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Senior Manager Facilities Maintenance

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Limerick
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 21/02/2018
  • Job reference: J382075A

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Senior Manager Facilities Maintenance

Senior Manager Facilities Maintenance required to join a leading Biopharmaceutical company in Limerick. This role will be responsible for managing employees and/or outside contractors involved in the design and maintenance of facilities and manufacturing equipment. Manages projects related to new or modified facilities and production equipment, regulatory compliance and other projects as required to support departmental objectives.


  • Act as a key member of the Facilities management team in providing leadership and direction to support the successful operation of the Facilities Maintenance group at the site.
  • Manage a team of employees and outside contractors/vendors who are responsible for maintaining Biopharmaceutical Process Equipment in a qualified state to support the production schedule.​
  • Participate in the development, implementation and periodic review of maintenance strategies and departmental objectives.
  • Work closely with Operations, Systems Support, and Quality functions to ensure Regulatory Compliance (FDA, HPRA, EPA, OSHA, NFPA) and prompt customer service.
  • Schedule, track and ensure efficient and effective use of maintenance resources to perform preventive and break down maintenance.
  • Create, update, and monitor reports on departmental objectives and activities. Assign tasks, review work and complete appraisals.
  • Ensure assigned projects are completed in a timely manner, within budget and with proper regard for safety, regulatory compliance and operational performance.
  • Develop and maintain team skills/knowledge in safety, quality, shared values and technology to support department objectives.
  • Ensure troubleshooting, repair, and preventive maintenance functions as performed for process equipment, and other designated equipment as required.
  • Ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements as related to equipment maintenance functions.
  • Utilize technical knowledge to assist in determining root cause of equipment failures and to facilitate corrective actions.
  • Investigate and document procedural and operational deviations.
  • Create, modify and track change control documentation to equipment and facilities.
  • Lead and implement continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Must be available for after hour call-ins for production and utility outages, equipment breakdown, and emergency events


  • A Third Level Qualification in Engineering or related area.
  • Minimum 8-10 years of relevant industry experience in the design and maintenance of facilities and automated process equipment. Previous experience within a biopharma, pharmaceutical or regulated industry would be a distinct advantage.
  • Minimum 5+ years of experience in a people management role ideally within a shift environment.
  • Previous experience with equipment reliability methods including preventive & predictive maintenance, TPM, FMEA/RCM
  • Ability to build relationships, partnerships and influence and/or enforce decisions with peers and management.
  • Strong negotiation, communication and presentation skills across all levels.
  • Proven problem solving capability with the ability to provide innovative/alternative approaches which meet business requirements in a compliant manner.
  • Able to build trust and respect as a manager of people, with a priority for the development of staff.

For more information contact Paul on 01 6455250 or email