Maintenance and Facilities Lead

Maintenance and Facilities Lead
  • €60,000 - €65,000 per Annum
  • Temporary
  • Dublin, Republic of Ireland Dublin Dublin 1Dublin
Job Ref: Nm0071
Sector: Science, Pharmaceutical & Food
Date Added: 27 March 2023

Guidant IRC is hiring on behalf of a client for the role of a Maintenance & Facilities Lead within the pharmaceutical sector.

Title: Maintenance & Facilities Lead

Salary range: €60,000 - 65,000 per annum

Location: Dublin

On-site/Hybrid/remote: On-site

Working Hours: 39 hours per week, Monday - Friday

Annual Leave entitlement: 24 days

Probation: 6 Months

Benefits: Pension 5% Employer, 5% Employee (after probation)

Healthcare (after probation)

Employee Assistance Programme

Life Assurance/income protection (after probation)

Education Assistance Programme

Perks Discount Card

Bike to Work/ Tax Savers

80% paid paternity/maternity leave

Mobile Phone


Role Summary

Reporting into the Plant Manager, the Hands On Maintenance & Facilities Lead is in charge of developing and executing the maintenance programs as well as the facility management activities for our sites in the Dublin area (Tallaght, Sandyford and Carrickmines).

The role will oversee the Preventive Maintenance (PM) programs, lead the troubleshooting of equipment issues and take an active part in the Continuous Improvement (CI) projects, ensuring that all compliance and safety requirements are met. In close collaboration with the Plant manager, the incumbent will play a key role in establishing yearly budgets and CAPEX plans.

Key Role Requirements

. Coordinate and manage Maintenance/Facilities/EHS Functions & activities.

  • Develop Preventive Maintenance's (PM) system for the Dublin sites, using contractors and/or internal resources to carry out the identified programs.
  • Coordinating the Engineering/Maintenance/Facilities function and contractors across the Dublin facilities
  • Manager all corrective maintenance queries and take corrective measures.
  • Develop detailed PM routines and Safety PM routines for the critical equipment.
  • Prepare and manage the PM program budget yearly.
  • Develop and manage the Contractor Management System to include onsite training requirements.
  • Develop learning programs and ensure technician's training on level 1 maintenance.
  • Manage the EHS function in conjunction with the Plant Manager including risk assessments and taking part in all EHS related activities (documentation updates, training programs, running safety committee etc.)
  • Manage maintenance/facilities consumables including stock management, cost reduction, supplier sourcing and relationship management.
  • Actively take part in the development of the CAPEX plan alongside the Plant Manager

Support of production operations

  • Ensure that all planned maintenance is completed to the manufacturing schedule.
  • Promptly respond to operations requests for support and provide call-out support to operations team as required.
  • Provide hands on facilities/maintenance knowledge to Operations management team.

Quality compliance of maintenance functions

  • Ensure compliance to all regulatory GMP, Safety and Environmental requirements in relation to maintenance activities and facility management.
  • Represent the maintenance department for all regulatory audits including HPRA, EPA, HSA ..
  • Raise and support the investigation and resolution of deviations, change controls, quality investigations as

Continuous Improvement/Projects

  • Engage in a CI
  • Perform root cause analysis: Leading A3 problem solving exercises with support from other functions. Investigate equipment failures to find root cause and implement effective Corrective and Preventative Actions.
  • Monitor & Improve OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness):
  • Track process/line reliability & performance
  • Work on project teams and carry out project tasks as requested by the Plant Manager/ Project Manager running the individual projects.

Take an active part in all relevant site projects across the different facilities.

Please note that this job description is not exhaustive, and the role holder may be required to undertake other relevant duties

commensurate with the grading of the post. Activities may be subject to amendment over time as the role develops and/or priorities and requirements evolve.



  • Mechanical, electrical or facilities engineering 3rd level qualification or a suitable technical qualification in above
  • Management qualification would be desired
  • Health and Safety Qualification would be a strong


  • 5+ years minimum in a similar role
  • 3+ years factory experience in the HPRA/FDA pharmaceutical industry or similar regulated industry
  • Experience of maintenance optimization techniques and Continuous Improvement
  • Experience of hands EHS co-ordination would be
  • Experience in a non-sterile manufacturing environment would be an
  • Experience setting up and operation of the computerized maintenance management system
  • Experience in a Liquid, Paste and Tableting Manufacturing /Filling


  • Good knowledge of electrical, mechanical, and pneumatic systems
  • Good understanding of quality compliance matters related to regulated manufacturing (GMP is an advantage)
  • Understanding of warehousing and operations' organization
  • Previous experience working within a QMS
  • Experience in equipment selection/acceptance and install would be desirable.


  • Ability to multitask and
  • Self-motivation and initiative with energy and enthusiasm to develop the
  • Ability to take ownership of issues and follow through to
  • Good Interpersonal skills, building strong working with relationships with stakeholders both internal and
  • Strong people skills with the ability to work in a cross functional
  • Demonstrated capability of safely leading initiatives and projects in highly regulated environments

High level of attention to detail and strong problem-solving abilities.

Guidant IRC is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Irish Recruitment
26/04/2023 11:53:04
EUR 60000 65000 Annum
Contact Consultant:
Nikola Malikova

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