Sr Tech

Bayer Inc. Myerstown , PA

Posted 2 months ago

At Bayer we're visionaries, driven to solve the world's toughest challenges and striving for a world where ,Health for all, Hunger for none' is no longer a dream, but a real possibility. We're doing it with energy, curiosity and sheer dedication, always learning from unique perspectives of those around us, expanding our thinking, growing our capabilities and redefining 'impossible'. There are so many reasons to join us. If you're hungry to build a varied and meaningful career in a community of brilliant and diverse minds to make a real difference, there's only one choice.

Sr Tech

YOUR TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The primary responsibilities of this role, Senior Technician (3rd Shift), are to:

  • Comply with all workplace standards and safety procedures, including Lockout Tagout, Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs), Occupational Safety and Health Administration requirements (OSHA), Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), maintain clean/orderly work area, and participate in safety improvement projects;

  • Create/update/schedule work orders, and provide technical (equipment) support/training/leadership to line teams;

  • Perform preventive, routine and non-routine maintenance tasks as required to meet scheduled completion dates (PM's);

  • Coordinate the utilization of outside contractors and vendors as needed;

  • Assist Engineers with installation and operational qualifications (IQ/OQ), site capital projects, testing and troubleshooting new equipment and design, and install and debug control system projects and drive systems;

  • Maintain documentation and maintenance logs according to SOP's, cGMP's and any other regulatory requirements;

  • Provide technical support and leadership with department projects and goals on assigned line;

  • Demonstrate the ability to progressively manage critical facility and operations support systems;

  • Demonstrate the ability to establish operating parameters and maintain specific performance standards;

  • Demonstrate the ability to plan, schedule and prioritize daily and weekly work activities as initiated by supervision;

  • Communicate key information to operational and technical supervision, technical parts administrator, and personnel on other shifts to ensure no business disruption;

  • Calibrate various electronic equipment, production, facilities and utilities equipment as trained;

  • Read, write and modify programmable logic control (PLC) ladder logic;

  • Perform Packaging / Manufacturing / PCS / Facility / Utility technical duties required to support the site, and provide back up support for technical pool when needed;

  • Perform other duties as trained and assigned;

  • Perform routine fire system inspections and maintenance on fire protection systems including fire diesel pumps and wet/dry sprinkler systems;

  • Repair and install equipment and equipment parts from various types of metals and plastics;

  • Perform fabrication duties involving cutting, shearing, bending, welding and assembly of parts;

  • Maintain, troubleshoot and repair the site security system;

  • Maintain and repair mechanical systems such as, but not limited to, pumps, fans, mechanical devices, etc.;

  • Perform electrical circuit tests to diagnose problems and repair low and medium voltage wiring and component problems;

  • Perform general facility repairs;

  • Effectively troubleshoot as trained in areas such as Hands on troubleshooting and repair ability with regard to electrical systems up to 480 volts, basic knowledge and understanding of 13,800 to 69,000 volt power distribution systems and protective relaying;

  • Be able to interpret and apply the latest edition of the National Electric Code, Compressed air systems, Steam systems, Potable water systems, Purified Water systems, Heating systems, Cooling systems, Fabrication, Navigation of programmable logic controllers, and other electro-mechanical equipment;

  • Perform equipment setup and changeover activities and support all changeover reduction initiatives;

  • Demonstrate ownership and improve OEE by increasing the equipment effectiveness;

  • Establish equipment-operating parameters to maximize production, while meeting all product specifications;

  • Provide overall team support including equipment operation and other duties needed to support team members;

  • Palletize both finished and unfinished products, and operate motorized and non-motorized material handling equipment;

  • Take ownership of training and learning to develop high performance competencies such as technical skills, communication skills, and skills to build a team-oriented culture (i.e. training team members, motivating and supporting team members, sharing knowledge to continuously improve the process, etc.);

  • Meet the production schedules outlined by line team and/or Supervision;

  • Review and approve work output for team members by using validated methods;

  • Demonstrate line ownership;

  • Improve OEE by increasing the equipment effectiveness on assigned packaging line;

  • Inspect packaging components, in-process items and packaged drug products to assure compliance to specifications, identify any nonconforming item and initiate appropriate actions;

  • Perform equipment setup and changeover activities, and support all changeover reduction initiatives;

  • Establish equipment-operating parameters to maximize production, while meeting all product specifications;

  • Perform the daily setup and routine operation of the packaging line, including but not limited to bottle in-feed, unscrambler, filler, bottle capper, torquer, labeler, vision systems, weighing systems, bar coding systems, sealers, disassembly/assembly, cleaning, resolving equipment stoppages and jams, and all material handling as trained;

  • Provide overall line team support including equipment operation and other duties needed to support team members;

  • Complete paperwork including AQL checks and scanner checks;

  • Perform line operator duties on a rotational basis as a fully trained Level three Associate Technician according to the training module plan, on at least one line;

  • Rotate packaging lines as needed to support the business;

  • Assist with cleaning operations, while doing changeover duties;

  • Take ownership of training and learning to develop high performance competencies such as technical skills, communication skills, and skills to build a team-oriented culture (i.e. training team members, motivating and supporting team members, sharing knowledge to continuously improve the process, etc.);

