Senior/Equipment Optimization Engineer

Singapore, Singapore

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Ensure the completion of maintenance tasks and provision of technical support while in full compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) and Quality policies and standards.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for engineering maintenance, repair of all utilities and manufacturing equipment/systems serving the entire manufacturing facility and the execution of all job orders.
  • Troubleshoot and provide technical support to a team of maintenance and calibration specialists on shift to perform engineering maintenance and repair of facilities and manufacturing equipment in support of plant operations.
  • Provide support to manufacturing, utility and engineering services during routine and shutdown maintenance work; and product change over in support of plant operations.
  • Performs timely review and technical completion of work orders, initiate follow up work order and discrepancy as required.
  • Provide technical expertise in Maintenance, Electrical and Instrumentation to Project Engineering Team and deliver project within stipulated timeline and budget.
  • Partner with Quality and Discrepancy owner to ensure timely closure of discrepancy records and related follow up actions.
  • Analyze/create preventive maintenance procedures and/or practices to comply with regulatory codes, specifications, standards and corporate guidelines for the safe, reliable and efficient operation of the plant to ensure validity, efficiency, maximum production equipment uptime.
  • Work with Reliability team to establish predictive maintenance program for the facility such as Thermal Scanning (IR), Ultrasonic, Vibration Monitoring etc.
  • Increase the mean time between failure (MTBF) of equipment by identifying and eliminating the causes for recurring issues and to implement robust solutions.
  • Partner with the Maintenance and Calibration team to reduce mean time to repair (MTTR).
  • Implementation of continuous improvement project (Kaizen) and initiate change request to optimize maintenance/calibration activities if required.
  • Review engineering specifications and design modification proposals to improve reliability within cost and other performance requirements.
  • Coordinate with MRO storeroom personnel to establish and maintain the proper stocking levels of parts and equipment required to provide maximum equipment uptime at the lowest possible costs.
  • Act as Reviewer and Approver for Maintenance Master Data.
  • Represent Maintenance and Calibration team as the subject matter expert (SME) during health authority inspections.
  • Comply with all RSTO’s Safety, Health & Environmental (SHE) requirements, never put oneself and others at safety & health risks, and report any workplace accidents, near misses and hazards as soon as practicable.
  • Carries out any other work and task as directed by Supervisor.

Safety, Health & Environment:

  • Comply with all RSTO’s Safety, Health & Environmental (SHE) requirements, never put oneself and others at safety & health risks, and report any workplace accidents, near misses and hazards as soon as practicable.

Lean Production System:

  • Embody PT Lean Production System (LPS), while demonstrating a continuous improvement mindset and behaviors through the use and application of LPS tools for continuous improvement initiatives.


  • Degree/Diploma in Mechanical, Marine, Electrical/Instrumentation or Chemical Process Engineering with at least 5 years’ experience in pharmaceutical or chemical manufacturing.
  • Candidates with at least 5 years hands-on maintenance, instrumentation and electrical engineering working experience in Pharmaceutical or Chemical manufacturing and experience in project start-up will be considered.
  • Candidates with strong knowledge in instrumentation, electrical and calibration field will be preferred.
  • Must possess in-depth technical knowledge in the area of maintenance and calibration to resolve a broad range of complex problems
  • Strong background in Operation and Maintenance of equipment and instruments in the production and utility area.
  • Experience in setting up SAP Maintenance Program, spare parts store, project start-up environment and safety procedures/practices is an added advantage.
  • Excellent computer skills including but not limited to CMMS software, spreadsheets and word processing software.
  • Excellent analytical problem solving skills and persistence to resolve outstanding issues.
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Must possess the ability to work independently with limited direction, and deliver projects/tasks on time and within budget.
  • Must be team oriented and be able to lead and train junior members of the team.
  • Strong leadership and customer service skills, attention to details, accurate and thorough.
  • Strong concept of cGMP in area of Maintenance and Calibration..
  • Willing to be scheduled to occasionally work off shift hours in support of operations.

Appointment to this position will be on local Singapore salary and benefits package.