Maintenance Engineering Supervisor Job

Date: Jan 15, 2018

Location: Cork, IE

Requisition ID: PRO016316

MSD is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where MSD has codified its 125-year legacy. MSD’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

MSD Manufacturing Division, MMD, is a team of dedicated, energetic individuals who are committed to being the most trusted supplier of pharmaceuticals and health products worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, comprise an interdependent global manufacturing network that’s committed to delivering a compliant, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time, across the globe.

The Vaccine IPT Engineering Lead is accountable for day to day management of IPT Craft, supporting the smooth running and reliability of equipment within the IPT to ensure no interruption to the production schedule.

The Vaccine IPT Engineering Lead is responsible for actively participating in the Tier process to manage IPT Engineering resources and proactively resolve IPT equipment issues before they impact business priorities.

The Vaccine IPT Engineering Lead will be an active member within the cross functional Vaccine IPT Team providing support, guidance, and striving for Engineering excellence to ensure the success of the IPT.

Primary Activities/Responsibilities:

  • Provide ongoing coaching and support to the Engineering team. 

  • Be an active participant of the site and Vaccine IPT leadership team.. 

  • Ensure supply of high quality product through equipment availability, maximize performance of the equipment and identify/implement continuous process improvement initiatives. 

  • Ensure maintenance programs are executed to the highest standards in compliance with cGMP. 

  • Sound Engineering stewardship, staffing resource planning maintenance scheduling and control e.g. shutdown activities, vendor management, change control. 

  • Recommend best practice approaches in line with global and local standards. 

  • Ensure highest Quality & Compliance (Quality and Safety) standards. 

  • Participate in efficiency and streamlining projects which contribute to site initiatives and contribute to increased safety, process improvement cost saving etc. 

  • Manage Safety Chapters within the Vaccine IPT as required. 


  • Level 8 with a preference of a Level 9 (Masters) in a Science or Engineering discipline (preferably Biotechnology). 

  • Preference for Lean Six Sigma qualification or experience of application of Lean principles. 

  • Project management qualification such as, Project Management professional is desirable.

  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Qualified Preferable.

  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development.

  • 5 years’ experience within the Pharmaceutical industry or a similar GMP operating environment with preferable experience in at least one of the following: Utility management, Reliability, Engineering Maintenance, Calibrations, Operations.

  • > 3 years’ experience in a people management / Leadership role. 
Skill Set

  • Demonstrated leadership including change management skills with a continuous improvement focus.

  • Demonstrated experience with Industrial Relations.

  • Demonstrated successes in a team environment, such as project teams, Lean Six Sigma teams, etc.

  • Demonstrated experience of stakeholder management of multiple decision makers, cross functional teams.

  • Demonstrated high level of problem solving.

  • Demonstrated capability to deliver results RFT, in a FDA / HPRA Regulated production environment. 
Your role at MSD is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At MSD, we’re inventing for life.

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