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Senior Facilities Engineer

Requisition ID:  27223
Date:  Apr 14, 2021

Dublin, Leinster, IE

Department:  Engineering

Senior Facilities Engineer   




Working at West means having an opportunity to work by the side of our patients and customers, our global team members and the communities in which we operate – which all help contribute to a Healthier World.

At West, we are by the side of patients. The work we do impacts patients’ lives each and every day – our products are a critical part of healthcare delivery and we are proud of the role we play to improve patient health. We work by the side of our team members. We come together as one global team to deliver for our customers and help them address their challenges. We are a diverse, close-knit community of professionals, where everyone has a voice and opportunity to learn and grow through mutual trust and respect. With a 95 year plus history, we have a track record for success, which includes reported sales of $1.84B in 2019. We serve by the side of our community. Giving back is in our DNA—our team members across more than 50 sites globally are involved with hundreds of charities that have special meaning to them through our West Without Borders team member-led giving program.



Reporting to the Site Technical Services Manager, this role will provide engineering expertise to the Facilities Team at West Dublin. The role will support the management of all maintenance activities for plant equipment and installations including all facilities and utilities services. Working with a talented and committed group of people, the Senior Facilities Engineer will also play a key role in the specification/procurement of plant/ancillary equipment and in leading an intensive initiative to improve energy efficiency. Reports directly to the Site Technical Services Manager.



  • An engineering degree or equivalent relevant engineering experience
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience working in an Engineering or Facilities project role
  • Proven experience in an EU GMP controlled environment
  • Strong ‘hands on’ technical experience in facilities/services – chilled water, AHU’s, compressed air, electrical supplies
  • Proven experience in the qualification, operation and maintenance of Grade C (or higher level) cleanrooms
  • A good working knowledge of engineering drawings including plant design and utilities
  • Experience in injection moulding and related equipment is desired
  • Experience of a high-volume manufacturing environment is essential.
  • Experience in the medical device-manufacturing sector is desired.
  • Strong project management, influencing, negotiation and communication skills are also required.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the management of all site facilities and utilities including water supply, power supply, chillers, compressors, and air handling units.
  • Working with the Site Technical Services Manager, co-ordinate the schedule of work for the facilities maintenance team.
  • Management of all facilities planned preventative maintenance programmes and calibration.
  • Coordinate and prepare installation and service schedules for all facilities equipment.
  • Work to reduce downtime of all plant and production equipment due to unplanned maintenance.
  • Specification and negotiation/procurement of critical plant, ancillary equipment and facilities upgrades.
  • Budget preparation, procurement and control of spares inventory required for the facilities equipment.
  • Management of third-party facilities maintenance contracts and service/equipment suppliers.
  • Lead and participate in key cost and energy saving projects/initiatives.
  • Work closely with the Quality & EHS Managers to identify and address all health, safety and environmental issues within the plant.
  • Management of facility & maintenance systems to in-house quality compliance standards. Quality Systems ISO9001 / ISO 13485 and Environmental Management Systems ISO14001 & OHSAS 18001.
  • Act in accordance with the company’s Guiding Principles and adherence to the corporate Code of Conduct.
  • Compliance to all sites Environmental, Health and Safety requirements, training and regulations.
  • Compliance to all local site company policies, procedures and corporate policies.
  • Perform additional duties at the request of the direct supervisor.


Delegation of Duties:

When absent from the site duties and responsibilities will be delegated to the following designates

  • Site Technical Services Manager







West is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.  If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please send an email to peggy.tayloe@westpharma.com. Where permitted by law, an offer of employment with West Pharmaceutical Services, or any of its subsidiary or affiliate companies, is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of background screening and/or a pre-employment drug screening.

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