Maintenance Engineer (Pharmaceutical)

Facilities Rochester, Michigan


Job Description


Job Title

Maintenance Engineer


Par Pharmaceutical


Operations & Manufacturing


US based manufacturing sites


Engineering Services

Direct Reports (list)


Reports to (title)

Supervisor or (Sr) Mgr, Maintenance Engineering

Date Submitted


To be completed by Corporate Compensation:

Date Reviewed


FLSA  (USA only)



Job Summary - a concise overview of the job

The Maintenance Engineer has responsibility for coordination of all technical activities on assigned projects. Plans, schedules, conducts, and coordinates assigned maintenance engineering work; monitors work for compliance to applicable codes, accepted engineering practices, and company standards; ensures effective communication and coordination on assigned projects between all disciplines and all other project participants.


This role is responsible for the effective execution of all maintenance work control processes and the administration of the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS). The Engineer is responsible for the efficient and effective use of planning and scheduling all resources to conduct maintenance activities which result to minimize downtime and maximize productivity. In addition, this role works with area managers to help the department ensure compliance to company policies, Standard Operating Procedures and cGMPs.

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.

Assigned U.S. based manufacturing site.


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



% of Time

Engineering Projects

  • Responsible for planning, scheduling, conducting and coordinating the technical aspects of maintenance engineering projects.
  • Accountable for the successful completion of maintenance engineering projects.
  • Regular contact with assigned project clients.
  • Assists in the preparation of maintenance engineering project proposals.
  • Prepares project maintenance engineering schedules and forecasts.
  • Coordinates and checks maintenance engineering deliverables.
  • Provides monthly project status reports and change orders.
  • Acts as primary for all maintenance shutdown projects as needed.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.


General and Preventive Maintenance

  • Uses technical experience to improve production processes and introduce tools/systems to monitor equipment reliability.
  • Supports equipment/software qualification/validation efforts, as needed.
  • Supports new technologies and automation opportunities in lowering the overall cost of maintenance and manufacturing.
  • Provides support for investigations related to maintenance of equipment, facilities, and utilities.
  • Maintains preventive maintenance procedures for production equipment, facilities, and utilities.






Education & Experience

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

  • Bachelor of Science or Master of Science degree in Chemical, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering or related studies required with 2-5 years’ progressive technical experience.
  • Project management experience.
  • Pharmaceutical industry experience a plus.
  • Hands-on experience working with industrial automation such as Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), Variable Frequency Drive (VFD), etc.
  • Relevant college/university Internships.


Proficiency in a body of information required for the job 

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

  • Knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and other regulatory requirements.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and knowledge of basic mathematics.




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.

  • Proficient with Microsoft software (e.g. Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint, Outlook, Visio).
  • Able to establish and maintain cooperative working relationship with individuals contacted in the course of work.
  • Able to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Able to communicate clearly and concisely, both oral and writing.
  • Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.
  • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

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.

  • Will sit or stand for long periods of time throughout the day.
  • Required to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Will walk and climb stairs.
  • Will reach over shoulder heights and below waist.
  • Required to use hands to lift, handle, carry or feel.
  • May be required to kneel, bend, talk and hear.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include color vision.
  • Occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; outside weather conditions and risk of electrical shock.


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.

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