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Engineering Team Lead

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Waterford
  • Sector: Scientific
  • Date posted: 27/03/2017
  • Job reference: J362542A

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We are looking to appoint qualified people to drive high performance in a high-volume, automated production facility. The Engineering/Maintenance roles are concerned with getting high output from the automation- intensive production lines.

The aim is to drive high performance in our new high-volume, automated contact lens production facility.

The Engineering/Maintenance roles are concerned with getting high output from our automation- intensive production lines. Engineers working on four-cycle shift will lead teams of technicians to this objective in a state-of the-art factory.

Objectives/ Purpose of the Role:

  • Improve equipment performance and reliability through technical knowledge and people leadership.
  • This role will include the implementation & execution of preventive and reactive maintenance programmes and the leadership of a group of technicians on shift.
  • Technical knowledge & insight and employee supervision, motivation and development are key aspects of the job.

Main Activities & Responsibilities:

  • Implement a preventative maintenance programmes
  • Monitor the effectiveness of all maintenance activities
  • Develop training plans for technicians.
  • Monitor and report on equipment OEE.
  • Set goals for the shift technician group
  • Propose projects designed to improve OEE and reduce overall maintenance costs.
  • Participate in the recruitment of staff as required
  • Work with Procurement and Logistics groups on the control of equipment spares
  • Ensure all work is executed in line with health and safety and quality system requirements

Qualifications & Training:

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering or other relevant, technical equivalent).

Experience & Skills:

  • Experience: 5+ years' experience of engineering/ maintenance roles in high-volume industries with a significant technology content.
  • 3+ year's supervisory experience.
  • Extensive hands-on experience of preventive/ reactive maintenance, technician supervision/ interaction and high-speed automation.
  • Knowledge of Medical device and/or Pharmaceutical production preferred (cGMP / FDA regulated environment).
  • Knowledge of automatic measurement and reporting of OEE and related production data would be advantageous.
  • Self-directed with excellent communication skills on technical subjects.

For further information on this role please contact James Kelly on 016455250 or