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Senior Equipment Maintenance Engineer - Galway - 103120

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Galway
Date: 20/03/2019
Job Reference: 103120
Contact Name: Caroline Kingston
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Job Description

Senior Equipment Maintenance Engineer - Galway - 103120

Senior Equipment Maintenance Engineer
Our client, a medical device company in Galway are currently looking to recruit a Senior Equipment Maintenance Engineer for their site.


Supports manufacturing/test equipment and software used in the development and production of medical devices. Independently or as a member of a team directs, develops, expertise and solutions for equipment issues and supports maintenance philosophies to reduce equipment downtime.

  • Owns Equipment Availability / Down time and drives continuous improvement.
  • Puts in place strategic goals to increase equipment uptime.
  • Sets the day to day direction for the Equipment Tech Group / clearly communicates top issues.
  • Technical Supervisor for eight plus Maintenance Technicians and Engineers.
  • Drives culture of Predictive and Preventative maintenance practices.
  • Implements Innovative solutions to monitor equipment performance.
  • Expertise in current manufacturing technologies and best practices.
  • Drives culture in Problem solving methodologies / Six Sigma / PSPI.
  • Identifies team training requirements and seeks ways to enhance technical expertise.
  • Liaises with Design Engineering to highlight equipment design related issues / opportunities for improvement. Emphasis on Early Equipment Management.
  • Ensures effective communication / forecasting to the Operations group to highlight upcoming PM's and planned equipment upgrades.
  • Generates and reviews reports to understand down time reasons – Pro-actively drives initiatives to correct. Leverages MTTR and MTBF data to improve performance.
  • Verify / Monitor PM effectiveness. Ensure Work carried out is as per procedure – Continue to improve this process. Key player in value stream VIP process.
  • Support Equipment Installation, Qualification and upgrade when required.
  • Directs cross functional teams in utilisation of equipment related quality documents
  • Leads in delivery of software quality documents utilised in equipment recovery.
  • Drives the Area Team Meeting to deliver preventative and CI activity.

Qualifications and requirements:
  • HETAC Level 8 in Engineering: Mechanical / Electrical / Mechatronics / Instrumentation
  • Knowledge with some experience in Equipment design / Electrical installations / Controls software / Validations / Maintenance
  • Min. 6-8 years experience in a similar role
  • People management experience either in project management or staff management.

For further information on this Senior Equipment Maintenance Engineer role in Galway please contact Caroline Kingston on 086 8395531 /

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