Shire Sr Maintenance Mechanic - Boiler Operator in Los Angeles, California

This position reports to Grave (3) shift. This shift schedule is Monday to Friday 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM. Due to business need, on select occasion employees may be required to work overtime and/or support operations on an alternate shift.

Responsible for operating and maintaining the Critical Systems and associated areas.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform removal of hazardous waste.

  • Performs preventive maintenance and corrective work orders for critical system utilities on a regular basis.

  • Respond to urgent and emergency work orders for the Critical Systems department as needed.

  • Responsible for closing assigned work orders in JDE System.

  • Responsible for the completion of Change Control documentation (PRs) if required by the assigned work order.

  • Responsible for operation and repairs of Critical Systems and associated mechanical and electrical equipment.

  • Shall be trained and qualified on designated facility SOPs governing the operation of boiler room equipment, critical systems and local GMP practices.

  • Will provide a moderate level of troubleshooting, diagnostic, and repair of Critical Systems, equipment and equipment components which include but not limited to: distillation units; boilers; air compressors; pumps, piping, and plumbing components.

  • Requires familiarity with generally accepted building, plumbing, piping, electrical, and fire protection practices and codes.

  • Must follow safety rules and ensure compliance with state and federal EPA regulation and laws.

  • Attends required training and meetings.

  • Keeps designated area 5S’d. (Safety, Sort, Shine, Standardize, Sustain)


  • City Los Angeles Unlimited Steam Engineer’s license is required (or ability to obtain license within 90 days of employment).

  • Knowledge of water treatment systems, such as filtration, softening and reverse osmosis is required.

  • Basic computer skills such as e-mail and internet are required.

  • Experience with using computerized control systems is preferred.

Education and/or experience

  • High School Diploma or GED required. 4+ or more years of mechanical systems repair experience in addition to repair or operate boiler experience is required. Associate Degree preferred.

Physical Demands

  • Must be able to lift, push, pull and carry up to 50 lbs.

  • In general, the position requires a combination of sedentary work and walking around observing conditions in the facility.

Working Environment

  • Must be able to work in controlled environments requiring special gowning. Will be required to follow gowning requirements and wear protective clothing over the head, face, hands, feet and body.

  • No make-up, jewelry, contact lenses, nail polish or artificial fingernails may be worn in the manufacturing environment.

  • Will work in a cold, wet environment

  • Must be able to work multiple shifts, including weekends.

  • Must be able to work overtime as required.

  • May be required to work in a confined area.

  • Some Clean Room and cool/hot storage conditions.

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