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103804 - Packaging Technician - Westmeath

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Westmeath
Date: 4/11/2019
Job Reference: 103804
Contact Name: Tommy McKeown
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Job Description

Packaging Technician - Westmeath - 103804
Packaging Technician

Our client, a pharmaceutical company in Westmeath are currently looking to recruit a Packaging Technician for their site.
  • The Packaging Technician provides essential maintenance and technical support to the site’s packaging area.
  • This includes supporting a range of high-speed secondary manufacturing equipment as well as the vision and serialisation systems used in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • This role will involve working as part of the team in the acceptance and qualification of all packaging equipment and playing a key role in building packaging towards commercialisation by developing preventative maintenance (PM) routines.
  • The role also involves completing PMs on time in addition to reacting to machine breakdown to support manufacturing performance.
  • The role also plays a significant role in ensuring all equipment related documentation meets the cGMP standards expected.
Essential Duties, Functions and Responsibilities:
  • Works with manufacturing and quality colleagues as part of an Operations team whose shared goal is to realise the safety, quality, delivery and cost objectives of the site.
  • Prioritises safety and is diligent in the use of all appropriate safety tools and permits when maintaining equipment – champions safe working always.
  • Provides maintenance support for equipment that includes shrink wrapping, labelling, cartooning, bundling, serialisation, etc. Can provide basic automation and instrumentation support and liaises with automation/instrumentation specialists when required.
  • Uses structured problem solving in the event of equipment failure and documents all equipment interventions as required by the maintenance system.
  • Prepare preventative maintenance (PM) routines with other technical colleagues to minimise the risk of machine failure or equipment related deviations.
  • Completes PM routines on time and is diligent in the completion and review of maintenance and related documentation required to meet GMP requirements of a sterile manufacturing site.
  • Participates in continuous improvement teams with a particular focus in reducing equipment related downtime and stoppages driving towards high OEE performance
  • Supports capital projects throughout equipment lifecycle and supports validation activities in Packaging.
Skills/Knowledge Required:
  • Familiar with pharmaceutical secondary packaging equipment and systems such as labellers, cartooning machines, conveying systems, etc.
  • Has an understanding of packaging automation systems such as vision systems, check weigh, printers, etc.
  • Strong technical, troubleshooting and problem solving skills.
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office and other computer applications i.e. CMMS.
  • Strong team player with good proactive approach & manner
  • Knowledgeable of the regulatory and GMP requirements for maintenance activities.
Education Required:
  • Degree/Diploma and/or technical certification / trade in a mechanical, electrical or related field.
Experience Required:
  • 5 years+ experience performing maintenance on packaging equipment in a cGMP environment.

For further information on this Packaging Technician role in Westmeath please contact Tommy Mckeown on 086 0100903 /
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