Reliability Technician III

Production Support Irvine, California


Reliability Technician III, Engineering Services, Irvine, CA

About Par Pharmaceutical:

Par Pharmaceutical, headquartered in Chestnut Ridge, NY, develops, manufactures and markets safe, innovative and cost-effective generic pharmaceutical and branded injectable products that help improve patient quality of life. Par, among the top leaders in the U.S. generics industry, possesses a portfolio that includes sterile injectables, alternative dosage forms and many other differentiated products. Par is advancing a robust research and development (R&D) pipeline of potential products.  Par is an operating company of Endo International plc (NASDAQ: ENDP), a highly focused generics and specialty branded pharmaceutical company delivering quality medicines to patients through excellence in development, manufacturing and commercialization. Learn more at or



Performs facility reliability maintenance activities in accordance with approved procedures, requiring limited supervision.  Proficient at analyzing and troubleshooting the root cause of facility equipment problems.  May also be required to be proficient at analyzing and troubleshooting the root cause of manufacturing equipment problems.  Implements effective preventive and/or corrective maintenance repairs to provide increased reliability.  Assists in developing standard operating procedures (SOPs) and proactive maintenance (PM), and may assist in planning non-destruct test methods and participates in the P-F curve analysis and FMEA.  Refers deviations from SOPs to the supervisor.  Identifies maintenance improvements that increase efficiency, throughput, and quality.  May train others in setting up equipment.  Identifies and solves complex problems.  Understands the practical application to problems and situations ordinarily encountered and makes decisions that require choosing from several options.


  • Independently performs preventive and predictive maintenance tasks on all facility equipment according to the frequency written in SOPs.
  • Performs condition-based monitoring while PM's 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.
  • Independently troubleshoots problems or breakdowns on control valves, motors, pumps, actuator, HVAC controls, boilers, chillers, domestic water, compressed air systems, deionized water systems, and other facilities equipment in the plant. May also independently troubleshoot problems and breakdowns on agitators, tablet presses, encapsulation machines, blenders, ovens, vectors, fitzmills, and other production equipment in the Manufacturing department.
  • May work on packaging or manufacturing equipment as required.
  • Supports engineering and capital projects with input on equipment acquisition or repair.
  • Completes work in a timely fashion and motivates others to do the same.
  • Contributes to team and project success by sharing previously acquired knowledge.
  • Collaborates within own work unit and with those from other departments outside of work unit and/or with external vendors/suppliers.
  • Motivates others to achieve high levels of competence and provides on the job training and guidance as requested.
  • Assists in developing SOPs and PM’s, and may assist in planning non-destruct test methods and participates in the P-F curve analysis and FMEA.
  • Conforms to all training requirements, including Company required and utilities equipment training.
  • Provides on the job training and guidance to other Facilities Reliability Technicians.
  • Attends all Maintenance and other meetings when mandatory.
  • Follows all applicable SOPs, including, but not limited to, lock-out, tag-out and PPE requirements.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with 7+ years’ related experience and certification in assigned area(s), as required.
  • ACCP-Level II Certification or equivalent experience.
  • Has a wide range of technical skills and operational knowledge in procedures, techniques, tools, materials, and/or needed equipment.
  • Understands the practical applications to problems and situations ordinarily encountered.
  • Fully knowledgeable of cGMP regulations and processes.
  • Understanding of Non-destruct Test Methods, P-F curves and FMEA desired.
  • Knowledge of equipment capabilities and the ability to train others.
  • Knowledge of processes described in SOPs, where to find and how to use SOPs, and have the ability to train others in relevant SOPs and documentation.
  • Qualified with appropriate certifications, as required, and demonstrates competence in equipment maintenance, repair and set-up.
  • Troubleshoots all relevant equipment independently.
  • Assesses and performs PM tasks and trains others in this area.
  • Reads and follows schematics, engineered drawings, technical drawings, and/or blueprints.
  • Interfaces with external vendors and service providers.
  • Ability to use the BMS (Bldg. Management System) for HVAC.
  • Basic math, writing skills, problem solving.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Ability to use hand tools.
  • Control Precision - ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine to exact positions.
  • Proficient in troubleshooting & repair in 4 or more of the following areas:
    • Electrical
    • Hydraulics
    • Pneumatics
    • Mechanical
    • PLC's
  • Specialized in at least 4 of the following 5 areas:
    • Utility – purified water systems, compressed air, boiler, chilled water, electrical distribution, product dust collection systems.
    • Building Maintenance – sewers, electronic card readers (when applicable), lighting.
    • Fire suppression systems.
    • HVAC competence and certification, as required.
    • General building & grounds maintenance.



  • 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.

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