Maintenance and Facilities Lead

  Dublin,  Ireland |  Full time

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Posting Date :  2023-02-13

Job Identification :  11132

Department  :  Production

Reporting into the Airton Close Plant Manager, the Hands On Maintenance & Facilities Lead is in charge of developing and executing the maintenance programs as well as the facility management activities for our sites in the Dublin area (Tallaght, Sandyford and Carrickmines). The role will oversee the Preventive Maintenance (PM) programs, lead the troubleshooting of equipment issues and take an active part in the Continuous Improvement (CI) projects, ensuring that all compliance and safety requirements are met. In close collaboration with the Plant manager, the incumbent will play a key role in establishing yearly budgets and CAPEX plans.

Key Role Specific Requirement:

Coordinate and manage Maintenance/Facilities/EHS Functions & activities

  • Develop Preventive Maintenance’s (PM) system for the Dublin sites, using contractors and/or internal resources to carry out the identified programs
  • Coordinating the Engineering/Maintenance/Facilities function and contractors across the Dublin facilities
  • Manager all corrective maintenance queries and take corrective measures
  • Develop detailed PM routines and Safety PM routines for the critical equipment
  • Prepare and manage the PM program budget yearly
  • Develop and manage the Contractor Management System to include onsite training requirements
  • Develop learning programs and ensure technician’s training on level 1 maintenance
  • Manage  the EHS function in conjunction with the Plant Manager including risk assessments and taking part in all EHS related activities (documentation updates, training programs, running safety committee etc.)
  • Manage maintenance/facilities consumables including stock management, cost reduction, supplier sourcing and relationship management
  • Actively take part in the development of the CAPEX plan alongside the Plant Manager

Support of production operations

  • Ensure that all planned maintenance is completed to the manufacturing schedule
  • Promptly respond to operations requests for support and provide call-out support to operations team as required
  • Provide hands on facilities/maintenance knowledge to Operations management team

Quality compliance of maintenance functions

  • Ensure compliance to all regulatory GMP, Safety and Environmental requirements in relation to maintenance activities and facility management
  • Represent the maintenance department for all regulatory audits including HPRA, EPA, HSA etc...
  • Raise and support the investigation and resolution of deviations, change controls, quality investigations as required

Continuous Improvement/Projects

  • Engage in a CI program
  • Perform root cause analysis: Leading A3 problem solving exercises with support from other functions. Investigate equipment failures to find root cause and implement effective Corrective and Preventative Actions.
  • Monitor & Improve OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness):
  • Track process/line reliability & performance
  • Work on project teams and carry out project tasks as requested by the Plant Manager/ Project Manager running the individual projects.

Take an active part in all relevant site projects across the different facilities.


Please note that this job description is not exhaustive, and the role holder may be required to undertake other relevant duties commensurate with the grading of the post. Activities may be subject to amendment over time as the role develops and/or priorities and requirements evolve.




  • Mechanical, electrical or facilities engineering 3rd level qualification or a suitable technical qualification in above areas.
  • Management qualification would be desirable
  • Health and Safety Qualification would be a strong advantage


  • 5+ years minimum in a similar role
  • 3+ years factory experience in the HPRA/FDA pharmaceutical industry or similar regulated industry
  • Experience of maintenance optimization techniques and Continuous Improvement
  • Experience of hands EHS co-ordination would be desirable
  • Experience in a non-sterile manufacturing environment would be an advantage
  • Experience setting up and operation of the computerized maintenance management system desirable
  • Experience in a Liquid, Paste and Tableting Manufacturing /Filling environment


  • Good knowledge of electrical, mechanical, and pneumatic systems
  • Good understanding of quality compliance matters related to regulated manufacturing (GMP is an advantage)
  • Understanding of warehousing and operations’ organization
  • Previous experience working within a QMS system
  • Experience in equipment selection/acceptance and install would be desirable.


  • Ability to multitask and prioritize
  • Self-motivation and initiative with energy and enthusiasm to develop the role
  • Ability to take ownership of issues and follow through to resolution
  • Good Interpersonal skills, building strong working with relationships with stakeholders both internal and external
  • Strong people skills with the ability to work in a cross functional team
  • Demonstrated capability of safely leading initiatives and projects in highly regulated environments
  • High level of attention to detail and strong problem-solving abilities.

This section details the competencies which are required in order to undertake the full remit of this role. 



Proficiency Level















Drive and Engagement




Change Agility




Collaboration/Building Relationships




Communicating for Impact




Inspirational Leadership




Team Work




Thoroughness/Detail Oriented




Competitive Edge




Analytical Thinking/Problem Solving/Process Improvement




Customer Orientation






Bimeda is a leading global innovator, manufacturer and marketer of veterinary pharmaceuticals and animal health products and has over half a century’s experience in providing science-driven solutions to optimize the health, wellbeing and productivity of the world’s animals.

Bimeda’s global innovation program sees six state-of-the art R&D centers across four continents collaborate on an enviable product development pipeline which anticipates the ever-evolving needs of the animal health industry.

Bimeda’s nine manufacturing facilities across seven countries allow the company to manufacture a broad range of preventative, curative and nutritional products including sterile injectables, vaccinations, nutritional boluses, feed additives, tablets, water-soluble powders, pastes and non-sterile liquids.

Globally, the company focuses on the development, manufacture and commercialization of quality Bimeda-branded products while also being the partner of choice for contract manufacturing and R&D services for prominent companies within the animal health industry.

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Bimeda is a leading global manufacturer,  marketer and distributor of animal health products and veterinary pharmaceuticals.  Through ongoing expansion and strategic acquisition,  Bimeda has established markets in more than seventy countries worldwide and has R&D,  manufacturing and distribution capabilities across Europe,  North America,  South America,  Africa,  Asia and Australasia.






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