Automation Engineer

GSK Undergraduate Industrial Placement Job Title: Automation Engineer


Reference Number: 4010e


Salary: Competitive


Degree Requirements: Studying for a degree in a Control, Automation, Systems, Electrical, Electronic Engineering or IT related subject.


You will have completed a minimum of 2 years of your undergraduate degree, but will not have graduated at the start of your placement. You will be expected to provide evidence from your university to show you will be an undergraduate student for the duration of the placement year.


Location: Barnard Castle


Duration: 1 year (approximately)


Detailed Description of the role:


Working within the Automation team you will be part of the project team delivering a range of new equipment across the site e.g. installing and validating new packaging line control systems. You will develop knowledge in the programming of automation systems including Siemens PLCs and PCS7 systems as well as industrial network design and configuration including Industrial Ethernet, Profibus and open communications.


As an Automations Engineer, you will work with and learn from an experienced team of technicians, operators and engineers from multiple disciplines; they will coach and mentor you during your year to help you achieve your potential. 


You will be applying the skills you already have and developing new skills such as; team working, effective communication and time management.


Desirable Criteria:

  • Strong people skills
  • PLC / PC / Programming experience
  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical production processes and current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP)
  • Time management and organisational skills


Details of role at the site:


Barnard Castle - This role will be to work as part of the central Automation project team. You will be instrumental in the delivery of new equipment across this diverse New Product Introduction (NPI) Site working within cross functional teams. You will see the full project lifecycle from the specification, delivery, installation and validation of the equipment through to its commercial use. You will consider safety, quality and commercial aspects throughout your assignment in this key area for the Sites future. Cyber security will have a high focus, minimising risks through firewall and VLAN configuration. Digital initiatives may also be a focus area covering OPC servers and Aspentech IP21 configuration.


Additional Details: The Assessment Centre for successful applicants is expected to take place during the week starting the 18th of November 2019


Closing date for applications: Wednesday 16th October 2019


We recruit on an on-going basis and prioritise applications based on the application date.  


Applications will closed when we have filled our assessment centre dates.


If you have what we’re looking for apply today!


This opportunity has the following recruitment stages you must successfully pass to be offered a placement year with GSK for 2020!

1.       Eligibility Form

2.       Online Assessment

3.       Application Form

4.       Assessment Centre​