Shire Senior Maintenance Mechanic in Lexington, Massachusetts

Primary Role:

  • Responsible for efficient and reliable operations of the process and utility systems and equipment within his/her area of responsibility.

  • Cover assigned shift as required and be available for rotational assignment as needed

  • Monitor contractors on assigned shift to ensure compliance with procedures and policies

  • Maintains cross boundary relationships with supervisors and leads to insure consistent effective plant communication and equipment readiness.

  • Insures efficient communication and transfer of critical information to other maintenance personal and impacted groups during shift pass down or as solicited.

  • Ensures quality of work, provides in-house expertise .

  • Coordinates release and acceptance of Plant equipment and systems according to current maintenance procedures and practices.

  • Monitors the operation of critical building systems, documents operational conditions and responds to abnormal conditions or alarming by coordinating and documenting appropriate corrective follow up measures.

  • Supports or performs planned or corrective maintenance on critical utility and process systems.


50% Support of 24/7 Plant operations, perform daily logs, alarm reports, building inspections, perform operations-based preventative maintenance, document work performed accurately and compliantly in GMP records.

20% Responsible for the operational readiness of the plant working closely with peers insuring deficiencies are resolved timely and with finality.

10% Support calibration, maintenance, engineering and repair activities within insuring that work is performed in accordance with established procedures

10% Evaluates equipment performance and provide input to improve maintenance performance or system design.

10% Ensure a safe work environment is maintained through adherence to safety guidelines and policies

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Demonstrated abilities and/or evidence of training in the operation and

troubleshooting of electromechanical process equipment and utility systems

  • Electromechanical aptitude and experience to assist in maintenance deliverables

  • Experience with control systems, PLC's, SCADA, and BMS systems preferred but not required

  • Extensive relevant experience in Bio-pharmaceutical, petrochemical, packaging, and power generation industries

  • Good communication and writing skills required to document job deliverables in GMP record systems.

Other Job Requirements:

Should be able to climb a ladder , reach, bend, and lift loads up to 50 lbs. Valid Driver's license. Travel between all Shire HGT sites is required. Incumbent will be required to carry a cellular phone I Blackberry device and to be on call to support Manufacturing operations. Acquire a Waste Water Treatment Grade II or higher within the first year of employment

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