Shift Mechanic Job Description

Shift Mechanic Job Description

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Shift mechanic provides mechanical preventive, corrective and predictive maintenance duties in Pharmaceutical manufacturing and packaging process as well as related utilities.

Shift Mechanic Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective shift mechanic job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included shift mechanic job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Hydraulic and Pneumatic is needed (will need to troubleshoot, tear down, and replace/rebuild/reinstall)
Removes and replaces worn or defective parts of drive mechanism or hydraulic system, returning all unused parts to the parts room, disposing of defective parts, and returning shop tools to the tool room in a neat and orderly fashion
Work with other mechanics in machine set-ups and breakdowns, perform all aspects of lower levels as required
Participates positively in team projects, meetings, forums, committees
Perform and verify equipment performance in setup, cleaning and operation
Perform and understand the cleaning, setup, maintenance and operation of the equipment
Ensure equipment is operating in a manner to meet standards and performance expectations
Assist in installation, operation and validation of the equipment cleaning, setup and operation
Perform all troubleshooting, repairs and preventative maintenance on equipment
All safety related issues must be addressed immediately

Shift Mechanic Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Shift Mechanic

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: ASE, DOT, CIP, NEC, OSHA, NFPA70E, CPR, OE, EPA, CIRO

Education for Shift Mechanic

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the shift mechanic job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and High School Degree in Technical, Industrial, General Education, Associates, Education, Manufacturing, Mechatronics, Welding, Manufacturing Technology, Electronics

Skills for Shift Mechanic

Desired skills for shift mechanic include:

Krones and packaging
Sidel
Welding
Hydraulic
Food safety
Pneumatic
Process to perform maintenance within a GMP manufacturing plant
Basic computer applications
Electrical and mechanical systems
General maintenance techniques

Desired experience for shift mechanic includes:

Complete all scheduled work orders an PM tasks in the expected time frame
Verify and validate effectiveness of all PM tasks, make improvements as needed
Safely and effectively respond to all equipment challenges in a timely manner
Troubleshoot and repair equipment to ensure minimal down time
Assist in training and continuous improvement opportunities to maintain our goals for safety, quality and productivity
Participate in training related activities and programs to continue to expand and sustain your knowledge others

