Hikma Pharmaceuticals USA Inc.

  • Production Reliability Technician, Flow 7, Primary and Tertiary, 1st Shift

    Job Location US-OH-Columbus
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/24/2018 9:06 PM)
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    Columbus First Shift
  • Overview

    Sets up, cleans and changes over equipment in Packaging following appropriate procedures in a clean and safe work environment meeting all cGMP, FDA, DEA, OSHA and other applicable regulations.  Directly supports the operation of equipment and lines by assisting and guiding operators with set up, adjustments, and operating parameters.  Provides continuous monitoring of equipment across lines to improve productivity through improved Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE).


    Provides higher-level technical expertise than a Packaging Technician III as needed by maintaining packaging equipment, completing routine preventive maintenance tasks, troubleshooting common issues, and performing basic repairs. Supports continuous improvement by identifying specific improvement opportunities, completing related tasks, and recommending or making procedural updates


    • Performs Packaging line / equipment setup, clean and changeover activities that require the use of hand tools, removal / replacement of machine parts, adjustment, and cleaning of parts.   Assists and guides operators through the set up process and routinely with operating adjustments and parameters to maximize equipment performance.  Responds to service calls while the resource is in operation, which may include off-shift periods and weekends.
    • Schedules, plans, performs, and/or records preventative maintenance activities that are the responsibility of Flow Technicians.
    • Performs preventive, corrective, or emergency work orders to ensure reliability of equipment, documenting through work orders to maintain required equipment history.
    • Performs first line troubleshooting and repairs prior to escalation to Maintenance or Engineers.  Provides immediate notice to appropriate staff of need for more advanced troubleshooting functions and/or repairs. Makes recommendations for process, operational, and/or training/staffing improvements to ensure optimal performance of equipment and machines.  Maintains the accuracy of written and electronic documentation procedures for regulatory compliance.
    • May perform more advanced troubleshooting functions under close direction of experienced MRTs or Engineers.  Ensures a safe and efficient work area and eliminates clutter and foreign particles that could potentially damage or contaminate equipment or product.
    • Conducts routine inspections on assigned equipment used in packaging of products, documenting results as appropriate.  Resolves routine issues or escalates to Coaches and/or Maintenance Reliability Technicians (MRTs). Notifies Maintenance or other individuals as appropriate of any situation requiring immediate attention (emergency), or enters work order for items that can be planned and scheduled.
    • Conducts daily evaluations to ensure maintenance of required tools, supplies, and work area necessary for completing required maintenance tasks in area of responsibility in accordance with 5S+1 principles to ensure a safe and efficient work area and to eliminate clutter and foreign particles that could potentially impact equipment or product. 
    • Actively participates in daily Performance Center (PC) meetings regarding equipment and line performance.  Works on projects and improvement initiatives and acts as an advocate within the operation for improved Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE).  Supports continuous improvement by identifying specific improvement opportunities, completing related tasks as assigned, and recommending or making procedural updates.
    • Initiate, performs, evaluates, and/or looks for training opportunities for Technicians in the area by providing, creating and/or updating troubleshooting guides and tools, providing feedback to Supervisors, trainers, or engineers, etc.
    • Maintains area equipment setup documentation (setup guides, starting points, build-sheets, etc.).

    Other duties as assigned.



    • High School Diploma (or equivalent). 
    • Demonstrated proficiency in area of responsibility (liquids, blister, or bottle packaging).
    • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in pharmaceutical, food, or other GMP packaging operation; experience in other related manufacturing or mechanical setting may be considered in lieu of this requirement.
    • Experience in a manufacturing environment including set-up, operation, cleaning and basic maintenance of manufacturing equipment.
    • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work and participate effectively in a team environment.
    • Demonstrated ability to perform basic to intermediate troubleshooting of equipment.
    • Ability and willingness to maintain accurate and factual hard-copy and electronic records.
    • Ability to use computers to perform a variety of data-entry transactions and to retrieve information (procedures; safety, employment, and other information). Must be able to use MS Office products (specifically Word, Outlook, and Excel), and perform data entry/maintenance in SAP or equivalent systems.
    • Attention to detail, safety, quality and customer requirements.
    • Must possess basic Math skills which include the ability to set up and solve problems involving more than one math operation (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) on whole numbers, fractions, decimals, or percentages. Must also be able to calculate conversions using a calculator or other device as well as working knowledge of the Metric System.
    • Demonstrated ability to use measuring devices such as scales, balances, calipers, etc.
    • Requires a demonstrated mechanical and technical aptitude in order to problem-solve effectively.
    • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing to peers and management.
    • Ability to read information and apply what was described in the reading material to situations which may contain several details or describe processes involving several steps.
    • Demonstrated high level of personal motivation and initiative.
    • Ability to learn and apply all relevant Department Procedures (DPs), Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and other regulatory requirements.
    • Ability and willingness to follow directions, as assigned by management, coaches, peers, or in written instructions.
    • Ability to adapt and be flexible with daily work assignment changes as well as a continuously-improving work environment.



    • Familiarity with MS Office products (specifically Word, Outlook, and Excel), and SAP or equivalent systems.
    • May be required to travel.
    • TSMET



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