Maintenance Engineer Posted Date: August 22, 2013

Job Description

Join the global team that transforms patients? lives.
Boston Scientific is dedicated to transforming lives through innovative medical solutions that improve the health of patients around the world.
For more than 30 years, Boston Scientific has advanced the practice of less-invasive medicine.  The medical solutions we pioneer enable people to go on living the lives they love. We help clinicians improve patients? lives by delivering innovative medical technologies that lead the world in quality, reliability and efficacy. Since 1998, employees in Cork have been at the forefront of some of these truly innovative medical device designs and manufacturing. 
We are now interested in reviewing suitably qualified and experienced applications for a Maintenance Engineer to work at our state of the art facility in Cork, Ireland. This is a PERMANENT position.

Purpose Statement                              

To engineer and implement highly capable & effective equipment maintenance processes that meet business goals and objectives, in conjunction with providing leadership on equipment technical/engineering solutions that result in optimum manufacturing equipment support.              
Key Responsibilities

Manage a team of Maintenance Technicians in support of all equipment planned and un-planned maintenance activities in support of a dynamic and fast paced production environment.
Provide technical leadership & direction on all maintenance and equipment issues.
Be highly proficient in the problem solving of all production machine and automated systems i.e. mechanical, pneumatic, electrical and control systems.
Manage the planning & execution of all equipment maintenance routines on identified equipment within the value streams.
Minimise downtime on Equipment, through fast response and priority setting with Area Supervision.
Liaise with Production / Maunfacturing Engineering and Equipment Engineering to understand equipment down priorities, and eliminate recurring issues.
Ensure critical Equipment availability at all times in support of production metrics.
Verify / Monitor PM effectiveness ? Drive continuous improvement in the PM process.
Monitor key maintenance process indicators MTTF, MTBF, MTTR etc. as required.
Mentor and train Tech II/III, Manufacturing Engineers, Process Techs, and Product Builders on equipment related issues.
Manage the PEMAC preventative maintenance system as site SME for same.
Ensure all activities on ?down? Equipment & during PM are recorded. Compliant with PEMAC procedures.
Generate / Edit Maintenance procedures to reflect actual work practices.
Ensure all work carried out as part of PEMAC is as per procedures ? Strive for continuous improvement in procedures & processes.
Manage the equipment spares process. Monitor consumption & timely reordering with Maintenance Engineers & Technicians. Implement improvements to spares processes & systems in line with best in class industry practices.
Capability to retrofit / upgrade existing equipment as part of Quality and/or cost improvement initiatives.
Stay current with technology & training; be recognised as the SME for Maintenance.
Assists in the compilation of departmental budgets and capital spending.
Responsible for the departmental basics including hiring, day-to-day resource management, project resourcing, etc.
Establishes and supports a work environment of continuous improvement that supports BSC?s Quality policy and core values.
Ensures Technicians are trained to do their work and their training is documented in line with BSC''s training management systems.
Ensures Technician cross training & versatility is managed to cover all critical equipment at a minimum in support of production.
Maintain compliance metrics around adherence to preventative maintenance schedule and report metrics as required by BSC quality systems management.
Ensure relevant documentation is prepared and updated in line with all Quality and Regulatory guidelines and promotes full compliance to all GMP & E&AS requirements.
Represents the production maintenance function in support of internal & external quality systems audits.
Keep abreast of all relevant technological advancements relevant to production maintenance processes.
Oversee the specification and purchase of capital equipment ensuring balance between optimizing technological capabilities, return on investment and maintainability of equipment.

Typical Education and Experien

Experience Required

Typical Education and Experience Guidelines·Degree in relevant Engineering or Science discipline (Manufacturing, Mechanical, Electronic, Production etc.)·7 + years relevant experience in main role.·Supervisory experience essential..