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Engineering Maintenance Technician

Job Introduction

Thanks for checking out our vacancy, we’re delighted you want to learn more about Dechra!

Dechra is a growing, global specialist within the world of veterinary pharmaceuticals. Our expertise is in the development, manufacture, marketing and sales of high quality products exclusively for veterinarians worldwide.

Here at Dechra, our values are embedded within our culture and thrive within our family of almost 2000 colleagues globally. From manufacturing to marketing, (D)edication, (E)njoyment, (C)ourage, (H)onesty, (R)elationships and (A)mbition are at the heart of our everyday operations and the way we do business

The Opportunity 

The Equipment Maintenance Technician performs preventive maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting on all equipment and facilities.

Role Responsibility

So, what will you be doing? This role has a broad and varied scope and the successful candidate will have responsibility for duties including:

  • Performs preventive maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting on all equipment and facilities.
  • Responsible for initial equipment inspection and conducts basic repairs in accordance with cGMP requirements, equipment manuals and operating procedures.
  • Plans and schedules visits by external technicians for troubleshooting and repair.
  • Provides support to production operations in classified cleanrooms.
  • Performs preventive maintenance of HVAC systems.
  • Performs maintenance and repair on compressors, boilers, chillers, and water purification systems.
  • Submits written reports for the performed maintenance and/or equipment repair work.
  • Responsible for documenting all the troubleshooting/repair activities following the current procedures.
  • Complies with the company policies and all safety requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned

The Ideal Candidate

Here at Dechra we pride ourselves on being an inclusive employer and we embrace candidates from all walks of life. We’re particularly excited to hear from those who have/are:

  • Minimum of 2 years practical experience in maintenance and troubleshooting of machinery in a pharmaceutical or medical industry.
  • Excellent understanding of cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices)
  • Experience with repair of filling and packaging equipment.
  • Experience working on equipment in classified cleanrooms.
  • Ability to understand basic electrical and pneumatic controls used in filling and packing equipment.
  • Experience documenting repairs and maintenance work in accordance with the cGMP requirements.
  • Ability to adhere to cGMP gowning requirements.
  • Strong knowledge of basic safety policies and procedures in a manufacturing environment, including gowning and PPE requirements.

Must be available to work on weekends and overtime as needed

About the Company

As a people first values-based culture, we provide free weekly wellness sessions focused on our employee's physical and mental wellbeing, and flexible work arrangements. We offer a generous employer 401k match and an other incentives for long-term financial wellness. Our full array of health, financial and voluntary benefit programs are what you would expect from a recognized Best Place to Work.

Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC


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