Maintenance Technician

Hiring Request Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(2023/3/2 14:35)
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Job Locations
US-NJ-East Windsor
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Hovione is an independent family owned international group of companies. From the beginning, we have set ourselves above and apart through our innovative technological and productive capabilities, reaching a top spot in the world market as an integrated Contract Development and Manufacturing Company dedicated to helping Pharmaceutical Customers bring new and off-patent drugs to market.


Our people are the main asset for our continued success. Reaching over 1950 team members, from 36 different nationalities, that are located across Asia, Europe and North America (Portugal, US, Macao, Ireland, China, Hong Kong, Japan, India, and Switzerland), including 4 production sites.


Working at Hovione means reaching for innovation and excellence in everything we do: for our clients, our partners and, above all, our patients. That is why we are In it for life.

You will be responsible to:


This Maintenance Technician position is on site at our East Windsor, NJ facility and is aligned with our FIRST shift needs; M-F, typical 8 hr shift, shared on-call.

  • Performs maintenance on equipment and systems (e.g., mechanical, electrical). Evaluates and recommends equipment improvements to increase reliability, capability and yield.
  • Performs equipment condition analysis (during preventive and unscheduled maintenance).
  • Troubleshoots and diagnoses equipment problems / failures.
  • Prepares technical reports to document equipment modifications and equipment maintenance procedures.
  • Participate in the day to day preventative and corrective tasks (mechanical / electrical / instrumentation) in-line with the planned asset lifecycle management instructions
  • Maintain, service, repair and troubleshoot all equipment and installations (mechanical / electrical / instrumentation) on site as per Standard Operating
  • Procedures, maintenance work instructions or engineering best practices
  • Ensure that equipment and infrastructures are maintained within their safe design operating limits, and in a way that avoids danger to personnel or the public
  • Ensure the correct completion of all required documentation, paper or system based, associated with own work
  • Participate in the implementation of continuous improvement initiative and lean tools within the area (TOP meetings, TPM, 5S, SMED, 8D)
  • Participate in the Quality Assurance and HSE programs, guaranteeing the timely implementation of corrective actions (CAPA)
  • Ensure proper tidiness and cleanliness of the maintained equipment and area as well as his/her working space
  • Ensure that area or his/her assign tools are kept in good shape in what regards to their functionality and cleanliness
  • Participate in programs and initiatives required to ensure plant cleanliness
  • Follow procedures with clear instructions; seeks clarification if they are not clear
  • Work follows an established pattern, with a requirement to run standard procedures, analysis, reports or tests
  • Maintain an open communication with colleagues, identifying and reporting any production, HSE, quality or other issues to management according to the required processes
  • Suggest and participate in improvements in the area in which the TM is assigned
  • Carry out assigned tasks and duties in a safe manner, in accordance with instructions, and to comply with environmental, health & safety rules/procedures, regulations and codes of practice.
  • Ensure facility activities are carried out in compliance with all GMP, legal and applicable standards in the country of operation, complying with and enforcing all Hovione processes and good practices
  • Undertake any additional tasks commensurate with the role as and when required

We are looking to recruit a Candidate:

  • Specific technical course(s)/apprenticeships in the field of expertise (e.g., mechanics, electricians, hydraulics, pneumatics, instrumentation, automation, etc)
  • Experience of working in a manufacturing maintenance environment (mandatory), preferably in a highly regulated environment
  • Formal knowledge or experience of working with process, systems and tools utilized in the maintenance context (mechanical, electrical or instrumentation)
  • Numerical capability for simple arithmetic.
  • Computer literate.
  • Clear and open communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Competent (written and verbal); basic capabilities of English (highly desirable).
  • Must have the Knowledge, Experience and Skills to conduct their tasks in accordance with the rules and procedures set down.


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Hovione is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer


Inclusion and diversity are key to us. At Hovione, that means a work environment where differences are valued, and everyone is treated with fairness and respect. We want all our team members worldwide to feel supported, respected, and have the opportunity to achieve their full potential, regardless of their age, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation or ethnicity.


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