Reliability Technician l - Facilities

Production Support Chestnut Ridge, New York



Performs facilities reliability maintenance activities in accordance with approved procedures and implements effective corrective maintenance repairs to provide increased reliability.  Learns to identify utility systems and equipment and/or process deviations and refers deviations to the supervisor.  May assist a more senior technician or supervisor in troubleshooting manufacturing equipment problems.  Learns to apply skills and knowledge to increase efficiency, throughput and quality.  May assist in equipment set ups when applicable.  Performs work tasks in such a manner as to not waste material or time.    

The Reliability Technician I is enrolled into the Apprenticeship program (Huntsville only).

All incumbents are responsible for following applicable Division & Company policies and procedures.

Scope of Authority - span of control (work unit, site, department, division, etc.), monetary value of budget/spend authority ( capital, operating, etc.), P&L responsibility, etc.

Par’s buildings, utilities, manufacturing operations, etc.


Key Accountabilities - key outcomes/deliverables, the major responsibilities, and % of time



% of Time

Proactive Maintenance

§  Learns and performs preventive and predictive maintenance tasks on all facilities’ equipment according to the frequency written in the SOP.

§  Performs condition-based monitoring while PMs are being performed, and notes problems or changes in the comment section of the PM form.  

§  Adheres to Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) strategies utilizing a pro-active approach to minimize equipment downtime.


Reactive Maintenance

§  Assists with troubleshooting problems or breakdowns on control valves, motors, pumps, actuator, HVAC controls, boilers, chillers, domestic water, compressed air systems, DI water systems and other facilities equipment in the plant. 

§  May work on packaging and manufacturing equipment as required.


Master Cleaning

§  May Assist in Master Cleanings and/or set-ups of the equipment in manufacturing including breaking down, cleaning, re-assembling, and startup of the machines.


Cleaning, Polishing & Challenging of Tooling

§  May be responsible for cleaning and polishing tooling when necessary, including completion of proper paperwork.  Must use rags and/or the grinding machine to correctly clean and polish tooling. 


Teamwork & Collaboration

§  Partners with more senior technicians to learn cGMP equipment maintenance. 

§  Works with others assigned to tasks for the mutual benefit of the employer, team and individual. 

§  Participates as a team member by contributing to project success and sharing novel insights.  



§  Conforms to all training requirements, including company required and utility equipment training.



§  Follows all applicable SOPs, including, but not limited to, lock-out, tag-out and PPE requirements.



§  Completes project assigned work in a timely fashion.



§  Attends all Production, Maintenance and other meetings when mandatory.



§  Performs other duties as assigned.






Education & Experience

Minimal acceptable level of education, work experience and  certifications required for the job

§  HS diploma or equivalent with related certification, or

§  HS diploma or equivalent with 2-4 years’ related experience.


Proficiency in a body of information required for the job    

e.g. knowledge of FDA regulations, cGMP/GLP/GCP, Lean Manufacturing, Six-Sigma, etc.

§  Can develop and apply basic knowledge and skills in procedures, techniques, tools, materials and/or equipment needed for the position.

§  Ability to learn cGMP regulations.




Often referred to as “competencies”, leadership attributes, skills, abilities or behaviors that may be enterprise, functional or job specific       e.g. coaching, negotiation, calibration, technical writing etc.

§  Basic understanding and competence in all the following:

§  Basic electricity

§  Basic plumbing

§  Basic construction

§  Basic Maintenance

§  Basic Pneumatics

§  May require added knowledge in one or more of the following areas:

§  Electrical

§  Hydraulic

§  Pneumatics

§  Mechanical

§  PLCs

§  Ability to learn pharmaceutical maintenance and cGMP processes.

§  Ability to learn to perform PM tasks and read basic schematics, technical drawings and/or blueprints.

§  Basic math, writing skills, and excellent problem solving abilities.

§  Basic computer skills.

§  Ability to use hand tools.

§  Control Precision - ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine to exact positions.

Physical Requirements

Physical & mental requirements     e.g. lift 40 pounds, walk across plant/warehouse, business travel (% of time), driving as part of work responsibilities, etc.

§  Must be able to stand for long periods of time (12 hour shifts).

§  Lift at least 50 pounds.

§  Climb ladders.

§  Wear a respirator and pass associated respirator tests and/or requirements.

§  Able to wear all required PPE, including safety glasses, ear plugs, and safety shoes.

§  Reaction Time - ability to quickly respond with manual dexterity to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.

§  Dexterity - ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.

§  Vision - ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

§  Hearing - ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.


Disclaimer:  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications.  Management reserves the right to change or modify such duties as required.