Sr Technician, Predictive Maintenance

Lake County, IL, United States
Oct 26, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
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  • Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.
  • Performs Predictive Maintenance (PdM) procedures on a variety of equipment i.e. HVAC systems, pumps, blowers, motors, agitators, compressors, reactors, steam and water systems etc.
  • Collects and interprets machine reliability data using machinery vibration, ultrasonic sound transmission and infrared analysis techniques. Based on the PdM analysis, work with the Reliability group to evaluate existing PM frequencies and procedures, recommend and make adjustments based on historical trending data. Incumbent will be required to determine root cause and recommend actions based on data collected from use of the predictive technologies.
  • Performs pipeline inspections using boroscope and sewer camera equipment. Performs ultrasonic thickness gauging and airborne ultrasonic sound detection. Will perform non-intrusive pipeline flow measurements.
  • Incumbent will be required to specify, order and install accelerometer sensors to be used for continuous or periodic equipment vibration monitoring, install sample ports and take oil samples for chemical analysis, and provide findings and corrective action to customer or maintenance group based on the tribology report.
  • Incumbent will provide technical support to maintenance and engineering and assist in the training of Senior Mechanics on precision maintenance practices, i.e. Laser Alignment, belt tensioning. Performs training and hands on instruction for less experienced tradesmen. Assists in training of Senior Mechanics to elevate their skills to PdM Technician level.
  • Analyzes PdM measurements and provides an engineering analysis to the client as to the condition of the equipment. Provides reports to Plant Engineering on a predetermined basis as outlined by Department Manager.
  • Participates in work group team meetings and actively looks for methods and work processes that improve productivity, reduce costs, and increase customer satisfaction.
  • When required, processes paperwork such as work orders, house requisitions, reports and various other forms.
  • Effectively communicates the status of jobs to customers and supervisors. Ensures that adequate information is shared with other work groups when transferring work orders.

  • Must have a high school education or equivalent, Level 1 Ultrasound Certification, Level II Vibration Analysis Certification, Level 1 Infrared Certification preferred
  • Knowledge of vibration analysis software ( Emerson AMS Machinery Manager or equivalent)
  • Minimum 5 years previous experience and achieved a Senior Level in one of the following trades: mechanic, pipefitter,electrician and HVAC. A minimum of 2 years of increasing job knowledge in the PdM Group.
  • Advanced typing skills, an understanding of computer operations, data interpretation, analysis and report writing are required.
  • The Senior PdM Technician is required to work in various locations and environments while performing predictive and demand maintenance work and other job related activities.
  • May be required to work outside during inclement weather and adverse working conditions.

Significant Work Activities
Continuous standing for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Yes, 5 % of the Time
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Equal Employment Opportunity
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