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FF VMF Maintenance Sr. Technician (Days)



Durham, NC, USA
Posted on Sunday, June 9, 2024

Job Description

Position Description:

Our Manufacturing Division is a team of dedicated, energetic individuals who are committed to being the most trusted supplier of pharmaceuticals and health products worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, comprise an interdependent global manufacturing network that’s committed to delivering a compliant, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time, across the globe.

The Senior Maintenance Technician is responsible for providing equipment troubleshooting and maintenance support to Operations areas (sterile supply, weigh/dispense, media, stabilizer/prep, thaw/pool, filling, capping/inspection, clean utilities etc.) located in aseptic and clean room environments. Works within a team to perform maintenance and troubleshooting activities. Completes complex maintenance tasks, resolves deviations and evaluates equipment performance. Follows proper procedures for maintaining production equipment in a clean room environment. Responsible for written documentation of activities. Actively supports, participates and embraces an empowered team culture including significant interaction with Production, Technical Operations, Quality and other support groups.

This is a day shift position, 12 hour (6:00am - 6:00pm) rotation (2-2-3).

The successful candidate for this position will work a hour 2, 2, 3 shift schedule (12 hours shift, 2 days on, 2 days off, 3 days on, 2 days off, 2 days on, 3 days off, repeats) which will include weekends and holidays.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Must have knowledge installing, repairing, and maintaining mechanical related equipment throughout a Manufacturing environment to include:

    • Utility equipment (e.g. Clean steam generators, Water-For-Injection generation/distribution, reverse osmosis skids, vapor compression stills, compressed gas systems

    • GMP production related equipment (e.g. Autoclaves, Fillers, Lyophilizers, Cappers and Automated Inspection Machines

    • The ability to satisfactorily perform all types of industrial mechanical work as assigned.

  • Anticipates and solves complex production, maintenance, and operational problems, including off-shift and after hours support.

  • Strong sponsor for the problem solving efforts and solutions offered by other shifts and teams

Additional Responsibilities:

Must be flexible to perform all of the following functions and other tasks as needed:

  • The ability to perform predictive maintenance and reliability tasks as assigned.

  • Outstanding communication skills helping to ensure that all shifts of assigned team are well informed and working at optimum efficiency

  • Identifies opportunities and implements projects that help improve the business by streamlining work

  • Maintains process equipment by developing/performing PM's, installing new equipment, documenting work using a computerized maintenance management system (SAP) and other duties as requested by the Coach or Mechanical Services Engineer.

  • Routinely provides technical guidance and maintenance/process training to others.

  • Responsible for participating in new equipment/replacement installations by interfacing with equipment vendors and recommending spare parts, selecting lubrication processes and assisting process project engineers.

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

  • Follows instructions for completion of job tasks.

  • Completes written documentation of work performed.

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

  • Compliance with current good manufacturing procedures(cGMP), safety and environmental requirements/regulations/guidelines

  • The ability to follow complex instructions and use MMD business systems (SAP, ADP eTime, etc.)

  • Physical requirements – Must be able to lift 50 lbs, climb ladders and stairs, work on platforms and equipment above floor level.

  • Walking, bending, crawling, stooping is required.

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

  • Position requires aseptic gowning during performance of job duties

  • Must be willing to be vaccinated/blood tested for titer for products manufactured within the facility if needed

  • Required to support an on-call schedule to include days, nights and weekends on a rotational basis with other team members

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

  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude

  • Proficient in the use of general hand and power tools, instruments and testing apparatus common to the electronic, mechanical, and instrumentation fields

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

Educational Qualification:


  • Education Minimum Requirement: High School Diploma or GED


  • Preferable: Technical School Diploma or Associate Degree

Experience and Skills:


  • Minimum of two (2) years of equipment maintenance or related experience

  • Computer fluency, including thorough knowledge of DeltaV


  • Experience working in a clean room or GMP/regulated manufacturing environment.

  • Experience working on Clean Utility systems.


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 #EBRG TechnicianDurham

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:



No relocation

VISA Sponsorship:


Travel Requirements:


Flexible Work Arrangements:

Not Applicable


1st - Day

Valid Driving License:


Hazardous Material(s):

Cleaners, oils

Job Posting End Date:


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Job Posting End Date:06/25/2024

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Requisition ID:R297270