Facilities & Equipment Technician in Lexington, KY at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 2/2/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Lexington, KY
  • Job Type:
    Facilities
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    2/2/2018
  • Job ID:
    819443

Job Description


POSITION DESCRIPTION

Position Title: Facilities & Equipment Technician

POSITION SUMMARY

The role of the Facilities and Equipment (FEQ) Technician is to properly and efficiently calibrate, maintain, troubleshoot and repair process, facility, and laboratory equipment and instrumentation. Skills in electrical and mechanical are essential to performing this job.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for performing routine and non-routine calibration of critical, non-critical, and safety related instruments used to support cGMP process manufacturing, packaging, facility and other material testing processes.
  • Possess instrumentation, controls, and electrical skills in order to identify equipment issues and make the necessary repairs.
  • Works interdepartmentally to coordinate routine and non-routine activities, work closely with Operations personnel to obtain information needed to assess equipment problems in a courteous / professional demeanor, as well as coordinate and oversee the work of vendor technical personnel.
  • Establish and maintain any necessary procedures and processes required to perform routine calibration and maintenance of equipment and systems throughout the plant.
  • Perform all activities in compliance with company, cGMP, and safety policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Foster and promote a customer service culture within the department and company.
  • Operate PCs and various interface hardware and software to support automation platforms/components such as PLCs and HMIs.
  • Work in a cGMP facility utilizing Good Documentation Practice while completing Work Orders, Log Books, CAPAs, Change Controls, Investigations, & all other regulated forms.
  • Follows & enforces all SOPS and regulations in the Maintenance & Engineering department
  • Exercise technical, mechanical and control system aptitude / skills in order to accurately identify root causes for machine failures or break downs and repair accordingly.
  • Uses reliability technologies to identify equipment that is not working within specifications
  • Performs, evaluates, and submits revisions to PMs to improve equipment reliability
  • Identifies, sources, and orders wear and spare parts for inventory
  • Assists in the set-up, change over, and operation of various pharmaceutical manufacturing equipment
  • Read and understand technical information provided in equipment manuals and any associated electrical or mechanical drawings.
  • Works safely with electricity, steam, compressed gasses, chemicals and mechanical moving parts
  • Verifies dimensions and tolerances, using precision-measuring instruments
  • Read and understand PLC (programmable logic controller) control logic, as well as other configurable controllers such as VFDs, relay logic, etc.
  • Troubleshoots and replaces bearings, gears, pulleys, shafts. Changes oil and filters. Rebuilds pumps and other mechanical equipment.
  • Ability to work extended shifts, weekends, holidays, and be on-call as needed to provide maintenance support.
  • Must be physically capable of climbing ladders, working with minute hardware, working in a lying position, working with arms extended overhead.
  • Must be physically capable of using a respirator and other personal protection devices/equipment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Required: High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Preferred: Technical Certification
  • Highly desirable: Associate's degree in Engineering or Electrical Technology or related discipline.
  • Required: 5+ years of maintenance or technical/mechanical trade experience or combination of experience and education
  • Preferred: Hands-on calibration, instrumentation and electronic equipment/controls maintenance experience.
  • Highly desirable: Pharmaceutical or related industry electromechanical experience.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Laboratory, manufacturing, office, warehouse, mechanical space, and shop settings with exposure to moving mechanical parts, electrical components, chemicals, dust, odor, noise, and fumes may be present.
  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, talking, and hearing.
  • Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 to 75 pounds.
  • Must use hands to handle, feel, reach or operate objects or controls.

CONTACT: Amanda Glanz, aglanz@apexlifesciences.com // 763-546-0512

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at employeeservices@apexsystemsinc.com or 844-463-6178.

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at employeeservices@apexsystemsinc.com or 844-463-6178.




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