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Maintenance Technician

An excellent opportunity has presented itself for an experienced Maintenance Technician to join a leading Pharmaceutical giant on a fixed-term contract basis in the Carlow area.

The successful candidate would be responsible for maintaining and troubleshooting process devices, instrumentation and controls in support of vaccine manufacturing. Ensure that objectives are effectively achieved, and consistent with the company's requirements to ensure compliance, safety and reliable supply to our customers.

  • Provide technical support to the business through the start-up of the new manufacturing facility through the development of task lists, spare part identification, attendance at FAT/SAT and support of the equipment procurement, installation, commissioning and qualification phases.
  • Provide effective technical support to Production in all aspects of machine and equipment maintenance, installation and modification; perform detailed maintenance, calibrations, PMs and troubleshooting. Required to operate and clean the process equipment as necessary.
  • Maintain process and production equipment, ensuring ongoing preventative maintenance, equipment troubleshooting and repairs to ensure continuous, reliable and repeatable operation of all equipment; drive Total Productive Maintenance. Ensure effective management and equipment shutdown scheduling, ensuring resources are available, thereby minimizing downtown.
  • Support maintenance planning and preventative maintenance through completion of planned and emergency work orders, calibrations, PMs etc. Document maintenance work, including upgrades, made to existing equipment, including preventative maintenance performed and parts used, to ensure appropriate documentation and records of repair history.
  • Operate, troubleshoot and repair complex systems which may include CIP, Autoclaves, Glassware Washers, production vessels, HVAC, Isolators, compressed gasses, plant steam/condensate, bulk chemical distribution and wastewater treatment under minimal supervision in a highly regulated, cGMP environment. Interpret P&ID’s, equipment/system layouts, wiring diagrams, and specifications in planning and performing maintenance and repairs.
  • Supply information and technical data for securing spare parts and equipment asset entry into the CMMS; liaise directly with vendors on supply of parts, upgrades to systems etc as necessary. Assist in general facility upkeep and provides responsive customer support with emphasis on customer satisfaction.
  • Participate effectively in writing/revising/ rolling out accurate operational procedures, training materials and maintenance procedures for various IPT systems; ensure all work is carried out in line with same.
  • Leadership activities including selection, development, coaching and day to day management. Ensure that the team receives appropriate resources and programmes to develop technical and other skills, to complete their jobs whilst stimulating personal growth and development in line with role. Develop and maintain a training programme.

Comments/Special Instructions:

Please read Job Spec. Position will be shift 24/7. 33.33% shift allowance for the first 3-4 months and then will 16/5 shift pattern. This is an exciting opportunity to support start up of the new manufacturing facility. We have 3 open roles here

Qualifaction & Education

  • Leaving Certificate or equivalent required.
  • Time serviced Apprenticeship or equivalent Certificate/Diploma in an Engineering or related discipline is required.

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Andrew O'Neill at or (021) 2427420