Maintenance Technician II

United States, Greenwood (South Carolina)

Maintenance Technician II

Today, Lonza is a global leader in life sciences operating across three continents. While we work in science, there’s no magic formula to how we do it. Our greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, we let our people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work we want to be part of.

The Maintenance Technician II ensures the production of the highest quality capsule by providing mechanical support for reliability-focused activities including: preventative maintenance, downtime trend resolutions, size changes, machine startups, critical part repair/rebuild, and equipment troubleshooting/overhaul. This person will also complete assigned PM’s on equipment throughout the operation and review and update PM content as needed, as  well as proactively identify and implement methods to improve the reliability of equipment. They will act as the HCM Subject Matter Expert (SME) and train other mechanics on Repairable Spare rebuilds and dipper overhauls. They will also monitor the overall condition of the HCMs and recommend where major interventions are needed. They will finish work in a timely and detail oriented fashion and maintain a flexible schedule to align with the needs of the business.

Key responsibilities:

  • Perform troubleshooting and repairing of Hard Capsule Machines (HCM’s) for breakdowns and quality issues that shift mechanics and/or reliability mechanics are unable to resolve
  • Self-motivated to hone skills to diagnose and resolve recurring issues in a timely manner
  • Must take self-initiative to learn existing equipment and new equipment technologies installed throughout the facility
  • This position may be required to work in all areas of the facilities, including but not limited to: HGC, Gel Prep, Printing and Maintenance Support departments
  • SME to develop and revise PMs as needed
  • Follow work instructions to support/execute PM, PDM and breakdown maintenance
  • Complete assigned PM’s in Blue Mountain
  • Conduct component rebuilds of repairable spares in accordance with specified work instructions and train other reliability mechanics on the proper procedures
  • Work with storeroom to identify and ensure that the required spare parts and part revision are being held in inventory
  • Ability to generate & review equipment trend/alarm reports to identify which trends require a maintenance intervention.  Specifically responsible for monitoring the overall reliability of all HCM Dipper Sections
  • Must maintain cleanliness and performance of assigned equipment
  • Must follow all safety and cGMP guidelines
  • Must be able to interact and communicate with colleagues at all levels of the organization
  • Must maintain technical and corporate-related training compliance
  • This position will be able to work a M-F (8hr/day) or a T-F/M-R (10hr/day) shift.  Most colleagues will work a 5 day x 8hr schedule and work overtime as needed
  • Attendance in the plant site is considered an essential function
  • Must be able to make good business and quality decisions
  • Perform mechanical and very basic electrical duties needed to achieve department goals
  • Perform other duties as requested by management

Key requirements:

  • Intermediate experience as an HCM Mechanic or Reliability Mechanic
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and solve mechanical and technology based problems
  • Proven mechanical aptitude to disassemble and rebuild critical parts used throughout the operation
  • Proven mechanical aptitude to build up all parts necessary and perform an overhaul of the dipper section
  • Demonstrated ability to work in team environment
  • Demonstrated communication skills
  • Conduct oneself in a professional manner with a positive attitude
  • Preferred candidate will have the ability to use and modify files using MS Office: Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Preferred candidate will be trained and certified to operate a mill and/or lathe

Every day, Lonza’s products and services have a positive impact on millions of people. For us, this is not only a great privilege, but also a great responsibility. How we achieve our business results is just as important as the achievements themselves. At Lonza, we respect and protect our people and our environment. Any success we achieve is no success at all if not achieved ethically.

People come to Lonza for the challenge and creativity of solving complex problems and developing new ideas in life sciences. In return, we offer the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference.

Lonza is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a qualified individual with disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Reference: R47078