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Senior Technician-Utilities-HVAC-2nd Shift

Bayer U.S. LLC

This is a Full-time position in Warrendale, PA posted May 27, 2023.

 

 

Senior Technician-Utilities-HVAC-2nd Shift 

 
   
   

Do you want to join an organization that helps the betterment of people’s lives?

Do you want to be part of delivering health to all? Then Bayer is the place for you.

Our vision is a noble one: health for all, hunger for none. The pandemic has further heightened awareness of self-care and nutrition. Help us deliver on our vision and create products that empower consumers to transform their everyday health.

 

Why join?

  • Top tier compensation and benefits
  • Safety-first environment and extensive Covid-19 protocols
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Collaborative environment driven by teamwork
  • We’re growing and investing in our Myerstown site
  • We have a strong portfolio of leading consumer healthcare products (Bayer Aspirin, Aleve, Claritin, One A Day, Flintstones Vitamins, Phillips’ and more)

 

 

We have 1 openings for Senior Technician:

  • 2nd shift (3 pm to 11:20 pm)

 

Pay and Benefits for full-time employees:

  • $30.94 (minimum) starting hourly rate
  • Shift Differential Pay
  • Company bonus (5% of eligible earnings annually)
  • Excellent benefits package – Medical, Dental, Vision & Prescription
  • 401k plan with a company match (100% of the first 3% you contribute and 50% on the next 4% you contribute)
  • Retirement Contribution of 5% of eligible earnings
  • Generous vacation (3 weeks annually)
  • Educational Assistance (up to $7,500 annually)
  • 16 Paid Company Holidays

 

What you’ll do:

The primary responsibilities of this role, Senior Tech/HVAC, 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 & assigned.

 

 

Facilities focus:

  • 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.

 

Mfg/Utility focus:

  • 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, ability 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.

 

Packaging focus:

  • 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 non-conforming 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.
  • Palletize both finished and unfinished products, and operate motorized and non-motorized material handling equipment.
  • Complete paperwork including AQL checks and scanner checks.
  • Perform line operator duties on a rotational basis as a fully trained Level 3 Associate Technician according to the training module plan, on at least one line. 
  • Rotate packaging lines as needed to support the business.
  • While doing changeover duties may assist with cleaning operations.
  • 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.

 

Process Control Systems (PCS) focus:

  • 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.
  • Ability 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).
  • Ability 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.
  • Ability 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 is the process to purchase or upgrade manufacturing and packaging equipment.  Participate in Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT), Installation and Operational (IQ/OQ) activities.
  • Ability to understand/reference the latest editions of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and National Electric Code (NEC) and equivalent non-US 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 (Leadership Integrity Flexibility Efficiency) values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Technical Associates Degree OR High School Diploma / GED, plus 2 years of vocational technical training
  • 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.
  • Must be able to demonstrate a good mathematical aptitude in addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, & experience with metric and English standard systems required.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English required.
  • Good PC Skills, including use of e-mail, attaching documents to e-mail required.  Previous experience using electronic databases and on-line tools required (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 required.
  • Experience in a government regulated, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) or standard operating procedures (SOP) environment required.
  • Must be willing to work overtime as required, based on production demands.

 

In addition to above, for facilities focus: 

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

 

In addition to above, for utilities focus:

  • 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 interprets test results, determine and measure chemical quantities to adjust “out of specification” conditions.
  • Demonstrated ability to progressively manage critical maintenance support systems required.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish operating parameters and maintain specific standards of performance required.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand various basic electrical items, such as switches, wiring, etc. required.
  • Demonstrated ability in diagnosing, troubleshooting, modifying and repairing control circuits up to 120 VAC.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of safe work practices relating to 13,800 to 69,000 volt systems preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience performing electrical circuit tests to diagnose problems and repair low and medium voltage wiring and component problems.

 

Preferred

  • 5 years of experience working with PLC’s, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, electronics, fabrication, and/or industrial maintenance.
  • Advanced Manufacturing Integrated Systems Technology (AMIST) certification is a plus.
  • Previous experience using motorized & non-motorized material handling equipment preferred.
   
YOUR APPLICATION  

Local regulations and legal requirements vary per country of hire and will be discussed with considered candidates individually based on their potential of hire.

 
   
Bayer welcomes applications from all individuals, regardless of race, national origin, gender, age, physical characteristics, social origin, disability, union membership, religion, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or any unlawful criterion under applicable law. We are committed to treating all applicants fairly and avoiding discrimination.
   
Bayer is committed to providing barrier-free access and support-facilities for individuals with disabilities – during the application process and beyond. Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to request any support / equipment they may need via the contact information below.
   
IMPORTANT NOTE for POTENTIAL CANADIAN CANDIDATES: This position requires full vaccination against COVID-19.
   
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Division: Consumer Health    
Reference Code: 791411