Automation Technician - ASPEX (12-hr. Rotating Nights Shift)

Job Description

Must be willing to work a 12-hr. Rotating Night Shift Schedule (4 days on, 4 days off)

This position is an entry level engineering position with the intent of exposing college graduate engineers to manufacturing equipment and processes through a hands-on maintenance technician position.

As maintenance manufacturing skillsets and knowledge develop and aptitude, initiative, and the ability to consistently deliver results are demonstrated, degreed maintenance technicians are eligible to progress to other areas of the Alcon engineering department (automation, project management, maintenance supervision).

Performs corrective and preventive maintenance on critical facilities systems (HVAC, autoclaves, dry heat ovens, water treatment systems) and manufacturing process equipment (compounding reactors, mix tanks, fill lines). Leads small projects to improve equipment/process reliability, efficiency, and operation as well as standardize equipment design.

Planning: Coordinate equipment availability with production to ensure maintenance is completed within required timeframe. Plan and execute maintenance and project work with minimal supervision. Partner with production to identify windows for maintenance activity completion. Effective communication of equipment operations status. Able to estimate time required for maintenance activities.

Technical: Equipment / process troubleshooting and documentation of equipment repairs. Write and implement SOPs and PM procedures. Locate and diagnoses failures through in-depth data analysisAssess equipment condition and replace worn or defective components. Perform troubleshooting using advanced electronic equipment, isometric and P&ID drawings, diagrams, historical data trending (OSI PI), programmable logic controllers (Allen Bradley), functional specifications, operating and component manuals, and verbal/written instructions. Maintain detailed maintenance documentation and repair logs. Complete maintenance documentation at the time of maintenance completion. Lead and execute equipment/process improvement projects, manage small-dollar (< $50k) project budgets. Assist completion of manufacturing non-conformance investigations and technical document writing. Uses a variety of hand, power, and test tools and equipment. Estimates labor and equipment costs, prepares purchasing requisitions, and manages electrical, mechanical, and fabrication contractors regularly. Ability to complete basic engineering solution design with assistance from mentoring engineer. Entry level control systems and HMI programing. Perform work area and production area housekeeping. Follow all safety regulations, and promote positive safety behaviors

Team: Cooperate and support coworkers to enhance overall capability of the organization. Transfer knowledge through peer-to-peer training. Willingness to broadband and expand knowledgebase to other areas of the organization. Drive for personal and professional growth for self and team. Function as a leader and member of a team.

Interfaces: Coordinate/support other departments to ensure smooth execution of work. Provide technical advice to other manufacturing departments. Transfer lower level maintenance and equipment knowledge to production operators. Capability to interface with the Quality department concerning maintenance and change control documentation. Work with mentoring engineer to increase engineering knowledge and advance assigned projects.

EEO Statement

The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Minimum requirements

High School Diploma or equivalent
The ability to fluently read, write, understand and communicate in English
3 Years of Relevant Experience

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