible for the support and continual development of the automation systems across all areas of manufacturing site. The automation infrastructure consists of a wide variety of complex control and IT based systems that operate within a highly regulated pharmaceutical manufacturing environment.

Job duties include:

  • Troubleshoot complex control systems on a variety of batch process equipment and high speed packaging equipment
  • Participate in a team that provides automation support for the production equipment
  • Manage the compliance aspects associated with the site control systems such as change management controls, corrective action / preventative action procedures
  • Comply with established Gilead Sciences practices, policies and processes.
  • Perform scheduled maintenance activities as tracked through the equipment management system
  • Proactively seek out opportunities to improve the efficiency and compliance of the automation systems on site
  • Mentor the more junior members of the team

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:

  • A third level qualification related to the field of automation engineering, preferably BSc Computer Science or BEng Electrical / Automation Engineering.
  • Significant years industrial practical automation experience within a regulated environment, preferably pharmaceutical or medical device manufacturing environments
  • Effective communication skills with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrate effective teamwork abilities within diverse team environments
  • Experienced with quality compliance systems and the use of change management techniques within regulated industries
  • Highly organized with strong time management techniques and meticulous attention to detail
  • Proficient in a range of PLC based control systems, primarily Siemens and Allen Bradley
  • Proficient in the use of industrial PC and Operating systems including Windows and Linux
  • Demonstrable expertise with industrial SCADA systems, WinCC and iFix
  • Demonstrate expertise in the use and faultfinding of industrial networking systems – ProfiNET, ProfiBUS, ASiBus, EthernetIP, RS232, RS485, TCP/IP across switched and routed networks
  • Possess thorough fault-finding techniques on complex control systems
  • Some project management experience and with preferably with experience of using MS Project or other similar packages
  • Comfortable with the use of SQL databases
  • Ideally a working knowledge of industrial vision systems, preferably Cognex
  • Good working knowledge of scripting languages, particularly VB
  • Preferably a working knowledge in the use of OSI PI historian system


  • Resilient profile with the ability to deliver in an ambiguous environment
  • Ability to engage and manage multiple stakeholders to achieve the objective
  • Curious with learning agility
  • Operationally excellent
  • Organised with systematic approach to prioritisation
  • Process orientated to achieve the business objective

Gilead Core Values

  • Integrity (always doing the right thing),
  • Teamwork (collaborating in good faith),
  • Excellence (working at a high level of commitment and capability)
  • Accountability (taking personal responsibility).
  • Inclusion (encouraging diversity)

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

It is the policy of Gilead Sciences, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively "Gilead" or the "Company") to recruit select and employ the most qualified persons available for positions throughout the Company. Except if otherwise provided by applicable law, all employment actions relating to issues such as compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, returns from layoffs, company-sponsored training, education assistance, social and recreational programs are administered on a non-discriminatory basis (i.e. without regard to protected characteristics or prohibited grounds, which may include an individual’s gender, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, medical condition, veteran status, and age, unless such protection is prohibited by federal, state, municipal, provincial, local or other applicable laws). Gilead also prohibits discrimination based on any other characteristics protected by applicable laws.

For Current Gilead Employees and Contractors:

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