Equipment Engineer - Biotech Tech Transfer - Dublin

Location: Ireland

EUR 50 - 55 Per Hour

Job Type: Contract

Industry: Biotech-Pharma-Medical-Device-Jobs

Job ID: JO-2205-29528

Consultant: Karen McHugh

Are you an Equipment Engineer with 5+ years engineering experience, preferably in the biotechnology industry / aseptic pharmaceutical environment or Automated Inspection?

If interested send CV to for review or call 353-1-7978720 to discuss in confidence.

Equipment Engineer - Biotech Tech Transfer - Dublin

Job Description

Our client is a leading international Biotechnology company with a state of the art aseptic manufacturing facility in Dun Laoighaire, South Dublin. 

The plant is one of the most dynamic in Ireland and is currently undergoing rapid expansion and capital investment. 

This is an excellent opportunity to get experience into Ireland's leading aseptic manufacturing plant.

Contractors have a history of either extending their contract or being offered permanent positions on this site.

The Project / Equipment Engineer reports to the Senior Manager for Strategic Engineering Projects and is responsible for scoping and executing technical projects supporting Drug Product manufacturing within Formulation, Component Preparation, Vial/Syringe Filling, Lyophilisation, Device Assembly, Inspection, Labelling and Packaging areas. 

This includes qualification of new equipment and implementation of associated reliability and maintenance programs.

Project management and execution of assigned projects including project prioritization, resources management, status management and external communication.

Working with various stakeholders, to scope projects and ensure requirements are satisfied. Project input will span from concept, through design, construction, commissioning and operation

Coordinating the introduction of new processes, equipment and materials including problem solving and troubleshooting equipment issues prior to qualification & start-up

Development and implementation of maintenance programs and spare parts inventory optimization with the introduction of new equipment.

Ability to translate strategic/emerging technology solutions into pragmatic executable plans

Development and management of change controls

Participate as a member of multidisciplinary site and multisite teams

Development of detailed specifications, engineering documents, protocols and standard operating procedures

Work in a collaborative manner within the Process Teams structure and contributes to Root Cause Investigations and Cross Functional Investigations.

Works in a collaborative manner with the System Owners, Maintenance Supervisors & Technicians, Capital Project Engineers and Vendors to perform equipment upgrade and/or retrofits.

Perform all tasks with due care and attention ensuring compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices and company requirements, policies and procedures

Support a safe working environment by complying with environmental health/safety practice, rules and regulations

Travel may be required to support execution of projects


Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical or Chemical) or Relevant Experience

Typically, 5+ years engineering experience, preferably in the biotechnology industry / aseptic pharmaceutical environment or Automated Inspection, Labelling and Ancillary processes.

Filling or Packaging Experience preferred.

Technology transfer experience preferred.

Proven project management experience.

Strong mechanical capability with hands on experience in a technical role within a high-volume manufacturing environment, is advantageous

Demonstrated experience in a GDP Compliant environment.

Experience in MS Office, MS Project, Change Control & Document Management Systems

Proven ability working cross functionally, delivering technical solutions and implementing improvements.

Solid leadership skillset and experience working in a team environment, embracing an interdependent working culture that delivers results

Technical report writing and communication/presentation skills

Data driven decision maker

Ability to work to tight deadlines in a fast-moving environment


Contract role. €50 - €55 Per Hour


Karen McHugh is the consultant managing this position.

If you are interested in this role you can contact Karen by e-mail at or phone +353-1-7978720 for a confidential chat.

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