Senior Maintenance Technician Job

Date: Jun 26, 2019

Location: Dublin, IE

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Requisition ID: PRO018406

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.


Are you ready to Invent, Impact, Inspire? 

Join MSD and shape the future of healthcare in Ireland 


At MSD Ireland, we are committed to ‘Inventing for Life’ in all that we do. We keep the patient at the very heart of all that we do and strive to find solutions and treatments for some of the world’s most challenging healthcare needs.


MSD Ireland is one of the country’s leading healthcare companies, having first established here over 50 years ago.
We currently employ over 1,700 employees, across four sites in Ballydine, Co Tipperary, Brinny, Co Cork, Carlow and Dublin and, in addition, operate substantial Human Health and Animal Health businesses.
In total to date, we have invested $2.5 billion in our Irish operations and our annual turnover ranks us as one of Ireland’s top 20 companies. Currently, our Irish sites manufacture approximately half of MSD’s top twenty products, saving and enhancing lives in over sixty countries around the world.
With almost 70,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, you will be joining one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies.


The latest addition to the MSD Ireland family is MSD Biotech, Dublin. The site will play a pivotal role in the manufacture of MSD’s biologics-based medicines, including in the area of immuno-oncology, and will expand MSD’s current internal network of biologics drug substance manufacturing plants when full manufacturing operations begin in 2021.

MSD Biotech Dublin, will be MSD’s first ever Large-Scale Mammalian-Based Drug Substance Facility, with the mission and ambition to manufacture breakthrough medicines from Ireland for patients around the world.

This facility will be a significant supplier of drug substances for one of MSD’s key treatments and will also be critical in the future supply of new biotechnology products to its global network. 

Our Manufacturing Division, 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 Senior Engineering Technician will work across the site supporting Engineering activities which could include execution of predictive, preventative and reactive maintenance activities to ensure the site operations are safe and reliable. The role will initially involving supporting project activities, install of equipment and start up and will move to a sustaining the site operations and maintenance.


  • Participating in project activities which could include design reviews, factory / Site acceptance testing, installation and commissioning support.
  • Ensuring that equipment failures or issues are responded to promptly and appropriately in a cross functional environment. Providing guidance and solutions for preventative action where required.
  • Identifying activities and spare parts for planned activities including the development of procedures and training material.
  • Alarm monitoring, response and resolution.
  • Executing planned routines including predictive, preventative and calibration activities.
  • Ensuring all necessary documentation is completed in a compliant manner and asset management data is captured accurately.
  • Provide clear and concise written and verbal handovers to colleagues.
  • Supporting and manage vendors when on site.
  • Supporting development of training information, cross train colleagues.
  • Assisting colleagues and other functions with tasks – i.e. set-up, sampling, cleaning validation activities.
  • Working in cross functional teams where Operational Excellence techniques are used to optimise processes.
  • Ensuring the site is audit ready at all times, house-keeping standards are always adhered to, training completed on time.

Due to the nature of operations, shift work will be required as the site moves into 24/7 mode of operations.


Reports to Senior Maintenance Specialist or Senior Engineer




  • At least 8 years of experience working in biologics / pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities in an engineering, maintenance or utilities role.


  • A compliance mindset for Safety and Quality standards, regulation and practices.
  • Expertise high level of attention to detail in following procedures
  • Strong problem solving ability and adhere to scheduled timelines
  • Evidence of multi-skill experience and work in an automated environment


  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a cross functional collaborative environment
  • Ability to work independently and also as part of a team


  • At minimum Level 6 Electrical, Instrumentation or Mechanical related qualification.
  • Evidence of Continuous Profession Development
  • Desirable – predictive technology experience

So, if you are ready to:

INVENT solutions to meet unmet healthcare needs

IMPACT the future by joining MSD, one of the world’s leading healthcare companies

INSPIRE your team to reach their full potential and push the boundaries of science and technology

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.

MSD is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms / recruitment agencies for this employment opportunity.  Please, no phone calls or emails.  All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at MSD via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of MSD.  No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by MSD as a result of the referral or through other means. 



Job: Production / Maintenance
Other Locations:
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Number of Openings: 2
Shift (if applicable):
Hazardous Materials:
Company Trade Name: MSD

Job Segment: Maintenance, Technician, Oncology, Biotech, Medical, Manufacturing, Technology, Healthcare, Science

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