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.

  • Performs scheduled and corrective maintenance of complex equipment and systems. Provides shift coverage.

  • Participates in design reviews, commissioning and validation activities.

  • Evaluates equipment performance and recommends improvements to maintenance program and system design.

  • Develops and maintains spare parts inventory.

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

  • Performs troubleshooting of the most complicated equipment and systems.

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

  • Provides input in scheduled performance reviews and assessments for the maintenance mechanics.


50%: Performs scheduled and corrective maintenance of utility systems and process equipment

20%: Evaluates equipment performance and recommends improvements to Maintenance program and system design

20%: Ensures quality or work, provides in-house expertise

10%: Coordinates maintenance activities with manufacturing supervisors.

Education & Experience Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Demonstrated abilities and/or evidence of training in repair, operation, and troubleshooting of electromechanical process equipment and utility systems

  • 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

Other 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 / Blackberry device and to be on call to support Manufacturing operations.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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Reasonable Accommodations

Shire is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please call 484-595-8400 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We strive to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmics, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine/Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; and a growing franchise in Oncology.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.