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Helsinn Birex Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Maintenance Technician

Helsinn Birex Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

  • Dublin
  • Not disclosed
  • Fixed term contract
  • Updated 25/02/2013
  • Andrew Hayes
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Helsinn Pharmaceuticals Ltd requires a Maintenance Technician for its manufacturing facility in Dublin 15. Call 01-8225404


Maintenance Technician (fixed term)

The primary purpose of the Maintenance Technician is to support the Maintenance Supervisor and Facilities & Systems Engineer in providing an effective and efficient service in the carrying out of maintenance duties and engineering projects on mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and utility/faciltiy systems for the site. This work is to be carried out within the EHS standards, GMP standards and work etiquette set out by Helsinn Birex Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Applicants for this vacancy must possess the following knowledge, skills, qualification and experiences. Helsinn is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all who meet these criteria.

  1. Possession of a relevant trade qualification (Fitter/Mech) is essential.
  2. At least 5 years’ experience working within a maintenance role within a pharmaceutical, cGMP regulated environment.
  3. Experience of maintaining Filling and Packaging lines is a must.
  4. The ability to multi-task, troubleshoot and work under time constraints in a dynamic manufacturing environment.
  5. Strong interpersonal and report/protocol writing skills with the ability to work well in multidisciplinary teams.
  6. Experience with the maintenance and upgrade of utilities and facilities would also be an advantage.

The job of Maintenance Technician will involve but will not be limited to the following tasks and duties:

  • Maintaining all Filling and Packaging lines in Production and carrying out regular PM checks to ensure all production targets are met.
  • Working closely with production to work on daily downtime reporting and continuous improvement projects to improve area efficiencies.
  • Carrying out and documenting preventative maintenance checks in facilities, energies and utility equipment.
  • Recording utility log readings and reporting on same.
  • Scheduling of work by outsourced contract maintenance and supervising same.
  • Conducting fault finding and problem solving activities
  • Following up and closing out on identified issues found during routine/non-routine maintenance.
  • Instrumentation - calibration, understanding of P.L.C. and trouble shooting.
  • Documentation - all maintenance carried out to be recorded accurately and to be filed appropriately. 
  • Ensuring related Standard Operating Procedures and Training Records are kept up to date which may include for example, writing and implementing SOPs.
  • Travelling to equipment suppliers and other sites to inspect equipment and for example to conduct F.A.T.s
  • Taking part in any projects associated with the Company’s continuous improvement programme

Applications should be made before the 25th February 2013. Recruitment Agency assistance is not required at this time.

About the Company

Helsinn Birex Pharmaceuticals,Dublin,Ireland, manages the supply of finished drug products for the Swiss based Helsinn Group. In house capabilities include the development, manufacture and packaging of solid dosage forms and topicals. Additionally the company carries out final packaging of special dosage forms such as sterile forms and softgel which are produced by a worldwide network of CMOs.

The site was established in 1997 and now occupies an area of 9000 sq. meters including both production and pilot scale facilities for scale up commercial production and packaging. The site is EU and FDA approved for Commercial supply and holds an EU IMP Licence for the storage and packaging of Clinical Trial materials.

The Company employs 160 people at the Dublin site. The three main commercial products produced are Nimesulide (a non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug or NSAID) Klean-Prep (a gastro intestinal medicine), and Palonosetron (an anti emetic product).
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