Maintenance Technician PLC programming controls

Manpower Ireland
Dublin West, Dublin
shift, health insurance, 25 days holidays
Closing date
6 Jul 2021

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Maintenance Technician PLC programming controls

Maintenance Technician role to cover off all areas of preventative maintenance, reactive maintenance & repair work in a GMP manufacturing facility within the Grifols business in its Dublin headquarters in Grange castle.


The successful candidate will be responsible for the ongoing planned preventative, predictive & corrective maintenance within the Grifols worldwide operations facility.

  • Responsible for the preventative and corrective maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of packaging lines, process filling lines, black & clean utilities & plant equipment.
  • To maintain a high standard of cleanliness, hygiene and GMP during maintenance work, including maintaining the workshops and spare part storage areas in an organised and tidy condition at all time.
  • To participate in all training and assessment activities related to the position e.g GMP training, equipment technical training, Health & Safety requirements and undertake additional tasks as assigned by the maintenance manager or maintenance supervisor.
  • Continuous improvement of production processes equipment, by identifying and implementing improvement projects that will improve the operating effectiveness of equipment.
  • Experience and knowledge of plant maintenance and calibration systems. Including software management systems. SAP PM
  • To be familiar with all relevant SOP's equipment validation and controls for the operation and safe running of equipment.
  • To assist with training of machine operators on machine set up, operations fault correction and adjustment.
  • Respond to out of hours calls and emergencies.
  • Follow systematic root cause problem solving and troubleshooting to resolve issues.
  • Experience in high volume automation/ robotics required.
  • Responsible for the day to day updating of SAP with the relevant work orders and the correction information relating to preventative, corrective and reactive maintenance tasks.
  • Experience in PLC programming for Siemens, Omron, Allen & Bradley
  • Experience in making adjustments to PLC programs for making fine adjustments based on recommended improvements.
  • Performing associated risk assessments and change controls for all improvement projects
  • Clear understanding of vision systems, Cognex, Systec is advantageous.
  • Experience in manufacturing plant equipment & process equipment (HVAC, process equipment,).


    • Senior trades qualification and at least 7 years post qualification experience.
    • Senior trades in mechanical or electrical trade.
    • Experience of hands-on of mechanical and electrical maintenance and troubleshooting of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing equipment, high volume packaging lines & plant equipment
    • Pharmaceutical and or food experience desirable.
    • Must possess superior written and verbal skills excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to multitask.
    • Experience in Pneumatics, electronics, hydraulics, Programmable controllers, servo drives and specifically vision systems
    • Experience in a GMP environment.
    • HVAC experience
    • Clean utilities
    • Clean process equipment
    • SAP PM experience an advantage
    • Experience in PLC Siemens, Omron, Allen & Bradley
    • Qualification in Automation controls (desirable)

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