Senior Technician - 3rd Shift

Myerstown, PA, United States
May 17, 2018
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time

Your tasks and responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of this role, Senior Technician - 3rd Shift, are to:



  • Comply with all workplace standards and safety procedures, including Lockout Tagout, Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs), Occupational Safety and Health Administration requirements (OSHA), Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), maintain clean/orderly work area, and participate in safety improvement projects;
  • Create/update/schedule work-orders, and provide technical (equipment) support/training/leadership to line teams;
  • Perform preventive, routine, and non-routine maintenance tasks as required to meet scheduled completion dates (PM's);
  • Coordinate the utilization of outside contractors and vendors as needed;


Who you are






  • Maintain documentation and maintenance logs according to SOP's, cGMP's and any other regulatory requirements;
  • Provide technical support and leadership with department projects and goals on assigned line;
  • Demonstrate the ability to progressively manage critical facility and operations support systems;
  • Demonstrate the ability to establish operating parameters and maintain specific performance standards;
  • Demonstrate the ability to plan, schedule and prioritize daily and weekly work activities as initiated by supervision;
  • Communicate key information to operational and technical supervision, technical parts administrator, and personnel on other shifts to ensure no business disruption;
  • Calibrate various electronic equipment -- production, facilities, and utilities equipment as trained;
  • Read, write and modify programmable logic control (PLC) ladder logic;
  • Perform Production / Facility / Utility technical duties required to support the site, and provide back up support for technical pool when needed;
  • Perform other duties as trained & assigned;
  • Effectively troubleshoot as trained in areas such as: Hands on troubleshooting and repair ability with regard to electrical systems up to 480 volts, basic knowledge and understanding of 13,800 to 69,000 volt power distribution systems and protective relaying, ability to interpret and apply the latest edition of the National Electric Code, Compressed air systems, Steam systems, Potable water systems, Purified Water systems, Heating systems, Cooling systems, Fabrication, Navigation of programmable logic controllers, and other electro-mechanical equipment;
  • Perform equipment setup and changeover activities, and support all changeover reduction initiatives;
  • Establish equipment-operating parameters to maximize production, while meeting all product specifications;
  • Perform the daily setup and routine operation of the packaging line, including but not limited to: bottle in-feed, unscrambler, filler, bottle capper, torquer, labeler, vision systems, weighing systems, bar coding systems, sealers, disassembly/assembly, cleaning, resolving equipment stoppages and jams, and all material handling as trained;
  • Demonstrate line ownership; improve OAE by increasing the equipment effectiveness on assigned packaging line;
  • Inspect packaging components, in-process items, and packaged drug products to assure compliance to specifications, identify any non-conforming item and initiate appropriate actions;
  • Provide overall line team support including equipment operation and other duties needed to support team members;
  • Palletize both finished and unfinished products, and operate motorized and non-motorized material handling equipment;
  • Take ownership of training and learning to develop high performance competencies such as technical skills, communication skills, and skills to build a team-oriented culture (i.e. training team members, motivating and supporting team members, sharing knowledge to continuously improve the process, etc.);
  • Meet the production schedules outlined by line team and/or Supervision. Review and approve work output for team members by using validated methods.



Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

Required Qualifications:






  • Technical Associates Degree plus 2 years of experience working with PLC's, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, electronics, fabrication, and/or industrial maintenance OR High School Diploma / GED, plus 2 years of vocational technical training and 5 years of experience working with PLC's, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, electronics, fabrication, and /or industrial maintenance;
  • Demonstrated ability to read, write, interpret/comprehend/follow workplace and technical documentation -- equipment manuals, blueprints, diagrams, electrical schematics, operator manuals, work instructions, SOPs, etc.;
  • Knowledge of electro-mechanical systems including: gear ratios, power transmission, machine timing, hydraulics, pneumatics, electrical/electronic systems, programmable logic controllers, lubrication, and maintenance/changeover of machines/production line;
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot electromechanical equipment and technical issues, successfully set up/changeover multiple pieces of packaging/manufacturing equipment, complete preventive maintenance work (PMs), resolve problems, and learn new procedures within a reasonable time frame;
  • Must be able to demonstrate a good mathematical aptitude in addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, & experience with metric and English standard systems;
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English;
  • Good PC Skills, including use of e-mail, attaching documents to e-mail required. Previous experience using electronic databases and on-line tools required (i.e., but not limited to, Lotus Notes database, Employee Self-Services on-line tools, etc.);
  • Demonstrated ability to work safely in a production environment;
  • Experience in a government regulated, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) or standard operating procedures (SOP) environment;
  • Must be willing to work overtime as required, based on production demands;
  • Advanced Manufacturing Integrated Systems Technology (AMIST) certification is a plus.


Preferred Qualifications:






  • Previous experience using motorized & non-motorized material handling equipment;
  • Advanced Manufacturing Integrated Systems Technology (AMIST) certification.


Your application

Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.

Country: United States
Location: PA-Myerstown