Packaging Automation Maintenance Technician (2nd and 3rd Shifts Available)


Clinical Pharmaceutical Packing Automation Maintenance Technicians needed for 2nd and 3rd shifts.

Position: Packaging Automation Maintenance Technician (2nd and 3rd Shifts Available)
Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
Type: Full-Time, Permanent
About the Company:  The Company is located in the heart of the Lehigh Valley and is classified as the #1 Clinical Pharmaceutical Packaging Company in Eastern Pennsylvania.  This global organization prides itself in delivering the complete end-to-end product…from formulation and manufacture to clinical research, complex engineering, cutting edge packaging, innovative serialization and rapid distribution, the Company brings their clients’ products safely and cost-effectively to market to consumers worldwide.
For more than 60 years, their pharmaceutical packaging arm continues to be the world leader in pharmaceutical packaging design and engineering to exceed their clients’ expectation. As an employer, they dominate the Lehigh Valley in offering a very competitive compensation package and a complete portfolio of employee benefits.
The company is currently offering a sign-on bonus for all new 2nd and 3rd shift Packaging Automation Maintenance Technicians of up to $10,000.
Job Summary:  As a Packaging Automation Maintenance Technician, the primary responsibilities of the successful candidate will be to perform the setup, maintenance, and operation of high speed, PLC controlled automatic packaging equipment. Strong electrical diagnostic and troubleshooting skills are required to effectively repair and maintain all automated packaging and sensing equipment as required. In addition, you will be required to setup and maintain OCR/OCV vision systems, and online Laser/Video printing equipment. It is also necessary to setup and maintain all robotic material handling/feeding systems, and insure the safe and efficient operation of all automatic packaging equipment including Form/Fill/Seal equipment as necessary.
Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities include the following and not limited to those listed below:
Sets up various automated packaging machinery including removal of previous tooling, removal and replacement of covers and guarding for access of cleaning crew.

  • Performs all preventative and demand maintenance and scheduled maintenance activities, to include the calibration of packaging equipment as required
  • Executes all packaging machinery validation/engineering studies as required for each machine in the specified production area
  • Monitors mechanical devices in operation and listens to their sounds to locate causes of trouble
  • Dismantles devices to gain access to and remove and replace defective parts
  • Examines form and texture of parts to detect imperfections and make the required adjustments/replacements
  • Inspects used parts to determine changes in dimensional requirements and future uses
  • Adjusts functional parts of devices and control instruments to maximize production efficiencies
  • Identifies, repairs and/or replaces defective parts
  • Installs special functional and structural parts in devices on as as-needed basis
  • Performs scheduled preventive maintenance and completes documentation
  • Lubricates and cleans parts
  • Logs data into process check sheets in a neat and orderly manner
  • Starts devices to test their performance
  • Operates lathe, drill press, grinder, and other metalworking tools to make and repair parts
  • Initiates parts requisition order for parts and machines
  • Report set up hours to QAD
  • Performs electrical troubleshooting including fuse testing, motor and relay replacement, and robotic component handling systems, PLC controllers, setup and adjustment of online printing, barcode scanning, and OCR/OCV vision equipment
  • Calibrate measuring gauges including temperature controllers and related thermocouples, air and vacuum gauges, and timers
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Education and/or Experience:  High School Diploma and certificate from college or technical school. Requires a minimum of Associate’s Degree in Electronics, Automation Engineering or other related technical degree or eight (8) years of industrial automation/packaging experience and/or 10 years combined education and experience.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, maintenance logs, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, and climb or balance.  The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts.  The employee is frequently exposed to risk of electrical shock.  The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • The Company maintains state-of-the-art equipment and sound business acumen for the overall success of the organization
  • Opportunity for unlimited overtime
  • The company maintains a very high reputation by delivering excellence for over 60 years and provides the assurance of exceeding clients’ expectation
  • Salary, Full Benefits, 401-K Plan, Overall Compensation Plan is based on experience and what you bring to the table
  • Excellent Healthcare Coverage, to include health, dental, vision, long-term disability, wellness and life insurances
  • Very competitive compensation package
  • Work hard and play hard culture
  • Long-term employment and career advancement is encouraged through hard work and delivery
  • Very high employee retention rate

Interested in the tremendous opportunity, please contact me directly.
Bill Glose, Practice Leader
Mechanical Construction and Manufacturing
O: 610-628-2240
Twitter: @BillGlose4