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Maintenance Mechanic II - (Frederick, MD)

MedImmune, LLC

Frederick, MD
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Position Type:
Full time
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Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

                                       Location:Frederick, Maryland, United States
Job reference: R-005712

Posted date: Apr. 04, 2017



   If you’re inspired by the possibilities of science to change lives and you thrive when making brave decisions – join us.  

   MedImmune is the worldwide biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives every day. As one of the world’s premier biotechnology companies, our mission is centered on delivering life-changing products that advance world health, and help fight and cure disease.  As a Maintenance Mechanic II in Frederick, MD, you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives.  

   We’re constantly pushing the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines to patients, with a passion for discovery and a pipeline to show for it. We’re pioneering innovative research and exploring novel pathways across key therapeutic areas including oncology, respiratory, inflammation and autoimmunity, cardiovascular and metabolic disease, and infection and vaccines. And we’re industry-leading in immunology, protein engineering and translational science. We offer a unique and strong collaborative network as part of the AstraZeneca family, as together we explore synergies between small and large molecules.  

   MedImmune has a dynamic environment that fosters collaboration and innovation. We attract top minds, and we nurture and build top talent.  

   Main Duties and Responsibilities  

   • Position is to perform preventative, predictive and corrective maintenance on process and utility equipment in support of a Multi-Product Large Scale Biologics Manufacturing Facility, which operates 24/7.  


   • Good knowledge of process equipment such as Bioreactors, centrifuges, purification processing skids, purification columns, glasswashers, and autoclaves.  


   • Good knowledge of Utility and facility equipment such as HVAC, refrigeration, boiler, chiller, cooling tower, pumps & drives, RODI, WFI, and clean steam systems.  


   • Experience performing mechanical maintenance activities such as valve rebuilds (diaphragm, ball valves, gate valves, proportional control valves), pump rebuild including seals (positive displacement, air pumps, peristaltic, and centrifugal pumps),  agitator maintenance including seal replacements, motor pump replacement/alignment, and heat exchanger repairs. Partial knowledge of all aspects of mechanical maintenance required for these systems.  


   • Capable of performing work in the mechanical, pipefitting, or plumbing trades.  


   • Detail oriented and be able to complete any required (GxP) documentation  


   • Additional Job Functions:  


   • Use basic hand tools. .  


   • Must be able to read, write and utilize drawings, mathematics, formulas.  


   • Read mechanical schematics and piping diagrams P&ID’s  


   • Must be able to work in a clean room environment.  


   • Candidate must possess basic computer skills  


   • Must have ability to communicate both orally and written in a clear manner.  


   Essential Requirements  



   Full knowledge of the job.  Substantial acquaintance with and understanding of general aspects of the job with a broad understanding of the detailed aspects of the job.  

   Problem Solving  


   Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one- or two-step instructions.  Ability to deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables.  

   Education and Experience  


   3 to 5 years in a plant or equipment maintenance  


   Preference will be given to biotech/pharmaceutical experience.  

   Desirable Requirements  


   Freedom to Act  


   General supervision and instructions given for routine work and detailed instructions given for new activities or special assignments.  



   Errors can be detected and corrected but may cause moderate loss of time or customer/user dissatisfaction.  

   Interpersonal Communication  


   Contacts are typically with individuals within own department and occasionally with contacts outside own organization.  Contacts involve obtaining or providing information or data requiring some explanation or interpretation.  

   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.