Maintenance Technician III

Posted 19 April 2022
DisciplineLife Science
Contact NameVictoria Armitstead

Job description

We at Orion Group are currently recruiting a Maintenance Technician on behalf of one of our Multinational Biopharmaceutical Clients in Leinster to work on an 11-month contract.

Role Description

Responsible for maintaining and troubleshooting process devices, instrumentation and controls in support of vaccine manufacturing. Ensure that objectives are effectively achieved, consistent with Company requirements to ensure compliance, safety and reliable supply to our customers.

Role Functions

  • Provide effective technical support to Production in all aspects of machine and equipment maintenance, installation and modification.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Operate and monitor production support equipment, using MES/DCS and PLC based systems, to ensure optimum equipment uptime and target outputs.
  • 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.
  • Perform root cause analysis of system failures, substandard equipment performance, using standard tools and methods, to resolve machine and system issues.
  • Supply information and technical data for securing spare parts and equipment asset entry into the CMMS.
  • Leadership activities including selection, development, coaching and day to day management.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Troubleshooting and maintaining process instrumentation and equipment
  • Understanding of mechanical/electrical/Instrumentation / pneumatic processes
  • Sterile filling processes
  • Knowledge of regulatory/code requirements to Irish, European and International Codes, Standards and Practices
  • Report, standards, policy writing skills required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and job-related computer applications required
  • Lean Six Sigma Methodology experience desired

Qualifications and Experience

Typical Minimum Education

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

Typical Minimum Experience

  • Would typically have prior related work experience; ideally in a manufacturing, preferably GMP setting

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.