Maintenance Technician

  • Contract
  • Cork

Website TPM04812

Our client is a multinational pharma company based in East Cork looking to hire a Maintenance Technician to works as part of the Facilities and Utilities team and is responsible for ensuring that all facility / utility infrastructure systems perform predictably and continue to operate as required in order to support the manufacturing process. The Maintenance Technician is also responsible for ensuring that all utility systems, GMP and non-GMP, conform to relevant regulatory requirements as well as company specifications and requirements.


  • Maximise the availability of all utilities equipment to ensure full operations schedule adherence.
  • Ensuring minimum response times to any utility system issues which impact on availability.
  • Monitor day to day performance of utility systems.
  • Troubleshooting of performance trends.
  • Anticipating, solving or escalating problems as appropriate.
  • Perform maintenance and improvement work on all site facility systems in order to enable full operations schedule adherence.
  • Support the Preventative Maintenance program by carrying out effective maintenance routines and repairs to prolong the useful life and optimise the efficiency of utility and facility equipment.
  • Develop and implement equipment specific maintenance strategies to improve equipment reliability and performance in line with maintenance best practice.
  • Support program to optimise current Planned Maintenance procedures.
  • Work with the Engineering Systems Team Lead to develop a “reliability” centered asset care strategy, with the following core pillars: equipment criticality and spares assessment, predictive maintenance techniques, fit for purpose PM program, technician driven RCA program and FMEA techniques.
  • Maintain safety and regulatory equipment at all times and report any defects.
  • Ensure accurate recording of all work completed in Maximo e.g. durations, spare parts used etc. and promote usage in the department.
  • Liaise with site stores team on the procurement of spare and replacement parts for all utility systems.
  • Ensure that maintenance cover for Utility areas is provided at all times by demonstrating flexibility regarding working overtime, potentially across shifts, to provide cover for holidays, sick leave, shutdown periods, busy periods and as required.
  • Ensure that critical spare parts lists for each system are identified and appropriate levels of spares are maintained.
  • Management of detailed technical files and equipment history logs for all equipment.
  • Act as a subject matter expert in relevant equipment, instrument and system root cause investigations and fill the role of lead investigator where required.
  • Provide support to Operations, Validation, Engineering and Quality where required.
  • Support of new product introductions and introduction of new equipment.
  • Assist in the management of all required external contractors and suppliers for Utilities engineering.
  • Development of training packs for all Utilities equipment using existing site knowledge, together with external contractors as appropriate.
  • Co-ordinate training for the team on these training packs.
  • Ensure compliance to all aspects of the Company’s Health, Safety and Environmental procedures are maintained.
  • Identify and report any quality or compliance concerns and take immediate corrective action as required.
  • Support the assessment, action and closure of assigned safety actions (ATS, Concern Reports) in a satisfactory manner.
  • Aware of and comply with QA facilities, Preventative Maintenance, Calibration, Good Documentation Practices, Material Segregation and Control requirements.
  • Aware of and comply with the GEHC Quality Manual, Quality Management System, Quality Management policy, Quality Goals.
  • Complete all planned Quality & Compliance training within the defined deadlines.
  • Ensuring that plant and equipment is operating in a compliant manner and that all activities are conducted to meet GMP regulations, site and corporate quality standards and any additional regulatory requirements as required.
  • Strive for the highest standards in housekeeping and GMP.
  • Manage the Utilities department 6S program.
  • Support CAPA investigations, determining accurate root cause and implementing action plans to prevent reoccurrences.
  • Act as a mentor to apprentices/graduates working in the department.
  • Working cross-functionally and cross-shifts to resolve issues and drive improvements.
  • Uses expertise and networks to implement solutions across the shift.
  • Act as an integral link in the communication process (weekly/Daily briefings).
  • Keep management informed in a timely manner of any issues/concerns.
  • Deputise for the Engineering Systems Team Leader: Utilities & Services when required.
  • Participate in any future ‘on call’ policies as required by Business needs.
  • Attend daily morning meeting with the team to ensure alignment with company and production goals and objectives; (Safety, Quality, Schedule Adherence, Cost).
  • Support continuous improvement programs and all performance improvement projects.
  • Liaise with other departments around investigation / open action status.
  • Follow up and close out open actions from investigations without requirement for reminders.
  • Lead and/or support RCA on issues which arise within the department or represent Utilities team on those in the platform.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Completed Engineering Qualification/Apprenticeship in Mechanical, Electrical or Instrument Engineering or equivalent.
  • Minimum 5 years experience in utility systems maintenance within a GMP manufacturing environment.
  • Strong knowledge of Steam generation systems (plant and clean), Water for Injection generation and distribution, Compressed Air, HVAC, Chillers and related closed loop water systems.
  • Extensive knowledge and fault-finding skills on Power, electrical distribution and fire alarm systems.
  • Strong electrical and electronic repair and diagnostic skills.
  • Ability to work on own initiative & judgement with minimal supervision.
  • General skills and expertise related to maintenance and facilities activities.
  • Demonstrate levels of theoretical knowledge with practical application.
  • Relevant working knowledge of a regulated industry and GMP.
  • A high degree of computer literacy.
  • Previous experience working with a CMMS preferably Maximo.
  • Experience in reliability centralised maintenance techniques i.e RCM, FMEA and equipment criticality assessments.
  • Demonstrate Commitment, Engagement and Accountability at all times.

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