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Maintenance Technician

Peter Paul Galligan
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Maintenance Technician


My award winning pharmaceutical client is offering you the chance to join their state of the art manufacturing facility based in Athlone, Westmeath. The Sterile Operations Maintenance Technician will provide essential maintenance and technical support to manufacturing across the full range of sterile manufacturing equipment. The role involves developing preventative maintenance (PM) routines, completing PMs on time in addition to reacting to machine breakdown in support of manufacturing performance. The position also plays a significant role in ensuring all equipment related documentation meets the cGMP standards expected.

Essential Duties, Functions and Responsibilities:

· Works with manufacturing and quality colleagues as part of an Operations team whose shared goal is to realise the safety, quality, delivery and cost objectives of the site.

· Provides maintenance support as required to include process systems, filling equipment, preparation equipment and clean utilities. Can provide basic automation and instrumentation support and liaises with automation/instrumentation specialists when required.

· Is trained and qualified to work in a grade B cleanroom and maintains this qualification.

· Is diligent in the completion and review of maintenance and related documentation required to meet GMP requirements of a sterile manufacturing site and participates in and can lead continuous improvement teams. Proposes improvement ideas.

· Supports capital projects throughout equipment lifecycle and supports process development projects and associated validation activities.

· Reports accurately on all equipment downtimes to build history of equipment performance and participate in out of hours on call as required. The role will typically require infrequent, off site national and international travel, for training or new equipment testing

Skills/Knowledge Required:

· Ideally trade qualified as a mechanical fitter or electrician that is familiar with pharmaceutical equipment and systems such as CIP/SIP, autoclaves, filling machines, isolators, and environmental monitoring systems.

· Ideally trade qualified in a mechanical fitting or as an electrician.

· 5 years+ experience performing maintenance on process equipment in a cGMP commercial environment, preferably with experience working in a cleanroom environment.

· Mechanical/Chemical Engineering Diplomas will be considered if the candidate as proven experience in a pharmaceutical maintenance role.

· Precision minded technician with demonstrable capability in equipment setup, optimisation and maintenance along with strong technical, troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.

· Knowledgeable of the regulatory and GMP requirements for maintenance activities.

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