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General Electric Maintenance Technician in Cork, Ireland

Job Description Summary

As the Maintenance Technician, you will work as part of the Maintenance team and will be responsible for ensuring that all infrastructure systems perform predictably and continue to operate as required in order to support the manufacturing process. You will also be responsible for ensuring that all systems, GMP and non-GMP, conform to relevant regulatory requirements as well as company specifications and requirements. The site is focused on continuous improvement of all work processes and practices and all colleagues are required to be flexible in this regard. This means that they may be asked to carry out additional work functions that are not described in this specification but are directly associated with their role.

GE Healthcare Ireland Limited manufactures and distributes X-ray and MRI Contrast Media for internal and external customers worldwide. As part of the Pharmaceutical Diagnostics (PDx) business of GE Healthcare, we support the PDx vision of being the best-in-class supply chain delivering the right dose to the right patient at the right time.

Here at our campus at Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork, we employ 600 staff and are a 24/7 operation exporting to 93 markets worldwide. Every second of every day, 365 days a year, a patient is diagnosed with the help of our products through procedures such as X-Ray and MRI. We are a modern, agile, cost competitive team delivering to the highest standards of safety, quality and compliance to patients around the world and are on a transformation journey to double our capacity over the next 5 years.

Job Description


  • Maximise the availability of all equipment to ensure full operations schedule adherence. Ensuring minimum response times to any utility system issues which impact on availability.

  • Monitor day to day performance of systems. Troubleshooting of performance trends. Anticipating, solving or escalating problems as appropriate.

  • Perform maintenance and improvement work on all equipment in order to enable full operations schedule adherence.

  • Support the Preventative Maintenance program by carrying out effective maintenance routines and repairs to prolong the useful life and optimise the efficiency of equipment.

  • Develop and implement equipment specific maintenance strategies to improve equipment reliability and performance in line with maintenance best practice.

  • Support program to optimise current Planned Maintenance procedures.

  • Work with the Engineering Systems Team Lead to develop a “reliability” cantered asset care strategy, with the following core pillars: equipment criticality and spares assessment, predictive maintenance techniques, fit for purpose PM program, technician driven RCA program and FMEA techniques.

  • Maintain safety and regulatory equipment at all times and report any defects.

  • Ensure accurate recording of all work completed in Maximo e.g. durations, spare parts used etc. and promote usage in the department.

  • Liaise with site stores team on the procurement of spare and replacement parts for all utility systems

  • Ensure that maintenance cover for your areas is provided at all times by demonstrating flexibility regarding working overtime, potentially across shifts, to provide cover for holidays, sick leave, shutdown periods, busy periods and as required.

  • Ensure that critical spare parts lists for each system are identified and appropriate levels of spares are maintained.

  • Management of detailed technical files and equipment history logs for all equipment.

  • Act as a subject matter expert in relevant equipment, instrument and system root cause investigations and fill the role of lead investigator where required.

  • Provide support to Operations, Validation, Engineering and Quality where required.

  • Support of new product introductions and introduction of new equipment.

  • Assist in the management of all required external contractors and suppliers for engineering.

  • Supporting the development of training packs for all equipment using existing site knowledge, together with external contractors as appropriate. Co-ordinate training for the team on these training packs.

  • Ensure compliance to all aspects of the Company’s Health, Safety and Environmental procedures are maintained.

  • Identify and report any quality or compliance concerns and take immediate corrective action as required

  • Support the assessment, action and closure of assigned safety actions (ATS, Concern Reports) in a satisfactory manner.

  • Aware of and comply with QA facilities, Preventative Maintenance, Calibration, Good Documentation Practices, Material Segregation and Control requirements.

  • Aware of and comply with the GEHC Quality Manual, Quality Management System, Quality Management policy, Quality Goals.

  • Complete all planned Quality & Compliance training within the defined deadlines

  • Ensuring that plant and equipment is operating in a compliant manner and that all activities are conducted to meet GMP regulations, site and corporate quality standards and any additional regulatory requirements as required

  • Strive for the highest standards in housekeeping and GMP

  • Support CAPA investigations, determining accurate root cause and implementing action plans to prevent reoccurrences.

Qualifications and experience

  • Completed Engineering Qualification/Apprenticeship in Mechanical, Electrical or Instrument Engineering or equivalent.

  • Solid experience within a GMP manufacturing environment

  • Strong electrical and electronic repair and diagnostic skills

  • Ability to work on own initiative & judgement with minimal supervision

  • General skills and expertise related to maintenance and facilities activities

  • Demonstrate levels of theoretical knowledge with practical application

  • Relevant working knowledge of a regulated industry and GMP

  • A high degree of computer literacy

Desired Skills

  • Previous experience working with a CMMS preferably Maximo

  • Experience in reliability centralized maintenance techniques i.e RCM, FMEA and equipment criticality assessments

  • Demonstrate Commitment, Engagement and Accountability at all times.

Eligibility requirements

A good level of English and a valid work permit

Inclusion and Diversity

GE Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer where inclusion matters. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Our total rewards are designed to unlock your ambition by giving you the boost and flexibility you need to turn your ideas into world-changing realities. Our salary and benefits are everything you’d expect from an organization with global strength and scale, and you’ll be surrounded by career opportunities in a culture that fosters care, collaboration and support.


Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No