Maintenance Engineer | Collins McNicholas

Maintenance Engineer

  • Reference: CJ44794
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Cork, Cork City, Munster
  • Category: Engineering, Technical & Manufacturing

Job Summary

To engineer and implement highly capable & effective equipment maintenance processes that meet business goals and objectives, in conjunction with providing leadership on equipment technical/engineering solutions that result in optimum manufacturing equipment support.


  • 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.
  • Stay current with technology & training; be recognised as the SME for Maintenance.
  • Assists in the compilation of departmental budgets and capital spending.
  • Responsible for the departmental basics including hiring, day-to-day resource management, project resourcing, etc.
  • Establishes and supports a work environment of continuous improvement that supports company Quality policy and core values.
  • Ensures Technicians are trained to do their work and their training is documented in line with company training management systems.
  • Ensures Technician cross training & versatility is managed to cover all critical equipment at a minimum in support of production.
  • Maintain compliance metrics around adherence to preventative maintenance schedule and report metrics as required by company 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
  • Keep abreast of all relevant technological advancements relevant to production maintenance processes.
  • Oversee the specification and purchase of capital equipment ensuring balance between optimizing technological capabilities, return on investment and maintainability of equipment.


Experience and Qualifications

  • Level 8 qualification in a relevant Engineering or Science discipline (Manufacturing, Mechanical, Electronic, Production etc.) with ideally 3+ 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 a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Emer O’ Callaghan on 021 4911061 or email

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