Maintenance Technician / Process Contol Systems Apprentice - 2nd Shift

Myerstown, PA, United States
May 18, 2018
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
Your tasks and responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of this role, Maintenance Technician / Process Control Systems Apprentice - 2nd 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), and Company Guidelines
  • Initiate and establish equipment operating parameters to maximize production, while meeting all product specifications;
  • Coordinate the utilization of outside contractors and vendors as needed;
  • Perform preventive maintenance tasks as trained;
  • Troubleshoot electromechanical systems to maintain and improve equipment performance;
  • 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;
  • Perform other duties as trained and assigned.

For Packaging

  • Perform equipment setup and changeover activities. Take action to safely reduce equipment setup and changeover times;
  • Perform the daily setup and routine operation of the packaging line, including but not limited to: bottle in-feed, un-scrambler, 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;
  • As trained, inspect packaging components, in-process items, and packaged drug products to assure compliance to specifications, identify any non-conforming item and initiate appropriate actions.


  • Take steps to pursue licensure in one or more MEU focus areas (i.e. refrigeration, asbestos removal, electrical);
  • Learn basics of project management.

For Manufacturing

  • Learn equipment setup and calibration activities. Take action to safely reduce equipment setup and changeover times;
  • Learn all manufacturing operations and maintenance (i.e. compression equipment, coating equipment, dispensing equipment, and liquid manufacturing equipment.)

Who you are

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:

  • High School Diploma or GED;
  • At least 6 months of proven Mechanical or Electrical aptitude;
  • Completion of Advanced Manufacturing Integrated Systems Technology (AMIST) 1 and 2, or equivalent certification OR at least 2 years of specific experience working with PLCs, mechanical, electrical, electronics and/or industrial maintenance;
  • Excellent organizational skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and a demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment and utilize downtime;
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully changeover/set up multiple pieces of site equipment and strong troubleshooting skills;
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English;
  • Good PC Skills including use of e-mail. Previous experience using electronic databases and on-line tools (i.e., but not limited to, Outlook & SharePoint databases, Employee Self-Services on-line tools, etc;)
  • Demonstrated ability to work safely in a production environment;
  • Demonstrated ability to read/interpret/follow instructions in regard to workplace documentation, such as SOP's, Operator Manuals, Work Instructions, etc;
  • Good mathematical aptitude in addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, & metric system;
  • Must be willing to work overtime as required, based on production demands;
  • Willingness to continue development into a Senior Maintenance Technician role in a reasonable time frame according to a Development Plan. Upon completion of the Development Plan, the MT will be expected to bid on open SMT positions regardless of shift.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associates degree from a Technical Trade School or College;
  • At least 2 years of specific experience working with PLCs;
  • Experience in a government regulated, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) or standard operating procedures (SOP) environment;
  • Successful completion of a Technical internship.

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