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Packaging Mechanic I

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

Newark, DE
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
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Required Education:
High school or equivalent
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Job Description

Location: Newark,
United States
Job reference: R-012163

Posted date: Aug. 08, 2017

Packing Mechanic I

At AstraZeneca we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the utmost 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. As a Packing Mechanic I
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.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

This position 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.


Essential Requirements

  • High School Diploma with 3-5 years as an industrial maintenance mechanic in a production environment
  • Solid Oral Dose packaging equipment maintenance experience including: bottle and blister packaging equipment training and experience.
  • Good interpersonal, communication and writing skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency in all the following areas and certification/advanced training in at least 2 of the following:
  • Mechanical maintenance
  • Electrical Maintenance
  • Instrumentation and Controls
  • 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
  • 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. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.