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Pfizer Maintenance Technician in Newbridge, Ireland

Closing date for applications: 24th July 2019

  • Situated in Co. Kildare, Pfizer Newbridge is an integral part of the global solid oral dose network; manufacturing tablets and capsules for world markets using highly complex processes.We have a Technology and Innovation Centre using a range of technologies such as Process Analytical Technologies and Advanced Process Control to transfer, develop and manufacture products.We continuously improve and enhance our facility through the execution of complex engineering projects introducing next generation manufacturing processes providing full life cycle management.We pride ourselves in our culture of high performance team work and innovation which enables the business to deliver on its commitments.The one team Culture in Newbridge has been a major contributor to the success of the Newbridge business. Our focus is to work together to deliver on process teams, standard work and asset care programs which simplify our processes and eliminate waste whilst delivering on our commitments.The Maintenance Technician is an integral part of this and will work as an essential part of the cross functional team to maximize efficiency and support delivery of Key Performance Indictors. In addition they play an active role in the achievement of daily Performance targets to a required safety and quality standard.The Maintenance Technician works as part of a team in the Newbridge facility and reports to the Plant Engineer. General Information:

  • This position is a hands-on Maintenance technician front line maintenance role. The Technician will be a time served electrician and will be responsible for all front line activities associated with the continued operation of all plant/equipment. The technician will be expected to support the equipment in all aspects (Mechanical & Electrical) making the best use of the skills available in the Maintenance team as the situation requires.

  • The Technician will be responsible for undertaking all initial fault diagnostics and when necessary coordinating the required support services to ensure a swift and effective resolution is achieved for all problems. While the emphasis will be on execution of the Preventive Maintenance program and diagnosis and resolution of equipment issues to support production, liaison with the Engineering group will also be required where system changes are required to correct operational issues (Mechanical & Electrical).

  • The Technician will complete all maintenance routines and oversee the completion of maintenance routines by third party suppliers. The Technician will comply with all site policies and procedures. They will integrate with their team members within both the engineering and manufacturing organisations to help maintain and fault find all production/ Packaging / Utility equipment as required.

  • The Technician will identify issues and implement solutions in relation to reoccurring technical problems that impact equipment reliability through a continuous improvement philosophy.

  • The Technician will be able to develop and operate a Planned Maintenance Management System in a cGMP environment and work with a multi-skilled maintenance team to execute maintenance, investigate faults/failures, remedy plant issues, maximise plant availability.

  • The Technician will support Zero Defect initiatives such as asset care programmes which will involve ownership of equipment issues\actions identified through Standard work for Manufacturing and Maintenance. They will also support the 5 S program on site Full Time - Permanent, Shift based as required Job Responsibilities: Delivering Business Needs

  • To ensure all company and Site Engineering policies and procedures are adhered to.

  • To ensure all work carried out and equipment installed is safe, effective and in compliance with the appropriate industry standards.

  • To ensure all work undertaken is reflected accurately in Work Order documentation and/or up to date Engineering / project information files.

  • To be the systems maintenance expert in a cGMP environment.

  • To work closely with the manufacturing organisation to ensure that the status of all plant equipment and systems are communicated and understood at all times.

  • To implement all planned maintenance activities in accordance with cGMP and excellence in engineering practices.

  • To diagnose and resolve equipment issues (mechanical, electrical, instrumentation). This may require the use of diagnostic tools within the automation system / PLC programming software. This may also include performing temporary automation interventions in support of production.

  • When necessary review all Maintenance Task Lists, SOP's, Eams work Instructions, and other relevant documentation to instigate the necessary changes post review.

  • To deliver training in line with site training procedures.

  • To review equipment spares holding levels and make changes post review

  • To pursue solutions consistent with continuous improvement philosophy

  • Demonstrates the ability to act as the single POC (Point of contact) duties when scheduled or required.

  • Review & completed EAMS work orders.

  • Coach / Train Maintenance technicians / operations colleagues as required.

  • Any other activities as directed by the Plant Engineer. Experience & Education:

  • Time served apprenticeship (Electrical)

  • Experience with cGMP area requirements.

  • Knowledge of Automation systems

  • Understanding of SOP's, Change Control and all related GMP Engineering systems

  • Proven track record with operating within Planned Maintenance System

  • Experience of utility system equipment

  • Condition based monitoring of Production Equipment.

  • Should be able to demonstrate hands on experience with detailed knowledge/skill in the majority of the following areas;

  • Computer literacy

  • Troubleshooting/repair of Low Voltage Electrical Systems,

  • Troubleshooting / repair of Mechanical systems

  • Experience on ATEX requirements

  • Electronic fault-finding to Card / PCB level

  • With good interpersonal skills, a flexible approach.

  • Customer Focused.

  • Demonstrate leadership skills.

  • Strong team player.

  • Experience on ATEX Pfizer Behaviors/Core Competencies

  • Decisive

  • Focused

  • Connected

  • Inspiring

  • Courageous

  • Resilient

  • #LI-PFE

Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.