Engineering Lead

Loughrea, Co. Galway

About Chanelle Pharma:

This is an opportunity to be part of a dynamic team within the Engineering and Maintenance function.  We are looking for individuals who will support and drive Chanelle Pharma’s vision to be the most valued global provider of high quality, competitively priced pharmaceutical products and to provide excellent services and support to our customers.

Reporting to the Director of Engineering & Facilities, the Engineering Lead will apply strong fundamental Managerial expertise in organizing and managing a dynamic high-volume environment to drive timely delivery of Essential Maintenance support required on the manufacturing and packaging Equipment to satisfy continued customer demand within our site, while ensuring compliance with GMP and regulatory requirements.


  • Managing and leading on all engineering aspects of Engineering within the Realoch facility.
  • Managing preventative maintenance to ensure preventative maintenance is conducted in compliance with SOPs, Health & Safety, & GMP standards.
  • Schedule and Performance manage the Preventative Maintenance team to ensure activities are conducted efficiently/timely & compliantly.
  • Ensure the preventative maintenance team are trained and effective and equipment parts are procured and ready for agreed scheduled preventative maintenance.
  • Engage in Cross Functional Team activities to address and mitigate any root cause problems with preventative maintenance and machine performance.
  • Develop Preventative Maintenance methods to minimise mean time between failure and maximise OEE.
  • Ability to identify gaps and implement working procedures to improve the overall performance of the Equipment.
  • Recommend, negotiate and justify cost effective service support contracts for approval by the director of engineering.
  • Maximise equipment availability.
  • Organise/schedule Preventative maintenance shut down activities.
  • Foster successful relationships with Key client Stakeholders.
  • Participation in regulatory Audits.


  • Strong Technical Knowledge of Equipment reliability engineering.
  • Knowledge of Pharmaceutical engineering compliance standards.
  • Ability to build relationships and collaborate with others is vital.
  • Demonstrate and lead on the values, initiatives, and culture of an organisation. Professional expertise.
  • The above is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.


  • A Minimum of BS/BEng in Engineering or Managerial Discipline.
  • Minimum of 5+ years’ experience in engineering management.
  • Experience in Pharmaceutical manufacturing and/or Biotechnology is desirable.
  • Ability to work on own and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated initiative and self-starter

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Health & Safety requirements (e.g., Manual Handling Training)

  • VDU
  • Manual Handling

WORK ENVIRONMENT: (e.g. Office, Production)

  • Office, Production, Workshop, and Warehouse

Engineering Lead

Reference No: J0634
Loughrea, Co. Galway