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Maintenance Mechanic (1st shift)

Company: Purdue Pharma
Location: Wilson
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Maintenance Mechanic (1st shift)

4701 International Blvd, Wilson, NC 27893, USA

Req #169

Monday, November 14, 2022

Purdue Pharma L.P. and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market medications and consumer health products to meet the evolving needs of healthcare professionals, patients, and caregivers. We were founded by physicians, and we are currently led by a physician. Beyond our efforts to provide quality medications, Purdue is committed to supporting national, regional and local collaborations to drive innovations in patient care. Privately held, Purdue is pursuing a pipeline of new medications through internal research & development and strategic industry partnerships.

For close to two decades Purdue has engaged in many initiatives to stem prescription opioid abuse. We are committed to bringing lifesaving relief to communities and individuals suffering from substance use disorder and overdose.We are currently developing or supporting the development of two essential life-saving opioid overdose reversal medications and have the capability to manufacture others for medication assisted treatment. Providing these medicines has the potential to improve and save countless lives.

We are driven by our purpose:Compassion for patients and excellence for science inspire our pursuit of new medicines.

We are building an exciting path forward, and we are committed to recruiting a dedicated team of professionals who advance our expertise through a commitment to Purdue's Values: IntegrityandCourage, underpinned byInnovation, and always inCollaborationwith each other.

At Purdue Pharma and our subsidiaries, you have a unique career opportunity to work differently, uncover and seize new opportunities, and take a hands-on, ownership approach to your work.We go beyond traditional roles and find creative ways to extend our skills and interests, challenging ourselves to contribute in different, meaningful ways. We strive to create an environment where you can bring your best to work each day.We welcome the opportunity to have you on our team!

We respect diversity and accordingly are an equal opportunity and an affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to: actual or perceived race, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, religion, color, age, creed, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), protected medical condition as defined by applicable state or local law, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran status and military service, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws and ordinance.

For more information about your rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, visit:

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  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

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  • Right to Work (English and Spanish)

  • Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision (English)

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    We strive to make our Career opportunities website accessible to all users. If you need an accommodation to participate in the application process, please email: careers@pharma.com. This email is not for general employment inquiries or vendors; rather it is strictly for applicants who require assistance accessing our careers website.

    Job Summary

    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.

    Primary Responsibilities

    • 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 assigned.

    • 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 operation.

    • 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 problems.

    • 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 troubleshooting.

    • Perform other related assignments and duties as required and assigned.

      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 relevant experience.

          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) skills.

          • 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; Packaging Serialization.

              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.

                Additional Information

                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.

                Other details

                Job Family

                Engineering & Sciences

                Pay Type


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