Maintenance and Reliability Engineer

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A Maintenance and Reliability Engineer is required for a pharmaceutical company in South Tipperary. The successful candidate will work closely with colleagues within the Maintenance, Operations and Projects departments.


  • Develop the PPM (Planned and Predictive Maintenance) system including writing job plans and assigning maintenance frequencies (SAP & Procal).
  • Develop and maintain SOPs for compliance in the Engineering Department.
  • Support the implementation maintenance best practice methodologies/technologies including LSS processes e.g. creation of standard work for routine maintenance activities.
  • Lead equipment criticality assessments in developing new maintenance strategies/plans for new assets.
  • Develop multi-year Reliability roadmap and execution with close collaboration/partnership with key cross-functional stakeholders.
  • Lead technical Root Cause Analysis events, incident investigations related to manufacturing equipment/systems to prevent recurrence of asset or process failures.
  • Drive condition based monitoring programs such as vibration, thermography, oil analysis and other predictive analyses and interpretation of results.
  • Complete spares assessments and be involved in the management of MRO stores.
  • Employ business analytics to assess performance and identify improvement opportunities for Equipment Reliability, Effective Maintenance Execution, Condition Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance.
  • Work with the Maintenance & Project Engineering to ensure the reliability maintainability of new and modified installations.
  • Develop and manage Engineering Systems such as Mechanical Integrity, F-gas, Lifting and Pressure/Statutory inspections.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent in a relevant Engineering or other Technical discipline or a trade / 3rd level qualification in a relevant discipline with relevant experience working in a similar environment.
  • 3 years’ or more experience working in a similar role, preferably in manufacturing GMP with a strong compliance mindset.
  • Knowledge of GMP / EHS guidelines & Legislation, Plant Maintenance systems (eg SAP / Procal).
  • Experience / proficiency in document management systems and office applications.
  • Knowledge and experience of CMMS systems, ideally SAP & Procal.
  • Understanding of continuous improvement tools and reliability methodologies; RCA, FMECA, RBAM, 8-step problem solving etc.
  • Knowledge of maintenance systems, maintenance techniques (e.g. preventative & predictive maintenance CBM) and their applications.

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