West-Ward Pharmaceuticals

  • Automation Maintenance Reliability Technician (aMRT)

    Job Location US-OH-Columbus
    Posted Date 1 month ago(3/20/2018 11:19 AM)
    Job ID
    2017-4200
    Job Function
    Maintenance
    Shift
    3rd
  • Overview

    Calibrates, troubleshoots, and performs necessary corrective actions to ensure reliability of equipment and adherence to regulatory requirements by applying knowledge in automation and measurement technology.  Completes work on time, identifies and executes improvements to equipment, processes, and work instructions relative to all business, laboratory, manufacturing, packaging, facility and site equipment.

     

    Manufacturing equipment includes (but not limited to) equipment such as Fluid Bed Dryers, Granulators, Tumblers, Compactors, Tablet Presses, Encapsulators, Scales, Valves, Isolators, and various other process equipment.

     

    Packaging equipment includes (but not limited to) equipment such as Bottle Blower/Erectors, Tablet/Capsule Fillers, Liquid Fillers, Thermoformers, Water Chillers, Cartoner, Sealers, Checkweighers, Labelers, Printers and various other process equipment.

     

    Site facility equipment includes (but not limited to) HVAC, building automation, chilled water systems, boiler systems, water purification systems, and compressed air systems.

    Responsibilities

    • Performs calibrations of a variety of inspection, measurement, and test equipment (process control and automation instrumentation) according to detailed calibration work instructions.  Records results in Computerized Maintenance Management or Calibration Data Management System.  Identifies out-of-tolerance conditions and performs corrective action via adjustments, component replacement, correction factors, etc.  Communicates results as required by SOP and identifies root cause and remediation of failures either independently or with support of other AMRT or Team Lead
    • Maintains equipment by providing troubleshooting to ensure equipment performance is reliable and meets expectations.   This not only includes adjusting, repairing, and replacing components (sensors, cables, connectors, control boards, etc.), but also analysis of communications and configuration of systems and controllers with support of an AMRT III, Team Lead, or Engineer.  Performs preventive, corrective, or emergency work orders and responds to service calls while the plant is in operation, which may include off-shift periods and weekends.  Corrective work may include replacing electrical or powered component, including multiple phase motors.  Performs review of PLC or HMI program logic during certifications or troubleshooting to better understand deviations from proper operation.  Updates machine logic and execute test protocols developed by Engineering and under their direction. 
    • Maintains and ensures documentation, both written and electronic, is accurate, complete and factual as required by policies, procedures, and regulatory guidelines.  Documents activities supporting maintenance best practices to ensure that continuous improvement activities have adequate and reliable data for analysis.  Partners in the periodic development, review and modification of calibration, certification, or other automation maintenance related procedures and methods, based on detailed specifications, drawings, and other technical requirements.
    • Maintains primary, secondary and/or working calibration standards.  Reviews calibration data sheets for departmental calibration standards to ensure standards are within manufacturer's stated tolerances.  Identifies out-of-tolerance conditions and communicates results as required by SOP.
    • Reviews and tests calibration and configuration reports for equipment and calibration record setup to ensure equipment calibration requirements are completely and properly documented in the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) or Calibration Management System.  Trains other AMRT Technicians and/or contractors in calibration concepts and procedures under the direction of the Process Coach or Team Leader.
    • Executes test protocols developed by Optimizers and/or Engineers in support of the qualification of new and existing equipment.  Consults with Team Lead, Process Coach, or Engineer/Optimizer and communicates results.  This may include support for Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) or Site Acceptance Testing (SAT) and related travel.  Works with Optimizers and Engineers on projects and improvement initiatives to ensure equipment meets site standards.  Reviews project designs and make recommendations for automation, measurement equipment, or calibration standards.Actively participates in and leads team initiatives such as 5S, continuous improvement activities (CIAs), maintenance best practice initiatives, and performance center (PC) meetings to identify and resolve calibration and equipment issues on a real time basis and improve business performance.

    • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • High School Diploma (or equivalent).  Experience in related technology: instrumentation, measurement, control, and /or troubleshooting.
    • Must be ISA CCST Level I certified.  If not currently certified must be able to attain certification within 365 days from date of hire.  Must be able to maintain ISA CCST Level I certification following the requirements outlined by the International Society of Automation. 
    • 3 years minimum experience with a demonstrated understanding of calibration methodology, loop-checking, intermediate maintenance and repair of instrumentation, automation, process control systems, and troubleshooting.                                                                                                                                                                                     
    • 1 year experience with Allen-Bradley, Modicon or Siemens PLC’s.                                                                                                                                                                                                       
    • Working knowledge of schematics, P&ID drawings, and ISA symbols & numbering.
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively maintain, troubleshoot and repair process instrumentation.
    • Requires a strong electrical, mechanical and technical aptitude.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills, detail orientation and the ability to work independently or within a team environment.
    • Ability and willingness to maintain accurate records.
    • Demonstrated ability to learn and apply all relevant Work Instructions and Standard Operating Procedures and other regulatory requirements.
    • Attention to detail, safety, quality and customer requirements.
    • Demonstrate a high level of personal motivation and initiative.
    • Ability and willingness to follow directions, as assigned by management, team lead, or in written instructions.
    • Ability to adapt and be flexible with daily work assignments changes as well as a continuously improving work environment.
    • Ability to make independent decisions within the scope of operating policies and procedures.
    • Ability to work off-shifts and weekends due to business needs.
    • Ability to be on-call and available on site within set time guidelines.

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