Medical Devices JobsSenior Engineering Technician

  • SJ48740
  • Temporary/Contract
  • Leitrim, Sligo

Collins McNicholas

Senior Engineering Technician – Pharma sector – Sligo

Experienced Maintenance Technician or hands-on Engineer required to provide an engineering support service to pharmaceutical operations of a large multinational. Your primary focus will be to maximize the availability and reliability of pharma equipment on site. 

This is a start-up project that provides an excellent opportunity to be part of a growing team working and to work with high-end, new technologies. 

The key responsibilities associated with the role include; 

  • Participating in design and process project conversations to ensure reliability by design is built-in prior to equipment arrival.
  • Owning and preparing, preventative and predictive maintenance for new pharma equipment being installed and approval of these procedures on Maximo.
  • Completion and documentation of PM’s and pDM’s on manufacturing equipment into Maximo.
  • Owning and ensuring that commissioning spare parts are received and catalogued in Maximo.
  • Owning and ensuring that critical spare parts are identified and once received, catalogued in Maximo.
  • Active Participation in Factory Acceptance testing, Site Acceptance Testing and commissioning and qualification of equipment.
  • Ensuring proactive high performance of day to day preventative and demand maintenance activity to maintain manufacturing and utility equipment.
  • Liaising with operations, quality and Science and technology teams, to ensure equipment and process performance is maximized.
  • To maintain records and documentation on relevant Engineering Procedures and preventative/ demand maintenance.
  • To liaise with Internal/External Engineering Personnel and contract maintenance providers in maintaining troubleshooting, and installing/commissioning equipment.
  • Completion of instrument calibration as per schedule.
  • Take ownership of the site’s Predictive Maintenance program, through managing and developing the outsourced condition monitoring contracts, implementing recommendations, and tracking to closure.
  • Implementation of equipment/process upgrade in an environment of continuous improvement.
  • Support the Production Team in ensuring that manufacturing equipment is maintained to meet the output and yield requirements.
  • Supervision of external contractors.

Technical requirements; 

  • Minimum of 3 years in a highly regulated manufacturing (Pharma/Medical Device) environment required
  • Proven problem solving ability on complex equipment
  • Proven instrumentation/PLC troubleshooting ability


For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Davin Ferguson on 0719140251 or email

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