Manager Reliability engineering

BredaIProduction I Pharmaceutical Sector I Engineering

Job description

We are looking for a candidate who already has experience in reliability engineering. We need someone who can bring expertise to the team and who can build and implement the reliability and global asset lifecycle management program at site.

Manager Reliability Engineering
Accountabilities to the Manager Reliability Engineering for:

  • Development, implementation and execution of Reliability program
  • Execution of improvement projects


  • Act as Reliability Program lead for ABR process equipment including implementing Global Asset Lifecycle Management program framework and partnering with manufacturing, IS and finance for annual Lifecycle Replacement Program Management planning.
  • Develop Asset Lifecycle Management, drive implementation, embed in processes and implement monitoring.
  • Develop strategy and concepts for maintenance and spare parts, using risk based approach (e.g. RCM, FMEA).
  • Ensure the reliability and maintainability of new and existing equipment
  • Responsible for Asset availability and Performance monitoring. Identify improvement opportunities and coordinate improvement plans.
  • Identify compliance issues and business performance risks and implement mitigation measures.
  • Lead activities to perform regular technical assessments an annual and multi-year develop process equipment LRPM plan.
  • Develop maintenance and implement maintenance cost management. Develop initiatives to reduce costs permanently.
  • Actively share information with Reliability leaders in the Finished Drug Product Network.

Project Management

  • Manage improvement projects with Reliability driver
  • Coordinate the work of vendors and consultants on improvement projects and risk assessments
  • Support the business units in continuous improvements efforts


  • Managing improvement projects with Reliability driver
  • Leadership over supporting staff / equipment engineers within project


  • Complete actions and project activities according to the established timelines
  • Optimisation of cost/performance ratio within Maintenance Engineering Department



The knowledge and skills necessary to perform the duties of this position are typically acquired through the following combination of education, experience and knowledge or the equivalent.

Minimum Requirements

  • BS degree in Engineering, science or related technological field of equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 8+ years of relevant work experience with 5+ years in Reliability Engineering in operations / manufacturing environment
  • In depth disciplinary knowledge
  • Developed project management techniques
  • Direct experience with regulated environment (GMP, OSHA, EPA)
  • Be familiar with methods like Root cause analysis (RCA), Failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA) and Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)
  • Occasionally work outside office hours
  • Fluency in English, both in oral and written communication
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of software, specifically: CMMS (preferably Maximo)  ERP (preferably SAP) MS office
  • Preferred Requirements
  • Experience in working with different departments and groups in the organization.
  • Familiarity with validation processes and protocols
  • Experience with pharmaceutical packaging equipment


Organisation and department description

In the Netherlands, medicines are labelled, assembled, packed and distributed to various countries worldwide. At the site, more than 900 people are working every day on the manufacturing and distribution process.

We are looking for a candidate who already has experience in reliability engineering. We need someone who can bring expertise to the team and who can build and implement the reliability and global asset lifecycle management program at site.


Due to our relocation policy, for this vacancy, we can only consider candidates who reside in the Netherlands or candidates who live on a commuting distance from Breda.

What is the offer?:

To be connected by Select Projects means that you have the stability of a fixed-term/permanent contract. We recruit and select people with the best attitudes, qualities and competences to organizations in our network of companies. Besides competitive salary and favorable working conditions we offer you coaching and support in the choices you have to make in personal-, talent development and career opportunities.

What if you need more information?:

If you have any questions or you want to apply, do not hesitate to contact: Select Projects/Stefan van der Waal @: or call at: 06-20477367

Any questions?
Stefan van der Waal Rotterdam +31 (0)10 268 71 10
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