Maintenance Background

Potential Job Roles and Salaries

What kind of roles would I be suitable for based on my maintenance background?

If you CURRENT or PREVIOUS job was in MAINTENANCE, you could retrain to perform the SAME OR SIMILAR job within the high-paying pharmaceutical or medical device manufacturing industry.

Here are some of the typical roles and the expected salaries:

Maintenance Technician

Tasked with routine maintenance of manufacturing equipment as well as helping to troubleshoot when issues arise. Due to the regulation of the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, they are required to keep detailed and accurate documentation of their work.

Maintenance Job Descriptions & Salaries
  • Starting Salary: €30,000 to €35,000
  • After 2 Years: €35,000 to €40,000
  • After 5 Years: €40,000
Maintenance Job Descriptions & Salaries
  • Starting Salary: $50,360
  • After 2 Years: $62,950
  • After 5 Years: $75,540

Calibration Technician

Responsible for the routine inspection, testing, maintenance and repair of instruments and manufacturing equipment. The purpose of the calibration technician role is to ensure the accuracy of the measurements taken using this equipment.

Some companies might call this role:

  • Electrical and Instrumentation Technician
Maintenance Job Descriptions & Salaries
  • Starting Salary: €28,000 to €32,000
  • After 2 Years: €32,000 to €38,000
  • After 5 Years: €38,000 to €42,000
Maintenance Job Descriptions & Salaries
  • Starting Salary: $36,336
  • After 2 Years: $45,420
  • After 5 Years: $54,504

Facilities Engineer

Can have an extremely broad remit covering the infrastructure of the building, depending on the needs of the company. Areas of direct responsibility might include environmental, health and safety issues, electrical engineering or HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning).

Some companies might call this role:

  • Maintenance Engineer
Maintenance Job Descriptions & Salaries
  • Starting Salary: €40,000+
  • After 2 Years: €40,000 to €50,000
  • After 5 Years: €50,000 to €55,000+
Maintenance Job Descriptions & Salaries
  • Starting Salary: $58,640
  • After 2 Years: $73,300
  • After 5 Years: $87,960

What Courses Do I Need to Take?

If your CURRENT or PREVIOUS job is in engineering;

STEP 1: You will first need to take our Conversion Course into Pharma to perform the SAME OR SIMILAR job within the pharma industry.

Engineering Job Descriptions & Salaries

Ideal for:

  • All engineering backgrounds

…who want: to retrain to do the same or similar work in the pharmaceutical or med device industry

Duration: 15 weeks
Delivery: Completely Online
Hours per week 10
Awarding body: GetReskilled

STEP 2: Then you can take this Certificate in eBioPharmachem program to move into more senior roles with a higher salary.

Engineering Job Descriptions & Salaries

Ideal for:

  • Candidates with knowledge of or experience in a GMP manufacturing environment

…who want: to move into more senior manufacturing roles or have their knowledge recognized in an academically accredited certificate.

Duration: 30 weeks
Delivery: Completely Online
Hours per week: 10 weeks
Awarding body: Technological University Dublin, Ireland

Available Jobs

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