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Production Mechanic

Location Newark, Delaware, United States Job ID R-198856 Date posted 11/07/2024

The AstraZeneca Newark Supply Site in Newark, DE, was established in 1971 and currently employs approximately 260 people. Over the course of these years, Newark has undergone many product portfolio changes since it first began as Stuart Pharmaceuticals through today as the designated AZ North America Packaging Center of Excellence and a Flexible Formulation site for the global supply of complex products. The site provides a collaborative environment where everyone feels comfortable and able to be themselves is at the core of AstraZeneca’s priorities. It’s important to us that you bring your full self to work every day. To help maintain your best self, here’s a sneak peek into some of the things this site provides for you: on-site fitness center access, lunch & learns, sustainable office working environment, team, site and family activities, life-long learning, diversity & inclusion, tuition reimbursement, and dining center.

Evening and Overnight Shifts.


As a Production Mechanic, you will be part of our growing team at the Newark Supply Site, contributing to delivering life-saving medications to patients across the globe. You will be responsible for multi-craft maintenance activities in assigned functional areas to ensure production and facility equipment operates efficiently and in compliance with FDA requirements. You will also have the opportunity to participate in cross-functional teams to support continuous improvement or equipment installation or modification.

Essential Skills/Experience:

- High School Diploma or equivalent (GED)

- Minimum three (3) years of mechanical and/or electrical maintenance experience

- Must be able to work or be on-call as needed during other/off shifts and weekends when facility, production, or equipment maintenance coverage is needed.

- Completion of a state accredited Journeyman or technical school program, or equivalent formal education and field experience, demonstrating commensurate proficiency in at least 2 of the following areas: Mechanical maintenance of production equipment, Utility systems maintenance and repair, Electrical Maintenance, Mechanical Fabrication/Machine Shop

Desirable Skills/Experience:

- State accredited Journeyman

- Associate degree in a technical subject area, completion of a technical school program, or equivalent formal technical education.

- Demonstrated understanding and operational familiarity with software and PLC/HMI systems.

- Demonstrated understanding of pharmaceutical cGMP maintenance practices

- Facilities and utilities equipment maintenance experience including: HVAC, boilers, air compressors, purified water, and electrical distribution systems

- Material Handling equipment maintenance experience including: automated cranes, conveyers, sorting systems, and forklifts

When we put unexpected teams in the same room, we unleash bold thinking with the power to inspire life-changing medicines. In-person working gives us the platform we need to connect, work at pace and challenge perceptions. On site 100% of working time. But that doesn't mean we’re not flexible. We balance the expectation of being in the office while respecting individual flexibility. Join us in our unique and ambitious world.

Why AstraZeneca:

At AstraZeneca, we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients, and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration. Always committed to lifelong learning, growth, and development.

Embrace constant challenges at AstraZeneca! They are intellectually stimulating opportunities to learn more. A chance to come back stronger and hungry for more. We keep going, pushing the boundaries as we work on implementing the best systems with cutting-edge science and manufacturing.

Are you ready to make a big impact? Apply now and join us in shaping the future of AstraZeneca Operations!

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 authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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