Automation Engineer

Our Swindon, UK site is a Center of Excellence for Specialty Pharma Solutions. In conjunction with c

Job summary

ThermoFisher Scientific
£45,000-50,000 base salary + 9% annual bonus
Electro-Mechanical, Mechanical, Process/Chemical, Software, Electronic
Biotechnology, Manufacturing, Medical, Pharmaceutical
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $40 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them. Our global team of more than 100,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services and Patheon. 

How you will make an impact?

  • Working on our pharmaceutical production site with maintenance, production and engineering departments on automation strategies for existing and future production lines.

  • Offer 2nd line support, guidance and expertise on automation topics raised by the pharmaceutical production and maintenance department.

  • To offer guidance and expertise in the field of automation to the engineering and maintenance team in problem solving issues associated with site wide utilities, including, be not just restricted to purified water, pure steam, and calibrated equipment.

  • Managing several automation related projects, ensuring actions are completed on target.

  • Working closely together with your counterparts on several other pharmaceutical manufacturing sites to align the processes on the different sites.

  • Ensure cGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practice) is applied in the maintenance work area and complies with cGMP through following site SOP’s (Standard Operating Procedure).

  • Ensure that the automation is compliant with environment, health and safety rules at all times.


  • Engineering degree qualified and or with suitable, demonstrable experience in a regulated industry - preferably in a pharmaceutical, food, (petro) chemical or avionics environment.

  • Strong automation background with preferably experience with Rockwell or Allen-Bradley automation software.

  • Ability to utilize project management tools such as Microsoft Project, etc.

  • Client facing experience preferred.


  • Maturity and pragmatism with strong organizational abilities.

  • Dynamic, self-motivated, pro-active approach to taking on challenging assignments.

  • Strong project ownership ethic with a “can do” attitude.

  • Ability to work within and deliver critical timelines.

  • Ability to motivate, communicate and lead cross functional teams to deliver project timelines

  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and oral, and the self-confidence to use these skills to convince others to buy-into proposals and plans.

What’s in it for you: 

  • Competitive base salary
  • Annual bonus
  • Free on-site car parking
  • Contributory Pension
  • Private medical insurance
  • Flexible benefits

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 100,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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