Facilities Engineer required for leading, growing medical devices company based in Waterford. The overall purpose of this role is to:- Co-ordinate maintenance of the factory building and its surrounding premises, production plant service including preventive maintenance and upgrading of facility equipment and electrical services.  

Key Responsibilities of the role include:

  • To act as the point of contact for vendors, contractors, and sales representatives for the plant and facilities works in general.
  • External Vendors – Seek quotations and oversee any contract works to a standard agreed and approved by the company
  • Liaise with in-house cleaning contractor to ensure cleaning standards are maintained and service contract requirements met across the whole site.
  • Ensure all site and grounds maintenance is completed in line with contract and site expectations.
  • To maintain the management and presentation of records on all facilities related task / operations to meet auditing requirements for both internal / external auditors, customers, and company corporate representatives as requested
  • Co-ordinate all site facility activity in conjunction with full implementation and adherence to all EHS department standards and technical requirements.
  • Participate / Lead / Own MMCR, CAPA, PCF, NCE as requested and required to meet QA/Ops site requirements.
  • Oversee all key critical plant equipment, by overseeing all third-party inspections and interventions, as well as in house daily, weekly monthly and annual PM inspections and interventions on the following as per QCBD requirements.
  • All electrical systems, distribution, and transformers
  • Cleanroom AHU both internal and external roof mounted units / Humidifiers
  • Coolers / Chillers / Water Supplies / Lighting / Compressed Air Systems Fire preventative equipment sprinklers extinguishers
  • Site vacuum systems
  • Site life safety programs
  • Maintain / Oversee all canteen equipment / office equipment.
  • Monitoring and maintenance of cleanrooms and associated building management systems record through the site BMS system.
  • Identify noncompliance daily events and take appropriate actions when the BS system is drifting or going out of specification to ensure site cleanroom compliance are maintained for Temperature, humidity, fresh air intake and air pressure parameters as per QBMS
  • Plan, co-ordinate and ensure all facilities works are compliant with required specification, regulatory requirement, quality of work and safety standards to include GMP / GDP specifications.
  • Support and assist the Operations and Engineering Manager with day-to-day activities ie; Change controls NPI introductions / Production ramps / New projects etc.
  • Drive continuous improvement in all aspects of facilities operations in terms of performance, cost and efficiency ie; utility usage and cost control / reduction.
  • Day to day maintenance of the facility as required, including breakdown response and repairs to equipment.
  • Environmental monitoring and management of pest control as per site QPM.
  • Meet all FM Global program requirements – Impairment Notification – Hot Work
  • Other responsibilities may be assigned from time to time as needed, based on the evolution of the company and the requirements of the department/position.
  • To work agreed shift patterns as scheduled and open to change to meet plant / customer site needs
  • Outside work hours to be agreed when and if necessary, on a case-by-case basis as approved by Site leadership
  • Become proficient in the company Bronze Belt lean Problem-Solving Tools and standards
  • Ensure collaboration and communications with all Work cell and functional leaders is maintained.
  • Supports all company safety and quality programs and initiatives.
  • Ensure ongoing compliance with GMP in all practices, recording of events and processes.
  • Ensure compliance with all learnings from all GMP training events.
  • Other responsibilities may be assigned from time to time as needed, based on the evolution of the company and the requirements of the department/position.

Role will suit candidates with:-

  • Degree in Engineering or related discipline advantageous.
  • 5 + years’ experience in facilities or related role essential.
  • Experience of working in a medical device/pharmaceutical environment advantageous
  • Senior Trades Electrical / Mechanical essential
  • In-depth knowledge of plant systems, preferably in medical device/pharmaceutical industry.
  • Experience of working with a preventative maintenance system.
  • Systematic troubleshooting/problem solving skills.
  • Good communication skill and ability to work well on own initiative.
  • Experience of compressed air, air handling, fire prevention, building management and industrial water systems.
  • Ability to read P&ID's/schematics.


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