Sr. Automated Machinery Technician
With minimal direction from the Lead Technicians and Maintenance Supervisor, the Sr. Automated Machinery Technician maintains and assists operations from all departments to ensure Packaging Line and manufacturing equipment availability is maintained. Leads delegated projects. Completes required regulatory documentation to ensure compliance to cGMP’s. This position is on 3rd shift - Sunday - Thursday, 10:00 pm - 6:30 am.
Description of Essential Duties
Ensures own and others compliance with Current Good Manufacturing Practices, corporate policies, and procedures. Provides direction to the department/shift in the absence of the Lead Technician.
Effectively troubleshoots and resolves difficult / advanced equipment issues utilizing a systematic logical approach until the root cause is identified. Demonstrates the ability to train others.
Fabricates / repairs failed components as needed. Advanced 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. Maintain and repair HVAC and supporting utility equipment.
Provides direction to department team members with complex issue resolution. Createstroubleshooting /rebuilding documentation guides. Provide support at meetings as directed.
A Vocational degree in automated machinery systems or equivalent from a two year college and an additional 2+ years of electronics or electrical training and 7+ years experience; OR a high school diploma (or equivalent) and 10+ years of experience in a manufacturing/industrial environment (pharmaceutical, biotech, food manufacturer or electronics preferred). In addition to the general requirements, advanced understanding/knowledge of: electronics, PLC programming, electrical controls, pneumatics, fluid power encoders /resolvers, stepper motors, servo drives, VFD's, control loops, thermocouples, and safety systems. A minimum 2+ years of experience with Upsher-Smith equipment preferred.