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Maintenance Equipment Technician - Vaccines

date posted 03/30/2022
contract type Full time
job id R2638392
location Swiftwater, Pennsylvania

This is an off-shift position

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Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, is the largest company in the world devoted entirely to human vaccines. Our driving goal is to protect people from infectious diseases by creating safe and effective vaccines. Sanofi, an integrated global healthcare leader, discovers, develops, and distributes therapeutic solutions focused on patients’ needs. Sanofi has core strengths in the field of healthcare with seven growth platforms: diabetes solutions, human vaccines, innovative drugs, consumer healthcare, emerging markets, animal health, and the new Genzyme.

Sanofi Pasteur offers the broadest range of vaccines in the world, providing protection against 20 bacterial and viral diseases. We distribute more than 1 billion doses of vaccine each year, making it possible to vaccinate more than 500 million people across the globe. Our company has more than 13,000 employees worldwide working in 14 productions and/or R&D sites with more than 50% of staff devoted to industrial operations (IO). Industrial Operations (IO) at our Swiftwater, Pennsylvania site, the largest vaccine manufacturing facility in the US, continues to develop its manufacturing assets to produce existing and new vaccines and biopharmaceuticals. Sanofi Pasteur provides associates in IO with a variety of opportunities to develop and enhance their careers through the ability to work in diverse roles across functions, resources for continuous learning, and assistance for those wishing to further their education.

The packaging Maintenance Technician is responsible for supporting the design, installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of all Packaging equipment in order to maintain a Quality Class A environment in GMP facilities. This position supports the FFIP area Maintenance Manager, who is ultimately responsible for the efficient, effective, and reliable operation of all FFIP equipment and processes in their specific area. This position will have interactions with Operations, Planning, HSE, Engineering, Site Maintenance, Outside Contractors and Equipment Vendors, Consultants, Other Industrial Operations Groups, and Research and Development.

The Packaging Maintenance Tech is responsible for but not limited to the following:

  • Evaluate system failures to determine root cause, troubleshooting, and repair of packaging equipment.

  • Preventative Maintenance/Predictive Maintenance tasks of packaging equipment.

  • Completion of all work orders and time entries in the SAP system. Completion of all assigned training modules, SOPs, SWIs, safety, and compliance requirements in the ISOtrain system.

  • The ability to multi-task, troubleshoot, evaluate and repair packaging equipment is critical to the success of this role and the Maintenance Department.

  • Working directly with the Team Lead and Manager on equipment performance

This position requires the incumbent to work on intricate and process-specific equipment and systems, with many located in or directly affecting GMP areas and environments where sterile gowning is required. The GMP production environment requires attention to the details and accuracy within good documentation practices. The 24/7 GMP production environment that exists generates the need to work up to 25% over time with short notice of various shifts depending on business needs and production cycles. The focus to create and maintain a safety culture that is proactive and striving for zero injuries is of the utmost importance and an expectation for all employees.

The FFIP Maintenance Technician has the ability to influence and impact the Site Services Maintenance Budget with the recommendations/decisions that are made to repair and/or replace equipment. The FFIP Maintenance Technician also has the ability to influence and impacts the Manufacturing Building’s productivity and run time with the recommendations/decisions that are made to repair and/or replace equipment. The work performed by the FFIP Maintenance Technician and the documentation of this work directly affects products produced at the Swiftwater facility.

Basic Qualifications

  • A High School diploma or GED required

  • Minimum of 5 years maintenance experience in a manufacturing environment and production equipment

  • Understanding of mechanical, electrical, PLCs, automation, motion control

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate should have considerable experience and knowledge including but not limited to the following:

  • Preventive maintenance and repairs on industrial and process manufacturing equipment

  • Experience with packaging, inspection, or filling equipment

  • Tensioning of belts, alignments

  • Replacement of motors, pumps, and bearings

  • Knowledge of electricity including single-phase and three-phase 480V

  • The mechanical aptitude of material movement equipment

  • Precision alignment of repetitive motion equipment

  • Pumps and fluid flow operation understanding

  • Automation

  • Automated inspection and vision systems

  • Electronics

  • PLC’s and HMI’s

  • Schematics and the ability to read building and equipment drawings and system P&ID’s 

  • Utilities – Compressed Air, HVAC, High Purity Water, Power

  • Basic hand and power tools

  • Machining ability using lathe and mill equipment

  • An associate degree in a technical discipline is preferable

As a healthcare company and a vaccine manufacturer, Sanofi has an important responsibility to protect individual and public health. All US based roles require individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of your job responsibilities.

Fully vaccinated, according to the CDC, an individual is considered to be “fully vaccinated” fourteen (14) days after receiving (a) the second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or (b) the single dose of the J&J vaccine. Fully vaccinated, for new Sanofi employees, is to be fully vaccinated 14 DAYS PRIOR TO START DATE. 

Sanofi Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.

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