Pfizer Maintenance Engineer in McPherson, Kansas
The Maintenance Engineer is the subject matter expert and provides advanced technical expertise to technicians for day-to-day upkeep of the plant and facilities. When failures occur, the maintenance engineer is responsible for performing root cause failure analysis and determining maintenance activities that will help prevent that failure in the future. Maintenance engineers are available to the craftsperson whenever maintenance is performed to assist with technical problems. Position provides the guidance in stocking spare parts.
Provides technical assistance to enablers and technicians to ensure equipment issues are addressed.
Works closely with maintenance and operations to target maintainability issues, lower maintenance costs, and implement improvements.
Assigns equipment IDs and establishes equipment hierarchy, gathers information for equipment attribute templates and items associated lists, identifies drawings for linking to equipment Ids, and assures that proper documentation is received from Project Engineering and filed within SCDL.
Communicates with Reliability Engineer with respect to changes and updates resulting from PMO activities, Strategy and Continuous Improvement efforts, and Project implementation activities.
Initiates IDB for calibration failures and past due calibrations.
Reviews and approves, as required, change control documentation (i.e. ECC, FEF, DRA, decommissioning checklists).
Notify area Reliability Engineer of submitted or pending change control documentation to ensure understanding and to prevent duplication.
Establishes the initial Preventive Maintenance / Calibration activities for equipment / instruments that are in accordance with the guidelines and specifications for that particular equipment / instrument class.
Extends, deactivates, and/or updates PM and Calibration activities through utilization of the PMO: PM / Calibration Optimization and Rationalization Program processes.
Reviews proposed changes to calibration and PM frequency extensions as defined by the Reliability Engineers through the PMO process.
Strategy and Continuous Improvement
Establishes the criticality ranking for new assets under their care by using the Reliability Ranking Index tool.
Selects the initial Maintenance Strategy for new equipment and provides updates to maintain strategy current.
Implements equipment reliability plans by ensuring job plans and tasks are established (PM, PdM, Cal, etc.) within the CMMS.
Updates equipment reliability plans based upon RCFA results to further reduce the number of failures and minimize the effects of failures that do occur.
Provides input to the Reliability Engineers on chronic equipment (classification based) deficiencies. Reviews "Bad Actor" analysis and reporting to ensure all information is accurate and up to date based on current equipment operations.
Performs root cause failure analysis of equipment deficiencies, develops, changes, and/or initiates maintenance activities such as PM, CBM, lubrication, calibration, training, and spare parts to improve performance and equipment availability.
Provide maintenance engineering input to Project Engineering Design through equipment selection review, PM / Calibration activity development, spare parts needs, and training requirements.
Based on investigation results, develops design modification projects to improve performance and initiates work orders to complete.
Assumes project interface from Reliability Engineer when project enters the Preliminary design phase.
Maintains communication with Reliability Engineer on any changes to equipment selection or other maintenance concerns through completion of project
Ensures capital project closure activities are completed ensuring all follow reliability practices and guidelines (i.e.: inspections, punch list development, baseline measurements, and commissioning activities).
Provides input and oversight to equipment standards.
Develops procedures and specifications for the reliability maintenance aspects for existing and new equipment.
Communicates to the Reliability Engineer any Proposed or approved variances to equipment standards.
Typical Tasks will include:
Implements maintenance program improvements for the assets under their responsibility.
Responsible for measurements such as the proportion of work which is planned/scheduled, emergency work, preventive maintenance condition-based-monitoring work, equipment uptime, and mean time between failures.
Implements maintenance program improvements for the assets under their responsibility. They make maintenance budget recommendations.
Facilitate the identification of root causes for equipment failure by applying appropriate RFT analysis methods and tools. Identify and manage the execution of remedial actions to prevent future occurrences.
Responsible for ranking the criticality of the assets under their care, typically using Reliability Centered Maintenance techniques, and for defining the proactive maintenance approaches which are cost-beneficial to the business.
Responsible for establishing appropriate maintenance approaches, they improve the proportion of work that is planned and scheduled, increasing the proportion of work under-control.
Responsible for assigning equipment IDs, maintaining equipment identifiers within the CMMS, specifying parts, inventory quantities and the special storage requirements for all critical spare parts.
Responsible for the creation and ownership of technical SOPs related to the Maintenance of Equipment.
Responsible for representing maintenance to other organizations and functions including Engineering Projects, Production Operations, Procurement, Storeroom operations, new project commissioning, etc.
Provide maintenance input to Engineering Design to enable designs which minimize life-cycle-costs.
Develop procedures and specifications for the reliability and maintenance aspects of existing and new equipment.
Support the development of maintenance shut-down work plans.
Develop and manage CRs (Change Requests) related to Engineering systems and projects.
Provide training support to Engineering colleagues on technical SOPs
Support the development and execution of facility and utility related commissioning, qualification and validation documentation.
Provide general technical support on an ongoing basis to the Maintenance team.
Provide general technical support for mechanical integrity related issues
Bachelor in Science Degree with a major in Engineering or an equivalent field required
3 to 5 years of related experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry or similar operations required
Strong knowledge of cGMP, FDA, and other countries regulatory agencies.
Strong knowledge in Compliance Information Systems and SOPs
Have the technical ability to learn and direct maintenance and engineering processes, evaluate and understand problems, devise a technical solution and implement that solution via staff and procedural means.
The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. While performing the duties of this job the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear; and lift up to 25 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus.
Collects and researches data; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; approaches problems objectively and systematically; draws accurate conclusions from complex information.
NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS
Job will require supporting the production schedule which includes certain level of availability on long days, weekends or alternative shifts.
At different times of the year, this position will work long hours for scheduled manufacturing shutdown periods and throughout the year may be required to work late with little notice as need arises when equipment is unexpectedly down.
Limited travel may be required.
EEO & Employment Eligibility
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Last Date to Apply for Job: May 9, 2018
Eligible for Relocation Package
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