IT/Automation Background

Potential Job Roles and Salaries

What kind of roles would I be suitable for based on my Automation/Control background?

If your current or previous job was in automation/control you could get the same or similar job within the pharmaceutical or medical device manufacturing industry. In addition, you could bolster your qualifications by taking a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) training course.

Here are some of the typical roles and the expected salaries:

Automation Engineer

Utilises technology to improve, streamline and automate a manufacturing process. They are responsible for planning, implementation, and monitoring of such technology.

Automation Engineer Salary & Job Descriptions

Some companies might call this role:

  • Automation Specialist
  • Starting Salary: €45,000 – €55,000
  • After 2 Years: €55,000  – €70,000
  • After 5 Years: €70,000 – €100,000
Automation Engineer Salary & Job Descriptions

Some companies might call this role:

  • Automation Specialist
  • Starting Salary: $72,200
  • After 2 Years: $90,000
  • After 5 Years: $108,800

CSV Specialist

Plan, write, implement and review the Computer Systems Validation protocols in place within highly regulated manufacturing industries. Their work is essential to make sure that all computer-based systems are operating as intended (with documents to prove it) to meet regulatory requirements.

Automation Engineer Salary & Job Descriptions

Some companies might call this role:

  • CSV Engineer
  • CSV Support Analyst
  • CSV Subject Matter Expert
  • CSV Lead
  • Starting Salary: €37,000+
  • After 2 Years: €48,000+
  • After 5 Years: €70,000+
Automation Engineer Salary & Job Descriptions

Some companies might call this role:

  • CSV Engineer
  • CSV Support Analyst
  • CSV Subject Matter Expert
  • CSV Lead
  • Starting Salary: $40,800+
  • After 2 Years: $55,000+
  • After 5 Years: $75,200+

References

Salaries are calculated as 80%, 100% and 120% of BLS averages.

GMP Training for Beginners in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Bolster your qualifications by taking our 6-week GMPs Training for Beginners in the Pharmaceutical Industry to learn about the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and the risk management techniques used in the FDA regulated manufacturing environment.

Computer Systems Validation Course

If you’re an Automation/Calibration/Instrumentation Engineer or you work in IT and want to move into Pharma/MedTech, check out our Computer System Validation program and go rapidly from beginner to a CSV expert.

Check out our 10-Week Computer Systems Validation Training Course.

Take this course to:

  • Retrain to work in the growing pharmaceutical and medical device industry
  • Learn to manage electronic data in a regulated manufacturing/laboratory/clinical environment in compliance with FDA’s 21 CFR Part 11 or other regulatory guidelines using the GAMP framework.
  • Extend you or your team’s role into CSV projects. Charge higher hourly rates.

Available Jobs

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