Engineering & Electronics

Maintenance Technician

  • Contract
  • Remote
  • Cork
  • 41961949

PE Global is currently recruiting for a Maintenance Technician for our biopharmaceutical client in Cork. This is an initial 12-month contract, onsite role.

Reporting to the Maintenance Business Unit Manager the Maintenance Technician will be responsible for the hands-on maintenance and calibration of manufacturing equipment and the hands-on operation, maintenance and calibration of utility and facility equipment. Working within Manufacturing process teams, the maintenance technicians will form part of the overall site goal of maximizing asset performance.






  • Responsible and accountable for the safe accomplishment of all activities within the manufacturing process team, whilst following all statutory, environmental, regulatory (cGMP), corporate site and department practices and procedures.
  • Reporting any EHS incidents and/or near misses.
  • Developing and looking after the maintenance and calibration workshops, ensuring housekeeping standards are constantly met.
  • Ensuring that housekeeping standards in the entire facility are maintained to a very high standard.
  • Electrical/Mechanical Isolation of equipment to ensure equipment is safe to work on.


Technical Support

  • Providing day cover on-site for maintenance and utilities cover as required.
  • Carrying out all routine and non-routine tasks as per manufacturing process team schedule.
  • Supporting maintenance process team activities, as per maintenance schedule.
  • Repairing equipment malfunctions (mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, automation, civil).
  • Executing site preventive maintenance routines.
  • Calibration of instrumentation
  • Assisting in construction, commissioning and qualification of equipment.
  • Developing maintenance procedures and equipment files. Assisting with generation, review and revision of maintenance documentation as necessary.
  • Selecting of appropriate spare parts to ensure maximum availability of equipment.
  • Operating all site utilities and facilities equipment safely and efficiently, whilst maximizing uptime.
  • Collecting and analysing equipment data to report on equipment performance.
  • Assisting with rolling shutdown preparation and execution.
  • Assisting Engineering in executing projects.
  • Managing maintenance contracts and working with/supporting contractors.
  • Training other process team members in maintenance procedures and techniques, as required.
  • Assisting in maintenance stores operations, as required.
  • Assisting in other process team operations, as required.


Planning and Control

  • Planning tasks as required.
  • Executing the maintenance plan.



  • Preparing and maintaining all calibration documentation (Instrument lists, calibration procedures, equipment files, calibration certificates, etc.) in compliance with cGMP regulatory requirements.
  • Operating all site utilities to required cGMP standards (USP, EU, etc.).
  • Maintaining all equipment to cGMP standards.
  • Maintaining timely, consistent and precise records of all maintenance work done on the CMMS – SAP.
  • Completing all documentation in compliance with site procedures and GDP.
  • Reporting non conformances and deviations promptly to the management to ensure compliance with EHS and GMP requirements.
  • Ensuring that personal training requirements are completed in compliance with site procedures.


Continuous Improvement

  • Supporting investigation and resolution of problems.
  • Familiarization with and adoption of ME2 and maintenance best practices at all times.
  • Undertaking training to keep skills up to date.




  • Participate in process teams as necessary to support site goals.
  • Be familiar with daily activities in all areas of maintenance and manufacturing.
  • Facilitate an environment of continuous improvement.
  • Participate in investigations in work area as necessary.
  • Support training of other technicians.
  • Collaboration and teamwork.
  • Initiative and motivation.
  • Share ideas and suggestions for improvement and encourage others to do the same.




Interface with maintenance department (Engineer, Specialist, Lead, Leader).

Contact with Quality, Logistics and Training departments.





  • Trades qualified, or have a Diploma or higher award in Engineering or Instrumentation and Physics.



  • Scientific or technical qualification in either mechanical, electrical, instrumentation & controls, utilities engineering.
  • Maintenance experience within a GMP regulated environment.
  • Experience of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Experience of Delta V, BMS, PLC and SCADA systems
  • Experience of SAP.



  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to operate as part of a team.
  • Customer focus.
  • Innovative.
  • Mechanical/Electrical/Instrument/Utilities aptitude.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Good problem-solving skills.
  • Results and performance driven.
  • Adaptable and flexible.

Interested candidates should submit an updated CV.

Please click the link below to apply, call Paul Wheatley on 083 094 0199 or alternatively send an up-to-date CV to


***Please note our client cannot assist with any visa sponsorship and candidates must have the correct visa to live and work in Ireland***

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