Maintenance Technicians – ref MQ139

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Headcount Solutions has opportunities for Maintenance Technicians at our client’s biotech facility. These technicians will be responsible for maintaining and troubleshooting process devices, instrumentation and controls in support of vaccine manufacturing at our client’s facility.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Maintain process and production equipment, ensuring ongoing preventative maintenance, equipment troubleshooting and repairs to ensure continuous, reliable and repeatable operation of all equipment; drive Total Productive Maintenance. Ensure effective management and equipment shutdown scheduling, ensuring resources are available, thereby minimizing downtown.
  • Support maintenance planning and preventative maintenance through completion of planned and emergency work orders, calibrations, PMs etc. Document maintenance work, including upgrades, made to existing equipment, including preventative maintenance performed and parts used, to ensure appropriate documentation and records of repair history.
  • Operate and monitor production support equipment, using MES/DCS and PLC based systems, to ensure optimum equipment uptime and target outputs, whilst facilitating continuous process improvements using Lean Principles.
  • Operate, troubleshoot and repair complex systems which may include CIP, autoclaves, glassware washers, production vessels, HVAC, Isolators, compressed gasses, plant steam/condensate, bulk chemical distribution and waste water treatment under minimal supervision in a highly regulated, cGMP environment. Interpret P&ID’s, equipment/system layouts, wiring diagrams, and specifications in planning and performing maintenance and repairs.
  • Support continuous improvement by leading and active participation in repairs, upgrades, preventative maintenance and system failure investigations and investigation reports, execution/development of change control, and contribution to Kaizen events as appropriate. Perform root cause analysis of system failures, substandard equipment performance, using standard tools and methods, to resolve machine and system issues e.g. FMEA, Fishbone diagrams, 5 why’s etc.; implement subsequent corrective action through the change management system.
  • Participate effectively in writing/revising/ rolling out accurate operational procedures, training materials and maintenance procedures for various IPT systems; ensure all work is carried out in line with same.


  • Time serviced Apprenticeship or equivalent Certificate/Diploma in an Engineering or related discipline.
  • Ideally in a manufacturing facility, preferably GMP setting.
  • Understanding of mechanical/electrical/Instrumentation / pneumatic processes.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills to interface effectively with all levels of colleagues in a team environment.

For further information please contact Michael on 086-0435195 or forward details in confidence to



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