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Senior Maintenance Specialist

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Dublin
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Date posted: 14/09/2017
  • Job reference: J374040A

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Senior Maintenance Engineer required to join a leading pharmaceutical manufacturing company in Dublin. The successful candidate will act as Maintenance Representative on projects as required, ensuring that all maintenance criteria are met and assist Maintenance Team Leads in the planning, coordination and execution of maintenance shutdowns and daily operations.


  • The key responsibilities of the role include the analysis of recurring downtime trends and management of small projects to rectify the root cause of the problems.
  • Identification of projects that will improve operational reliability of production processes and assisting the Maintenance Team in their implementation.
  • The role will also assist in the management of technical assessments, HAZOPs and the change control process on all projects and ensure that each project is completed to the highest GXP and EHS standards and also manage the implementation of condition base monitoring system on equipment.
  • The candidate will be the subject matter expert for equipment types, involved in the scheduling and management of external contracts to meet maintenance requirements in addition to conducting risk assessments and liaison with others both within the Maintenance department and also cross-site to ensure that open issues are addressed in a timely manner.

Requirements include:

  • The successful candidate must possess at minimum a Level 7 Maintenance/Engineering qualification or equivalent coupled with at least 5 years' experience in a relevant role in a regulated manufacturing environment.
  • The ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate a proven track record in continuous improvement projects and display developed trouble shooting abilities.
  • A good knowledge of mechanical systems coupled with proven experience in driving equipment reliability programs is required in addition to a working knowledge of CMMS, Microsoft Office and MS Project programmes.
  • A developed technical knowledge is required for this position as well as flexibility and as strong organisational ability.
  • It is essential that the Maintenance Engineer prioritises safety, quality and reliability in every task.
  • Experience of maintenance optimisation techniques, Reliability excellence, Life Cycle Engineering.
  • Working knowledge of Maximo or equivalent CMMS system.
  • Strong knowledge of predictive maintenance techniques and be a practitioner of FMEA and Failure investigation techniques.
  • High level of attention to detail and strong problem solving abilities.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a cross functional collaborative environment
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