Production Maintenance Engineer
As a Production Maintenance Engineer, you will execute the major elements of the site strategy and provide mechanical and automation expertise to the Zebulon site within a multi-disciplinary and extended stakeholder team including Production, Technical, Engineering, Maintenance, Quality, Facilities, Automation, and EHS; as well as external contractors and consultants. To successfully deliver continuous capital projects which drive the Zebulon True North Strategy, to include measurable deliverables in the areas of Quality, Safety, Sustainability, and Security of Supply. Provide day-to-day production support at the shop floor level, with a strong emphasis in mechanical, automation, instrumentation and controls troubleshooting; both for new and existing pharmaceutical production equipment, as well as peripheral support systems as business drivers dictate. The point of contact for setting off shift priorities and managing events (RCAs, troubleshooting, etc.).
This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career, these responsibilities include some of the following…
Maintain a detailed and expert knowledge of current and future innovative and diverse pharmaceutical platform technologies, with a strong emphasis in high level automation and control systems as well as cutting edge mechanical processes and systems.
Responsible for the delivery of continuous improvement projects to meet business requirements in terms of functionality, cost, quality and schedule adherence.
Partner with maintenance and production stakeholders to assist in day-to-day troubleshooting of production related issues as required. (Shift work required)
Provide process expertise and lead EHS assessments where appropriate. Ensure compliance with all role-related GSK policies, procedures and local codes.
Interface and build robust partnerships with key site stakeholders including Production, Maintenance, Technical, Planning, Facilities, EHS, Automation and Quality to ensure projects deliver agreed benefits.
Actively participate in area extended management teams, EIT’s, technical investigations and multi-discipline project teams as necessary, while actively managing multiple projects simultaneously.
Ensure performance management systems are in-use (GPS and Standard work) to manage individual and team priorities and responsibilities.
Provide subject matter expertise (SME) in regulatory inspections and interact with auditors as necessary.
We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
Associate degree in a science or engineering related discipline or 10+ years' experience in an equivalent engineering role.
Experience leading technical staff
Experience working in a Good Clinical/Manufacturing Practices (GxP) environment.
Proven experience working with regulatory compliance requirements.
If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
Experience delivering mechanical and/or automation projects, technologies and troubleshooting.
Ability to interface with operational, technical, supervisory and senior management within the organization.
Ability to work with minimal supervision on a regular basis.
Ability to lead and motivate team.
Technical expertise in several scientific, engineering and/or automation areas including ISA standards, P&ID nomenclature, instrumentation and electrical wiring diagrams, communication networks, control panels, HMI, MES (Propack, Aspentech), SCADA (RSViewSE, iFix, Wonderware) and PLC (Rockwell, Siemens) Programming, Historians (Aspentech) and SAP.
A sound understanding of project qualification execution, including software testing, loop checks, and various other FAT, SAT, commissioning and qualification procedures.
A sound scientific and engineering understanding of pharmaceutical secondary processing, preferably in a manufacturing environment.
Broad and in-depth knowledge and practical experience of computer and application validation (preferably using GAMP methodology), cGMPs, and 21 CFR Part 11 in an FDA regulated environment.
Working knowledge and understanding of EHS Practices with respect to the installation of production equipment, facilities and control systems.
Proven track record in providing technical support and maintenance for mechanical equipment, instrumentation, automation and controls.
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to lead a team.
GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose – to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together – so we can positively impact the health of billions of people and deliver stronger, more sustainable shareholder returns – as an organization where people can thrive. Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it, and we aim to impact the health of 2.5 billion people around the world in the next 10 years.
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GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose – to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together – so we can positively impact the health of billions of people and deliver stronger, more sustainable shareholder returns – as an organisation where people can thrive. Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it, and we aim to positively impact the health of 2.5 billion people by the end of 2030.
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