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Sr. Mechanic

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

West Chester, OH
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:

Job Description

Location: West Chester,
United States
Job reference: R-008120

Posted date: May. 24, 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 a Senior Mechanic, Facilities in West Chester, OH, you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives.
As the Senior Mechanic, Facilities, you will perform execution of skilled trade tasks associated with the maintenance of site facilities.
Essential Job Functions:
• 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.
• Communicate policies and procedures to employees.
• Establish visual tracking and other tools to enhance Audit readiness and trend analysis.
• Gather, organize, and communicate operational information to others.
• Lead and coordinate investigations and studies with little supervision.
• Participate in spill control, handling of hazardous materials, and first aid.
• Use MAXIMO and/or CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) to manage logistics.
• Communicate priorities and progress to team on a continuing basis.
• Facilitate team meetings to discuss progress, initiatives, and/or other matters.
• Guide others on SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures), control documents, and/or other work instructions.
• Provide leadership, development, and mentoring for others.
• Identify temporary and permanent fixes to address issues.
• Initiate appropriate action when process deviations occur.
• Coordinate with representatives from other departments.
• Attend team meetings to discuss progress, initiatives, and/or other matters.
• 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 along with their certification records.
• 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.
• 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).
• Monitor air flow and balance.
• Perform infrared, vibration, pressure, superheat, and subcooling readings.
• Performing high purity water testing.
• Pull necessary parts to complete a work order or ticket.

Other Duties:
• Support deviations.
• Analyze trends in data in order to provide accurate descriptions, identify root causes, and/or identify solutions or improvements.
• Perform regular audits of SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) and/or work instructions.
• Write, review, and revise SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) and/or work instructions for cGMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) manufacturing of commercial product.
• Write, review, and revise SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) for maintenance of equipment, systems, and/or facilities.
• Attend inter-departmental meetings to discuss matters involving the coordination of multiple departments.
• Interact with other departments to implement corrective/preventative actions.
• Participate in cross-functional teams to meet strategic goals.
• Read technical publications and manuals, and write associated procedures.
• Assist with executing validation protocols for processes, equipment, packaging, and/or cleaning.
• Provide "off shift" support (for example: night shift support if you normally work day shift).
• Provide input on the engineering of replacement parts.
• Consult cross-functionally as an SME (Subject Matter Expert) on systems and/or processes within a functional area.
• Perform LDAR (Leak Detection and Repair) monitoring.
• Wear harnesses to climb into tanks.

Essential Requirements:
• High school diploma and certification in boiler operations
• 5-7 years of experience in a regulated or cGMP environment.
• Requires state certification or licensure for high pressure boiler operator or stationary engineer.

Desirable Requirements:
• Associate’s degree in a technical discpline.
• Experience with building fire systems, plumbing, lighting, HVAC equipment (boilers, chillders, 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.


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