Engineering Technician



To provide a Manufacturing Engineering service to the API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient) plant, in order to maximise the availability of Manufacturing Equipment. To ensure continual compliance with the policies relating to Personnel, Quality, Engineering, Safety and Finance.

  • To ensure the performance of day to day preventative, predictive and demand maintenance activity to maintain manufacturing and utilities equipment.
  • To liaise with Production to ensure equipment performance is maximized.
  • To maintain records and documentation on relevant Engineering Procedures and preventative & demand maintenance.
  • To liaise with Internal/External Engineering personnel and contract maintenance providers in maintaining, troubleshooting and installing/commissioning equipment.
  • To facilitate the implementation of equipment projects/ process improvements.


  • Establish with the engineering team leader the department goals, schedules and timetables for activities.
  • Maintenance of manufacturing equipment including but not limited to pressure vessels, receivers, valves, instrumentation, vacuum systems, pneumatic and hydraulic systems, purified water systems
  • Contribute to successful external, Division and Corporate audits.
  • Identification and implementation of manufacturing equipment related cost improvement plans and continuous improvement plans.
  • Cross train within manufacturing engineering.
  • Ensure safety standards are met and safe working practices adhered to.
  • Support the Production Team in ensuring that manufacturing equipment is maintained to meet the output and yield requirements.
  • Adhering to all relevant policies relating to Quality and regulatory
  • Supervision of external contractors carrying out work onsite
  • Required to undertake specific investigations, and equipment monitoring, with the view to improve manufacturing performance e.g. reducing plant, maximizing output and yield.
  • Optimisation of elements of manufacturing machinery to adapt to process conditions in order to improve efficiency.
  • Considerable and continual care and attention needed to avoid substantial damage to equipment
  • Adherence to the MEP (Maintenance Excellence Programme) is required to ensure increased reliability and decreased downtime for the plant.



  • Relevant Electrical or Mechanical trade exams or academic engineering qualification to Ordinary degree level at a minimum. Automation experience is an advantage.

Job/Technical Skills

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a relevant industry at an equivalent position. Pharmaceutical experience strongly preferred
  • Detailed functional knowledge of wide range of manufacturing equipment is required. Example: Glass Lined and Hastelloy Reactors, Thermal Oxidizer, Filter Dryers, Vacuum Pumps. Universal Milling Machine, Isolators, Purified water systems, Air Handling Units and Chillers, Boilers, Compressors and supporting utilities.
  • Strong IT knowledge is required.
  • Strong trouble shooting and documentation skills
  • Working knowledge of ATEX regulations and requirements

Organization AbbVie
Industry Engineering
Occupational Category Engineering Technician
Job Location Sligo,Ireland
Shift Type Morning
Job Type Full Time
Gender No Preference
Career Level Intermediate
Experience 2 Years
Posted at 2024-06-10 6:13 pm
Expires on 2024-07-25