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Utilities Technician - Durham, NC- Old Oxford



Durham, NC, USA
Posted on Friday, December 1, 2023

Job Description

Our Manufacturing Operations teams are the people that make our products. We work in the manufacturing plants with a “Safety First, Quality Always” mindset striving for continuous improvement. We work in the local plant connected to our global manufacturing network to ensure the highest quality of raw materials, intermediates and finished products.

Ability to perform routine maintenance tasks, work with and troubleshoot complex process systems, including but not limited to:

  • Utility Equipment (e.g. boilers, chillers, Cooling towers air compressors, waste deactivation systems)

  • Clean Utility Equipment (e.g. HVAC, Clean steam generators, Water-For-Injection generation/distribution, reverse osmosis skids, compressed gas systems)

  • Automated Systems (e.g. Distributed Control System (DCS), Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC))

  • Clean-In-Place (CIP) Systems

  • Maintenance Equipment (e.g. tools and calibration equipment)

  • Assist with execution of calibration, automation, validation and additional testing, as required

  • Decisions are guided by policies, procedures and business plan; receives guidance from manager.

  • Contributes to the performance and results of the department.

  • Identifies and resolves technical and operational problems; collaborates with peers to resolve problems that cross into inter-related units

  • Assist in the identification, development, and implementation of new systems which enhances the operation and/or engineering processes.

Quality & Safety Compliance:

  • The successful candidate should be able to examine an issue from diverse perspectives (safety, compliance, automation, equipment, process, and people) in order to best understand and identify root cause.

  • Efficient and safe maintenance and repair of equipment using Hazardous Energy Control Procedures

  • Required to wear personal protective equipment including safety glasses, earplugs, gloves, hard hats, safety harnesses, etc.

  • Position requires clean room gowning during performance of job duties

  • Actively supports safety initiatives, including shop floor audits, lockout/tagout and Hazardous Energy Control Procedure updates

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

Required Experience and Skills:

  • 1 year of plant maintenance experience with knowledge of technical craft skills (instrumentation, electrical, plumbing, advanced mechanical, HVAC, and/or multi-stage refrigeration systems).Good oral and written communication skills

  • Proficiency in computer systems and applications including but not limited to: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook), Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), CMMS Calibration/Maintenance Database Systems

  • Effective maintenance, troubleshooting, and problem-solving skills required

  • Physical requirements – Must be willing and able to lift 50 lbs, climb ladders and stairs, work on platforms and equipment above floor level. Walking, bending, crawling, and stooping is required.

  • Night Shift 12.5 Hour (2-2-3) Rotation from 6:00 PM-6:30 AM | 2-2-3 = Two Days On | Two Days Off | Three Days On | Alternating Weekends and Holidays.

  • Available for “On-Call” work rotation (during off-hours) and weekend overtime, as needed.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Associate Degree in Industrial Systems, Mechanical, Electronics, Electrical or Instrumentation

  • SAP experience related to plant maintenance and spare parts procurement systems

  • cGMP experience in a sterile, bulk or finished pharmaceutical environment

  • Experience authoring PM/calibration job plans and management of spare parts

  • Installation, operation, maintenance and/or troubleshooting experience with utility and Clean utility equipment such as boilers, chillers, Cooling towers, air compressors, waste deactivation systems, HVAC, clean steam, WFI.

  • Ability to read P&ID's, electrical drawings, blueprints, etc.

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and advance several tasks in parallel

  • Knowledge of Allen Bradley PLC’s, Siemens Apogee BAS.

  • Refrigeration, HVAC, Electrical or Plumbing license.


In accordance with Managers' Policy - Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.

If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor. MSJR VETJOBS TechnicianDurham #EBRG

Employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as customer-facing commercial, or research-based roles, will be expected to comply not only with Company policy but also with policies established by such external stakeholders (for example, a requirement to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access a facility or meet with stakeholders). Please understand that, as permitted by applicable law, if you have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and an essential function of your job is to call on external stakeholders who require vaccination to enter their premises or engage in face-to-face meetings, then your employment may pose an undue burden to business operations, in which case you may not be offered employment, or your employment could be terminated. Please also note that, where permitted by applicable law, the Company reserves the right to require COVID-19 vaccinations for positions, such as in Global Employee Health, where the Company determines in its discretion that the nature of the role presents an increased risk of disease transmission.

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Effective September 5, 2023, employees in office-based positions in the U.S. will be working a Hybrid work consisting of three total days on-site per week, generally Tuesday, Wednesday and either Monday or Thursday, although the specific days may vary by site or organization, with Friday designated as a remote-working day, unless business critical tasks require an on-site presence. This Hybrid work model does not apply to, and daily in-person attendance is required for, field-based positions; facility-based, manufacturing-based, or research-based positions where the work to be performed is located at a Company site; positions covered by a collective-bargaining agreement (unless the agreement provides for hybrid work); or any other position for which the Company has determined the job requirements cannot be reasonably met working remotely. Please note, this Hybrid work model guidance also does not apply to roles that have been designated as “remote”.

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Employee Status:




VISA Sponsorship:


Travel Requirements:


Flexible Work Arrangements:

Not Applicable


3rd - Night

Valid Driving License:


Hazardous Material(s):

Cleaning supplies

Job Posting End Date:


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Job Posting End Date:06/30/2024

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Requisition ID:R269607