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Equipment Specialist - 2nd Shift

Emergent BioSolutions
Baltimore, MD
Start date
May 12, 2024

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Clinical, Clinical Medicine
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Job Details

We go where others won’t, taking on some of the biggest public health challenges to protect and enhance millions of lives, and create a better, more secure world. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect and enhance life.

I: Job Summary

The Equipment Specialist is responsible for maintenance and operational support of all equipment and areas needed for the manufacture of parenteral pharmaceuticals at the Baltimore Camden fill/finish facility.  Additional duties will include parts and tool management, plant equipment support, parts design, as well as management of moderately sized capital projects. 

This position is 2nd shift.


II: Essential functions

  • Comply with cGMP regulations, adhere to company policies, and adhere to SOP and Batch Record directions
  • Assist the Validation with the operation and execution of engineering projects.  Provide technical expertise for these projects
  • Provide technical support during manufacturing activities
  • Focus to continually improve processes throughout the manufacturing and packaging areas.
  • Coordinates and performs preventive/reactive maintenance on production and facility equipment
  • Maintains detailed maintenance records
  • Coordinates contracted maintenance activities with vendors
  • Assists in qualification of equipment / facilities as needed
  • Compiles, analyzes, draws conclusions and provides written documentation related to the maintenance and lifecycle of production systems
  • Administers project management controls and reports status to senior management
  • Involved in the oversight and coordination of activities that include design, specification creation, procurement, construction management, repair of production and facilities equipment
  • Researches new technologies and procedures to enhance production and performs engineering design evaluations
  • Applies creative and sound troubleshooting techniques to generate timely solutions to problems
  • Assignments are broad in nature, requiring originality and ingenuity, and rely on collaboration, limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
  • Assists in programming, maintenance and troubleshooting of programmable logic controllers and process/environmental monitoring systems
  • Establish procedures with some supervision

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work performed by those in this job.  It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, and other duties may be assigned.


III: Education, Experience & Skills


  • Bachelors in Engineering or equivalent Engineering Technician/Specialist experience consisting of Technical (Trade/ Military) Training
  • 3-5 years of experience in industrial/pharmaceutical engineering/maintenance setting or transitioning military
  • Basic knowledge of electronics systems is essential
  • Knowledge of 2D and/or 3D electronic drafting preferred
  • Must possess the ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner while gathering and analyzing information skillfully
  • PLC and process control troubleshooting skills preferred
  • Proven track record of applying broad knowledge of engineering principles, practices and procedures to the completion of moderately difficult assignments


Per CDC guidelines, Emergent strongly recommends that all employees working on site are vaccinated to help ensure their safety, as well as the safety of fellow employees. This includes the use of good judgment when determining when the CDC guidelines advise that you stay home when ill. 

There are physical/mental demands and work environment characteristics that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. This information is available upon request from the candidate.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform all essential functions.

Emergent BioSolutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values the diversity of our workforce.  Emergent does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Information submitted will be used by Emergent BioSolutions for activities related to your prospective employment. Emergent BioSolutions respects your privacy and any use of the information submitted will be subject to the terms of our Privacy Policy .

Emergent BioSolutions does not accept non-solicited resumes or candidate submittals from search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions’ approved agency list. Unsolicited resumes or candidate information submitted to Emergent BioSolutions by search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions’ approved agency list shall become the property of Emergent BioSolutions and if the candidate is subsequently hired by Emergent BioSolutions, Emergent BioSolutions shall not owe any fee to the submitting agency.


Emergent BioSolutions is a global life sciences company whose mission is to protect and enhance life. Through our specialty products and contract development and manufacturing services, we are dedicated to providing solutions that address public health threats. Through social responsibility, we aim to build healthier and safer communities. We aspire to deliver peace of mind to our patients and customers so they can focus on what’s most important in their lives. In working together, we envision protecting or enhancing 1 billion lives by 2030. For more information visit Find us on LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter.

Stock Symbol: EBS


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