Engineering Maintenance Lead

Date: Nov 20, 2022

Location: IE - Waterford, Ireland - All, IE

Company: Bausch & Lomb

Bausch + Lomb Waterford


Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health business of Bausch Health Companies Inc., is solely focused on making people see better to live better. The company has a 40-year track record of growth and diversification in Waterford – Ireland’s oldest city. 


From Waterford, Bausch + Lomb supplies eye health products to people across the world.


The company’s success in Waterford has been built on a great team who between them have thousands of years of experience of delivering the highest quality every time. As the facility has grown, new opportunities have been created for skilled people to join the team and take their careers to the next level in a global company with deep local roots in Waterford.


Improve equipment performance and reliability through technical knowledge and people leadership.   
This role will include the planning & execution of preventive and reactive maintenance programmes and the leadership of a group of technicians on shift.  Technical knowledge & and employee supervision, and development are key aspects of the job.


Principal Responsibilities:

  • Implement preventative maintenance programmes  
  • Monitor and drive improvements in the effectiveness of all maintenance activities
  • Develop training plans for technicians.  
  • Own, monitor and report  and implement improvements in equipment OEE.
  • Provide details of shortfalls and associated improvement plans. 
  • Set goals for the shift technician group
  • Propose and action projects designed to improve all relevant maintenance  KPIs etc.
  • Participate in the recruitment of staff as required
  • Work with Procurement and Logistics groups on the control of equipment spares 
  • Complete Quality and Safety CAPA activities
  • Ensure all work is executed in line with health and safety and quality system requirements


  • Education:  Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or other relevant, technical equivalent.
  • Experience:  5+ year’s experience of engineering/ maintenance roles in high-volume industries with a significant technology content
  • 3+ year’s supervisory experience
  • Extensive hands-on experience of preventive/ reactive maintenance, technician supervision/ interaction and high-speed automation.
  • Knowledge of   medical device and/or pharmaceutical production preferred (cGMP / FDA regulated environment).  
  • Knowledge of automatic measurement and reporting of OEE and related production data 
  • would be advantageous.
  • Self-directed with excellent communication skills on technical subjects.



The masculine is used in this publication without prejudice for the sake of conciseness.
Bausch Health is committed to equal employment opportunity and complies with equal employment opportunity laws in effect wherever it operates.