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Edwards Lifesciences Facilities Technologist in Limerick, Ireland

Make a meaningful difference to patients around the world. At Edwards Lifesciences facilities around the world, our Manufacturing teams create the tools, technologies, and devices that transform patients’ lives. As part of our sewing, assembly, delivery, and distribution teams, your attention to detail and commitment to continuous improvement will help us turn innovative ideas into reality. Your purpose-driven work will help leave lasting and positive impacts on patient lives.

The Facilities Technologist performs repairs and maintenance in plant or office facilities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform all routine and non-routine, which include on-call and weekend work orders focusing on more complex employee moves, office set ups and changes for meetings, events, and conferences with high customer satisfaction while adhering to company standards

  • Perform general repairs and maintenance in all the following: carpentry, plumbing, painting, electrical systems, in plant or office facilities with the ability to perform complex repairs in two or more specialties

  • Conduct routine, periodic, or special inspections as required by the validated, electronic PM system while carrying out repair and maintenance work necessary to prevent breakdowns of facilities, machinery and equipment; Trouble shoot and diagnose controls and system failures

  • Monitor and adjust building automation systems to optimize efficiency and energy savings while continuously referring to internal Quality documents and procedures to ensure compliance; collaborate with Quality in devising and implementing corrective actions, exception work orders (EWOs)

  • Inspect and report issues noticed in interior and exterior spaces, including landscape

  • Perform daily facilities PM (preventative maintenance) including production facility environmental support systems to ensure operations within specifications

  • Obtain quotes and initiate purchase requests for maintenance and renovation work including discussing with contractor, vendor and/or consultant for minor projects

  • Perform predictive maintenance inspection of critical facilities systems to detect abnormalities and prevent premature system failures

  • Monitor inventory level and reorder to replenish supplies

  • Analyze predictive inspection data of critical facilities systems to determine predictive maintenance actions to prevent premature system breakdown

  • Review and analyze unplanned maintenance of facilities systems for root causes and implement corrective and preventive action for improvement as well as reviewing all equipment and determine spare parts list of facilities system

  • Train, coach, and guide lower level employees

  • May oversee and advise contractors (i.e. electricians) in general maintenance

  • Monitor security of facilities and grounds including cameras, doors, and badge access

  • May be the primary contact in absence of management

  • On time arrival to work, regular attendance without excessive absenteeism, and working a full 8 hour or longer work period

  • Other incidental duties

Education and Experience:

H.S. Diploma or equivalent 6 years years experience of previous related experience with working knowledge in two or more of the related fields including plumbing, electrical, carpentry, and painting Required

Additional Skills:

  • In depth knowledge and experience in HVAC system, Electrical system, and Compressed air system

  • Good verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills

  • Able to read, comprehend, speak, and write English

  • Good computer skills, including MS Office and Internet Explorer required; facilities management systems (e.g., Blue Mountain, Alerton) preferred

  • Full knowledge of routine preventive maintenance including carpentry, plumbing, painting and lighting repair

  • Ability to use hand and power tools

  • Ability to read and understand blueprints, sketches, layouts, wiring diagrams, drawings and specifications

  • Ability to identify problems and relevant issues in complex situations, using specialized knowledge and propose solutions

  • Knowledge of and adherence to Edwards Environmental Health and Safety and Quality guidelines as they relate to general and controlled spaces

  • Strict attention to detail

  • Must be able to work with other departments including formulating work instructions and providing guidance and training to lower-level employees with little to no direction

  • Adhere to all company rules and requirements (e.g., pandemic protocols, Environmental Health & Safety rules) and take adequate control measures in preventing injuries to themselves and others as well as to the protection of environment and prevention of pollution under their span of influence/control

Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease, as well as critical care and surgical monitoring. Driven by a passion to help patients, the company collaborates with the world's leading clinicians and researchers to address unmet healthcare needs, working to improve patient outcomes and enhance lives. Headquartered in Irvine, California, Edwards Lifesciences has extensive operations in North America, Europe, Japan, Latin America and Asia and currently employs over 15,000 individuals worldwide.

For us, helping patients is not a slogan - it's our life's work. From developing devices that replace or repair a diseased heart valve to creating new technologies that monitor vital signs in the critical care setting, we focus on helping patients regain and improve the quality of their life.