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Maintenance Mechanic

Date: Mar 8, 2019

Location: Durham, NC, US, 27712

Company: Purdue Pharma L.P. & Affiliates

Working at our Company

Purdue Pharma L.P. develops and provides prescription medicines that meet the evolving needs of healthcare professionals, patients, and caregivers. We were founded by physicians and we are currently led by a physician. Beyond our efforts to provide quality medications, Purdue is committed to supporting national, regional and local collaborations to drive innovations in patient care. Privately held, Purdue is pursuing a pipeline of new medications and technologies through internal research & development and strategic industry partnerships.

Job Summary

Works under limited supervision and must be able to interpret and carry out detailed written or verbal instructions including work orders, blueprints, drawings and sketches related to the operation, maintenance, repair, or modification of production and facilities equipment control and power systems while exercising judgement and discretion in the most advantageous manner.  Position may require being “on-call” and working some weekends and overtime.

Primary Responsibilities

1. When circumstances dictate, sets up and operates machine shop equipment including lathes, vertical/horizontal milling machines, drill presses, surface grinders and polishers, band and cut-off saws and miscellaneous hand power tools.  Performs adjustments to obtain desired end results.
2. Performs standard shop computations relating to dimensions, tooling, feeds, and speeds, lays out and checks work in process using various precision measuring devices to obtain close tolerances and maintain quality standards.
3. Possesses knowledge of working properties of common-stock materials, metallic and non-metallic.
4. Uses special tools, jigs, or fixtures, as necessary to accomplish desired results.
5. Disassembles equipment for the purpose of repair, maintenance, modification, and/or training and then reassembles the equipment, checking for proper operation.
6. Responsible for personal compliance with cGMPs, OSHA, and any other regulatory guidelines that may apply.
7. Brazes, torch cuts, welds, or silver solders as required.
8. Sets up, repairs, trouble shoots, maintains and modifies production, packaging, and facilities equipment as required.
9. Designs, builds, and/or procures parts as needed for both maintenance and quality/cost driven projects.
10. Assists with the training of other maintenance personnel to operate, repair, maintain, and/or modify production and facilities equipment.  Provides technical solutions to daily production and facilities problems.
11. Responsible for establishment, review, audit, and edit of applicable maintenance practices, procedures, and compliance.
12. Responsible for providing training to production, packaging, and facilities equipment operators on matters relating to improved equipment operation.
13. Performs other related assignments and duties as required and assigned.

Education and Experience

Five or more years of experience in power and control systems for pharmaceutical/food production and facilities equipment maintenance, repair, modification, and installation are required.  A.A.S in Instrumentation/Industrial Electronics Technology or closely related craft area a plus.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Must be skilled in all phases and aspects of instrumentation, electronic, and electrical power maintenance, repair, modification, and installation of high-speed pharmaceutical/food production and facilities related equipment and systems including, but not limited to, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, and electronic power and control devices.  A working knowledge of mechanical systems related to the above equipment is also required.   Must be able to assess power and control issues, formulate and evaluate possible solutions, and implement changes as required. Must have previous experience with high-speed food or pharmaceutical production equipment.  Must possess good communication and interpersonal skills.  Must be proficient with PLCs, ladder logic, as well as all types of electric and pneumatic instrumentation including all phases of traceable calibration programs.  Must have knowledge of cGMPs, OSHA, and other regulations related and pertaining to safe, efficient, effective, and compliant plant equipment operation and equipment repair in a pharmaceutical/food production facility.

Supervisory Responsibilities (if Applicable)


Additional Information

Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh

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