Technical & Engineering JobsPrincipal Engineer Reliability & Maintenance

  • CJ50286
  • Permanent
  • Munster, Waterford

Collins McNicholas

Principal Engineer – Reliability & Maintenance | Waterford | E. T. 021 491 1065|

A senior-level position with an employer of choice offering a very competitive salary. Strong people mgmt experience is essential as you will have a team of 5 direct reports.

Please get in touch for an in-depth chat – 021 491 1065.

Role Responsibilities-

  • Design and optimize maintenance strategies, procedures and methods of work execution.
  • Lead the planning and scheduling of routine maintenance work.
  • Lead A3 project team to resolve repetitive equipment faults or process instabilities.
  • Working with Maintenance/Engineering to optimise planned maintenance routines
  • Carry out quality inspections on jobs, work execution, identify improvements in tasks and
  • Liaise with client departments, customers and other engineering and production colleagues
  • Arrange specialist procurement of fixtures, fittings or components
  • Support the control maintenance costs
  • Work with specialist equipment, such as programmable logic controllers (EAM, HMI), which control machinery on factory assembly lines
  • Coach maintenance and engineering excellence strategies to help with installation and commissioning guidelines.
  • Deputize for Maintenance or Engineering Manager on occasion.
  • Support planning and scheduling to minimize impact to HVM operations.
  • Act as key site contact for maintenance excellence initiatives

Role Requirements –

  • 10+ years’ experience of maintenance-related roles in high-volume industries with significant technology content. Extensive hands-on experience of systems development and deployment, staff engagement and change management. Knowledge of medical device and/or pharmaceutical production preferred (cGMP / FDA regulated environment). 
  • Bachelor’s in engineering or other technical discipline preferred. Experience in managing or leading engineering improvement projects, technical or systems related.
  • Knowledge of auto report generation, PLC I/O machine connectivity and equipment or engineering system reliability metrics development advantageous.
  • Experience in EAM/CMMS systems and system development
  • People-management skills.
  • MRO stores systems experience.
  • Proven ability to support Electronic Asset Management System deployment and technology development.
  • Self-Directed, excellent communication skills in technical subjects. Ability to form relationships with stakeholders from many sites and work within cross-functional teams.
  • Experience of building effective MRO stores operating systems, Space management, new technology development for inventory control and cycle counting.
  • Excellent teamworking skills to work cooperatively and liaise with people at all levels.

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Edel O’Brien on 021-4911065 or email


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