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Lead Mechanic (Night Shift)

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

West Chester, OH
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
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Required Education:
High school or equivalent
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Job Description

Location: West Chester,
United States
Job reference: R-012734

Posted date: Aug. 17, 2017

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 Lead Mechanic (Night Shift) in West Chester, OH, you’ll play a pivotal role in channelling 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.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

As Lead Mechanic, you will provide direction to technicians and ensure the Facilities Engineering Department is meeting site maintenance goals.

Prepare documentation of activities, actions, and/or results. Read SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) and excerpts from technical documentation. Complete required training. Ensure proper documentation practices during job activities. Perform visual inspections. Conduct troubleshooting activities. Train others on systems, software, equipment, machines, procedures, and/or processes. Answer compliance and process questions from others. Fill in for immediate supervisor when absent. Gather, organize, and communicate operational information to others. Lead and coordinate investigations and studies with little supervision. Use MAXIMO and/or CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) to manage logistics. Assist with scheduling of production activities. Communicate priorities and progress to team on a continuing basis. Ensure that employees have the tools needed to perform their jobs. Facilitate communication between management and non-management. Facilitate team meetings to discuss progress. Coordinate activities of support groups. Initiate appropriate action when process deviations occur. Monitor equipment and/or systems for performance and problem indicators. Perform data entry. Read, understand, and comply with cGMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) and SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures), including general safety, lock outs, etc. Report process deviations when they occur. Wear gowning, sterile garments, and PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) as required by specific activities. Perform preventative (scheduled) and corrective/emergency (unscheduled) maintenance of equipment, systems, and/or facilities without supervision. Ensure proper documentation practices during maintenance processes. Maintain equipment and systems Monitor and analyze process equipment performance. Perform, in order of priority, work required in response to process equipment requests received through the Work Request System. Read and interpret diagrams, drawings, and other schematics. Recommend and initiate activities to ensure area and equipment is maintained in a state of compliance. Assign work tasks and activities to others. Provide input on the engineering of replacement parts. Conduct safety checks for work group, department, or site. Perform physical inspections of the site. Maintain accurate and complete records (for example: laboratory notebooks, quality records, sample receipts). Manage team's priorities and resource allocation. Oversee departmental safety inspections. Perform logbook reviews. Pull necessary parts to complete a work order or ticket. Serve as SME (subject matter expert) and/or primary point of contact for various safety initiatives (for example: quarterly departmental safety inspections, fire and light safety, industry safe program, process safety management program).

Other Duties:

  • Communicate policies and procedures to employees.
  • Lead process improvement activities and teams to meet strategic goals.
  • Guide others on SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures), control documents, and/or other work instructions.
  • Analyze trends in data in order to provide accurate descriptions, identify root causes, and/or identify solutions or improvements.
  • Identify temporary and permanent fixes to address issues.
  • Review, and revise SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) for maintenance of equipment, systems, and/or facilities.
  • Attend team meetings
  • Provide "off shift" support (for example: night shift support if you normally work day shift).
  • Assess and implement improvements in productivity, waste generation, quality and cost.
  • Lead committees or groups of employees tasked with accomplishing some objective(s).
  • Consult cross-functionally as an SME (Subject Matter Expert) on systems and/or processes within a functional area.
  • Organize shut downs and/or maintenance windows.
  • Recommend compliance resolutions to management.
  • Wear harnesses to climb into tanks.


Essential Requirements
  • High school diploma and certification in a skilled trade (electrical, boiler operations, etc.)
  • 5-7 years of experience in a regulated or cGMP environment.
  • Ability to work night shift on 2/2/3 schedule including every other weekend
Desirable Requirements
  • Associate’s degree in a technical discipline.
  • Previous experience leading a team of technicians or skilled trade professionals.
  • Experience with building fire systems, plumbing, lighting, HVAC equipment (boilers, chillers, cooling towers, air handlers, humidifiers, and air dryers), low voltage electrical systems, emergency diesel generators.
  • Prior experience with CMMS.
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. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.