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Givaudan is the global leader in the creation of flavours and fragrances. In close collaboration with food, beverage, consumer product and fragrance partners, Givaudan develops tastes and scents that delight consumers the world over. With a passion to understand consumers’ preferences and a relentless drive to innovate, Givaudan is at the forefront of creating flavours and fragrances that ‘engage your senses’. The Company achieved sales of CHF 5.1 billion in 2017. Headquartered in Switzerland with local presence in over 100 locations, the company has more than 11,100 employees worldwide. Givaudan invites you to discover more at

Automation Engineer (h/f/d)

Join us and celebrate the beauty of human experience. Create for happier, healthier lives, with love for nature. Together, with kindness, humility, and a spirit of adventure, we deliver food innovations, craft inspired fragrances and develop beauty and wellbeing solutions. There’s much to learn from our 79 production sites worldwide, known for their best-in-class processes and procedures. There’s many to learn from, with high-performing leaders and caring colleagues to explore ideas and ambitions with. Every day, your energy, your personality, and your determination will shape our future, making a positive difference on billions of people. Every essence of you enriches our world. We are Givaudan. Human by nature.


Automation Engineer (h/f/d) - Your next role ?


As an Automation Engineer (h/f/d), you will directly report to our Automation Team Lead and you will join our team in Vernier. You will respond to requests for studies and projects for the Vernier site. You will participate in maintenance activities to optimize production processes and act as an expert in the automation domain.


Sounds interesting? It could well be your perfect opportunity if, like us, you always aim to exceed customer needs, provide value and are experienced at promoting relationships.


In this exciting role you will :

  • Collaborate in establishing specifications, functional specifications and technical documentation. Then implement or ensure implementation of automated systems of production installations in accordance with the specifications ;
  • Actively participate within project team for new installations ;
  • Estimate the costs and duration to carry out the study and work ;
  • Ensure interfaces with other relevant services ;
  • Be a force for proposals in terms of automation and regarding external service providers ;
  • Supervise the work of external companies relating to automation ;
  • Provide support on long-term maintenance issues ;
  • Carry out, maintain and improve the programming of control systems, in collaboration with other services ;
  • Establish and/or actively participate in continuous improvement projects ;
  • Standardize processes, operating and construction principles, and create or update standards relating to these subjects ;
  • Technology monitoring, participating in and leading working groups ;
  • Apply quality procedures and instructions related to their function ;
  • Apply the standards and procedures in force within the department ;
  • Actively participate in the training offered ;
  • Solve problems using a combination of standard or modified procedures ;
  • Increase agility of our processes to improve our customer services.


You ?
Are you someone who wants to grow your world? Who excels being in a culture where you can express yourself in a creative team environment? Who wants to collaborate and learn together with teams who are as passionate as you are? Then join us – and improve your world.


Your success profile includes :

  • University degree in Engineering. Knowledge of Chemical Engineering is an advantage ;
  • 4-6 years of experience in an Automation project environment ;
  • Change Management experience and worked in a GMP environment ;
  • Strong knowledge in PLC and DCS systems (DeltaV, Siemens Step 7 Pro, TIA Portal, WinCC and Citect SCADA) ;
  • Solid MS Office skills (Excel, Access, PPT, Project) ;
  • Proficiency in data analysis ;
  • Knowledge in electricity and process instruments. Knowledge of chemical engineering would be an asset ;
  • Fluent in French and English ;
  • You are by nature organized, rigorous, and meticulous ;
  • You are particularly recognized for your ability to propose ideas, your dynamism, your team spirit, and your cooperation ;
  • You have an excellent sense of communication and listening, and you are naturally customer-oriented ;
  • You demonstrate a proactive attitude towards changes and continuous improvement initiatives on the site.


Due to its activities, Givaudan is subject to the regulations of the OFAC (Office Fédéral de l'Aviation Civile). Please note that later in the recruitment process you will be asked to provide a criminal record.


Our Benefits (for Vernier, Switzerland) :
Healthcare support
Paid Time Off and family leave
Retirement plan
Sport and leisure clubs
Company shop
Staff restaurant


You are interested in this exciting challenge? We are looking forward to receiving your application! Please make sure you enclose your CV, Cover Letter, Diplomas and Work Certificates.


At Givaudan, you contribute to delightful taste and scent experiences that touch people’s lives.
You work within an inspiring teamwork culture – where you can thrive, collaborate and learn from other talented and passionate people across disciplines, regions and divisions.
Every essence of you enriches our world.
Givaudan is committed to equal opportunities. Therefore, we welcome applications regardless of cultural and social background, gender, age, religion or sexual identity. 
We also have a safe working environment, progressive working conditions and are certified as an equal pay employer.

Remote working:  On-site

At Givaudan, you contribute to delightful taste and scent experiences that touch people’s lives.
You work within an inspiring teamwork culture – where you can thrive, collaborate and learn from other talented and passionate people across disciplines, regions and divisions.
Join us and Impact Your World

Diversity drives innovation and creates closer connections with our employees, customers and partners.
Givaudan embraces diversity and is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone impacts our world.

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