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Mount Vernon, Indiana, United States
Job reference: R-042781
Posted date: Mar. 22, 2019

At AstraZeneca we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the upmost integrity even in the most difficult situations because we are committed to doing the right thing. We continuously forge partnerships that help pursue world-class medicines in new ways, combining our people’s exceptional skills with those of people from all over the globe.

The Metrology Technician/Maintenance is responsible for multi-craft maintenance activities in assigned functional areas to ensure production and/or facility equipment operates efficiently and in compliance with FDA requirements.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs, as needed, a variety of installation, calibration, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair duties on complex laboratory, process and utility instrumentation, working closely with the Maintenance, Operations and Automation groups, in a paper based and paperless work environment, following SOPs in a cGMP facility.
  • Assists in qualification activities related to instrumentation and calibration.
  • Provides technical support for engineering projects towards improvement of processing equipment, utilities and facilities instrumentation as needed.
  • Participates in cross functional teams to support business needs, continuous improvement, quality improvements, and equipment installation/modification.
  • Use analytical troubleshooting skills to recognize equipment problems, identify true cause, and recommend/implement solutions that prevent problem reoccurrence.
  • Perform mechanical and electrical equipment repairs in the assigned area including equipment adjustments and fabrication.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve control system and instrumentation issues.
  • Work with Supervisors, Operators, Engineers, and other Mechanics/Technicians to identify and implement opportunities to improve equipment/production efficiencies.
  • Provide training/coaching as needed to other mechanics and operators.
  • Perform and document work in compliance with SOP’s, Safety Health & Environment (SHE) standards and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs). To include: work orders, PMs, logbooks, and permits.
  • Respond to multiple equipment/production problems and prioritize or change assignments as needed to meet production demands.
  • Uses computer systems including, but not limited to, e-mail, CMMS, and Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Database.
  • Effectively communicates problems and issues to peers and management thru verbal and documented communication.
  • Executes work in compliance with GMPs, site policies, work instructions, and SOPs.
  • Immediately reports deviations related to products or equipment that could compromise product quality or safety.
  • Maintains a safe work environment by following all Health & Safety policies and procedures; immediately reports potential unsafe conditions to supervision.
  • Must be able to work as needed during other shifts and weekends when production and/or equipment maintenance coverage is needed.
  • Performs other related duties assigned by supervision.

Essential Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 2+ years experience in a pharmaceutical production environment or 8+ years as maintenance mechanic in an industrial production environment.
  • Completion of a state accredited Journeyman or technical school program, or equivalent formal education and field experience, demonstrating commensurate proficiency in at least 2 of the following areas:
    • Instrumentation and Controls
    • Mechanical maintenance of production equipment
    • Utility systems maintenance
    • Electrical Maintenance

Desirable Requirements:

  • AAS in an Engineering Technology.
  • Understanding and operational familiarity with PC/PLC control systems.
  • Pharmaceutical/cGMP maintenance training and experience.
  • Facilities and utilities equipment maintenance experience including: HVAC, boilers, air compressors, purified water, and electrical distribution systems.
  • Material Handling equipment maintenance experience including: automated cranes, conveyors, sorting systems, and forklifts.

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 lawAstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.

Metrology Technician/Maintenance
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