Automation Technician-2nd Shift - R-193305-3919

at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP (AZPLP) in Newark, Delaware, United States

Job Description

This is a 2nd Shift Role.

As an Automation Technician, you'll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients' lives. Operations at AstraZeneca is a truly world-class business unit. It offers one of the most exciting, fast-paced, challenging, and rewarding work environments in the world of operations, supply chain, and manufacturing.

We will be hiring a Automation Technician

The AstraZeneca Newark Supply Site in Newark, DE, was established in 1971 and currently employs approximately 260 people. Over the course of these years, Newark has undergone many product portfolio changes since it first began as Stuart Pharmaceuticals through today as the designated AZ North America Packaging Center of Excellence and a Flexible Formulation site for the global supply of complex products. The site provides a collaborative environment where everyone feels comfortable and able to be themselves is at the core of AstraZeneca's priorities. It's important to us that you bring your full self to work every day. To help maintain your best self, here's a sneak peek into some of the things this site provides for you: on-site fitness center access, lunch & learns, sustainable office working environment, team, site and family activities, life-long learning, diversity & inclusion, tuition reimbursement, and dining center.

This position is primarily responsible for the accurate operation of the Site's packing operations and the facility-related control systems and instruments. Maintenance Technicians are required to provide technical support to the Packaging and Maintenance Groups as well as to project engineers and supervisors working on a wide variety of packaging and facility-related capital projects.

Automation Technicians collaborate to support a 24x5 operating model. Technicians would need to be available on-call as needed during other/off shifts and weekends whenever facility, production and/or equipment maintenance coverage is needed.

What you will do:
  • Troubleshoot and repair operational problems within the packaging and/or facility-related equipment or systems.
  • Define PLC input and output requirements for packaging and facility equipment and other control systems.
  • Write and edit PLC/HMI programs. Install and test these programs. Document all changes made to validated control systems as required by SOP's in SAP and MDT.
  • Review electrical drawings associated with new equipment procurement and assist engineering personnel with the development of project specifications for new equipment.
  • Support improvement initiatives for changeover reduction, root cause investigation, and asset performance.
  • Support the compliance needs of the site by completing, and assisting others with, any required change control documentation associated with safety, health, and environment or cGMP issues
Minimum Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Minimum three (3) years of mechanical and/or electrical maintenance experience
  • Must be able to work or be on-call as needed during other/off shifts and weekends when facility, production and/or equipment maintenance coverage is needed
Preferred Qualifications:
  • State accredited Journeyman
  • Associates degree in a technical subject area, completion of a technical school program, or equivalent formal technical education
  • Demonstrated understanding and operational familiarity with software and PLC/HMI systems
  • Demonstrated understanding of pharmaceutical cGMP maintenance practices
  • Detailed familiarity with the analysis and repair of electrical/electronic control systems.
  • Working knowledge of pneumatic systems.
  • Field experience and demonstrated proficiency in any of the following subject matter areas: mechanical maintenance of production equipment, utility systems maintenance and repair, electrical maintenance, instrumentation and controls, and/or mechanical fabrication/machine shop.
  • Demonstrated understanding of in control system design and elementary programming is required.
Why AstraZeneca:

At AstraZeneca, we're dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There's no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients, and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration. Always committed to lifelong learning, growth, and development.

So, what's next:

Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can't wait to hear from you!

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.
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Job Posting: 1279114

Posted On: Jul 03, 2024

Updated On: Jul 04, 2024

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