Education and Training in Pharma
Automation Engineer Salary & Job Descriptions

IT/Automation Background

Potential Job Roles and Salaries

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

If you CURRENT or PREVIOUS job was in AUTOMATION/CONTROL, you could retrain to perform the SAME OR SIMILAR job within the pharmaceutical or medical device manufacturing industry.

Automation Engineer

Utilises technology to improve, streamline and automate a manufacturing process. They are responsible for planning, implementation, and monitoring of such technology.
Some companies might call this role:

  • Automation Specialist
Automation Engineer Salary & Job Descriptions
  • Starting Salary: €45,000+
  • After 2 Years: €50,000+
  • After 5 Years: €65,000+
Automation Engineer Salary & Job Descriptions
  • Starting Salary: $55,200
  • After 2 Years: $69,000
  • After 5 Years: $82,800

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.

Some companies might call this role:

  • CSV Engineer
Automation Engineer Salary & Job Descriptions
  • Starting Salary: €27,000 to €37,000
  • After 2 Years: €37,000 to €48,000
  • After 5 Years: €48,000 to €60,000
Automation Engineer Salary & Job Descriptions
  • Starting Salary: $40,800
  • After 2 Years: $51,000
  • After 5 Years: $61,200

What Courses Do I Need to Take?

What courses do I need to take to successfully retrain for an IT/automation role in this sector?

You need to meet one of the following criteria:

  • You have direct experience working in an FDA regulated manufacturing environment
  • You work outside the industry in an automation, IT, engineering, science, quality, maintenance, production or manufacturing role and want to move into this sector.

You would need to take between 1 to 2 courses depending on your background.

If you are already working in the pharmaceutical or medical device manufacturing industry, take our Computer System Validation – CSV.

Automation Engineer Salary & Job Descriptions

Learn to Manage Electronic Data for a Computerized System using GAMP®5 and 21 CFR Part 11 across a manufacturing facility in a Regulated Environment.

Note: If you have never worked in an FDA regulated pharmaceutical manufacturing environment you will also need to start with our foundation course in Manufacturing Safe Medicines to learn how safe medicines and medical devices are manufactured.

Automation Engineer Salary & Job Descriptions

This is a practical hands-on workshop driven course whose aim is to explain the engineering documentation used to specify and design equipment or systems in a manufacturing facility.

Available Jobs

Pennsylvania’s Pharma Jobs Board

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UK Pharma Jobs Board

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References

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

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