  • Meet the production schedules outlined by line team and/or Supervision;

  • Review and approve work output for team members by using validated methods;

  • Perform hands on troubleshooting and repair ability with regard to electrical systems from 5VDC to 480 VAC and basic knowledge and understanding of high voltage power distribution systems;

  • Be able to troubleshoot and modify control systems of manufacturing and packaging systems, read electrical schematics, utilize power/process meters, power diagnostics, contactors, relays, sensors, basic electronic controllers, programmable logic controllers (PLC), variable frequency drives (VFD);

  • Be able to troubleshoot/modify/configure manufacturing computerized systems, Human Machine Interfaces (HMI), equipment configuration software, automation equipment computerized networking, network switches, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), basic database understanding/abilities;

  • Be able to troubleshoot controls of utility systems such as compressed air, pneumatics, steam, potable water (standard/purified), HVAC, lighting and other electro-mechanical equipment;

  • Perform preventative maintenance activities for manufacturing and packaging equipment;

  • Perform equipment calibrations utilizing specialized measurement equipment/meters to meet vendor or local Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) dictated specifications;

  • Participate in the process to purchase or upgrade manufacturing and packaging equipment;

  • Participate in Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT), Installation and Operational (IQ/OQ) activities;

  • Be able to understand/reference the latest editions of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and National Electric Code (NEC) and equivalent non-U.S. codes;

  • Take ownership of training and learning to develop high performance competencies in technical skills, communication skills, and skills to build a team-oriented culture (i.e. training team members, motivating and supporting team members, sharing knowledge to continuous process improvement, etc.);

  • Provide technical support and skills to all functional groups on site (Maintenance, Production, Engineering, Process Technology, Quality, Warehouse etc.).

WHO YOU ARE

Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

Required Qualifications:

  • Technical Associates degree with at least two years of experience working with PLC's, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, electronics, fabrication, and/or industrial maintenance OR High School Diploma / GED with at least two years of vocational technical training and five years of experience working with PLC's, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, electronics, fabrication, and /or industrial maintenance;

  • Demonstrated ability to read, write, interpret/comprehend/follow workplace and technical documentation, equipment manuals, blueprints, diagrams, electrical schematics, operator manuals, work instructions, SOPs, etc.;

  • Knowledge of electro-mechanical systems including gear ratios, power transmission, machine timing, hydraulics, pneumatics, electrical/electronic systems, programmable logic controllers, lubrication and maintenance/changeover of machines/production line;

  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot electromechanical equipment and technical issues, successfully set up/changeover multiple pieces of packaging/manufacturing equipment, complete preventive maintenance work (PMs), resolve problems, and learn new procedures within a reasonable time frame;

  • Be able to demonstrate a good mathematical aptitude in addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and experience with metric and English standard systems;

  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English;

  • Good PC Skills, including use of e-mail, attaching documents to e-mail;

  • Previous experience using electronic databases and online tools (i.e., but not limited to, Lotus Notes database, Employee Self-Services on-line tools, etc.);

  • Demonstrated ability to work safely in a production environment;

  • Experience in a government regulated, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) or standard operating procedures (SOP) environment;

  • Be willing to work overtime as required, based on production demands;

  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot electrical systems up to 480 Volts;

  • Knowledge and understanding of technical mathematics, blue print diagram and technical tools and equipment pertinent to the assigned specialty including outside and inside micrometer, the machinist scale, use of the thread gauge and dial indicators;

  • Experience operating a lathe, vertical milling machine, horizontal milling machine, drill presses, and grinders;

  • Demonstrated ability to operate typical maintenance shop equipment (i.e. brakes, shears, band saw, spot welder, etc.);

  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and maintain electrical systems up to 480 volts;

  • Demonstrated ability to read/use basic electrical and mechanical drawings, technical mathematics, blueprints, electrical/electronic schematics and technical tools and electrical/electronic equipment;

  • Demonstrated ability to measure and add amounts of chemicals for testing, read and interpret test results, determine and measure chemical quantities to adjust "out of specification" conditions;

  • Demonstrated ability to progressively manage critical maintenance support systems;

  • Demonstrated ability to establish operating parameters and maintain specific standards of performance;

  • Demonstrated ability to understand various basic electrical items, such as switches, wiring, etc.;

  • Demonstrated ability in diagnosing, troubleshooting, modifying and repairing control circuits up to 120 VAC;

  • Demonstrated experience performing electrical circuit tests to diagnose problems and repair low and medium voltage wiring and component problems;

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience using motorized and non-motorized material handling equipment;

  • Advanced Manufacturing Integrated Systems Technology (AMIST) certification;

  • Demonstrated knowledge of safe work practices relating to 13,800 to 69,000 volt systems.

YOUR APPLICATION

Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and want to impact our mission Science for a better life, we encourage you to apply now. Be part of something bigger. Be you. Be Bayer.

To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.

Location: United States : Pennsylvania : Myerstown Division: Consumer Health Reference Code: 486045 Contact Us Email: hrop_usa@bayer.com

Job Segment: Hydraulics, Engineer, Welding, Electrical, Chemical Research, Engineering, Manufacturing

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