The Line Mechanic’s prime responsibility is the setup, operation, maintenance, repair, and continuous improvement of packaging machinery and systems in accordance with instruction manuals, blueprints, SOPs, GMPs and safety procedures while focusing on eliminating breakdowns. They may also perform light facilities maintenance.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Install and set up process equipment and other machinery as specified by Operations.
- Adjust (change over) functional parts of equipment and machinery to accommodate changes in products and packaging sizes and accurately document the activities in accordance with SOPs.
- Observe and test the operation of machinery and equipment to diagnose malfunctions by analyzing test results, machine error messages, or information obtained from operators.
- Disassemble machinery or equipment to remove parts and make repairs of malfunctioning equipment and identify parts needed for repairs using parts manual for specific equipment and prepare requisition for supervisor to order parts.
- Read and follow SOPs as required to perform duties.
- Reassemble equipment after completion of inspections, testing, or repairs.
- Operate newly repaired machinery or equipment to verify the adequacy of repairs.
- Examine parts for defects, such as breakage or excessive wear.
- Proactively perform troubleshooting techniques in a logical manner on all equipment including pneumatic, hydraulic and utility systems.
- Responsible for the Preventive Maintenance (PM) of all packaging equipment.
- Record repairs and maintenance performed, and record parts or materials used and order or requisition new parts or materials as necessary in accordance with maintenance program.
- Maintain all maintenance workshop equipment.
- Source and prepare parts for use in all repairs, W/O and PMs.
- Study blueprints or manufacturers' manuals to determine correct installation or operation of machinery
- Cut and weld metal to repair broken metal parts, fabricate new parts, or assemble new equipment.
- Develop setup sheets for various bottle sizes for consistent changeover and operation.
- Enter codes and instructions to program computer-controlled machinery.
- Maintain site programs including Lock Out, Confined Space, Hot Work permit etc.
- May prepare basic dimensional sketches.
- Maintain a clean and safe environment in compliance with State and Federal regulatory guidelines.
- Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned
- Comprehensive understanding of the cGMPs, OSHA and EPA regulations, IQ/OQ procedures, general accounting principles, personnel management, problem solving, decision making and project management.
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
- Comprehensive knowledge of packaging equipment and operations.
- Computer literate; working knowledge of Microsoft Office and email.
- Strong organizational skills and the ability to multitask
- Computerized maintenance programs or ERP systems experience.
- Investigate and resolute inventory related issues. Report to management all of events.
- Minimum of three (5) year experience working in a GMP environment.
- Ability to work extra hours (off-shift and weekends) and conduct multiple tasks or priorities
Education and/or Experience:
- High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or a minimum of three (5) years related GMP packaging experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Warehouse operations, ERP and powered equipment experience required.
- Ability to read and comprehend instructions in the English language through verbal and written method.
- Ability to write or speak information effectively in one-on-one and in group of employees within the organization.
- Ability to count by utilizing basic math operations.
- Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one-or two-step instructions and
- ability to deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables.
Physical Demands: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Required to stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.
- Frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job may include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places and risk of electrical shock. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme cold and extreme heat.
- Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.
Health, Dental, Vision, Life, 401k