Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.

General Maintenance Mechanic III

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Supply Chain - Warehousing



Teva USA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., is a leading global organization employing 26,000 people worldwide. Our aggressive growth strategy has positioned Teva as a top 20 global pharmaceutical company with plans to be Top 10 in the coming years.


We have an opportunity for a General Maintenance Mechanic at our Gurnee, IL location. This position is first shift M-F 8AM-4:30PM.


Under general supervision, the General Maintenance Mechanic, performs journey-level preventative maintenance duties, major repairs of facilities, equipment and systems; performs any of the lower mechanical level functions, and provides training and guidance to lower level employees.




Essential Job Functions: This is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.

• Carries out responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies, procedures, and state, federal and local laws.

• Performs preventative maintenance on all minor and major pieces of equipment related to facilities.

• Troubleshoots and repairs facilities, equipment and/or systems including mechanical, electrical, pneumatic or hydraulic circuits. (Motors, pumps, compressors, boilers, chillers and water system).

• Performs building (plumbing and carpentry) and equipment repairs using hand tools, power tools and multiple electrical circuit troubleshooting with a volt-ohm meter.

• Assembles components from supplied instructions or drawings and designs or fabricates simple components, assemblies or machine modifications.

• Performs maintenance of equipment including lubrication utilizing oil or grease pumps/guns, disassemble, overhaul and reassemble complex components and replacement of defective electrical components or mechanical parts with supplied original manufacturer parts.

• Sources and picks-up ordered parts or supplies and restocks parts or supplies.

• Complies with all equipment, safety, and OSHA rules and regulations.

• Complies with all Company policies and procedures.

• Participates as a member of the Company’s Emergency Response Team.

• Files equipment manuals or literature.

• Assists in training and coaching other mechanics.

• Performs related duties as assigned.


Required Knowledge and Skills:

Knowledge of:

• Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and other regulatory requirements.

• SOP for equipment operations and maintenance including safety rules and regulations.

• Electrical and pneumatic control systems, chillers and cooling towers, heating pumps, steam boilers, air compressors, and D.I./RO water systems.

• Building trades including electrical, plumbing, HVAC, lighting, carpentry and painting.

• Troubleshooting problems with facilities and equipment.

• Mechanical and electrical principles and applications.

• Basic mathematical computations and applications.

Skill in:

• Complying with all Company policies and procedures, including Company safety rules and regulations, recognizing hazards and taking appropriate corrective action.

• Analyzing and troubleshooting minor problems with equipment, identifying solutions, recommending and implementing methods, procedures, and/or techniques for resolution.

• Performing preventative maintenance on all assigned equipment and operating systems.

• Performing repair techniques including, but not limited to, cutting, drilling, gluing, caulking, fastening of plastic, wood and steel; performs brazing, soldering and welding.

• Designing and fabricating components, assemblies or machine modifications.

• Reading and interpreting blueprints and schematics.

• Understanding and following written and oral instructions.

• Training and coaching other mechanics.

• Reading, writing and speaking English, and communicating clearly and concisely.

• Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with individuals contacted in the course of work.



Minimum Qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent, supplemented by hands-on or vocational school training, and a minimum of 7 years of experience as a general maintenance mechanic in a manufacturing environment; or 5 or more years of satisfactory work experience as a Mechanic II, General Maintenance, or an equivalent combination of training and experience, and a valid Driver’s License and acceptable driving history.


Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Incumbents in this class are subject to extended periods of sitting, standing, walking, pushing and pulling, stooping and crouching climbing and walking, vision to monitor, occasional lifting of equipment or materials weighing up to 75 pounds. Incumbents may be exposed to toxic materials, toxic gases, electrical hazards, and dangerous tools and equipment. Work is performed in a manufacturing environment.


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