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Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Calibration Tech in Hobart, New York

Job TitleCalibration Tech

JR000011353 Calibration Tech (Open)

Hobart, NY (Pharma) - USA036

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Job Description


Performs system calibration to include programming and controls projects. Provides electronic controls guidance and troubleshooting. Performs preventative maintenance activities and set-ups on specific pharmaceutical manufacturing and/or packaging equipment and systems. Provides maintenance support to manufacturing personnel during the operation of manufacturing and packaging equipment and systems. Diagnoses problems and performs repairs on manufacturing and packaging equipment on which the mechanic has been previously trained. May assist Mechanics with repairs to equipment. Works in a supervised environment. Holders of this position typically have mechanical aptitude, experience with automated equipment, and a strong understanding of measurement principles .

Essential Functions

Equipment maintained and calibrated to validated specifications

Performs (with minimal assistance) and documents, scheduled and preventative calibration maintenance on production, laboratory, and support equipment of an electrical, electronic (including PLC, HMI etc.), mechanical (including hydraulics, pneumatics etc.) nature. Can complete (with minimal assistance) precision measurements in several calibration fields (e.g. electrical, force, pressure).
Programming Changes that Repair/Optimize Equipment
Investigates equipment performance and identifies any problems for corrective actions and solutions. Works closely with all internal team members to identify issues and implement improvements. Executes Factory and Site Acceptance Tests. Provides technical support to insure calibrations are being performed correctly.
Equipment Back in Service

Provides technical support to keep the production processes running. Helps trouble-shoot mechanical and process control systems as needed to keep the plant running efficiently and effectively. Diagnoses problems on specific types of equipment and systems to determine what repairs are required. Performs set-up and adjusts equipment according to product specifications. Insures proper assembly and operation. Assists with production operations by helping the operators run the equipment and assists with cleaning of equipment by disassembling equipment and components as required by cleaning procedures. Inspects machine parts for wear or damage; removes or replaces as required. Performs repairs to systems that support machine operations (e.g. electrical, electronic, or mechanical). Assists/performs line change overs in an expeditious manner to minimize production downtime.

PM's Completed on Schedule
Performs (with minimal assistance) and documents, scheduled and preventative calibration maintenance on production, laboratory, and support equipment of an electrical, electronic (including PLC, HMI etc.), mechanical (including hydraulics, pneumatics etc.) nature. Can complete (with minimal assistance) precision measurements in several calibration fields (e.g. electrical, force, pressure).
Production Equipment Meets Performance Expectations
Assists in making adjustments and/or modifications to equipment to improve operational efficiency. Assists in the installation and qualification of new and existing equipment to meet manufacturers' operational and safety requirements. Assists in refinishing of machines in production (e.g. sandblasting, grinding, painting). Assists with operator training regarding set-up, maintenance and capability of machines. Fabricates parts and enhances existing equipment through process improvements/upgrades. Calibrates and maintains electronics and instrumentation for process control devices. Provides accurate data when reporting equipment maintenance functions to capture critical maintenance metrics. Works with managers to develop plans to ensure we are on track with respect to minimizing downtime by tracking and analyzing standard metrics.

Equipment Work Order Completion is Thoroughly, and Accurately Documented in the System
Documents any assigned scheduled and preventative maintenance work on manufacturing, packaging, and support equipment. Closes work orders by ensuring that documentation is completed that accurately reflects the situation and actions taken.
Capital Project Technical Input on Design that Ensures Fitness for Use
Provides input into capital project technical designs from the perspective of the day-to-day usage of the machine and prior experience with machines of a similar nature.
Safety Standards Adhered to
Ensures 100% compliance with required plant training programs. Follows all EHS rules and regulations. Accepts accountability for own personal safety and identifies potential unsafe conditions to help prevent self and co-workers from being injured. Complies with all site security requirements. Ensures that actions do not create a negative impact on the environment. Follows all safety procedures including: Lock-out-Tag-Out, Confined Space, and Respirator policies.

Minimum Requirements

Associates degree in electrical or other engineering discipline. 1 to 2 years specialized training (or equivalent experience) in mechanical, electrical or electronic trades.

Prefer a minimum of 1 to 2 years' experience in Calibration and job training on the various equipment supported in order to gain sufficient skill to perform the requirements of the position.

None required

Preferred Skills/Qualifications:
Perform reading, writing and speaking at a basic level; read and comprehend basic electrical/electronic schematics and mechanical drawings.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral or diagrammatic form.
Ability to apply principles of rational systems to solve practical problems and deal with several variables in mostly standardized situations.
Ability to learn and work under supervision to gain solid understanding of equipment systems.
Ability to understand and work with electrical/electronic, e.g. PLC, HMI etc., controls and mechanical systems, e.g. hydraulic, pneumatic etc. with moderate supervision
Ability to work with machine shop equipment with moderate supervision.
Inter-personnel skills & abilities necessary to interact and work with other Maintenance Mechanics and production operators.
Ability to understand accurate measurement principles.
Can perform accurate measurements of weighing, temperature, dimensional, pressure, electronic ect. Systems.
Other Skills/Competencies:
Basic knowledge of mechanical principles and automated equipment.
Understanding and applying industry standards for their trade.
Commercial/Industrial electrical systems, electrical and pneumatic controls, PLC, and VSD systems.
Knowledge of pneumatics and hydraulics
Basic mechanical aptitude and general machine knowledge.
Ability to work with all hand tools.
Ability to fabricate simple components.
Understanding of NIST principles
Work from technical manuals and instructional documents.
Perform mathematical calculations.
Ability to adhere to planned work tasks and schedule.

Organizational Relationship/Scope:

Problem Solving: Rigorously and systematically connects information, processes and events by organizing divergent information and searching for common themes, patterns, and causal connections. Undertakes a complex task by breaking it down into manageable parts in a systematic, detailed way. Thinks of several possible explanations or alternatives for a situation and anticipates potential obstacles and develops contingency plans to overcome them. Uses intelligence, common sense, hard work and tenacity to solve particularly difficult or complicated challenges.
Attention to Detail/Focus: Is thorough and precise in accomplishing a task through concern for all the areas involved, no matter how small. Monitors and checks work or information and plans and organizes time and resources efficiently. Double-checks the accuracy of information and work product to provide accurate and consistent work. Provides information on a timely basis and in a usable form to others who need to act on it. Compares observations of finished work to what is expected to find inconsistencies.
Composure: Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted onto hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; doesn't show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis.
Positive Attitude/Engagement: Shows commitment/dedication and accountability in one's work; and follows through on all aspects. Takes personal responsibility for resolving problems brought to one's attention. Goes beyond expectations in the assignment/task, or job description without being asked.

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.