Maintenance & Reliability Engineer

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Our client is a multinational biologics company based in Leiden, NL looking for a Maintenance & Reliability Engineer to join its team. The successful candidate will support the Maintenance & Reliability strategy for the facility.


  • Ensure Asset Criticality ranking is performed to all area assets and define its maintenance strategy based in the asset criticality.
  • Ensure compliance with EHS guidelines, cGMP regulations, Company policies and other external agency regulations.
  • Responsible for accurate and safe job plans. This includes review and approval of all changes to job plans due to change control, equipment modification, etc.
  • Works closely with Planning and Scheduling to develop standards for major maintenance overhauls and outages.
  • Understands spare parts needed for routine maintenance and ensures spare parts are available for run to failure equipment.
  • Assist with implementation of Predictive Maintenance, and introduction of new technology.
  • Provide support to all maintenance technicians to assist with troubleshooting, act as expert for technical questions.
  • Ensure vendor completed work meets the necessary maintenance standards and is handed over appropriately.
  • Contact equipment vendors (if applicable) to report problems. Coordinate and implement vendor recommendations when approved.
  • Ensure all critical systems/assets meet customer needs.
  • Implement or propose alterations, modifications, or replacement of existing equipment to reduce maintenance costs, equipment downtime or improve reliability.
  • Own and drive operational excellence, by improving reliability, utilization and cost benefit by using historical maintenance/operational data and creation of performance metrics.
    Participate in and lead Root Cause Analysis, Kaizen, Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) exercises in conjunction with System Owners, Reliability Technicians and Manufacturing Operators.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Experience in maintenance/technical services of pharmaceutical manufacturing equipment is preferred.
  • Experience in working in an environment governed by SOPs and cGMPs.
  • Adaptable to a fast paced, complex and ever-changing business environment.
  • Ability to collaborate and work in a team environment; lead small projects and development of maintenance strategies.
  • Significant ability and aptitude analysing data to detecting inconsistencies, determining relative importance and to solve complex technical situations based on data.
  • Knowledge of Maximo or other Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) required.
  • Able to read, interprets, and understands electrical/mechanical drawings.
  • Ability to review SOPs and work instructions, and set-up maintenance concepts.
  • Flexible and responsible.
  • Familiar with methods like FMEA, Risk based maintenance, criticality assessments.

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