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We now wish to recruit a Plant / Maintenance Engineer for a Pharmaceutical client for a site role in Cork.

The position of the Plant Engineer is to provide engineering support and leadership to a designated production area. The key areas of responsibility for the Plant Engineer are maintenance/reliability engineering and day to day production support.



Maintenance / Reliability Engineering:

  • Solve problems related to equipment breakdown/reliability
  • Continuously optimise maintenance practices to maximise plant reliability and minimize lifecycle cost
  • Ensure that statutory and regulatory maintenance requirements are satisfied
  • Manage and control the maintenance spending on services and equipment for a given area
  • Provide technical expertise to the crafts group within area of responsibility
  • Lead Equipment related Method 1 investigations
  • Compliance Support - Safety/Quality (run weekly PM & Calibrations Compliance meeting)
  • Support Campaign Start ups
  • Manage contractor/Vendors on maintenance/reliability related works on site


Process Engineering Support:

  • Assist Operations with technical process related problems
  • Carry out or provide technical direction on engineering studies related to new products or equipment
  • Become involved in equipment/plant design to ensure that the equipment is fit for purpose, meets user, safety and GMP requirements and minimises life cycle cost
  • Participate in safety reviews or HAZOPs as required



  • Degree qualified in Mechanical, Marine, Electrical/Instrumentation, Chemical Engineering or equivalent experience and have a minimum of five years experience working in a relevant industry
  • Experienced and skilled at problem solving
  • Experience of managing budgets and cost control
  • Excellent organizational, planning and scheduling skills
  • Capable of working independently or as part of a multi-disciplinary engineering team
  • The plant engineer shall have strong leadership qualities. A key part of the role is to continuously challenge customers, outside consultants and existing practices within the Engineering department to ensure that the service and solutions that are provided are optimised to meet business needs

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