Collins McNicholas

Role Responsibilities:

Maintenance and Operations

  • Understand in detail how equipment operates. (Chiller, steam boilers, HVAC, Compressed air systems, Electrical distribution, back up generation, production manufacturing equipment namely compression and encapsulation).
  • Support Predictive/ preventative maintenance methodologies including the initial set up of a Maintenance Management system.
  • Develop and comply with relevant SOP’s.
  • Ensure spare parts requirements are available and cost effective for equipment.
  • Develop Spare parts lists for various equipment as required.
  • Effective problem solving and reactive maintenance as required.
  • Measurement of equipment performance in terms of downtime, yield if applicable, efficiency and cost of Maintenance.
  • Developing relationships with Vendors and developing Maintenance contracts.
  • Ensure the preventative maintenance routines are executed on time and in a compliant manner.

Health, Safety and the Environment

  • Comply at all times with the Health, Safety and Environmental policy and associated procedures.
  • Continuously promote a positive safety culture by challenging yourself and others to prioritize safety in everything you do.

Quality Compliance

  • Ensure all work carried out, is in compliance with the required standards, conforming to company, cGMP, SOP’s and regulatory guidelines.
  • Take ownership for quality compliance in all activities you are responsible for.

Role Requirements:

  • Senior trades (Fitter), and/or a relevant third level qualification in Mechanical or Manufacturing discipline.
  • Minimum 5 year’s engineering experience within a relevant environment (preferably within a Pharma manufacturing environment)
  • Packaging experience would be an advantage
  • Safety and cGMP compliance.
  • Ability to understand engineering processes through a logical, data driven approach.
  • Technically, highly skilled in hands on Maintenance.
  • Multi-skilled – Electrical/Mechanical
  • Proven track record of building relations with equipment vendors.
  • A continuous improvement mindset is a requirement.
  • Be driven by task / project and will show flexibility to ensure results are achieved.
  • Demonstrates initiative.


For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Josh Barnes on 021-4911066 or email


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