Maintenance Technician in Rensselaer, NY at AMRI

Date Posted: 3/24/2020

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Maintenance Technician in Rensselaer, NY 


AMRI provides global contract research and manufacturing services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

The Maintenance Technician is an integral part of the AMRI team, contributing to our success by ensuring our equipment is running effectively and efficiently so we can meet our quality and time commitments to our clients.


It is the responsibility of the Maintenance Technician to perform the maintenance, repair, diagnostics and modification of equipment, utilities, grounds equipment, vehicles and facilities. The Mechanical Technician will maintain a working understanding of plant production  processes, equipment systems, and facilities in order to perform such maintenance effectively; and will work closely with management, engineers, quality control, operations, technical  services, and safety personnel to perform in compliance with all environmental, state, federal regulations and safety procedures. The Mechanical Technician will perform equipment change overs, modifications, and repairs to facility, equipment, and assists in the maintenance and upkeep of the facility. He or she will ensure continuous operations and strict adherence to quality standards as defined in the company’s procedures.

Join our talented workforce, where a commitment to excellence and a customer focused attitude is everything. We pursue excellence because our work has the power to improve patients’ lives with the pharmaceuticals we develop and manufacture.


MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Responsible for approved facility modifications, equipment change over, and repair, encompassing electrical, plumbing, painting and light construction.

  • Accountable for performing job functions to comply with, and adhere to, OSHA requirements, FDA regulations, all applicable federal, state and local regulations, permits, and workplace safety procedure (including but not limited to LOTO, PTW and Machine Guarding).

  • Maintain a working understanding of plant production processes, equipment, systems, and facilities in order to perform maintenance effectively, handle multiple tasks & work independently under minimal direct supervision.

  • Support supervision with the coordination, assistance, and monitoring of internal and/or external resources/contractors/vendors for maintenance, inspection, and repairs to major or minor equipment and facilities.

  • Perform preventative & scheduled maintenance on equipment and facilities in accordance with the company's Maintenance Schedule and procedures. Perform work orders related to but not limited to utilities, basic HVAC systems and process equipment.

  • Responsible for the troubleshooting of complex mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical systems and/or various combinations of the above.

  • Responsible for inspection of glass lined equipment & rebuilds of glass lined valves.

  • Perform lubrication duties as required to ensure the reliability of the equipment.

  • Repair and/or replace defective parts of equipment and adjust clearances as required to align machines & equipment which may include fabrication but does not alter the original intent or design of said system.

  • Responsible for using the appropriate machine tools, hand tools, and other tools of the trade to work with a variety of materials within prescribed tolerances. This may require the use of torque wrenches and specified bolt patterns as required by the equipment.

  • Ability to weld, machine, or fabricate piping or mechanical components as required which may include the use of non-ferrous materials as required by the production processes.

  • Recommend and implement methods to increase the quality of products/services, equipment design and performance to maintenance management.

  • Ability to use P&IDs, schematics, technical manuals, and troubleshooting guides.

  • Properly and accurately document work order execution in CMMS to include accurate time, feedback, and submittal of all work performed. Document equipment preparation, set up, PM and repair in strict accordance with company procedures and regulatory requirements.

  • Accountable for ensuring parts are accurately charged out to the work orders and when removing items that inventory supplies match existing stock levels. This may include the receipt of parts off hours.

  • Ability to handle emergencies on vital process equipment with minimal or no supervision. Perform services that are needed as a result of inspections, which may require immediate attention or when time allows to complete follow up items.



Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Education and/or Experience

  • Appropriate trade certification and at least 2 years of experience in maintenance and/or repair in manufacturing facility is preferred. An applicable associate’s degree will also be considered.

  • Experience in the chemical or pharmaceutical industry working under FDA regulations is preferred.

  • Must possess good written and verbal communication skills and be able to coordinate a number of diverse responsibilities. 

  • Working knowledge of computers to include major Microsoft Office products. 

  • Experience with glass lined equipment is desired.

  • Current, valid driver’s license.

  • Must pass and maintain respirator fit testing

  • Must be able to participate in confined space entries.

  • Must conform with Lock Out Tag Out

  • Must be able to safely work with chemicals and use appropriate PPE.

  • Must be able to work in elevated work environments using harness as required.



Language/Communication Skills


Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability


to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.


Mathematical Skills


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers,


common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Reasoning Ability


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral,


or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an  employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee frequently is required to stand and climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to sit and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Incumbent may be required to obtain/qualify for and maintain the clearance to wear a respirator at a “class B” level or above following OSHA mandated guidelines.


WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to high, precarious places; outside weather  conditions; and risk of electrical shock. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme heat, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.



Albany Molecular Research, Inc. is committed to providing equal opportunity to all job seekers including qualified individuals with disabilities. If you have any difficulty using our online application system due to a disability or believe you need a reasonable accommodation to search for a job opening or submit an application, you may use the alternative email address jobs@amriglobal.com to contact us about your interest in employment or you may call us at 518.512.2000. Please note: The above-referred email address and telephone number are dedicated communication lines designed exclusively to assist job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online. Messages left for other purposes will not receive a response.

Job: Facilities
Primary Location: US-NY-Rensselaer
Other Locations:
Organization: AMRI Rensselaer
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Feb 24, 2020, 2:27:43 PM
Shift Type: 12 Hour Night

AMRI is committed to providing equal opportunity to all job seekers including qualified individuals with disabilities. If you have any difficulty using our online application system due to a disability or believe you need a reasonable accommodation to search for a job opening or submit an application, you may use the alternative email address jobs@amriglobal.com to contact us about your interest in employment or you may call us at 518.512.2000.

Please note: The above referenced email address and telephone number are dedicated communication lines designed exclusively to assist job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online. Messages left for other purposes will not receive a response.