Maintenance Engineer III (Onsite)

Engineering Lynnwood, Washington


Description

MAINTENANCE ENGINEER III (ONSITE) 

Partner Therapeutics is a commercial biopharmaceutical company committed to improving the lives of patients with cancer and other serious diseases. Our dedicated team brings a rigorous approach to science, establishes deep partnerships with medical and scientific communities, and works tirelessly to expand potential treatment options and address unmet medical needs.  

POSITION SUMMARY 

The Maintenance Engineer III is responsible for supporting the design, installation, troubleshooting, and corrective/preventative maintenance of all site-wide equipment to maintain operations in the cGMP facilities. This position reports to the Maintenance Supervisor within the Facilities Operations department. 

This position is an ONSITE role requiring an onsite presence 4 days per week (Mon – Thu or Tue – Fri, 10 hours per day) at our Lynnwood, WA plant which is a cGMP production scale manufacturing facility for our product, Leukine® (sargramostim), a therapeutic glycoprotein. 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Works in a cross-functional team environment with periodic support of the Metrology, Automation, Facilities, and Engineering Services Groups. This position will also be a service provider to Health, Safety and Environment, Contractors/Consultants, and other internal departments with emphasis on providing responsive customer support and positive customer satisfaction. The primary focus will be to support and maintain a safety culture that proactively strives for zero injuries using current industry safety techniques. 
  • The cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices) production environment requires attention to detail and accuracy. The Maintenance Engineer will be expected to accurately document the operation and maintenance of equipment and systems. 
  • The Engineer is responsible for maintenance and operation of the Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems, electronic control systems, refrigeration systems, power generation and electrical distribution systems, compressed air generation and distribution systems, high pressure gas storage and distribution systems, pure water generation and distribution systems, wastewater treatment systems, steam generation and distribution systems, and/or other biotech/pharmaceutical utilities.  
  • The Engineer is also responsible for scheduling and coordinating system inspection, testing, maintenance, and other services provided by contractors as necessary. 
  • Interprets drawings, layouts, wiring diagrams, and specifications involved in the planning and performance of maintenance and repairs.  
  • Additional responsibilities include performing preventative and corrective maintenance on manufacturing process related equipment such as vessels, agitators/mixers, chromatography columns, autoclaves, glass washers, and various sanitary design pumps and valves within a cleanroom environment.  
  • The Engineer also supplies information and technical data for securing spare parts for the above listed systems. 
  • Adheres to all applicable regulations and requirements including compliance with internal Standard Operating Procedures (“SOPs”), GMP, Health and Safety, WISHA/OSHA, regulatory compliance, company policies, and employment-related laws and statutes. 
  • Successfully completes all mandatory Quality and Compliance training within required timeframes. 

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Partners may be required to perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES  

Required: 

Current knowledge of and skilled in the following:  

  • Technical troubleshooting flow paths and techniques  
  • Preventive and corrective maintenance on industrial and process equipment  
  • Air handling unit operations to include HEPA certification, cleanroom controls, building   balancing, and Variable Air Volume (VAV) Control  
  • Basic motor and pump repair, rebuild, and replacement to include seals, surface tolerances, belt alignment and bearing replacement   
  • Experience with general safety practices ie. LOTO (Lock Out Tag Out), Drain/Depressurization/De-energization 
  • CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management Systems) utilization (ie. Maximo, BMRAM) 
  • Participate in a Rotating On-Call schedule.  Responding to afterhours emergencies relating to maintenance and facilities.   
  • Capable and willing to work both independently and in a team environment.  
  • Excellent soft skills including a bias towards action, the ability and willingness to give and receive constructive feedback, is comfortable working within a diverse team and across multiple functions, exhibits a consistently constructive attitude, and is adaptable and at ease with handling unexpected challenges. 
  • Solid English language skills, both oral and written, are required for this highly collaborative role. Willingness and ability to clearly express opinions and ask questions.  Comfortable actively participating in cross-functional meetings.
  • Solid software skills essential including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook; ability and willingness to adopt other job-specific applications will be necessary. 

Preferred

  • Current knowledge of and skilled in the following: 
  • Steam systems, steam principles, steam generation, and boilers 
  • Electrical troubleshooting  
  • Clean rooms and room pressurization and cascade 
  • Refrigerators, freezers, chillers, and chill water systems  
  • Knowledge of PLC control, VFD operations  
  • USP, ASME, ASME BPE, ISPE, and other standards and guidance associated with Biotherapeutics 
  • Various other standard equipment responsible for the manufacturing of Biotherapeutics. 

EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION  

Required

  • High School Diploma or GED. 
  • 5+ years of experience working in an equipment-mechanic trade.  
  • 3+ years of experience working in a highly regulated environment or in a cGMP Biotech/Pharmaceutical manufacturing environment. 

Preferred

  • Associate, Bachelor’s degree or certificate in a trade program strongly preferred.  

SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS: 

  • Flexibility in work hours and workdays may be needed dependent on business conditions: Ability and willingness to work occasional weekends, holidays and overtime as needed. 
  • Ability and willingness to support a rotating “On Call” schedule and respond to after-hours maintenance or facilities related emergencies 

Special physical requirements include: 

  • Ability to lift to 50 pounds unassisted. 
  • Considerable daily bending, reaching, lifting, kneeling.  
  • Willingness to doff and don PPE in accordance with Clean Room Standard Operation Practices. 
  • Hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate portable tools, as well as a computer keyboard, telephone, calculator, and other office equipment is required. 
  • Normal range of vision with or without correction by glasses or contacts. 
  • Ability and willingness to climb ladders and stairs of various heights. 
  • Comfortable being exposed to wet or humid conditions. 

PTx is committed to the principles of competitive and pay equity for all of our Partners. The current pay range for the Maintenance Engineer III is $85,000 - $120,000. Offers are made within the base pay range applicable at the time. Your salary will vary depending on several factors including your qualifications and experience. 

In addition to medical, dental, vision, FSA/DCA, HRA, disability, and life insurance coverage, all full-time, regular Partners enjoy a casual, and an Onsite, Hybrid, or Remote workplace program for many roles.  We offer a terrific compensation/benefits/perks package which includes pre-IPO options, annual cash bonuses, 401k matching, free parking or Seattle-area ORCA pass, tuition assistance, plus recognition for achievements and contributions. To support a healthy work-life balance we also provide a gym subsidy and wellness participation programs, as well as a generous paid time off program including:  Vacation (15 days), personal days and floating holidays (5), sick days (WA standard), and holidays (14 days) in addition to a paid shutdown between the Christmas and New Year’s holidays (business conditions permitting.) 

Partner Therapeutics cultivates and embraces a diverse employee population. We recognize that people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives fuel our growth and enrich our culture. We are dedicated to creating an inclusive environment for everyone and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind.  We base our employment decisions on the needs of the business, the position requirements, and your individual qualifications and performance without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, parental status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or any other category prohibited by local, state, or federal law where we operate our business. This policy applies to all aspects of the hiring process and employment.