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Maintenance Mechanic II - Operations

Location Frederick, Maryland, United States Job ID R-062507 Date posted 10/01/2019

At AstraZeneca we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the upmost integrity even in the most difficult situations because we are committed to doing the right thing. We continuously forge partnerships that help pursue world-class medicines in new ways, combining our people’s exceptional skills with those of people from all over the globe. As aMaintenance Mechanic II in Frederick, MD, you'll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients' lives. It offers one of the most exciting, fast paced, challenging and rewarding work environments in the world of operations, supply chain and manufacturing.

Main Responsibilities


  • Position is to perform preventative, predictive and corrective maintenance on process and utility equipment in support of a Multi-Product Large Scale Biologics Manufacturing Facility, which operates 24/7.
  • Very Good knowledge of process equipment such as Bioreactors, centrifuges, purification processing skids, purification columns, glasswashers, and autoclaves.
  • Good knowledge of Utility and facility equipment such as HVAC, refrigeration, boiler, chiller, cooling tower, pumps & drives, RODI, WFI, and clean steam systems. Full knowledge of all aspects of mechanical maintenance required for these systems.
  • Experience performing mechanical maintenance activities such as valve rebuilds (diaphragm, ball valves, gate valves, proportional control valves), pump rebuild including seals (positive displacement, air pumps, peristaltic, and centrifugal pumps),  agitator maintenance including seal replacements, motor-pump replacement/alignment, and heat exchanger repairs.  Full knowledge of all aspects of mechanical maintenance required for these systems
  • Capable of performing work in the mechanical, pipefitting, or plumbing trades.
  • Detail oriented and be able to complete any required (GxP) documentation
  • Additional Job Functions:
  • Use basic hand tools.
  • Must be able to read, write and utilize drawings, mathematics, formulas.
  • Read mechanical schematics and piping diagrams P&ID’s
  • Must be able to work in a clean room environment.
  • Candidate must possess basic computer skills
  • Must have ability to communicate both orally and written in a clear manner. 
  • Considerable knowledge of the job.  Complete acquaintance with and understanding of the general and detailed aspects of the job, and their practical applications to problems and situations ordinarily encountered.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.  Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Limited supervision.  No instructions needed on routine work, and general instructions given on new lines of work or special assignments
  • Errors may be difficult to detect and would normally result in loss of customer business, material, or equipment to resolve.
  • Contacts are frequent with individuals representing other departments, and/or representing outside organizations.  Contacts involve obtaining or providing information or data on matters of moderate importance to the function of the department or which may be of sensitive nature, requiring some explanation or interpretation.


  • High School diploma, technical school or Military training and experience in relevant field.


  • 2-5 years in a plant or equipment maintenance
  • Preference will be given to biotech/pharmaceutical experience

Next Steps – Apply today!

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity.  If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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