MSD - Maintenance Systems Senior Specialist

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At MSD Ireland, we are committed to ‘Inventing for Life’ in all that we do. We keep the patient at the very heart of all that we do and strive to find solutions and treatments for some of the world’s most challenging healthcare needs.


MSD Ireland is one of the country’s leading healthcare companies, having first established here over 50 years ago.
We currently employ over 1,700 employees, across four sites in Ballydine, Co Tipperary, Brinny, Co Cork, Carlow and Dublin and, in addition, operate substantial Human Health and Animal Health businesses.
In total to date, we have invested $2.5 billion in our Irish operations and our annual turnover ranks us as one of Ireland’s top 20 companies. Currently, our Irish sites manufacture approximately half of MSD’s top twenty products, saving and enhancing lives in over sixty countries around the world.
With almost 70,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, you will be joining one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies.


The latest addition to the MSD Ireland family is MSD Biotech, Dublin. The site will play a pivotal role in the manufacture of MSD’s biologics-based medicines, including in the area of immuno-oncology, and will expand MSD’s current internal network of biologics drug substance manufacturing plants when full manufacturing operations begin in 2021.

MSD Biotech Dublin, will be MSD’s first ever Large-Scale Mammalian-Based Drug Substance Facility, with the mission and ambition to manufacture breakthrough medicines from Ireland for patients around the world.

This facility will be a significant supplier of drug substances for one of MSD’s key treatments and will also be critical in the future supply of new biotechnology products to its global network.


The Maintenance Systems Senior Specialist will be responsible for the maintenance systems requirements to successfully start up MSD Biotech Dublin. Core responsibilities will be to deliver functional Maintenance Management systems with supporting procedures and training. The role will require team work across many functions on site.

  • Deliver functional Computerised Maintenance Management Systems(CMMS) for Biotech Dublin site, including supporting procedures and training.

  • Participating in the equipment and site turnover, ensuring that records are created and updated in the system as per project requirements. (e.g. locations, assets, job plans, spare parts)

  • Participation in regulatory and corporate audits.

  • Working with engineering and site teams on roll out of systems improvements and upgrades.

  • Determine and approve access levels, completed access reviews per directives, polices and procedures.

  • Provide and manage Data / Service request systems.

  • Provide Reports and Metrics to teams.

  • Lead continuous improvement efforts.


  • 8 years experience in a relevant role in a regulated manufacturing environment.


  • Experience providing Maintenance systems solutions, including CMMS experience, knowledge of paperless systems. Working knowledge of SAP-PM and Procal or equivalent CMMS system is desirable.

  • High level of attention to detail and strong problem-solving abilities.

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a cross functional collaborative environment
    with flexibility to react to changing business needs is essential.

  • Ability to Lead and Influence internal and external stakeholders.


  • Level 8 Engineering, Science or IT qualification.

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