Equipment Technician II (Set-Up Attendant), A2 Shift

Waco, Texas
Jul 05, 2021
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
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Set up maintenance duties required to support production goals while complying with quality standards and safety requirements.  Set up production and / or packaging equipment as per current SOP and/or work instructions. Diagnose production equipment and perform and document adjustments. Assist with repairs and complete all required documentation in accordance with cGMP’s and department SOP’s.  Maintain equipment functionality through preventative maintenance program as directed by supervision.

Job Details
This position is responsible for the following:
•    Maintain a clean and organized work area during and at the end of each shift.
•    Assist in achieving environmental, health, and safety goals by working safely and observing all general plant and department safety policies.
•    Performs all assigned duties according to departmental SOP’s and cGMP’s.
•    Remains current on proper procedures by reviewing current, revised, and new SOP’s relating to the job and to the department.
•    Completes and remains current with all required cGMP and safety training.
•    Perform format changeover and start-up packaging equipment following work instructions. 
•    Execute line turns (CIP / SIP) and perform filter testing following work instructions (for filling line set technicians)
•    Execute filling line interventions as directed by supervision (for filling line set technicians)
•    Start-up filling line following work instructions (for filling line set technicians)
•    Perform and document small machine adjustments using CMMS system demand maintenance process.
•    Support running of production line as directed by supervision (when lines are not turning)
•    Performs maintenance and repairs of production / packaging equipment to support the on-time delivery to customers, with a minimum amount of downtime.
•    Troubleshoots equipment and coordinate corrective actions to reduce or eliminate defects, rejects, or equipment downtime.
•    Completes all required documentation associated with the repair and maintenance of production and / or packaging equipment.
•    Provides guidance and training to less experienced technicians to ensure PM’s, line set-up and changeovers are performed within established requirements.


Education and Experience:

  • Two-year Associate’s Degree in Industrial Maintenance, Industrial Systems, Instrumentation, Electrical Systems, Electronics or similar field with a minimum of two (2) – three (3) years of experience in industrial maintenance performing mechanical/electrical repairs OR High School diploma or GED equivalent with three (3) – five (5) years of experience in industrial maintenance performing mechanical/electrical repairs.
  • Mastery in Electrical & Mechanical Troubleshooting.
  • Proficiency in Maintenance Methods.
  • Proficiency with multiple types of industrial manufacturing equipment.
  • Experience working in a cGMP or FDA regulated manufacturing environment preferred.

Essential Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Detail-oriented and self-motivated.
  • Excellent hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity.
  • Excellent math skills; ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide.
  • Ability to read, comprehend, write, and communicate effectively in English.
  • Ability to carry out detailed written or oral instructions.
  • Ability to work and communicate with others in a professional and effective manner, within a team-oriented environment.
  • Basic user knowledge and understanding of Windows-based computer systems such as Microsoft Office, with an ability to learn other computer-based systems.
  • Physically able to continuously stand and walk.
  • Physically able to lift up to 40 lbs. for men and 35 lbs. for women.
  • Physically able to bend, climb, lift, squat, stoop, and stretch to reach frequently.
  • Knowledge of manual and automated production / packaging equipment.
  • Ability to use, clean, and store tools and other devices required for the performance of the job in a manner which prevents damage to the tools and / or equipment.
  • Ability to apply troubleshooting principles with industrial equipment.
  • Working knowledge of Filling/Packaging equipment.
  • Must be able to work independently and with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to read Electrical and Mechanical manuals and schematics.

Significant Work Activities
Continuous standing for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
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