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Job Summary

  • Waterford
  • Permanent
  • 2123
  • Feb 08, 2023
  • Competitive
Job Description

On behalf of Horizon Therapeutics, we are currently seeking a Reliability Engineer to join their Waterford manufacturing site on a permanent basis.

As a Reliability Engineer you'll play an important role in driving a data driven approach to problem solving and continuous improvement at the Waterford Site.

Location: Waterford

Job Title: Reliability Engineer

Reports To: AD Engineering

Function: Operations

Job Type: Regular/Full-Time

Position Summary:

Reliability Engineer will drive continuous improvement to reduce risk to the business for both manufacturing/process equipment and utility related issues on site. The risk will be identified by data analysis and actioned via CI projects.


  • Develop and execute the Site Reliability Excellence Program and implementation plan.

  • Lead the development and continued optimisation of the Preventative and Predictive maintenance program.

  • Ensure the site CMMS System (PEMAC) is optimised and support training wrt best practice data entry for inspection/audit compliance purposes.

  • Ensure project design and installation adopt GEP (Good Engineering Practice) for maintainability of equipment, systems and processes (Design for maintainability and reliability).

  • Support the running and operational performance of manufacturing and utility (clean & black) systems by developing, measuring and reporting on performance KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) and top losses.

  • Work closely with Process Engineers and Maintenance/Facility personnel to Identify and lead reliability improvements of existing equipment and processes. Manage the budgeting requirements for such projects/initiatives.

  • Responsible for the safe accomplishment of activities whilst following all statutory, environmental, regulatory (cGMP), corporate and departmental policies and procedures.

  • Develop, test and assess "standard work" settings for equipment and lines based on varying formats and order runs.

  • Lead RCAIs with cross functional teams to deliver robust solutions to "bad actors" and recurring problems impacting production Uptime.

  • Support the facilitation and follow up requirements of the Equipment Performance Review (EPRs) on Critical Equipment within production.

  • Responsible for Criticality Assessments of Manufacturing and Utility Systems/Equipment and resulting short, medium and long terms actions identified to reduce Business Continuity Risk.

  • Work in conjunction with the Process SMEs, Maintenance Team and Vendors to identify Critical Spares and develop a parts Life Cycle Management process to mitigate risks such as equipment obsolescence.

  • Raise appropriate documentation as per discipline standards for any capital project upgrades identified.

  • Develop SOPs, reliability procedures and management of change to equipment and assisting with generation, review and revision of maintenance documentations as necessary.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • Minimum of Level 8 Bachelors Degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical or Equivalent).

  • At least 5 years of experience working in Biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility in a maintenance or engineering team.

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a similar role.

  • Knowledge of engineering reliability maintenance best practices and experience of establishing or optimising programs.

  • Strong working knowledge of CMMS and work management processes.

  • Proven organisation and communication skills.

  • Experience of OPEX and lean principals.

  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements (Safety, Quality and cGMP).

  • Previous experience in Utility/Production Maintenance or project experience within the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Demonstrate knowledge and implementation of 6S, TPM, SMED, RCM, FMECA and other lean/six sigma/continuous improvement tools.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.

  • Professional, proactive demeanor.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Six Sigma Green or Black Belt Qualifications an advantage.

  • Ability to apply a scientific approach to problem solving. Previous experience in the use of Six Sigma statistical techniques would be an advantage.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

*Morgan McKinley are in partnership with Horizon Therapeutics.