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Mechanic Technician, Packaging - West Chester, OH, Operations

Location West Chester, Ohio, United States Job ID R-119750 Date posted 21/09/2021

Do you have the ability to perform mechanical and electronic troubleshooting in order to ensure optimal operation of equipment and have a passion for a company that follows the science? If so our Mechanic Technician, Packaging in West Chester, Ohio, is for you!

AstraZeneca is at an exciting time of new products and launches. We get to work with innovative and scientific products on our leading-edge end to end supply chain, using the latest technologies and modern facilities

In Operations, we have a big ambition – to deliver more medicines to patients, quicker and more affordably. Backed by the investment, leadership, and a clear plan to get there, we bring personal dedication and out-of-the-box thinking.

Join the team where everyone feels a personal connection to the people that we impact. From our science labs to manufacturing at scale, we are committed to delivering at the highest quality. It’s inspiring and rewarding work, influencing every part of the product lifecycle to deliver life-changing medicines. To ultimately make people’s lives better – from patients and their families to all of us in society.

Our West Chester Supply Site is a very dynamic and growing manufacturing site within the AstraZeneca Global Operations network and is located just north of Cincinnati, Ohio.  In addition to serving as the global COVID vaccine production site for AstraZeneca, the West Chester site encompasses Bulk API Microsphere manufacturing, Aseptic Pharmaceutical Formulation, multi-line Isolator/Barrier Vial and Syringe Filling, and specialty Packaging Operations for Vials and Auto-Injectors that supports growing franchises in Diabetes, Respiratory, and Vaccines.  Our site is one of 30 production facilities in 18 countries with over 700 people collaborating to connect powerful medications to patients in more than 60 countries around the world.    We focus on providing a collaborative environment where everyone feels comfortable and able to be themselves.  Being able to bring your full self to work every day is at the core of AstraZeneca’s priorities. On-site amenities include a Health and Wellness clinic, as well as a Cafeteria Grille serving breakfast and lunch items for employees and guests. We also have a Great Place to Work Counsel, involving committees of employees who coordinate several activities related to community outreach, sustainability, health and wellness, and social events.

The Mechanic Technician is a position reporting to a Process Execution Team Facilitator, which supports Packaging operations. The position entails the execution of setup, changeover, repairs, and preventative maintenance for all equipment used in the production processes in various Classified/Non-Classified areas. It requires the ability to perform mechanical and electronic troubleshooting in order to ensure optimal operation of equipment via OEE. The Mechanic Technician will also perform basic mechanical training to Technicians and serve as a resource to implementation of continuous improvement projects.

6:00pm-6:30am night shift role

What you'll do:

  • Perform cleaning and housekeeping activities for assigned areas as required to maintain a cGMP environment.

  • Perform 5S activities and maintain the organization of operating areas.

  • Perform work requirements in a responsible manner, in accordance with SOPs, cGMPs, and established safety procedures in accordance with OSHA requirements and guidelines.

  • Be familiar with “Material Safety Data Sheets” for area chemicals.

  • Perform batch record and GMP documentation entries. Maintain records and/or logs as required in the performance of job responsibilities. This will include mathematical computation where needed.

  • Product security controls including controlled substance handling.

  • Responsible for the outgoing quality level.

  • Some overtime will be required with prior notice to support business needs. Emergency overtime may be required with little notice to ensure the operation of equipment within the PET.

  • Work with minimal supervision under the direction of the Maintenance Facilitator, Process Facilitator, Engineer, or other activity lead.

  • Perform roles of Technician as required to support daily PET activities.

  • Complete emergency repair, rebuilding, changeover, and inspection work on production and related equipment. Install, inspect, test, adjust, repair, and perform line turnarounds, changeovers, and preventative maintenance per established procedures in a timely and efficient manner. Complete documentation and required functions in the work order system to close out activities in compliance with cGMPs.

  • Use a variety of testing, tools, and measuring equipment in the efficient maintenance and troubleshooting of electronic, environmental monitoring, pneumatic, hydraulic, and mechanical line equipment.

  • Set up equipment and perform required adjustments to ensure each operation is performing per process specifications. Provide training to operators for equipment set-up and for minor adjustments or repairs.

Essential for the role:

  • High school diploma or GED required.

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a regulated production environment, specifically responsible for equipment maintenance and performance.

  • Must have the ability to effectively understand, read, write, communicate and follow instructions in the English language.

  • Ability to lift and handle equipment change parts, tooling, and materials associated with equipment maintenance and repair.

Desirable for the role:

  • Associates in Engineering or a related discipline or equivalent mechanical trade school graduate preferred.

  • Previous experience with automated equipment preferred.

  • Training in other technical disciplines including; refrigeration technology, vacuum technology, programmable logic controllers, freeze-drying, blow-fill-seal applications preferred.

  • Training in mechanics, hydraulics, electronics, and testing equipment in electrical and/or mechanical troubleshooting.

  • Knowledge of data and materials maintenance systems such as SAP, KRONOS, or other MRP systems.

  • Experience with OEE, TPM, LEAN, or other Continuous Improvement systems.

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.

So, what’s next

Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you!

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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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