Leading Hand – Production Facility Maintenance Team

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Leading Hand – Production Facility Maintenance Team

  • Looking for a flexible, family-friendly environment?  
  • Join a leading global Animal Vaccine manufacturer
  • Collaborative and passionate team

Located at our state-of-the art production facility, you will supervise, coordinate and carry out Preventative Maintenance, Recertification and Calibration Program tasks across Production, Warehousing and Quality Control. You will be Leading Hand in a total team of seven, allocating job tasks and managing rostering.

What You Will Do

  • Rostering Maintenance staff to ensure business needs are met with adequate staff onsite during manufacturing hours of 6.30am – 5pm daily.
  • Managing on call/remote alarm monitoring roster system (after hours site support)
  • Ensuring daily priorities for the Maintenance Team are clear and managed using our on-line system (Digitier).
  • Participate in weekly manufacturing planning meetings to ensure equipment availability.
  • Coordination of annual leave across the maintenance team according to business requirements.
  • New employee onboarding and training to ensure GMP standards are maintained.
  • Contractor inductions and review of risk management plans
  • Execute and Supervise Preventative Maintenance, Calibration and Recertification Program tasks including.
    • Facility Routine checks of back-up power systems
    • Preventative Maintenance on Vial and Bottle Filling Machines, Automatic Labelers, Autoclaves, Fermenters
    • Calibration of thermometers, pressure gauges, magnahelic gauges, other specialty instruments
    • Upkeep and Maintenance of Facility, Structures and Building
  • Attendance at and Escalation of breakdowns.
  • Spare part management: Making decisions on Stock levels vs risk and availability.
  • Distribution and monitoring of daily maintenance tasks:
    • Perform Daily Maintenance Checks: Complete Routine checks of Critical Services and Utilities.
    • Contractor Liaison assistance.
    • Service work planned.
    • Executed Service work signing/approval.
  • Ensure maintenance staff are available to assist contractor related activities when needed.
  • Maintain accurate records of works in SAP PM maintenance worksheets and Maintenance Management System.
  • Assist Project Work, Execute New Equipment Introduction and Retirement tasks.

What You Must have

  • Production maintenance experience in the pharmaceutical or similar industry such as Food, Cosmetics or Consumer Health.
  • Broad Mechanical Knowledge in processing and services equipment.
  • Demonstrated ability to execute Preventative Maintenance Activities.
  • Demonstrable, strong team organizational skills.
  • Good experience in the use of SAP PM CMMS system or other CMMS system
  • Strong cross-functional team player.
  • Ability to work under pressure.


  • Electrical Trade Qualification highly desirable.
  • Mechanical Trade Qualification preferred but not essential.
  • Car license

What You Can Expect

  • Work autonomously whilst being supported, encouraged and being part of a leading, trusted global Animal Health organisation.
  • Opportunities to progress in multiple career paths.
  • A flexible, family-friendly environment.

We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another’s thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

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