AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Maintenance Mechanic (Mount Vernon) in Mount Vernon, Indiana

The Maintenance Mechanic is responsible for multi-craft maintenance activities in assigned functional areas to ensure production and/or facility equipment operates efficiently and in compliance with FDA requirements.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Perform Preventive and Predictive Maintenance on equipment in the assigned areas including: inspections, calibrations, and scheduled overhauls or improvements.

  • Use analytical troubleshooting skills to recognize equipment problems, identify true cause, and recommend/implement solutions that prevent problem reoccurrence.

  • Perform mechanical and electrical equipment repairs in the assigned area including equipment adjustments and fabrication.

  • Troubleshoot and resolve control system and instrumentation issues.

  • Work with Supervisors, Operators, Engineers, and other Mechanics/Technicians to identify and implement opportunities to improve equipment/production efficiencies.

  • Participate in cross-functional teams as assigned to support continuous improvement, quality improvements, and equipment installation/modification.

  • Provide training/coaching as needed to other mechanics and operators.

  • Perform and document work in compliance with SOP’s, Safety Health & Environment (SHE)standards and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs). To include: work orders, PMs, logbooks, and permits.

  • Respond to multiple equipment/production problems and prioritize or change assignments as needed to meet production demands.

  • Uses computer systems including, but not limited to, e-mail, CMMS, and Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Database.

  • Effectively communicates problems and issues to peers and management thru verbal and documented communication.

  • Executes work in compliance with GMPs, site policies, work instructions, and SOPs.

  • Immediately reports deviations related to products or equipment that could compromise product quality or safety.

  • Maintains a safe work environment by following all Health & Safety policies and procedures; immediately reports potential unsafe conditions to supervision.

  • Must be able to work as needed during other shifts and weekends when production and/or equipment maintenance coverage is needed.

  • Performs other related duties assigned by supervision.



  • High School Diploma or GED.


  • Minimum of five (5) years' experience in a pharmaceutical production environment or a minimum of eight (8) years' experience as maintenance mechanic in an industrial production environment.

  • Completion of a state accredited Journeyman or technical school program, or equivalent formal education and field experience, demonstrating commensurate proficiency in at least 2 of the following areas:

    o Mechanical maintenance of production equipment o Utility systems maintenance o Electrical Maintenance o Instrumentation and Controls o Mechanical Fabrication/Machine Shop


+ AAS in an Engineering Technology.

+ Understanding and operational familiarity with PC/PLC control systems.

+ Pharmaceutical/cGMP maintenance training and experience.

  • Facilities and utilities equipment maintenance experience including: HVAC, boilers, air compressors, purified water, and electrical distribution systems.

  • Material Handling equipment maintenance experience including: automated cranes, conveyers, sorting systems, and forklifts.