Feb 11, 2022

Maintenance Tech / Automation Engineering Technician / Sr. Automated Engineering Technician

  • Upsher-Smith
  • Plymouth, MN, USA
Full-Time Engineering Installation - Maint - Repair Manufacturing

Job Description

The Maintenance Technician / Automation Engineering Technician / Sr. Automation Engineering Technician, (1st, 2nd & 3rd shifts) repairs, maintains, and assists manufacturing & packaging operations to ensure automated packaging line and large-scale manufacturing equipment is maintained. This position is responsible for troubleshooting, diagnosing, repairing, and maintaining manufacturing pharmaceutical manufacturing and packaging equipment/machinery. Follows all required safety practices and completes required documentation to ensure compliance to cGMP's.

Sign-on Bonus:

$5,000 (less taxes). $2,500 paid on the first paycheck. $2,500 paid after the successful completion of 6 months post hire and performance dependent.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Effectively troubleshoots and resolves automated machinery/mechanical equipment issues utilizing a systematic logical approach until the root cause is identified.

  • Completes work orders and preventative maintenance tasks using fundamental, mechanical applied knowledge and experience.

  • Ensures self and others compliance with Current Good Manufacturing Practices, safety standards, corporate policies, and procedures.

  • Fabricates / repairs failed components as needed.

  • Programming of electronic devices including: VFD's, PLC's, and other various controllers.

  • Designs / fabricates complex machinery to facilitate operations as needed.

  • Effective and efficient decision making and prioritization skills.

  • Identifies inefficiencies and improvements and offers effective solutions.

  • Maintains adequate critical spare parts inventory for assigned functional areas.

  • Assists with the procurement of parts /quotes for budgeted items.

  • Coordinates and leads the installations of new equipment, modifications, and enhancements.

  • Supports the engineering department with various projects and initiatives.

  • Works with outside contractors/vendors, as needed.

  • Maintain and repair HVAC and supporting utility equipment.

Candidates will be considered for a position that best meets their experience and skill sets:

Maintenance Technician – (Entry level)

Vocational degree in automated machinery systems or equivalent from a two-year college and 0 years’ work experience in a manufacturing/industrial environment; OR high school diploma (or equivalent) and 2 years’ minimum work experience in a manufacturing/industrial environment. Experience working in pharmaceutical, biotech, food manufacturing, cosmetics, or electronics preferred. Basic understanding of electronics, PLC programming, electrical controls, pneumatics, fluid power encoders /resolvers, stepper motors, servo drives, VFD's, control loops, thermocouples, and safety systems. Experience working in a GMP environment, preferred.

Automation Engineering Technician – (Mid-level)

Vocational degree in automated machinery systems or equivalent from a two-year college and 2 years’ minimum work experience in a manufacturing/industrial environment; OR high school diploma (or equivalent) and 4 years' minimum work experience in a manufacturing/industrial environment. Experience working in pharmaceutical, biotech, food manufacturing, cosmetics, or electronics preferred. Understanding of electronics, PLC programming, electrical controls, pneumatics, fluid power encoders /resolvers, stepper motors, servo drives, VFD's, control loops, thermocouples, and safety systems. Experience working in a GMP environment, preferred.

Sr. Automation Engineering Technician (Senior-level)

Vocational degree in automated machinery systems or equivalent from a two-year college and 4 years' minimum work experience in a manufacturing/industrial environment; OR high school diploma (or equivalent) and 6 years' minimum work experience in a manufacturing/industrial environment. Preferred work experience in pharmaceutical, biotech, food manufacturing or electronics. Advanced understanding/skills working with: electronics, PLC programming, electrical controls, pneumatics, fluid power encoders /resolvers, stepper motors, servo drives, VFD's, control loops, thermocouples, and safety systems. Experience working in a GMP environment, strongly preferred.

Other Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Understanding of computer operating systems and file management. SAP knowledge desired. Strives to ensure a safe workplace by leading others to demonstrate compliance with the required PPE use; including footwear, hearing protection, eye protection, respirator protection, and electrical PPE and keeps the workplace clean and safe. Travel: Occasional driving. Limited air travel may be required.  

Boiler's license required (or willingness to obtain within first 6 months of employment).

Occupations

General-Other: Engineering, Industrial-Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Equipment Install-Maintain-Repair, Facilities Management-Maintenance, General-Other: Installation-Maintenance-Repair

States

MN

Security Clearance

NO Security Clearance

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