Maintenance and Metrology Engineer (M/F)

Hiring Request Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2023/1/27 11:20)
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Hovione is an independent family owned international group of companies. From the beginning, we have set ourselves above and apart through our innovative technological and productive capabilities, reaching a top spot in the world market as an integrated Contract Development and Manufacturing Company dedicated to helping Pharmaceutical Customers bring new and off-patent drugs to market.


Our people are the main asset for our continued success. Reaching over 1950 team members, from 36 different nationalities, that are located across Asia, Europe and North America (Portugal, US, Macao, Ireland, China, Hong Kong, Japan, India, and Switzerland), including 4 production sites.


Working at Hovione means reaching for innovation and excellence in everything we do: for our clients, our partners and, above all, our patients. That is why we are In it for life.



You will be responsible to:

  • Perform/manage maintenance on equipment and systems (e.g., mechanical, electrical);
  • Perform/ manage calibration and metrological activites on intruments;
  • Evaluate and recommend equipment improvements to increase reliability, capability and yield;
  • Troubleshoots and diagnoses equipment problems / failures;
  • Prepares technical reports to document equipment modifications and equipment maintenance procedures;
  • Ensure all plant equipment and facilities are maintained and its original function is guaranteed and that all departments are equipped to meet their schedules;
  • Actively contribute to the development of maintenance and calibration reliability for equipment on-site;
  • Ensure all maintenance work is performed in compliance with GMP directives;
  • Troubleshoot complex problems related to equipment failure and be able to recommend the best course of action for the effective repair of the same;
  • Support the technical development of the team to enable them to plan the day to day priorities and site maintenance work;
  • Participate in definition and assure follow-up of key performance indicators (KPI) for production equipment performance, as well as, for outsourcing services;
  • Work in a proactive manner to improve safety awareness and metrics;
  • Participate, control and correct budget activities;
  • Guarantee the cleaning and orderliness of areas under his responsibility;
  • Coordinate with other areas the fulfilment of maintenance plans;
  • Motivate users for the efficient use of utilities;
  • Guarantee that cGMP rules and procedures are respected within the area, assure that outsource contractors acknowledge internal procedures;
  • Ensure that SAP data base is updated with new information when necessary;
  • Manage complex projects/ analysis with significant impact on business.


We are looking to recruit a Candidate:

  • University, or equivalent, qualification in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical) or similar scientific field (mandatory);
  • Extensive experience in machinery maintenance and in electrical / mechanical / metrology fields, preferably within an industry environment;
  • Experience in Maintenance Management Systems such as SAP PM module or similar;
  • Fluency in written and verbal English;
  • Computer literate with good working knowledge of the MS Office package;
  • Must have the Knowledge, Experience and Skills to conduct their tasks in accordance with the rules and procedures set down.


Hovione is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer


Inclusion and diversity are key to us. At Hovione, that means a work environment where differences are valued, and everyone is treated with fairness and respect. We want all our team members worldwide to feel supported, respected, and have the opportunity to achieve their full potential, regardless of their age, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation or ethnicity.


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