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Mechanic III, Maintenance - United States  

Biogen (company)

Posted on : 07 May 2017

Project Description

Job Description 
  • The Mechanic III, Maintenance is responsible for supporting and maintaining the Facility utility systems including HVAC, WFI, PW, RO, Pre-Treatment, incubators, compressed gases, waste neutralization, and other building systems.  
  • Respond to utility and equipment related issues during shift.  
  • Specify and implement modifications to improve operational performance and compliance.  
  • Uphold, define, and police safety procedures and safe practices.  
  • Provide technical support and troubleshooting for equipment during shift. 
  • The role will also be responsible for providing maintenance support for new processing equipment, installations, and modifications to existing equipment.  
  • The Mechanic III, Maintenance performs variety of skilled duties in one or more of the building trades, such as minor electrical, and other recognized crafts for the purpose of maintaining, repairing or remodeling office buildings and facilities, to include HVAC and other mechanical systems

  •  Operates maintains, and monitors all utility systems.  
  •  Serves as system expert on operation and maintenance of utility systems. 
  •  Tracks utility systems through the BMS and DeltaV control systems.
  •  Logs readings on various plant equipment systems and investigates when alarms occur.
  •  Conducts audits through the mechanical spaces to ensure no adverse events have occurred.
  •  Documents all work on validated systems including equipment logs, readings, and alarm investigations.
  •  Analyzes water systems, performs trend analysis and provides recommendations for program improvements and changes.
  •  Investigates equipment failures and serves as system expert for troubleshooting and repairs.
  •  Responds to critical alarms for equipment systems.
  •  Reacts to loss of electrical power.
  •  Responds to adverse conditions and implements corrective actions to restore equipment and/or utility to normal operation.
  •  Ensure contractor compliance with EHS policies and procedures, including Hot Work and Lock Out Tag Out.
  •  Uphold, define, and police safety procedures and safe practices.
  •  Follows standard operating procedures (SOP).
  •  Assesses equipment needs and provides recommendations on system improvements.
  •  Performs small projects as assigned by Maintenance Supervisor.
  •  Operates maintains, and monitors all utility systems that supply building systems.  
  •  Identifies and corrects building and equipment problems by performing electrical, plumbing, painting, and HVAC work to maintain buildings and equipment in safe condition, prevent degradation of property and systems, and prevent failures that would cause reduction in service using hand, power and specialty tools.
  •  Repairs, modifies, constructs, fabricates, installs and maintains building structures and equipment, (e.g. roofs, floors, walls, ceilings, foundations, generators, HVAC equipment, compressors, etc.) to provide safe conditions for employees, using various hand and power tools (e.g. roto rooter, snakes, welders, oxygen/acetylene torches, volt/ohm meters, ladders, etc.).
  •  Replaces or updates inoperable or old building materials and appliances (e.g. motors, belts, pumps, window glass, sinks, doors, smoke alarms, cabinets, shelves, tile, light fixtures, filter systems, patios etc.) to provide a safe, comfortable working environment for employees using various tools and materials (e.g. welding equipment, ladders, power saws, hammers, drills, etc.).
  •  Inspects facilities; equipment (e.g. fire safety, generators, compressors, etc.); systems (e.g. electrical, plumbing, power sources, etc.); and work of vendors to determine condition of facilities, safe operation of equipment, quality and safety of work, and scheduled maintenance using hand, power and specialty tools.
  •  Documents work and purchase orders and material lists to account for materials purchased and time spent in completing work assigned. 
  •  Orders and stocks building supplies, materials and parts (e.g. evaporative motors, belts, hardware, paints, cooler pumps, bearings, fans, tools, plumbing parts, etc.) to replace materials consumed and assure their availability for assigned projects, scheduled maintenance, and emergency responses by contacting vendors and ordering from catalogues.
  •  Communicates orally and in writing to notify supervisor and user groups of conditions of building and equipment and scheduling dates for repairs.
  •  Plans and schedules corrective action and preventive maintenance to repair or modify defects and maintain operating condition of facilities and equipment using a computer and appropriate forms.
  •  May be required to respond to 24-hour emergency calls for assigned work area to perform emergency building or equipment repairs during off-duty hours using a vehicle, telephone, hand, power and specialty tools and necessary materials.
  •  Oversees vendors and contractors to determine that work is correctly performed and completed in a timely manner, that the correct materials are utilized, and to assure that procedures meet state requirements by reviewing plans and specialized drawings and using work orders, estimates, and visual inspection.
  •  Replaces and repairs ceiling tiles and ceiling grid systems to correct damaged, stained or broken tiles using hand tools and saws.
  •  Works independently.

  • Direct experience supporting manufacturing systems within a regulated industry.  
  • Trained in formal problem solving techniques. Strong computer skills. 
  • Experience with most of the following unit operations or technologies:

Other requirements for this position:
  • Ability to work weekend shifts (Tuesday through Saturday 11PM to 7AM)
  • Practical knowledge of GMP’s and working in an SOP environment
  • Waste water operator’s license
  • Requires excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Prior experience as a utility operator in a complex pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical manufacturing  environment 

  • Minimum education required: High school diploma
  • Additional training required for this position (when on board): 
  • Financial Tools (iProcurement, Oracle, etc.)
  • Enterprise Asset Management (EAM System) 

 About Us 
  •  Through cutting-edge science and medicine, our company discovers, develops and delivers worldwide innovative therapies for people living with serious neurological and neurodegenerative diseases. 
  • Our company  is a pioneer in biotechnology and today the Company has the leading portfolio of medicines to treat multiple sclerosis (MS), has introduced the first and only approved treatment for spinal muscular atrophy, and is at the forefront of neurology research for conditions including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).  
  • Our company  also manufactures and commercializes biosimilars of advanced biologics.   
  • Our global organization of nearly 7,000 employees is committed to a single mission: making a meaningful difference in the lives of patients with few or no treatment options.  
  • Our company  was founded in 1978 and today serves patients in nearly 70 countries.  

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