Mechanical Engineer

Posted 20 June 2024
Job type Contract
Discipline Engineering & CQV
Contact NameCharlie Sweetman

Job description

Mechanical Engineer (within Pharma/Biotech)

12 Month Contract (Rolling)

Onsite in Indianapolis, Indiana

Main Purpose And Objectives Of Position

The primary responsibilities of the Maintenance & Reliability Mechanical Engineer are to provide support, direction and subject matter expertise on mechanical issues. The engineer also reviews our current equipment performance to prevent potential reliability issues & implement reliability monitoring programs to provide maximum availability of equipment. Equipment selection for new capital projects as well as equipment selection for re-capitalisation projects are at the fore front of what the engineer does while assessing the appropriate quantity of spare parts required.

Key Responsibilities

In line with the above, the following are typically the key tasks that would be expected of the role:
  • Provide engineering support to both maintenance and equipment owners in your area of expertise.
  • Ensure maintenance program is appropriate for reliable operation of equipment.
  • Provide training to Maintenance personnel on new equipment, methods & techniques.
  • Follow up on issues identified by equipment owner or via the maintenance Preventative Maintenance program.
  • Participate, raise, investigate & complete HSE & Quality observation/deviations write-ups as appropriate.
  • Ensure the local maintenance procedures are in line with Global Engineering Standards & Engineering Best Practices.
  • Ensure Job Plans, data sheets & data loaders for addition to the computerised Maintenance management systems (CMMS) are correct and contain sufficient detail.
  • Lead reliability improvements to identify equipment obsolescence in advance to support planned replacement vs reactive replacement using existing & developing technologies.
  • Identify & support continuous improvement initiatives to enhance the Maintenance program in the short & medium term to maintain a reliable plant.
  • Analyse predictive & condition-based monitoring data to identify follow-up actions and prioritise implementation with equipment owners
  • Lead the development & contribute as SME, to site Mechanical Specifications.
  • Develop, Review & own Departmental SOP’s.
  • Review Stores & Inventory levels of critical equipment.
  • Carry out internal audits and periodic reviews of GMP activities to ensure compliance.

  • 5+years experience within the pharmaceutical industry or equivalent in a maintenance/engineering role.
  • Demonstrated ability to act independently using good organisational skills.
  • Proven ability to make good use of systems, procedures & processes.
  • Working knowledge of relevant EU directives (e.g. PED, ATEX, Machinery etc.)
  • Familiarity with the relevant national/international engineering standards (e.g. NSAI, ASME, ISO, CEN, IEC, CENELEC etc.)
  • Expertise in Troubleshooting and Equipment failure investigation.

Educational Requirements

Level 8 Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent

Key Attributes
  • Demonstrated technical Skills in area of expertise.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and to lead change.
  • Demonstrated aptitude and interest for problem-solving.
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills – oral and written.
  • Demonstrated ability to write technical reports.
  • Strong sense of customer focus and teamwork.
  • Demonstrated willingness to collaborate with work colleagues.
  • Proven flexibility to respond to equipment issues.
  • Proven ability to work independently and without direct supervision.
  • Demonstrated commitment to safety and quality in the workplace