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Automation Engineer

Founded in 1968 as a trading company for Scandinavian laboratory equipment, SKAN is now global market leader in the specialist area of isolator construction for aseptic applications. One of our core competencies is the manufacture of process isolators for pharmaceutical-aseptic production. Even the most complex customer requirements can be fulfilled thanks to the experts at our in-house laboratories who research innovative solutions for isolator technology. 

We currently employ around 800 employees with over 40 nationalities represented. More than half of our employees are based at our main location at Allschwill in Basel-Country.


Responsibilities  Responsibilities


  • Managing the automation part of our projects from contract review to handover to the customer
  • Planning and development of software for SPS controls, user interfaces and their documentation 
  • Creation of test programmes and plans for control systems 
  • Execution and documentation of programme tests within the scope of a standard and GMP compliant control qualification 
  • Coordination and cooperation during commissioniAutong in house and at the customer's premises
  • Support of our customer service 


Hardskills  Hardskills


  • Engineer FH, HF with specialisation in electrical engineering or automation
  • Several years of professional experience in plant engineering, preferably with a pharmaceutical background
  • Profound experience in control engineering
  • Very good user knowledge of Siemens (Step 7/TIA) and/or Allen Bradley controls
  • Safe handling of MS-Office and IT systems
  • German and good knowledge of English


Softskills  Softskills


  • coordination ability, ability to work under pressure, ability to work in a team
  • Independent working method 
  • Willingness to travel worldwide (about 20%) 
  • Entrepreneurial thinking 
  • Competent presentation to customers


We offer you  We offer you


  • An open and collegial corporate culture
  • Freedom for ideas
  • Participation in sports and leisure activities
  • Promotion through further training, especially at our SKAN Academy
  • Intensive and job-oriented induction
  • Short decision-making paths and flat hierarchies
  • Open communication policy
  • 5 weeks holidays and the possibility of further holidays


For questions please contact Maryline Eby