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Mount Vernon, Indiana, United States
Job reference: R-044524
Posted date: Feb. 07, 2019

At AstraZeneca we turn ideas into life changing medicines. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. We’re focused on the potential of science to address the unmet needs of patients around the world. We commit to those areas where we think we can really change the course of medicine and bring big new ideas to life. As a Maintenance Facilitator / Associate Manager in Mt. Vernon, IN, you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives. Operations at AstraZeneca is a truly world-class business unit. It offers one of the most exciting, fast paced, challenging and rewarding work environments in the world of operations, supply chain and manufacturing.

Global Operations is fundamental to our purpose of delivering life-changing medicines to patients, touching every aspect of our business and providing a platform for everything that we do. We harness the specialist talents of 13,000 people around the world – 20% of our global workforce. With 30 production facilities in 18 countries we’re focused on supplying our medicines with care, quality and efficiency, reducing the time from lab to patient. Keen to bridge the gap between science and patients? Turn research into reality? And forge a global career that’s full of possibilities, as part of a world-class team? Come and thrive in our vibrant, energizing, connected and supportive culture and make a real difference to patients.

The Maintenance Facilitator / Associate Manager is responsible for ensuring all assets are operating and maintained. This includes scheduling of all maintenance activities, coordination of technical resources, and technical trouble shooting. This position requires extensive collaboration within the PET, other maintenance facilitators, and with OEM suppliers as well as management of maintenance team. This position is the primary owner for all assets. Will have responsibility for managing a team of mechanics.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide career development and performance management for mechanics.
  • Ensure all training is current and appropriate for technical staff.
  • Aid mechanics in preventive maintenance optimization and modification documents.
  • Lead training program to educate department in order to develop continued understanding of maintenance.
  • Promote and encourage continuous improvement in efficiency, quality, production, and safety through the use of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), team driven processes and key performance indicators and recognition and rewarding high performance.
  • Promote and demonstrate the use of safe work practices during all aspects of production and ensure all external and AstraZeneca SHE standards are met daily.
  • Promote a positive work environment by effectively administering AstraZeneca Human Resources policies and procedures including Performance Management and by communicating information to employees and responding to their concerns.
  • Influence a continuity in work methods and standards (LEAN development).
  • Conduct activities and interactions consistent with Company values and in compliance with the Code of Conduct and supporting Policies and Standards relevant to your role.
  • Manage scheduled maintenance, reactive maintenance, and changeover activities daily.
  • Manage maintenance apprenticeship and development programs.
  • Provide troubleshooting and technical guidance to mechanic and technician personnel.
  • Ensure manpower and core competence are met for each team.
  • Drive root cause analysis of machine failures.
  • Maintain presence across multiple operating shifts.
  • Occasionally perform rolls of Maintenance Facilitator when designated.
  • Ensure adherence to SHE and GMP (change control) compliance and improvements.
  • Review, approve, and implement change controls and CAPA’s.
  • Ensure proper documentation practices are maintained consistently to company standards in manufacturing documents, training documents, and CMMS.
  • Assist in investigations and recommend/implement solutions to resolve deviations.



  • Bachelors in engineering or related field.


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in GMP or regulated production/R&D environment, specifically responsible for equipment performance.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft applications including at a minimum Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.


  • Working knowledge of SAP PM.
  • Training or experience in the applicable following technologies: mechanics, hydraulics, pneumatics, vacuum technology, electronics, programmable logic controllers, refrigeration, freeze drying, test equipment for electrical and mechanical trouble shooting, HVAC, aseptic/controlled environment.
  • Previous supervisory experience.
  • Knowledge or previous experience in managing maintenance programs.
  • Experience in Six Sigma/analytical trouble shooting skills.
  • Experience working in a LEAN manufacturing environment.

Next Steps – Apply today!

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity.  If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Maintenance Facilitator / Associate Manager

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