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Lead Automation Engineering Technician - 2nd shift

Category Manufacturing City Plymouth State Minnesota

The Lead Automation Engineering Technician – 2nd shift (3:00pm - 11:15pm) provides technical expertise and work direction to the Mechanics on their associated shift; interacts with other Lead Technicians to ensure the effective transfer of work across the shifts; provides leadership, clarifies requirements, and defines expectations to the Mechanics; maintains, repairs, and improves manufacturing machinery with minimal interruption to the production schedule. The Lead Technician is also required to trouble-shoot and develop a root cause and solution to equipment issues.  Expected to exercise independent judgment with minimal supervision.  Thorough understanding of standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the maintenance field, with a focus on equipment automation.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Performs maintenance activities on the Manufacturing/Packaging floor (automated machinery & systems). Provides guidance to the shift Maintenance activities and technical direction to Maintenance Technicians.
  • Troubleshoots and develops a root cause and solution to equipment issues. Completes repairs and/or performance required preventative maintenance/certifications as required.
  • Ensures the maintenance department is adhering to the appropriate SOP's, cGMP’s, safety, and quality standards.
  • Updates/creates procedures and policies to improve departmental effectiveness and overall efficiency of the personnel utilization.
  • Recommends changes to optimize processes, equipment, systems, procedures, and protocols. Interacts with outside vendors to rectify issues and identifies new suppliers to reduce costs and/or increase quality.
  • Completes documentation requirements for the shift. Including but not limited to: work orders, deviations, weekly reports, time cards, etc.
  • Responsible for input on equipment documentation, including calibrations, certifications, preventive maintenance, etc.
  • Assists in hiring personnel for the maintenance department.
  • Assist Engineering, Technical Services and projects as necessary.

Education: A Vocational training in electromechanical systems, automated machinery, packaging machinery, or equivalent.

Experience: Minimum of 10 years of experience in a manufacturing, packaging, and/or automation/maintenance environment. Supervisory or lead experience is desired. Knowledge of pneumatics, single and three-phase electricity, electronics, controllers, servomotors, stepper motors, AC & DC motors, PLC's, hydraulics, general mechanical systems, welding, machine shop skills, instrumentation, and controls.  Ability to read and analyze blueprints, schematics, ladder logic diagrams, and P&ID diagrams.  Some experience and knowledge in HVAC.

Certifications / Licenses: Special Engineer boiler license (or willingness to obtain one in the first 6 months in the position) required.  1-B Boiler's license (high and low pressure) strongly preferred.

Physical Requirements:

Listening: 67 - 100% (Constant). Speaking: 67 - 100% (Constant). Near acuity (vision): 67 - 100% (Constant). Sitting: 34 - 66% (Frequent). Standing (Moving About): 67 - 100% (Constant). Reaching straight out or below shoulders: 1 - 33% (Occasional). Lift / Carry - Waist or Lower (50 to 75 lbs.): 1 - 33% (Occasional). Use of computer keyboard / mouse: 1 - 33% (Occasional). Work in excess of 40 hours per week: 34 - 66% (Frequent).

Mental and Motor Requirements:

Reading / Comprehension: 67 - 100% (Constant). Writing / Composition: 67 - 100% (Constant). Interaction with others using professionalism and tact: 67 - 100% (Constant). Problem Solving: 67 - 100% (Constant). Verbal communication: 67 - 100% (Constant). Independent decision making: 67 - 100% (Constant). Ability to prioritize tasks: 34 - 66% (Frequent). Ability to manage changing priorities: 1 - 33% (Occasional). Attention to detail: 67 - 100% (Constant). Computer Skills: 34 - 66% (Frequent).

Environmental Requirements:

Team work: 34 - 66% (Frequent). Exposure to active pharmaceutical ingredient: 34 - 66% (Frequent). Exposure to automated machinery: 67 - 100% (Constant). Exposure to chemicals: 34 - 66% (Frequent). Exposure to dust: 1 - 33% (Occasional). Exposure to Electrical Hazards: 34 - 66% (Frequent). Exposure to fumes / odors: 1 - 33% (Occasional). Exposure to Loud Noises: 34 - 66% (Frequent). Exposure to pressurized equipment: 34 - 66% (Frequent). Independent Work: 1 - 33% (Occasional). Works in Manufacturing Environment: 67 - 100% (Constant). Required to wear safety glasses and other PPE: 67 - 100% (Constant). Required to wear a respirator when exposed to fumes or 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.
Job ID 8115

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