Maintenance Technician
Round Lake , Illinois
February 24, 2017

Newly combined with Baxalta, Shire is now the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people affected by rare diseases and highly specialized conditions. These diseases are often misunderstood, undiagnosed and life-threatening. Our 22,000 employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.

At Shire, we are dedicated to expanding, building and sustaining leadership across our key therapeutic areas through our extensive portfolio of products, innovative pipeline and collaborative approach to working with diverse partners around the globe. We strive to earn and keep the trust of our patients, their families and physicians, and all others who support and advance their care. Working together, the possibilities for our patients, healthcare partners and employees are unprecedented, with significant growth potential for our shareholders.

This position is Second Shift

Saturday-Tuesday; 4 10-hour shifts; 3:00pm-1:30am

The ideal candidate will be responsible for providing a high level of maintenance support for all equipment in the Galaxy filling process. This includes maintaining equipment in all areas of the Mix, Fill and Finishing complexes at the Drug Delivery and Penicillin facilities. This position ensures manufacturing lines are well maintained and ready to run during planned production time. This requires providing on time PM completion, constant monitoring during production to spot and solve issues before they affect production. Provide a high level of troubleshooting ability to repair mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems. It is customary to provide service on an emergency basis, including overtime, weekends and during plant shutdowns. Must become familiar with corporate specifications and plant SOP's governing the operation of the Galaxy process and local GMP. Must adhere to all plant safety rules and direct others in the proper application of plant safety.
The successful candidate will drive innovation and continuous improvement, able to work independently and closely with manufacturing, engineering and quality groups to resolve issues. This position will support Sr. Field Service Technicians and Lead Maintenance Technicians with scheduling and timely PM completion.
Out of town travel may be required to attend seminars, visit equipment vendors or other Baxter facilities.
This position requires lifting up to 100 pounds on a periodic basis. Walking and traveling between Drug Delivery and Penicillin buildings throughout all seasons.
A Maintenance Technician requires little supervision to accomplish his/her objectives. This individual looks for ways to improve their knowledge and skill set through additional training. Take a proactive role in safe work practices and lead by example. Point out unsafe conditions and practices to others and support the C2S initiative.
• Must understand corporate specifications and plant SOP's governing the operation of the Galaxy process and local GMP.
• Monitor assigned manufacturing lines and communicate with manufacturing to reduce down time.
• Provide a high level of troubleshooting ability to repair mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems.
• Review current PMs, verify parts are in stock and complete PMs on time.
• Build and rebuild machine assemblies.
• Communicate equipment issues and work status to supervision, manufacturing, and management per the plant's Stop and Fix guidelines.
• Initiate work orders using the Maximo CMMS system.
• Perform PM work and assign work related to the Galaxy process when work is required to maintain equipment reliability and efficiency. Ensure proper and timely completion of related documentation.
• Note in Maximo or other downtime tracking method any problems, breakdowns or alarms related to all equipment. Initiate a work order, and additional documentation required to resolve the issue. Review equipment trends related to the issues and support efforts to eliminate reoccurring problems.
• The Maintenance Technician will share knowledge and train less experienced technicians in the Galaxy process and all related equipment including safety, 6S, PM's associated with the RLD and RLN facilities.
• Learn to handle robots in all normal production modes, troubleshoot and identify problems related to robots, machine output and quality defects as they occur.
• Solicit help from Lead technicians and engineering assistance when needed.
• Perform all other duties as assigned.
• Adhere to the Baxter Code of Conduct.
• Maintain 100% on time completion of all required training.


Prior experience working in an FDA regulated environment preferred.

• Ability to read & understand electrical, mechanical and pneumatic drawings.
• Knowledge of electrical, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
• Develop strong troubleshooting skills.
• Develop a good understanding of programmable logic controllers.
• Must be able to work with limited supervision, have strong teamwork and communication skills, both verbally and written, good documentation skills and practices, strong computer skills, customer oriented, work safely and effectively under stressful conditions.
• Skilled in MS Word, MS Excel and Maximo or similar CMMS.
• Desire to broaden knowledge and improve skill level is imperative.
• A candidate must not be allergic to Penicillin and Cephalosporin or their related products and minerals.

• High school diploma or GED equivalent required, technical certifications a plus
• Associates degree in a technical discipline or above a plus
• 3 - 5+ years manufacturing systems experience preferred
• 2+ years of manufacturing systems experience with Associates degree
• 1+ year of manufacturing systems experience with a Bachelor's degree

Equal Employment Opportunity

Shire is an equal opportunity employer. Shire evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.
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Reasonable Accommodations
Shire is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please call 484-595-8400 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

A little about us:
At Shire, we help people with rare diseases and specialized conditions live their lives to the fullest.

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