SENIOR SITE ENGINEERING MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN

 

PTx is devoted to developing and commercializing cancer medicines and combination therapies that can make a meaningful difference in the lives of cancer patients. We are united in our passion for improving the treatment of cancer and our desire to make a meaningful contribution to outcomes. We believe that innovation is not enough. In today’s challenging healthcare climate, we strive to develop and assess our products based on the real-world impact they have in improving the quality and duration of our patients’ lives. We measure our success in the birthdays, anniversaries, and other important life moments that our patients are able to enjoy.

 

PTx has recently acquired global rights to Leukine (Sargramostim). Leukine is the only licensed FDA-approved GM-CSF, and PTx is investing in Leukine to position it for growth. With Leukine, PTx acquired its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Lynnwood and we are North of Seattle, just a few minutes from downtown (but far enough out of, traffic and high cost of living in the city!). We are an established team with a renewed energy to seize on an exciting opportunity. To get there we need outstanding people to join our team of talented, innovative and committed professionals.

 

The Site Engineering department is responsible for providing maintenance, metrology, and support services for the facility to include all assets at the Northpointe facility.

Site Engineering is directly responsible for:

  • Administrating and maintaining the Asset Management System (AMS) utilized to plan and track asset maintenance and calibration so as to ensure the reliable, efficient and sustained operation of the facility and all assets. 

  • Additionally, through daily tasks, Site Engineering supports current project operations and site goal objectives, and ensures compliance with regulatory, corporate and site requirements.

 

POSITION OVERVIEW/KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Senior Maintenance Technician is responsible for supporting the design, installation, troubleshooting, and corrective/preventative maintenance of all site-wide equipment in order to maintain operations in the cGMP facilities. This position reports to the Engineering Supervisor within the Engineering Operations department. The Senior Maintenance Technician will work in a team environment with periodic support of the Metrology and Automation Groups. This position will also be a service provider to HS&E, Contractors/Consultants, and other internal departments with emphasis on providing responsive customer support and positive customer satisfaction. The primary focus will be to support and maintain a safety culture that proactively strives for zero injuries through the use of current industry safety techniques.

 

The Senior Maintenance Technician interprets drawings, layouts, wiring diagrams, and specifications involved in the planning and performance of maintenance and repairs. The incumbent will also be required to work, manage projects, and promote continuous improvement in accordance with specific standardized operating procedures on/for site equipment and systems. The cGMP production environment requires attention to detail and accuracy within good documentation practices; the incumbent will participate in authoring documentation for the operation and maintenance of equipment and systems under engineering cognizance. The work performed by the Senior Maintenance Technician and the documentation of this work directly impacts Manufacturing and has the ability to affect deviations within their area of responsibility, which directly affects product produced at the Partner Therapeutics Northpointe facility.

 

The Senior Maintenance Technician’s focus scope includes, but is not limited to, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems, electronic control systems, refrigeration systems, electrical distribution systems, compressed gas systems, pure water generation and distribution systems, waste water treatment systems, steam generation and distribution systems, and/or other biotech/pharmaceutical utilities. Further duties include performing preventative and corrective maintenance on manufacturing process related equipment such as agitators/mixers, chromatography columns, autoclaves, glass washers, and various sanitary design pumps and valves within a cleanroom environment. The incumbent also supplies information and technical data for the securing spare parts for the above listed systems.

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in an equipment mechanic trade or less than 1 year experience accompanied by a degree/certificate in specific trade program

  • Experience working independently with little to no supervision

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience working for a maintenance organization in a cGMP Biotech/Pharmaceutical manufacturing environment

  • Considerable experience and knowledge including, but not limited to, the following:

    • Technical troubleshooting flow paths and techniques

    • Preventive and Corrective maintenance on industrial and process equipment

    • Steam systems, steam principles, steam generation, and boilers

    • Air handling unit operations to include HEPA certification, cleanroom controls, building balancing, and Variable Air Volume (VAV) Control

    • Motor and Pump repair, rebuild, and replacement  to include belt alignment and bearing replacement

    • Electrical Troubleshooting

    • Clean rooms and room pressurization

    • Refrigerators, freezers, chillers, and chill water systems

    • Knowledge of PLC control, VFD operations, and

    • Various other equipment responsible for the manufacturing of Biotherapeutics

LEADING THE BUSINESS:

  • Operate in an evolving, complex and dynamic environment, providing clear direction and instruction to supervisors and direct reports, and continuously looking internally and externally for best practices and areas for improvement.

 

Compensation and benefits are very competitive. They include a base salary, performance bonus, stock options and profit sharing. Our benefits include health, vision, dental and life INS, 401(k) with match & PTO

 

To be considered for the position, please send your resume to Brooklyn.borges@partnertherapeutics.com

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