Maintenance Mechanic (2nd shift)

Rochester, MI
Oct 23, 2021
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time


This position maintains and repairs all bulk manufacturing, filling, packaging, inspection, and conveying systems and equipment as well as maintains and repairs facilities and Utilities equipment to ensure operation as specified and in compliance with cGMP requirements and the Occupational Health and Safety Act for a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility as part of a dedicated team bringing lifesaving penicillin treatments to our patients. 

This position will serve as a maintenance advisor in areas of engineering (process design, material selection, documentation, calibration, testing and problem solving methodology, project scope and follow up).

Responsible for priority assessment and decision making as it relates to troubleshooting, diagnostics, disassembly, assembly, repair, identifying and replacing parts and a proactive maintenance of systems and mechanical equipment in a cost effective manner.


Equipment Preventive Maintenance Responsibilities:

  • Performs Preventive and predictive Maintenance of Production, Packaging and Utilities equipment and controls systems, following the established guidelines for the CMMS system, equipment operational procedures, site and Manufacturer recommended maintenance practices
  • Reports opportunities captured during Preventive Maintenance execution
  • Provides recommendations for Preventive Maintenance task improvements
  • Follow the weekly maintenance plan and alerts when there might be a risk of not complying with the schedule
  • Generates Maintenance work order to report and coordinate repairs for task out of the scope of the Preventive Maintenance

Equipment Troubleshooting Responsibilities:

  • Installs, inspects, troubleshoots, repairs, and maintains the equipment of all manufacturing, filling, packaging, inspection equipment and provides customer training in the implementation of those systems.
  • A basic knowledge of machining principles is required which includes working from blueprints, sketches, or measurements, utilizes power tools (Mills, Lathes, Welders, etc) in machine shop to fabricate and modify parts from various materials including stainless steel and plastic. 
  • Required to read and understand drawings / blueprints, utilizing this knowledge for the installation / repair of new and existing equipment
  • Aligns and replaces mechanical seals and impellers/propellers in pumps and mixers.
  • Realigns spindles and shafts, scraping and fitting precision bearings, electric motor gearing, gearboxes, repairing and adjusting clutches, repairing valves, solenoids and cylinders, fitting precision parts, cutting and matching gears, changing feed and speed control gears, setting automatic timing devices, aligning and balancing work and ensuring that the completed work is properly functioning and in a safe operating condition
  • Required to read and understand drawings / blueprints and P & id’s.
  • Develop solutions to routine problems following established Pfizer policies and procedures.
  • Utilizes tools, equipment, ladders, lifts, etc., in safe manner per plant safety procedures. Maintains a clean and safe job-site at all times. Participates in safety training programs.
  • Troubleshoots and repairs mechanical mechanisms (doors, seals, etc.) on equipment such as sterilizers.
  • Utilizes tools, equipment, ladders, lifts, etc., in safe manner per plant safety procedures. Maintains a clean and safe job-site at all times. Participates in safety training programs.
  • Reads and follows SOPs, Job Aids, PMs, work orders and other required documents and procedures necessary to correctly install and maintain product manufacturing, filling equipment and packaging equipment.

Projects Responsibilities:

  • Provides support for Capital projects which includes but not limited to the introduction of new equipment, new processes, changes in processes, equipment upgrades and improvements.
  • Support validation activities of equipment, product or processes as required. This can include installation, EHS inspection, drawing verification, instrumentation verification, measurements and / or functional testing.

Documentation Responsibilities:

  • Completes documentation required for maintenance work and line utilization logs.
  • Use CMMS to document work orders
  • Properly document in Log books

Training, SOP’s and GMP Responsibilities:

  • Reads and follows SOPs, Job Aids, PMs, work orders and other required documents and procedures necessary to correctly install and maintain product manufacturing, filling equipment and packaging equipment.
  • Must be able to complete sterile garb training and work aseptically in manufacturing areas. 
  • Provides customer training in the implementation of systems.
  • Complete trainings in Plateu and others
  • Recommends changes to Maintenance tasks and/or SOP’s.

EHS Responsibilities:

  • Follows safety procedures, recommended practices, job safety, and safe work permit and complies with plant safety programs at all time.
  • Report any abnormal situation that can impact environment, health and or safety of the colleague.

Communication Responsibilities:

  • Communicates all work-related activities to production supervisors and Quality Assurance where applicable.
  • Maintain an open and effective channel of communication with direct Supervisor, Operational areas and Functional areas. This includes but not limited to Process Engineers, Manufacturing Supervisors, Manufacturing Technicians, Manufacturing Operator, Maintenance and Automation Technicians, Reliability Engineers among others

General / Other Responsibilities:

  • Assists other trades when necessary and or perform other duties as instructed
  • Ability to learn how to operate Power trucks / Power lift and elevated platforms
  • Housekeeping – Responsible for keeping assigned areas, as well as general areas clean and organized.
  • Makes reasonable judgement in the use of spare parts for Maintenance works, returns non-use parts and reports any parts that can be repair
  • Escort Contractors
  • Attend meetings as requested
  • May perform any other engineering duty as requested



Required – High school diploma and / or general education on degree (GED). Manager will consider Licensed Journeyman Machine Repair, Licensed Journeyman Machine builder, Licensed Journeyman Machinist or License Journeyman Millwright

Desired – College degree, computer skills, and documentation skills.

Desired – College degree, computer skills, and documentation skills.


Required – Six years of experience in a manufacturing environment

Desired – Maintenance experience in a pharmaceutical manufacturing or food-processing environment.

Language ability:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals, Write routine reports and correspondence

Math ability:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals, compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning ability:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Deal with problem involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Word Processing software.

This position is in a Penicillin Facility. The candidate must NOT be allergic to Penicillin.

Work Environment May Include:

  • Machine shop
  • Manufacturing and Packaging areas
  • Utilities equipment and systems
  • Facilities
  • Confined spaces
  • Outdoor temperatures and humidity
  • Rooftops and catwalks
  • Machine rooms
  • Warehouses
  • Laboratories


This position includes weekend work to support manufacturing operations.  This position will work on call rotation which includes after hour and weekend responses.  At different times of the year, this position will work long hours for scheduled manufacturing shutdown periods and throughout the year may be required to work with little notice as need arises when equipment is unexpectedly down.

Must be able to complete sterile garb training and work aseptically in manufacturing areas.  This position is in a Penicillin Facility. The candidate cannot be allergic to Penicillin.

EEO & Employment Eligibility (KING SITES ONLY)

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status.  Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. 

This job is open only to Lawful Permanent Residents (as defined by 8 U.S.C. §1101(a)(20)), or Protected Individuals (as defined by 8 U.S.C. §1324b(a)(3), namely, U.S. Citizens, Refugees, and Asylees

Sunshine Act

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Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.