Engineering , Science, Pharmaceutical & Food

Mechanical Maintenance Technician

  • Contract
  • Carlow, County Carlow, Ireland
  • 42012356

PE Global is currently recruiting for a Mechanical Maintenance Technician for a leading multi-national Biotech client based in Carlow.

This is an initial 11-month contract position working on a 2-cycle shift (20% shift premium).



  • Provide effective technical support to Production in all aspects of machine and equipment maintenance, installation, and modification; perform detailed maintenance, calibrations, PMs and troubleshooting. (MAMF Qualified)
  • 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; drive Total Productive Maintenance.
  • 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, to ensure appropriate documentation and records of repair history.
  • Operate and monitor production support equipment, using MES/DCS and PLC based systems, to ensure optimum equipment uptime and target outputs, whilst facilitating continuous process improvements using Lean Principles.
  • Operate, troubleshoot, and repair complex systems which may include Autoclaves, Glassware Washers, Single use mixers, HVAC, Isolators, filling line and inspection lines 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.
  • Support continuous improvement by leading and active participation in repairs, upgrades, preventative maintenance and system failure investigations and investigation reports, execution/development of change control, and contribution to Kaizen events as appropriate.
  • Perform root cause analysis of system failures, substandard equipment performance, using standard tools and methods, to resolve machine and system issues e.g. FMEA, Fishbone diagrams, 5 why’s etc.; implement subsequent corrective action through the change management system.
  • Supply information and technical data for securing spare parts and equipment asset entry into the CMMS; liaise directly with vendors on supply of parts, upgrades to systems etc as necessary.
  • Assist in general facility upkeep and provides responsive customer support with emphasis on customer satisfaction.
  • Participate effectively in writing/revising/ rolling out accurate operational procedures, training materials and maintenance procedures for various IPT systems; ensure all work is carried out in line with same.
  • Required to comply with Global Policies, Procedures and Guidelines, regulatory requirements and execute current Good manufacturing Practices (cGMP) in the performance of day-to-day activities and all applicable job functions.
  • Work collaboratively to drive a safe and compliant culture at site.
  • May be required to perform other duties as assigned.



  • Time serviced MAMF Apprenticeship or equivalent Certificate/Diploma in an Engineering or related discipline is required.
  • Prior experience in a Good manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and regulated pharmaceutical production environment is essential.
  • Extensive hands-on experience of preventive/reactive maintenance.
  • Understanding of mechanical/electrical/Instrumentation / pneumatic processes.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and job-related computer applications required, with excellent communication skills on technical subjects.

Interested candidates should submit an updated CV.

Please click the link below to apply, call Seán on +353 86 3514962 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***