Senior Maintenance Engineer

Job Title: Senior Maintenance Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cork
REF: 122888
Contact Name: John Reid
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 5 years ago

Job Description

Senior Maintenance Engineer:
Our client a Multi-National Healthcare provider now have an excellent role for a permanent Senior Maintenance Engineer.

The Senior Maintenance Engineer must be highly proficient in the technical fault finding & problem solving of all production machine and automated systems i.e. mechanical, pneumatic, electrical and control systems. They will provide technical leadership & direction on all maintenance and equipment issues.

This is a permanent role based in Cork.

Responsibilities of a Senior Maintenance Engineer:
  • Manage a team of Maintenance Technicians in support of all equipment planned and un-planned maintenance activities in support of a dynamic and fast paced production environment.
  • Provide technical leadership & direction on all maintenance and equipment issues.
  • Be highly proficient in the problem solving of all production machine and automated systems i.e. mechanical, pneumatic, electrical and control systems.
  • Manage the planning & execution of all equipment maintenance routines on identified equipment within the value streams.
  • Minimise downtime on Equipment, through fast response and priority setting with Area Supervision.
  • Liaise with Production / Manufacturing Engineering and Equipment Engineering to understand equipment down priorities, and eliminate recurring issues.
  • Ensure critical Equipment availability at all times in support of production metrics.
  • Verify / Monitor PM effectiveness - Drive continuous improvement in the PM process.
  • Monitor key maintenance process indicators MTTF, MTBF, MTTR etc. as required.
  • Mentor and train Tech II/III, Manufacturing Engineers, Process Techs, and Product Builders on equipment related issues.
  • Manage the PEMAC preventative maintenance system as site SME for same.
  • Ensure all activities on 'down' Equipment & during PM are recorded. Compliant with PEMAC procedures.
  • Generate / Edit Maintenance procedures to reflect actual work practices.
  • Ensure all work carried out as part of PEMAC is as per procedures - Strive for continuous improvement in procedures & processes.
  • Manage the equipment spares process. Monitor consumption & timely reordering with Maintenance Engineers & Technicians. Implement improvements to spares processes & systems in line with best in class industry practices.
  • Capability to retrofit / upgrade existing equipment as part of Quality and/or cost improvement initiatives.
  • Assists in the compilation of departmental budgets and capital spending.
  • Establishes and supports a work environment of continuous improvement that supports Quality policy and core values.
  • Ensures Technicians are trained to do their work and their training is documented in line with training management systems.
  • Maintain compliance metrics around adherence to preventative maintenance schedule and report metrics as required by quality systems management.
  • Ensure relevant documentation is prepared and updated in line with all Quality and Regulatory guidelines and promotes full compliance to all GMP & E&AS requirements.
  • Represents the production maintenance function in support of internal & external quality systems audits.
Requirements of a Maintenance Engineer:
  • Level 8 qualification in a relevant Engineering or Science discipline (Manufacturing, Mechanical, Electronic, Production etc.) with ideally 4+ year's relevant experience.
  • A working knowledge of PEMAC Maintenance Management System is an advantage but not essential.
  • Ability to read & interpret electrical & control technical specifications & drawings.
  • Ability to fault find PLC control systems is a distinct advantage.
  • Hands on experience in a fully automated manufacturing environment is an advantage.
  • Intermediate knowledge of MS Excel is required.
  • Familiarity with standard problem solving processes (6-sigma) is an advantage.
  • Previous relevant experience in a highly regulated environment is an advantage.
For more information please contact John Reid at The RFT Group 01 2302400 /
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