Collins McNicholas

The Packaging Technician provides essential maintenance and technical support to the site’s packaging area. This role will involve working as part of a team in the acceptance and qualification of packaging equipment and playing a key role in building packaging towards commercialisation by developing preventative maintenance (PM) routines. The role also involves completing PMs on time in addition to reacting to machine breakdown to support manufacturing performance. 

Packaging Technician Responsibilities:

  • Provides maintenance support for equipment that includes shrink wrapping, labeling, cartooning, bundling, serialisation, etc. Can provide basic automation and instrumentation support and liaises with automation/instrumentation specialists when required.
  • Uses structured problem-solving in the event of equipment failure and documents all equipment interventions as required by the maintenance system.
  • Prepares and completes all preventative maintenance (PM) routines on time.
  • Participates in continuous improvement teams with a particular focus in reducing equipment related downtime and stoppages driving towards high OEE performance
  • Supports capital projects throughout equipment lifecycle and supports validation activities in Packaging. 

Skills/Knowledge Required:

  • Familiar with pharmaceutical secondary packaging equipment and systems such as labellers, cartooning machines, conveying systems, etc. 
  • Has an understanding of packaging automation systems such as vision systems, check weigh, printers, etc. 
  • Strong technical, troubleshooting and problem-solving skills. 
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office and other computer applications i.e. CMMS. 
  • Strong team player with good proactive approach & manner 
  • Knowledgeable of the regulatory and GMP requirements for maintenance activities. 

Education Required: 
• Degree/Diploma and/or technical certification/trade in a mechanical, electrical or related field. 
Experience Required: 
• 3 years+ experience performing maintenance on packaging equipment in a cGMP environment.

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