Sr. Utility Tech

Sanford, North Carolina, United States
Oct 15, 2020
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time

Position is responsible for:
  • Operating and maintaining a Central Utility plant(s) that includes:
    • Biomass (wood chip) and gas fired boilers
    • Steam Turbine
    • Process and HVAC Chillers
    • Cooling Towers
    • Air Compressors and Air Dryers to produce Pharmaceutical Grade Air
    • Process Waste - pH neutralization
    • Process and Sanitary Waste Sumps
    • Diesel Generators
    • Monitoring Alarms for process and storage operations
  • Performing Preventative, Predictive and/or Corrective maintenance activities on equipment in support of the continuous operation of the Central Utility plant and ancillary equipment
  • Performing equipment / building "rounds" at prescribed intervals to verify safe operation, process variables, operating conditions, etc.
  • Operating and utilizing Control systems including BMS, delta V and PLC.
  • Cross training/skills development in GMP focused operations including Clean Utilities, GMP processing equipment/areas, Quality Control and other functional areas that support GMP operations
  • Position requires specialized skills and knowledge which includes operation of Clean Utility equipment; RO skids, WFI stills and Clean Steam Generators. Addition skills desired include electrical, HVAC, refrigeration, pipe fitting, welding, etc.

  • Safe and compliant operation of Plant Utility systems
  • Leading/participating in shift turnover/handoff
  • Completing required GMP documentation utilized in the Alarm Monitoring operation
  • Initiating Corrective CMMS work orders for equipment/areas in need of unscheduled maintenance/repair, housekeeping, etc.
  • Documenting all work using electronic work orders in site CMMS and relevant equipment logs
  • Troubleshooting and resolving equipment issues in a timely manner utilizing DMAIC techniques
  • Reading and following equipment schematics, logic diagrams and engineering drawings
  • Performing duties in a safe manner with a focus on Zero Injuries
  • Leading and/or participating in continuous improvement activities
  • Will frequently manage 12-hour operational shifts including system operations and maintenance.
  • Responsible for shift turnover meetings, providing coaching to technicians I and II, working with Plant Engineering on complex problems and ability to manage small projects.

  • Minimum of AAS degree in electrical, electronics, instrumentation, industrial technology or related field of study with at least 6 years of experience working with utility equipment or in a related technical role. A HS diploma with 12 years of relevant experience is also acceptable.
  • Solid understanding of the utility systems. Ability to independently operate boilers, chillers and air compression systems.
  • Skilled at identifying and resolving operational issues - corrective maintenance performing PMs and PdM. Ability to complete complex task.
  • Ability to read and interpret Engineering drawings: (P&ID, Process Flow, etc.).
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.

  • Position requirements are typical for a manufacturing plant-based work environment with significant shop floor exposure.
  • Routine lifting, sitting, standing, walking and bending is required.
  • Specific PPE requirements are frequently required.

  • Schedule is a rotating 12-hour shift that includes night, weekend and holiday work. Alternative work schedules may be required to support operations or specific project-related activities. This position is also classified as "essential to operations" during periods of inclement weather, etc.

Other Job Details

Last date to apply for the job: 10/28/2020

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