Maintenance Mechanic (1st shift)
Company: Purdue Pharma L.P.
Posted on: November 23, 2022
Purdue Pharma L.P. and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and
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This position supports site Operations by keeping production
equipment and facilities equipment operating. The Maintenance
Mechanic performs maintenance activities including preventative
maintenance, repair, troubleshooting, installation, and set-up on
pharmaceutical manufacturing and/or packaging equipment and
systems. Additionally, will provide maintenance support to
production personnel during the operation of manufacturing and
packaging equipment and systems.
--- Set-up, maintain and modify manufacturing/packaging and
facilities equipment as required.
--- Diagnose and perform routine troubleshooting and repair work on
equipment, utilities and mechanical controls systems as
--- When circumstances dictate, set-up and operate machine shop
equipment including lathes, vertical/horizontal milling machines,
drill presses, surface grinders and polishers, band and cut-off
saws and miscellaneous hand power tools.
--- Perform standard shop computations relating to dimensions,
tooling, feeds, and speeds, layout and check work in process using
various precision measuring devices to obtain close tolerances and
maintain quality standards.
--- Work under limited supervision and must be able to interpret
and carry out detailed written or verbal instructions including
work orders, blueprints, drawings and sketches related to the
operation, maintenance, repair, or modification of production and
facilities equipment control and power systems while exercising
judgement and discretion in the most advantageous manner.
--- Possess knowledge of working properties of common-stock
materials, metallic and non-metallic.
--- Use special tools, jigs, or fixtures, as necessary to
accomplish desired results.
--- Disassemble equipment for repair, maintenance, modification,
and/or training; reassemble the equipment, check for proper
--- Ensure compliance with cGMPs, OSHA, DEA, and any other
regulatory guidelines and Company policies that may apply.
--- Braze, torch cut, weld, or silver solder as require; Design,
build, and/or procure parts as needed for both maintenance and
quality/cost driven projects.
--- Train maintenance staff as required, to operate, repair,
maintain, and/or modify production and facilities equipment.
Provides technical solutions to daily production and facilities
--- Create, review, audit, and edit applicable maintenance
practices and procedures.
--- Train manufacturing, packaging, and facilities equipment
operators on matters relating to improved equipment operation and
--- Perform other related assignments and duties as required and
Education and Experience Requirements
--- Six or more years of relevant experience in pharmaceutical/food
production or a similar industry.
--- A.A.S in Instrumentation/Industrial Electronics Technology or
closely related area combined with and four or more years of
Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
--- Demonstrated experience in instrumentation, electronic, and
electrical power maintenance, repair, modification, and
installation of high-speed pharmaceutical/food production or a
similar industry and facilities related equipment and systems
including, but not limited to, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical,
and electronic power and control devices.
--- Must be able to assess power and control issues, formulate and
evaluate possible solutions, and implement changes as required.
--- Must possess good communication (verbal and written)
--- Experience with PLCs, ladder logic, as well as all types of
electric and pneumatic instrumentation including all phases of
traceable calibration programs.
--- Must have knowledge of cGMPs, OSHA, and other regulations
related and pertaining to safe, efficient, effective, and compliant
plant equipment operation and equipment repair in a
pharmaceutical/food production facility.
--- Demonstrated advanced or expert level of knowledge, skills, and
abilities in oral solid dose (OSD) pharmaceuticals. OSD process
areas included: Pharmacy/Dispensing, Granulation/Blending,
Compression, Bead Coating, Extrusion, Encapsulation, and Coating;
Supervisory Responsibilities (if Applicable)
The Maintenance Mechanic has no direct reports.
Physical and Environmental
--- Occasionally, transport materials using manual, and power
assisted vehicles including manually pushing and pulling drums,
totes, boxes, and pallets
--- Frequently push, lift and maneuver boxes and materials weighing
up to 50 pounds.
--- Ability to work standard schedule of 10 hours a day,
Monday-Thursday and overtime as needed; Position may require being
"on-call" and working some weekends.
The job description is not an exhaustive list of all functions that
the employee may be required to perform, and the employee may be
required to perform additional functions. Additionally, the company
may revise the job description at any time.
Job Type: Full-time
Keywords: Purdue Pharma L.P., Wilson , Maintenance Mechanic (1st shift), Engineering , Wilson, North Carolina
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