Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.

Packaging Mechanic

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Operations - Maintenance



Position Summary

This Packaging Mechanic has a good working knowledge of all aspects of the packaging equipment and line integration for both blistering and bottling operations. This position requires good troubleshooting and problem solving skills, the ability to work independently and also the ability to take direction. The packaging mechanic will specialize in customer service, on-time response to non-routine maintenance activities, and on-time execution of preventive maintenance.



NIGHT SHIFT - Monday to Thursday, 8:00 pm to 6:30 am.



Essential Duties & Responsibilities                                                                                                                  



Assembly, adjusting, and reactive troubleshooting of high speed/PLC-based blistering, bottling, feeding, pouching, labeling, cartoning, and case packing equipment


Perform pro-active troubleshooting and repairs to reduce equipment downtime and increase equipment reliability


Leads and supports continuous improvement/lean initiatives to improve overall equipment effectiveness


Perform scheduled preventive maintenance activities on all equipment and systems in order to maximize facility up time and equipment availability


Initiates purchase requisitions for materials used in repair, PM, or consumed during the performance of duties


Initiates, processes, and closes routine and non-routine work orders using computerized maintenance management system (CMMS)


Reads and interprets mechanical, electrical, and pneumatic drawings and schematics to troubleshoot, repair and maintain equipment


Creates preventive maintenance activities and schedules, equipment procedures and equipment settings and troubleshooting guides


Provides clear descriptions of equipment issues to team members to prevent duplicate occurrences


Trains line technicians on the correct settings, adjustments, and operation of packaging equipment


Assures compliance with GMPs, CFR, and FDA regulations


Follows approved safety, health, and environmental policies and procedures.


Other projects and duties as assigned



Position Requirements

Education Required:

High School Diploma, GED or equivalent

Education Preferred:

Associates or Technical Degree; Professional Certification

Experience Required:

5 years of working experience in a maintenance individual contributor capacity. Technical Training and/or working experience in a trade will be considered

Experience Preferred:

Minimum of 3 - 5 years pharmaceutical packaging experience; 1-3 years in leadership capacity

Functional Knowledge:

Proficient technical and attention to detail skills.

Strong Organizational and multi-tasking skills.  

Demonstrates the ability to lead in a team based culture and with company personnel from all levels.

Ability to handle and manage multiple tasks with minimal supervision

Specialized or Technical knowledge, licenses, certifications needed:

Proficient in basic computer applications including MS Office and internet tools. Willingness to develop proficiency in CMMS.

Understanding IPC and peripheral device connectivity communication skills highly desirable

PLC, ELAU,and Profibus, diagnostic skills highly desirable

Physical Requirements

Required to occasionally wear appropriate personal protective equipment such as safety shoes, safety glasses, powered air purifying respirator, gloves, etc.

May be required to stand for prolonged periods of time while performing tasks.

Occasionally lifting or moving heavy objects up to 50 pounds; working at heights from lifts or ladders while wearing fall protection equipment; bending, crawling, stooping.


Teva Organization-Wide Core Competencies:


Flexible and Adaptable.  Copes with ambiguity, change and uncertainty effectively. Not hesitant to resolve lack of clarity, structure or definition of outcomes then moves ahead.



Action and Results Oriented.  Demonstrates initiative, sense of urgency and bias for action.  Self-motivated, naturally proactive with high energy level when addressing work tasks.



Communicates Effectively.  Effective in oral and written communications at all levels and cross functionally.  Maintains and internal and external customer focus.



Organized and Timely.  Well organized in both work habits and communications.  Uses good time management skills.  Works effectively in a multi-task environment.  Executes tasks to completion within deadlines.  Consistently tracks progress of on-going initiatives.



Relationship Builder.  Builds productive, trusting, respectful relationships at all levels in the organization.  A team player.  Can understand and value other person’s perspective.



Continuous Improvement Focus.  Continually strives to learn more to improve self.  Sets high standards for both work and work relationships.  Actively seeks and supports continuous improvement activities in process efficiencies, costs and effectiveness of work.



Effective Conflict Resolution Skills.  Using tact and diplomacy is effective in resolving differences and conflicts within the organization.  Good listener who takes care to understand the words of others, asking questions and actively acknowledges key points.




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