Process Equipment Technician I

Akorn, Inc. Decatur , IL 62523

Posted 5 months ago

Job Description:


The position is responsible for the overall reliability of the assigned filling line. Specifically, the setup of filling lines for daily production runs to ensure on-time start, supporting Operations during the run, running the equipment as assigned, performing routine maintenance of fill line equipment and fill line support equipment, troubleshooting and repair fill line equipment and fill line support equipment, and maintaining required spare parts inventory. Lead projects for process improvement, upgrades for fill line equipment and related rooms, and act as the liaison with production to identify issues and optimize running efficiency.


  • Successfully complete daily set-up operations for filling lines and/or equipment used for preparation of glassware and components for an on-time start.

  • Inspect change parts as assigned before use.

  • Ensure equipment is correctly configured for use as assigned.

  • Support Operations on any filling or adjacent operation, including but not limited to running the equipment as assigned.

  • Maintain all spare parts inventory for the assigned fill line in an organized way.

  • Research for parts orders and place orders to maintain parts inventory.

  • Interact with production personnel to coach operators on how to make proper "in process" adjustments, and on the overall machine function in order for operators to identify mechanical abnormalities.

  • Respond to equipment failures and troubleshoot issues and make repairs

  • Must have ability to use diagnostic tools (e.g. multi meter) for troubleshooting.

  • Must have the ability to operate PLC/HMIs to the level of "maintenance mode" to troubleshoot equipment.

  • Must have the ability to use diagnostic tools (e.g. multi meter) for troubleshooting.

  • Must have superior mechanical aptitude in set up and maintenance of pharmaceutical manufacturing equipment is a must.

  • Must have the ability to work with automated systems and software.

  • Adaptability to change and to perform under pressure with time constraints.

  • At times may be required to support/assist with other maintenance functions. For example, preventative or corrective maintenance on other facility and production equipment such as boilers, electrical systems, HVAC equipment and systems, chillers, compressors, pumps, water treatment systems and general building maintenance may be required, particularly during shutdown periods.

  • The incumbent may be required to carry and respond to cell phone, page or radio during off-shifts.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • High School Diploma or GED.

  • Advanced mechanical training Associates Degree is referred.

  • Experience working in an aseptic preferred


Ability to meet attendance standards. All full-time employees are required to work a 40-hr week. At times it may be necessary to work additional hours in order to get the required tasks accomplished to meet deadlines.


Mental Requirements include:

  • Ability to hear accurately the spoken word with moderate office noise or plant noise

  • Ability to apply deductive reasoning and understand complicated issues

  • Ability to receive instructions and follow work rules and company policies

  • Ability to follow safety and security practices

  • Ability to meet deadlines and effectively deal with office stress

  • Ability to accurately communicate ideas, facts and technical information

  • Maintain confidentiality of certain information

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Process Equipment Technician I

Akorn, Inc.