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Maintenance Craft Technician (Mech) Job

MSD Ireland

  • Cork
  • Not disclosed
  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 20/10/2017
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Maintenance Craft Technician (Mech)-EQU000359


MSD is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where MSD has codified its 125-year legacy. MSD�s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

MSD Manufacturing Division, MMD, is a team of dedicated, energetic individuals who are committed to being the most trusted supplier of pharmaceuticals and health products worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, comprise an interdependent global manufacturing network that�s committed to delivering a compliant, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time, across the globe.

Reporting to the Engineering Lead, the Process Craft Technician will be responsible for the hands-on operation and maintenance of process, utility and facility equipment to support manufacturing operations and maximise asset performance.

Duties include:

- Carrying out all routine and non-routine tasks delegated according to appropriate procedures and standards.

- Repairing equipment malfunctions (mechanical).

- Executing site preventive maintenance routines.

- 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 Biologics utilities and equipment safely and efficiently, whilst maximizing uptime.

- Collecting and analysing equipment data to report on equipment performance.

- Assisting with rolling shutdown preparation and execution.

- Training other staff in department procedures and techniques, as required.

- Operate, troubleshoot, maintain and support Utility and Manufacturing equipment to support the Biologics Process Team (IPT) to enable the manufacture of quality pharmaceutical products.

- Responsible and accountable for the safe accomplishment of all activities within the Biologics team whilst following all statutory, environmental, regulatory (cGMP), corporate, site and team practices.

- Reporting any EHS incidents and/or near misses.

- Ensuring housekeeping standards are maintained to a high standard within the Biologics IPT.

- Support efficient and safe daily operations of the Biologics equipment as required whilst maximizing uptime.

- Assist Biologics engineering in executing projects..

- Perform all necessary maintenance PMs and repairs.

- Perform troubleshooting and maintenance of equipment while maintaining production schedule.

- Supporting a culture of Continuous Improvement by participating in MSD Six Sigma tools within the Utility area such as: Kaizen Projects, MTBR, MTTF, problem solving, energy reduction and Lean principles.


- Must have a mechanical craft qualification.

- 5+ years industrial experience ideally in the operations and maintenance of Biologic and Utility equipment.

- Excellent interpersonal skills.

- Customer focus.

- Innovative.

- Excellent communication skills both written and verbally.

- Good problem solving skills.

- Results and performance driven.

- Adaptive and flexible.

- Pharmaceutical/GMP experience an advantage.

- Experience carrying out mechanical repairs and fault finding on utility/process / manufacturing equipment e.g. pumps, mechanical seals, rotating equipment, HVAC, refrigeration etc.

- Experience of utility systems maintenance and troubleshooting.

- Experience of CMMS type systems (PEMAC).

- Experience of Root Cause Analysis techniques an advantage: 5 Whys, Fishbone etc.

- Be familiar with daily activities in all areas of Maintenance.

- Deputise for Maintenance Team Lead as necessary.

- Facilitate an environment of continuous improvement.

- Participate in investigations in work area as necessary.

- Participate in Cross-Functional teams as necessary to support site goals.

- Support training of other technicians.

- Collaboration and teamwork.

- Initiative and motivation.

- Share ideas and suggestions for improvement and encourage others to do the same.

- Work as a strategic partner with all other departments within the facility.
Your role at MSD is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we�re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At MSD, we�re inventing for life.

Job: Equip. Maintenance Tech. Spec. Job Title:Sr. Tech, Maintenance

Primary Location: EMEA-Ireland-Munster-Cork

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: No

Number of Openings: 2

External Job Board Posting: Ireland � IrishJobs � Classic

Company Trade Name:MSD

Ref: 428656500
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