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Newark, Delaware, United States
Job reference: R-034470
Posted date: Aug. 24, 2018

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 Packaging Mechanic Operator in Newark, DE, 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.

Careers at AstraZeneca within Global Operations. Take a look at our new Operations Campaign page where you will find details of our roles across our UK, US and SE sites. 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. Hear from our Senior Leaders about why they know AstraZeneca is a great place to work.

We are searching for several positions for first and second shifts.

The Packaging Mechanic Operator is responsible for multi-craft maintenance activities in assigned areas to ensure production equipment operates efficiently and in compliance with FDA requirements.


  • Perform Preventive and Predictive Maintenance on equipment in the assigned areas including: Inspections,
  • Calibrations, and scheduled overhauls.
  • Use analytical troubleshooting skills to recognize equipment problems, identify root cause, and recommend/
  • implement solutions that prevent problem reoccurrence.
  • Perform mechanical and electrical equipment repairs in the assigned area including: set-up/change-over, routine
  • adjustments and fabrication.
  • Work with Supervisors, Operators, Engineers, and other Mechanics to identify and implement opportunities to improve
  • equipment/production efficiencies.
  • Participate in cross-functional teams as assigned to support continuous improvement or equipment
  • installation/modification.
  • Perform and document work in compliance with SOP’s, Safety Health & Environment (SHE) standards and Good
  • Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s). To include: work orders, PM’s, logbooks, and permits.
  • Respond to multiple equipment/production problems and prioritize or change assignments as needed to meet
  • production demands.
  • Must be able to work as needed during other shifts and weekends when production and/or equipment maintenance
  • coverage is needed.
  • Participate in deviation investigations and help drive to root cause using tools such as 5- Why.
  • Operate packaging equipment (tablet fillers, thermoformers, labelers, case packers, etc.) in a safe and efficient manner.



  • High School Diploma with minimum of three (3) years as an industrial maintenance mechanic in a production environment


  • Good interpersonal, communication and writing skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency in all the following areas and certification/advanced training in at least 2 of the following:

o Mechanical maintenance
o Electrical Maintenance
o Instrumentation and Controls
o Fabrication/Machine Shop


  • AAS in an Engineering Technology
  • Understanding and operational familiarity with PC/PLC
  • control systems.
  • Pharmaceutical/ cGMP maintenance training and experience
  • Solid Oral Dose packaging equipment maintenance experience including: bottle and blister packaging equipment training and experience.

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.

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