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Johnson & Johnson is hiring a

Automation Engineer

Leiden, Netherlands


Johnson & Johnson, through its operating companies, is the world's most comprehensive and broadly based manufacturer of health care products, as well as a provider of related services, for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical devices and diagnostics markets. We strive to provide scientifically sound, high quality products and services to help heal, cure disease and improve the quality of life.

At the Leiden Site, talented and multi-skilled people are working in a high-performing culture in which innovation and a 'can do' state of mind are the central points. To strengthen our Automation team within Engineering, Validation and Maintenance (EVM) department we are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated:

Automation Engineer (M/F/D)

Would you like to be directly involved in the fight against major global diseases? Then keep reading!

EVM Department:

The Engineering-Validation-Maintenance (EVM) department is a motivated and dynamic team responsible for the technical support of all utilities, production and laboratory areas and all involved equipment at the Janssen Vaccines & Prevention site in Leiden.

We work in a challenging environment where we make great progress in developing our advanced therapies. Engineering has a large project portfolio to sustain/improve the existing environment. The Compliance group looks after the correct qualification and validation status of GMP critical equipment and processes. Furthermore, the compliance group is responsible for the overall quality and safety programs within EVM.  The key-focus point of the maintenance groups (U&B, Automation and Equipment group) is asset maintenance management of all assets within JVP.

YOUR responsibilities & YOUR impact:

Aim of this role:

As an automation engineer you are the subject-matter expert (SME) for BMS (Building management system) and EMS (Environmental Monitoring System). You are responsible for new or existing systems, as well as maintenance, troubleshooting and repairs in the automation area.

Furthermore, you are responsible for lifecycle of automation systems and its infrastructure including leading contractors working on the automation system if needed.

You will be a key stakeholder in developing our future automation center of excellence bringing together state of art practices from the market into our daily corporate life of automated systems

General activities:

·       Contribute to the automation strategy (Roadmap), concepts and implementing proposals

·       In Participate as subject matter expert in (multi disciplinary) projects in strong collaboration with the engineering departments to guarantee the interests of the automation team and technical standards.

·       Implementing software changes and patch management

·       Creating and maintaining (technical) documentation (for ex: guidelines, SOPs, end user work instruction) and compiling maintenance checklists of automated systems

·       Perform asset management on systems and ensure support contracts with suppliers

  • Providing hands on expertise and technical guidance supporting maintenance supplier and internal teams on the control systems repairs, design changes, and projects because of troubleshooting or performance evaluation

·       Coordinating and supervising alarm management

·       On-call service (approx. 1 week every 6 weeks) may be needed

·       Ensure activities on the automation systems are executed according to applicable procedures and data integrity practices.


We would love to hear from YOU, if you have the following:


·       Customer mindset

·       Problem solving oriented with good analytical skills

·       Quality oriented & critical mindset

  • Good organization skills - Must have experience supporting multiple projects and other critical tasks at the same time.
  • Good initiative & self-management skills- Must be able to work with minimal direct guidance or direction from others
  • Building mindset – support the ongoing improvements

·       Strong team player - foster positive relationships


Education: Bachelor of Science in Electronics, Automation, IT or similar.

Specific Knowledge and experience:

·       You have a minimum of 4 years work experience as Automation Engineer.

·       Experience in working with several internal or external departments (IT, operations, quality, engineering and maintenance) to carry out projects or tasks is a must

·       Database management

·       Consistent track record in the field of BMS (Building Management System)/EMS (Environmental Monitoring System), DLS (Data-logging System) such as Siemens (Desigo CC/Insight).

·       Experience in programming/troubleshooting Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)

·       Experience in maintaining Process Automation platforms SCADA, Siemens S7, OsiSoft, OPC (PIMS) is a plus

·       Experience in different communication protocols (for ex: Profibus, Modbus, serial, ethernet, wireless etc.) is a plus

·       Knowledge in Industry 4.0 is a plus

·       Experience in pharmaceutical compliance (GAMP) is a plus

·       Experience with MES interface is desirable

·       Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills in English (Dutch is a plus)

This is what awaits YOU at J&J:

·       An opportunity to be part of a global market leader.

·       A dynamic and inspiring working environment.

·       Many opportunities to work on challenging projects and assignments.

·       Possibilities for further personal as well as professional development.

·       Many employees benefits.

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