FM Automation Engineer

St.-Prex, Switzerland

Posted: 10-Aug-2018

Ref#: FER-0083

Headquartered in Saint-Prex, Switzerland, Ferring Pharmaceuticals is a research-driven, specialty biopharmaceutical group active in global markets. The company identifies, develops and markets innovative products in the areas of reproductive health, urology, gastroenterology, endocrinology and orthopaedics. Ferring has its own operating subsidiaries in nearly 60 countries and markets its products in 110 countries. To learn more about Ferring or its products please visit

In our Headquarter in St-Prex/Lausanne (Switzerland), we are looking for an:

                          FM Automation Engineer

Your mission:
  • Owner to manage all building automated systems and support projects
  • Interface between end user, technical staff and suppliers for all technical equipment, installation or     system (Utilities / Facilities).
  • Manage external contractors during projects and maintenance activities
  • Assist during Swissmedic, FDA, Autorities (...) inspections.

Main responsibilities :
  • Assure the complete functionality of all Facilities / Utilities automated systems.
  • Perform the preventive and corrective maintenance on facilities automated installations.
  • During execution, ensure that maintenance meet business and quality requirements.
  • Follow all interventions in GMAO system.
  • Follow and implement updates of the systems according to GAMP and Switzerland rules.
  • Update the technical and validation documentation after modifications on systems.
  • Ensure qualification status for all GxPs systems (building and facilities equipment).
  • Establishment and up-date of SOP’s, CML, MML, technical standards for projects and FM.
  • Supervise external suppliers.
  • Ensure efficient link between Production, Engineering, Product Supply and Administration (HQ) teams.
  • Responsible for follow-up on handling of deviation, CAPA and change control according to applicable procedure.
  • Responsible to propose improvement/correction from trending on deviation, CAPA, change control.

Project Management:
  • Prepare and manage project scope, budget, resource needs, economical evaluation and timeline  (Use Project Manual)
  • During execution, ensure that projects meet business as well as quality requirements
  • Identify and manage project risks
  • Update the technical documentation after modification on Electrical / Utilities / Production    systems
  • Ensure that facility and utilities units comply with all appropriate technical design, installation,  commissioning, qualification/validation and operational requirements as well as time and cost requirements
  • Ensure a regular awareness to Safety aspects. Actively work to close assigned safety actions.
  • Participe to the On-Call Duty (‘’Service de Piquet’’) for all Utilities / facilities / building installations (~1 week / month)

Required Experience & Competences:
  • Automation Engineer (HES or equivalent) or electrical automatician / Technician (ET, BTS or equivalent)
  • Experience (minimum 3-5 year) in Pharmaceutical or Chemistrical industry / Engineering
  • Background / good knowledge in Electricity
  • Ability to obtain the Art. 15 issued by the Switzerland Federal Inspection of high voltage installations ESTI (OIBT; RS 734.27 Art. 15)
  • Management of external resources
  • Good knowledge in Autocad LT software and Oracle GMAO system
  • Good knowledge in Siemens S7, Desigo Insight
  • Project Management
  • Ability to take decisions and work independently
  • Several years of experience in the field of the maintenance and in the exploitation of electric and automated installations (Building Management and Access cntrl systems,…)
  • Experience in implementing GMP facilities
  • Pharmaceutical experience on documentation during project and operation phases strongly recommended
  • Fluent in French and English

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