Allergan Senior Maintenance Technician - Irvine, CA in Irvine, California

Senior Maintenance Technician - Irvine, CA

Irvine, California, United States at

Sep 30, 2016Post Date

150204Requisition #

Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) is a bold, global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model – Growth Pharma. Allergan is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing branded pharmaceuticals and biologic products for patients around the world.

Allergan markets a portfolio of best-in-class products that provide novel treatments for the central nervous system, eye care, medical aesthetics and dermatology, gastroenterology, women's health, urology, anti-infective and cardiovascular therapeutic categories. With commercial operations in approximately 100 countries, Allergan is committed to working with physicians, healthcare providers and patients to deliver innovative and meaningful treatments that help people around the world live longer, healthier lives.

Our success is powered by our world-class team’s commitment to being Bold for Life. Together, we build bridges, power ideas, act fast and drive results for our customers and patients around the world by always doing what it is right.

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At Allergan you will have the opportunity to thrive in a fast-paced, strategic environment where bold, innovative thinking isn’t just welcomed, it’s encouraged. Across all functions, we relish the opportunity to help our people fulfill their potential. Our rapid growth strategy means plenty of opportunities to step into the spotlight.

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Position Description

The Senior Maintenance Technician will be responsible for the scheduling, execution and overall management of maintenance work for equipment necessary to support the proper operation of a cGMP manufacturing facility and research and development labs. This individual will be responsible for performing maintenance, diagnosis and repairs to equipment including but not limited to: autoclaves, water systems, manufacturing utility systems, mixers, incubators, refrigerators, freezers, process pumps, electric motors and air handling units. This incumbent will be involved with performing services and scheduling outside vendors to perform other select or specialty services. S/he will be responsible for closing scheduled and unscheduled work order by using the Regulatory Asset Manager (RAM) system. S/he will be handling on demand work through our service request system and investigating the recommended course of action. This position requires participation to the select agent clearance program in which you must pass background check . Additionally, this position requires the ability to a pass clean room gowning qualification and work within manufacturing clean rooms as necessary. This position requires decisions and recommendations to be made within the framework of established policies and procedures and/or take actions necessary to carry out job duties. The successful candidate will actively participate on multi-functional teams and should have ability to collaborate with colleagues at differing levels and differing functional groups across the organization. This also includes collaboration with Environmental Health and Safety, Security, Corporate Facilities, and Corporate Engineering. As our team is in a support function, this position requires the ability to respond to internal and external customer needs in a timely and courteous manner. The appropriate degree of tact, diplomacy and consideration must be used when working with others.

The Senior Maintenance Technical will maintain and perform equipment & instrumentation troubleshooting on the critical systems required to operate a GMP facility and Research and Development labs. Special equipment includes: Fermentors, Autoclaves, HVAC control system, Dehumidifier control, Re-circuit blowers, Deionization controller, and Humidifier controllers, Clean Steam and Plant Steam systems, Water for Injection and DI water systems, Freezers, Refrigerators, Incubators, Freezers Dryers, Washers, etc. Monitoring systems for cold storage devices. This individual is responsible for the proper operations, troubleshooting and maintenance of all process mechanical equipment and monitoring devices in the cGMP production area. This incumbent will execute work orders and service requests in a timely manner. S/he will assist all contractors to assure that work is done properly and safety guidelines are observed. S/he will maintain proper control of operations by following SOP’s, Manufacturing Procedures, GMP’s, ISO requirements, OSHA guidelines, and other pertinent regulatory requirements. S/he is responsible for the scheduling and supervision of outside vendors. The successful candidate will assist in the installation and support qualification of manufacturing and lab equipment/instruments. The successful candidate must be available for 24 hour on call emergency response.


A minimum of an Associate Degree, AS with 6 years of hands on experience in a pharmaceutical, and/or medical device, and/or FDA, and/or regulated compliant environment is required. A BS/BA Degree in Science, Electrical, Mechanical, Engineering field with 4 years of hands on experience in a pharmaceutical, and/or medical device, and/or FDA, and/or regulated compliant environment is preferred. The successful candidate is required to have hands on experience in a pharmaceutical processing environment and/or medical device, and/or FDA, and/or regulated cGMP environment. Ability to troubleshoot, repair and operate Fermentors, autoclaves, pharmaceutical water systems, freezers/refrigerators is required. Ability to troubleshoot, repair, and operate HVAC equipment is preferred. The successful candidate is required to have strong analytical and communication skills both oral and written required. Ability to manage multiple activities is required as is ability to make various business decisions related to laboratory operations. Knowledge of current (GMP) regulations required. Ability to work in a fast pace, highly flexible, machine oriented, manufacturing environment including clean-rooms is required. Ability to communicate effectively with manufacturer to determine the potential causes of system problems required. Ability to work in effectively with other departments, and outside contract vendors is required as is ability to work from P&ID and electrical drawings. The successful candidate is required to lift up to 50lb and able to use required hand tools is required. The successful candidate should be able to work overhead/bend/stoop and work in awkward positions. Ability to climb ladders, pass clean room gowning qualifications, and work within manufacturing clean rooms in full body gowning is required. The successful candidate must be able to participate in select agent clearance program. Exposure to loud noises, high temperature reciprocating machinery required as is ability to work in an environment that may contain dirt, dust, grease, solvents, chemicals, and drug substances. This position is located in Irvine, California and may require minimal travel <10%.