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Amgen Shift Maintenance Manager in Dublin, Ireland

Maintenance Manager (Shift)

Job Summary:

The Shift Maintenance Manager manages the maintenance technicians on shift and is responsible for appropriate allocation of technicians to meet shift targets. The manager's goal is to support the team to minimise equipment downtime, provide effective support to equipment breakdown and manage the execution of the maintenance plan.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Aligns the team with the Maintenance vision, mission, strategies and goals

  • Maintains a high level of safety compliance during work execution and identifies areas for improvement. Conducts safety walks and leads investigations into incidents

  • Ensures adherence to GMP & SOP requirements for tasks assigned

  • Supports team to maintain training completion at expected levels. Maintains team skills matrix and identifies skills training needs annually.

  • Effectively assigns work to technicians. Sets shift daily, weekly and monthly targets. Supports team in meeting targets.

  • Implements Preventative Maintenance plan & weekly production activities per plan

  • Highlights capacity constraints at planning meetings

  • Ensures timely closing of work orders in Maximo, ensures documentation is timely and accurate

  • Notifies planner/scheduler of planned and forecast attendance hours

  • Minimizes maintenance downtime, schedules break in and identifies and eliminates work flow interrupters. Ensures there is an effective response to Emergencies & Critical Equipment Breakdown

  • Utilizes maintenance troubleshooting skills and tools

  • Ensures effective shift handover communication and documentation of complete activities and issue investigation

  • Escalates and communicates effectively to Engineering & Production FLM’s

  • Ensures work is completed to standard and identifies improvements to these standards

  • Identifies waste through effective oversight and review of work completed

  • Supports project implementation activities.

Primary Knowledge, Skills, Competencies and Relevant Experience:

  • An Engineering Qualification or Engineering Degree plus management qualification / experience

  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in a manufacturing environment with at least 2-3 years' supervisory experience

  • Experience in GMP or other regulated environment and knowledge of required safety standards

  • Experience in Lean Transformation and/or Change Management Programs


  • Working knowledge of parenteral in pharmaceutical/biotech industries or aseptic processing, solid dosage manufacturing and packaging

  • Fundamental knowledge of regulation requirements (GMP & EH&S)

  • Knowledge of audit handling process

  • Knowledge of Quality Systems (e.g. Non Conformance, Change Control, CAPA)

  • Knowledge in equipment troubleshooting and maintenance systems

  • Practical knowledge in scheduling to effectively distribute daily duties

  • Knowledge of computer systems applicable to managerial responsibilities (e.g. Maximo SAP, LMS)

  • Practical knowledge in continuous improvement tools and methodologies


  • Team Building Skills

  • Ability to escalate issues professionally and on a timely basis

  • Problem Solving Skills

  • Time Management Skills

  • Strong Communication Skills (verbal and written) at all levels

  • Teamwork and coaching others

  • Ability to lead others

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