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Sr Automated Machinery Technician (Sr. Maintenance Technician)-3rd Shift

Category Manufacturing City Denver State Colorado

General Summary

With minimal direction from the Lead Technician and Maintenance Manager, the Sr. Automated Machinery Technician repairs, maintains and troubleshoots all manufacturing equipment and GMP-designated spaces within the site. Completes machinery repairs following all required safety practices and completes required documentation to ensure compliance to Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP's). This position will support our 3rd shift (Sunday - Thursday 10:00 pm to 6:30 am) operations.

Essential Duties

Effectively troubleshoots and resolves difficult/advanced automated machinery/mechanical equipment issues utilizing a systematic, logical approach until the root cause is identified.

Completes work orders and preventative maintenance tasks using fundamental, mechanical applied knowledge and experience.

Ensures self and others compliance with Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), corporate and regulatory policies, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s).

Collaborates with peers, cross-functional members, and leadership to resolve equipment or facility discrepancies.

Demonstrates the ability to train others.

Fabricates/repairs failed components as needed.

Advanced understanding of programming of electronic devices including VFD's, PLC's, and other various controllers.

Designs/fabricates complex machinery to facilitate operations as needed.

Effective and efficient decision making, good judgement, and prioritization skills.

Identifies inefficiencies and improvements and offers effective solutions.

Maintains adequate critical spare parts inventory for assigned functional areas.

Assists with the procurement of parts/quotes for budgeted items.

Coordinates and leads the installations of new equipment, modifications, and enhancements.

Supports the engineering department with various projects and initiatives.

Works with outside contractors/vendors.

Maintains and repairs HVAC and supporting utility equipment.

Collaborates with department team members with complex issue resolution.

Contributes to the creation of troubleshooting/rebuilding documentation guides, Preventative Maintenance procedures, and Work Instructions.

Provides support and makes recommendations at meetings, as directed.

Experience/Education Requirements

A Vocational degree in automated machinery systems or equivalent from a two-year college and 7 years' work experience in a manufacturing/industrial environment; OR high school diploma (or equivalent) and 10 years' work experience in a manufacturing/industrial environment. Preferred work experience in pharmaceutical, biotech, food manufacturing or electronics. Advanced understanding/skills working with: electronics, PLC programming, electrical controls, pneumatics, fluid power encoders /resolvers, stepper motors, servo drives, VFD's, control loops, thermocouples, and safety systems. Experience working in a GMP environment strongly preferred.

Other Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Proficiency using Microsoft Office; advanced understanding of computer operating systems and file management. SAP knowledge, or Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), is desired. Strives to ensure a safe workplace by leading others to demonstrate compliance Lock-out, Tag-out procedures, required PPE use; including footwear, hearing protection, eye protection, respiratory protection, and electrical PPE and keeps the workplace clean and safe. Travel: Occasional driving. Air travel may be required 1 or 2 times per year.

Physical Requirements

Standing (Moving About): 67 - 100% (Constant). Use of computer keyboard / mouse: 67 - 100% (Constant). Twisting / Turning at the waist: 67 - 100% (Constant). Bending at the waist: 67 - 100% (Constant). Repetitive Hand / Wrist Work: 1 - 33% (Occasional). Reaching straight out or below shoulders: 1 - 33% (Occasional). Squatting / Kneeling: 1 - 33% (Occasional). Listening: 1 - 33% (Occasional). Speaking: 1 - 33% (Occasional). Lift / Carry - Waist or Lower (50 to 75 lbs.): 34 - 66% (Frequent).

Mental and Motor Requirements

Problem Solving: 67 - 100% (Constant). Advanced math calculations: 67 - 100% (Constant). Reading / Comprehension: 67 - 100% (Constant). Writing / Composition: 67 - 100% (Constant). Verbal communication: 67 - 100% (Constant). Independent decision making: 67 - 100% (Constant).

Environmental Requirements

Team work: 34 - 66% (Frequent). Independent Work: 34 - 66% (Frequent). Exposure to dust: 1 - 33% (Occasional).


Upsher-Smith Laboratories, LLC. is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees according to all applicable equal opportunity and affirmative action laws, directives and regulations of federal, state and local governing bodies and agencies. In keeping with this commitment, Upsher-Smith Laboratories, LLC. will recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles, without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex (including factors related to pregnancy or child birth), national origin, age, marital status, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity status with regard to public assistance, employment status, local human rights commission activity, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, or any other protected category.
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