Lead Maintenance Mechanic

Building on its heritage of more than 65 years, Alcon, the global leader in eye care, is the second largest division of the Novartis Group with combined pro-forma sales of more than USD 10 billion in 2013. The division was formed by Novartis on April 8, 2011, following the closing of the merger between Alcon and Novartis. The new Alcon Division combines the product portfolios, commercialization capabilities, R&D and talent of Alcon, CIBA VISION and Novartis Ophthalmics. Today, Alcon has more than 24,000 employees with headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.A. Alcon's three businesses - Surgical, Pharmaceutical and Vision Care - meet the diverse needs of eye care professionals and patients offering the widest spectrum of eye care products with operations in 75 countries and products available in 180 markets. For more information, visit www.alcon.com.

Alcon is currently seeking a Lead Maintenance Mechanic for the Manufacturing Technical Operations division located in Lake Forest, CA. The Lead Maintenance Mechanic performs installation, maintenance, and repairs on line manufacturing equipment and leads overall shop coordination.

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Locates and diagnoses failures, replaces defective components, and performs basic troubleshooting using standard electronic equipment, detailed drawings, diagrams, sketches, specifications, prints, manuals, and verbal and/or written instructions
  • Maintains appropriate maintenance and repair logs
  • Uses a variety of hand, power, and test tools and equipment
  • May redesign optical, vacuum, electrical, electronic, or mechanical systems for incorporation on existing manufacturing equipment
  • May estimate labor and equipment costs and prepare requisitions as required
  • Ability to troubleshoot electrical, plumbing and fire systems, install and maintain plant and production equipment
  • Solid interpersonal skills in a manufacturing environment
  • Good working knowledge of modular furniture systems
  • Ability to operate forklifts and aerial platforms
  • Ability to read blueprints and schematics
  • Understanding of GMP and ISO guidelines
  • Good written and verbal communication skills 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 Minimum Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or equivalent plus any required certification (HVAC or Electrical)
  • Must be able to speak English
  • 4 years formal training and/or direct experience in the specified discipline preferred
  • 3 years experience in maintenance or equivalent trade experience at journeyman level preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years in a lead position preferred
  • Solid working knowledge of air conditioning systems, package units and split systems preferred

Our generous benefits package includes the Novartis Investment Savings 401(k) Plan which provides a company contribution of up to 6%. In addition, after one year of service, employees are eligible for the Alcon Retirement Plan (ARP), to which Alcon contributes 6% of eligible pay. By combining the Company's contributions to the 401(k) and ARP, employees can receive up to 12% of eligible pay from Alcon towards retirement. Alcon also offers a premier level of coverage for medical, dental, vision, life and disability coverage, an on-site fitness center and much more. Consider having all this in a fast paced environment within a stable world-class organization.

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