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Packaging Mechanic Operator, Newark, DE - Global Operations

Местоположение Ньюарк, Делавэр, США Идентификатор вакансии R-097495 Дата публикации 01/13/2021

Are you seeking an excellent opportunity in a global pharmaceutical company to utilize your industrial maintenance mechanic experience? If you enjoy performing Preventive and Corrective Maintenance, mechanical and electrical equipment repairs, and applying Lean Leadership behaviors toward continuous improvement then this second shift position would be a great fit.

At AstraZeneca, we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the utmost integrity even in the most difficult situations because we are committed to doing the right thing. We continuously forge partnerships that help pursue world-class medicines in new ways, combining our people’s outstanding skills with those of people from all over the globe.

The AstraZeneca Newark Supply Site in Newark, DE, was established in 1971 and currently employs approximately 260 people. Over these years, Newark has undergone many product portfolio changes since it first began as Stuart Pharmaceuticals through today as the designated AZ North America Packaging Center of Excellence and a Flexible Formulation site for the global supply of complex products. The site provides a collaborative environment where everyone feels comfortable and able to be themselves is at the core of AstraZeneca’s priorities. It’s important to us that you bring your full self to work every day. To help maintain your best self, here’s a sneak peek into some of the things this site provides for you: on-site fitness center access, lunch & learns, sustainable office working environment, team, site and family activities, life-long learning, diversity & inclusion, tuition reimbursement, and a dining center.

At AstraZeneca, we turn ideas into life-changing medicines. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big, and working together to make the impossible a reality. We’re passionate about the potential of science to address the unmet needs of patients around the world. We commit to those areas where we believe we can really change the course of medicine and bring big new ideas to life. As a Packaging Mechanic Operator, you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives. Operations at AstraZeneca is a truly world-class business unit. It offers one of the most exciting, fast-paced, challenging, and rewarding work environments in the world of operations, supply chain, and manufacturing.

This is a second shift position (4p - 2:30a) Monday through Thursday to include supporting other shifts and overtime.

This position is primarily responsible for multi-craft maintenance activities in assigned areas to ensure production equipment operates reliably, efficiently, and in compliance with FDA requirements.

What you will do:

  • Perform Preventive and Predictive Maintenance on equipment including Inspections, Calibrations, and scheduled overhauls. Perform mechanical and electrical equipment repairs including set-up/change-over, routine adjustments, and fabrication.

  • Operate packaging equipment (tablet fillers, thermoformers, labelers, case packers, etc.) in a safe and efficient manner.

  • Use analytical troubleshooting skills and Lean Leadership behaviors to recognize equipment problems, identify root causes, and recommend/implement solutions that prevent problem reoccurrence. Participate in cross-functional teams as assigned to support continuous improvement or equipment installation/modification as well as deviation investigations and help drive to root cause using tools such as 5- Why.

  • Work with Supervisors, Operators, Engineers, and other Mechanics to identify and implement opportunities to improve equipment/production efficiencies.

  • Perform and document work in compliance with SOP’s, Safety Health & Environment, standards, and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s) to include work orders, PMs, logbooks, and permits.

  • Respond to multiple equipment/production problems and prioritize or change assignments as needed to meet production demands.



  • High School Diploma / GED


  • Minimum of three years' experience as an industrial maintenance mechanic in a production environment.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in all the following areas and certification /advanced training in at least two of the following: Mechanical Maintenance, Electrical Maintenance, Instrumentation, and Controls and/or Fabrication/Machine Shop.

  • Ability to work as needed during other shifts and weekends when production and/or equipment maintenance coverage is needed.

  • Good interpersonal, communication, and writing skills.​


  • AAS in an Engineering Technology.

  • Completion of a state-accredited Journeyman or technical school program, or equivalent formal education and field experience, demonstrating commensurate proficiency in at least two of the following areas: Mechanical maintenance of production equipment, Utility systems maintenance, and repair, Electrical Maintenance, Instrumentation, and Controls.

  • Mechanical Fabrication/Machine Shop Understanding and operational familiarity with PC/PLC control systems.

  • Pharmaceutical/ cGMP maintenance training and experience.

  • Solid Oral Dose packaging equipment maintenance experience including bottle and blister packaging equipment training and experience.

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca when we see an opportunity for change, we seize it and make it happen, because any opportunity no matter how small, can be the start of something big. Delivering life-changing medicines is about being entrepreneurial - finding those moments and recognizing their potential. Join us on our journey of building a new kind of organization to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means we are developing new ways to work, cutting-edge methods, and bringing unexpected teams together. Interested? Come and join our journey!

Next Steps – Apply Today!

Are you ready to bring new insights and fresh thinking to the table? Curious to know more, then please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well-qualified for this opportunity. Know someone who would be an excellent fit? Please share this posting with them.

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AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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