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Maintenance Mechanic - (Mount Vernon, IN)

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

Mount Vernon, IN
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
High school or equivalent
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Job Description

Location: Mount Vernon,
United States
Job reference: R-013517

Posted date: Aug. 31, 2017

*There are currently two Maintenance Mechanic positions available.

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 Mechanic in Mount 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.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

This position 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.

Job Responsibilities

  • You will perform Preventive and Predictive Maintenance on equipment in the assigned areas including: inspections, calibrations, and scheduled overhauls or improvements.
  • You will use analytical troubleshooting skills to recognize equipment problems, identify true cause, and recommend/implement solutions that prevent problem reoccurrence.
  • You will perform mechanical and electrical equipment repairs in the assigned area including equipment adjustments and fabrication.
  • You will troubleshoot and resolve control system and instrumentation issues.
  • You will work with Supervisors, Operators, Engineers, and other Mechanics/Technicians to identify and implement opportunities to improve equipment/production efficiencies.
  • You will participate in cross-functional teams as assigned to support continuous improvement, quality improvements, and equipment installation/modification.
  • You will provide training/coaching as needed to other mechanics and operators.
  • You will 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.
  • You will respond to multiple equipment/production problems and prioritize or change assignments as needed to meet production demands.
  • You will use computer systems including, but not limited to, e-mail, CMMS, and Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Database.
  • You will effectively communicates problems and issues to peers and management thru verbal and documented communication.
  • You will execute work in compliance with GMPs, site policies, work instructions, and SOPs.
  • You will immediately report deviations related to products or equipment that could compromise product quality or safety.
  • You will maintain a safe work environment by following all Health & Safety policies and procedures; immediately reports potential unsafe conditions to supervision.
  • You must be able to work as needed during other shifts and weekends when production and/or equipment maintenance coverage is needed.
  • You will performs other related duties assigned by supervision.

Typical Accountabilities

  • You will 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. Complete all required training on the AZ Code of Conduct and supporting Policies and Standards on time. Report potential issues of non-compliance.
  • You will ensure compliance with AZ Corporate Policies and Directives, site Standard Operating Procedures, regulatory requirements, and industry best practice (cGMPs, GAMP, ITIL, PMI).
  • You will immediately report issues related to computer systems and equipment that could affect the production of materials and/or the delivery of products to customers.
  • You will maintain a safe work environment and performs work in accordance with site Environment, Health and Safety (SHE) policies and procedures.
  • You will immediately report potential unsafe conditions to management.


Essential Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 5+ years of 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:
    • Mechanical maintenance of production equipment
    • Utility systems maintenance
    • Electrical Maintenance
    • Instrumentation and Controls
    • Mechanical Fabrication/Machine Shop

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, conveyers, 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 law. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.