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Utilities Lead

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Cork
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 26/02/2018
  • Job reference: J380236A

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Utilities Lead required to join a leading pharmaceutical company in Cork on a permanent basis.

Reporting to the Facility Management and Utility Management, the Utility Lead will provide operational process support and expertise to the Technology Department in support of the Process Team to manufacture quality pharmaceutical products in accordance to meeting the Manufacturing Division Priorities of: Compliance, Supply, Strategy and Profit Plan.


  • Lead and provide ongoing coaching and support to the Clean and Black Utility (including the waste water treatment plant) team in resolving operational issues.
  • Be an active participant within the Facility Engineering team sharing Engineering best practices.
  • Ensure supply of high quality product through equipment availability, maximise performance of Utility equipment and identify / implement continuous process improvement initiatives.
  • Sound Engineering stewardship, staffing resource planning, maintenance scheduling and control e.g. shutdown activities, vendor management, change control, Budget control.
  • Ensure highest Quality & Compliance standards.
  • Attending daily Tier meetings and follow-up.
  • Management of day to day operations of Clean / Black utilities including Waste water treatment.
  • Coordination of Utility resources, including work planning and scheduling of activities, including training, upskilling and coaching.
  • Completes weekly reviews of Utility and Waste water treatment performance and ensures Utilities follow-up actions are completed.
  • Coordination & implementation of Equipment reliability and Performance program.
  • Plays a key role in energy management on site.
  • Responsible for investigating EHS Incident Reports, Quality Incidents and attending and responding to relevant HazOp
  • Studies and completion and follow-up of specific risk assessments.
  • System owner for Utilities such as Compressed gases, WFI etc…
  • Responsible for representing utilities for both internal and external and external audit inspections.
  • EHS Standard Owner and SME for assigned standards.
  • Delegates for the Facility Management and Utility Lead as required.
  • Provide Engineering expertise within the Technology Department covering a wide range of projects such as the introduction of new equipment, continuous improvement to existing processes etc.
  • Support a culture of Continuous Improvement by deploying Six Sigma tools within the Utility area by deploying Six Sigma tools such as: OEE, TPM, MTBR, MTTF, problem solving, energy reduction and Lean principles.


  • Degree or 3rd level qualification (Engineering: Production, Mechanical, Marine, Process, Industrial)
  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development.
  • Six Sigma Green Belt or equivalent.
  • Desirable project management qualification such as Project Management Professional etc.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in more than one pharmaceutical and/or chemical manufacturing operation (e.g. Engineering, Manufacturing, Process etc).
  • At least five years' experience in the Pharmaceutical industry or a similar operating environment with experience in an supervision of clean and black utilities as well as Waste water treatment plant operations.
  • Knowledge of and experience in applying Lean Six Sigma and Lean methodologies and Engineering excellence.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with a continuous improvement focus.

For more information contact Paul on 01 6455 250 or email