Maintenance and Reliability Technician II

Longmont, CO, US
Sep 10, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Ready to join a team committed to developing and commercializing gene therapies for patients and families devastated by rare neurological genetic diseases? Since 2013, Novartis Gene Therapies (formerly AveXis) has had one focus: bringing change to those devastated by genetic diseases.

The Novartis Gene Therapies culture embraces this mission. As a compassionate and dedicated team, we are enthusiastic about the science behind our work and finding answers to difficult questions. We are dedicated to communities affected by rare diseases, and these patients and families are the motivation for everything we do.

We have built a team with exceptional depth of experience, unified by a common vision; to develop gene therapies with the potential to positively impact the lives of the patients and families devastated by rare and life-threatening neurological genetic diseases. Though we are proud of what we have achieved to date, we remain relentlessly focused on making that vision a reality.

With cutting-edge technology, we are making progress in the treatment of rare and life-threatening neurological genetic diseases. Our initial gene therapy for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) has been approved in the U.S., Japan, EU and Brazil.

The Maintenance and Reliability Technician II performs all maintenance functions on production and facilities equipment for a Manufacturing facility.

  • Routine inspection and repair or replacement of defective or faulty parts on machines and related equipment.
  • Support the safe and effective operation of the plant and the facility.
  • Perform preventive and predictive maintenance on production equipment and utility systems.
  • Scope, plan, and execute repairs to and installation of plant machinery.
  • Coordinate with site departments daily appropriate course of action to maximize uptime and quality performance of respective area.
  • Operate machinery for purposes of training, troubleshooting, or as needed to support production activities.
  • Initiate and participate in documented troubleshooting studies on equipment to outline opportunities for improvements.
  • Document clear problem description, symptom, root cause and solution.
  • Proven reasoning, troubleshooting and analytical thinking skills.
  • Use shop equipment to repair or modify parts and equipment.
  • Ensures all work performed is good workmanship with minimum delays.
  • Knowledge of, perform preventive maintenance, troubleshoot, and repair:

AC and DC Motors and Drives Breakers and Fuses

Pressure and Flow Controls Pressure Transducers/Switches

Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems Cylinders

Filtration Systems Dampers

Valves Pumps

Drive Systems Piping Systems

Pumps Fans

Compressors Fire Protection Systems

  • Other related job duties as assigned.

  • Technical school education in the areas of Manufacturing Engineer, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology or 6+ years equivalent education/experience.
  • Minimum 3 years relevant experience.
  • Proficient in using personal computers and a working knowledge of software such as MS Excel and Word.
  • Ability to analyze, investigate and help solve equipment technical issues.
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Must be flexible to work nights, weekends, and holidays as required.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and work on complex issues.
  • Must be proactive.
  • Must adhere to safety and lock out procedures.
  • Proven experience in machine maintenance and troubleshooting skills.
  • Good understanding of GMPs with experience in pharmaceutical environment.
  • Read and understand mechanical and assembly drawings, hydraulic/pneumatic, and electrical schematics.
  • Read and understand P&ID (Piping and Instrumentation Diagram).
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

The level of this position will be based on the final candidate's qualifications.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Novartis Gene Therapies is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, sexual orientation or veteran status.