Shift Mechanic Examples

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Shift Mechanic Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a shift mechanic. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for shift mechanic
  • Locates damaged air and hydraulic pipes on machine and measures, cuts, threads, and installs new pipes
  • Assists Mechanical Engineer to modify sketches or computer generated designs of machine components such as hydraulic system and drive mechanism
  • Lays out, installs and maintains a variety of systems and equipment, such as powerhouse piping, high pressure seam piping, compressors, boilers, accumulators, pumps and other kinds of steam, gas, air and hydraulic equipment
  • Performs Arc and/or Acetylene welding on diversified products, parts or structures, usually involving high strength or pressure requirements
  • Monitor and improve equipment to ensure maximum safety, quality and productivity
  • Work with vendors to come up with innovative solutions to equipment improvements or challenges
  • Collaborate with other workers to repair or move machines, machine parts, or equipment
  • Assembles, disassembles or installs mechanical equipment working from engineering drawings, field sketches, other related documents and verbal field instruction needed to perform assigned duties
  • Completes records and reports (including but not limited to, MCMS, SAP, Log sheet, Oil log)
  • Operates automotive equipment as required (including, but not limited to, payloader, trucks, forklifts)
Qualifications for shift mechanic
  • Two years technical college or two years working as a Maintenance Technician in a manufacturing setting
  • Strong mechanical aptitude, equipment troubleshooting and repair skills
  • Fundamentals of electricity and controls (wiring, schematics, drawings, etc)
  • Machine shop equipment operation and safe work practices (lathe, mill, drill press, horizontal and vertical saws, sheet metal sheer and brake)
  • Automated packaging and process equipment operation and safe work practices during operation and maintenance of packaging and process equipment (fillers, cappers, conveyors, cartoners, labelers)
  • Ability to use technical drawings, specification sheets, charts, tables, and handbook formulas to root cause problem solve random and chronic problems
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Shift Mechanic Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of shift mechanic. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for shift mechanic
  • On any shift vacancies, (call-offs, vacations, etc) the scheduled shift mechanic will arrange their own coverage
  • For vacations, the scheduled shift mechanic will request the off duty shifter relieve for the first 3 day rotation
  • Perform repairs and maintenance as necessary to maintain production at target efficiencies
  • Troubleshoot and repair production and plant equipment
  • Develop, modify, perform and record assigned preventive maintenance tasks
  • Preventive maintenance, repair and adjustment of packaging, palletizing and other equipment
  • Building maintenance such as lamping, minor plumbing, fire protection systems
  • Position requires a high level of mental alertness
  • Service, installation and repair to a range of CNC and manual machinery
  • Rebuilding pumps and motors
Qualifications for shift mechanic
  • Ability to apply basic mechanical and electrical theory on a daily basis to achieve safety and performance targets
  • Ability to learn a new technology and apply it to day to day activities
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints, electrical schematics, and other written directions
  • Proficient with manual and electric hand tools
  • Ability to operate lift equipment
  • Ability to troubleshoot any applicable building systems
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Shift Mechanic Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a shift mechanic. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for shift mechanic
  • Maintain all building, utility and production equipment in an orderly and efficient manner
  • Perform necessary repairs to equipment and building as needed
  • Perform preventative maintenance scheduled services for all equipment and enter date onto equipment records
  • Monitor the boiler system including water chemical testing and addition chemical components and charging aged salt to the water softeners
  • Observes machines and equipment in order to diagnose malfunctions
  • Adjusts functional parts of machine devices and control instruments, which includes change-over to new sizes and running adjustments to maintain maximum production and quality in supporting all manufacturing needs
  • Performs preventive maintenance checks
  • Cleans and lubricates shafts, bearings, gears and other parts of machinery as needed
  • Starts machines and equipment to test operation following repairs and maintenance
  • Performs all tasks in accordance with GMP’s, company policies and procedures
Qualifications for shift mechanic
  • Conveyor automation experience
  • Requires little direction when solving simple problems
  • Must be able to extended hour and weekends as needed
  • Use hands, fingers, and arms to reach and manipulate materials and equipment
  • Walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk and hear
  • Ability to use senses to diagnose and troubleshoot problems
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Shift Mechanic Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a shift mechanic. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for shift mechanic
  • Reviews downtime reports from production lines and develops corrective plans with Maintenance Supervisor
  • Work with voltages up to 480 volts, including trouble shooting and repair
  • Repairs squeegees, checks forklifts, fire extinguishers, lights and other broken items
  • Performs maintenance to parking lot and building as deemed necessary by management
  • Employee may be required to respond to chemical, oil or acid spills appropriately using onsite spill response and training provided in accordance with RCRA and ATEP procedures
  • To review work orders to ensure materials are available and develop manpower and scheduling estimates
  • Perform and assist in the development and implementation of predictive methodologies and predictive methodologies activities
  • Troubleshoot control systems, which may involve hydraulics, pneumatics, electronics, gas handling, and acid distribution systems in a powdered metals/ceramics environment
  • Interface with the Oracle Computerized Maintenance system for work tracking and part procurement
  • Actively participate in lean manufacturing events and activities
Qualifications for shift mechanic
  • Electrical troubleshooting ability
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and regularly push/pull heavy loads on wheeled dollies
  • Must be able to secure and maintain fork lift drivers license
  • Sitting- frequently
  • Previous maintenance experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Technical knowledge of Production related equipment with a maintenance experience with Production equipment
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Shift Mechanic Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of shift mechanic. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for shift mechanic
  • Labeler
  • Husky Machine
  • Maintain and repair a wide variety of machine parts, components, and equipment
  • Use tools and precise measuring devices to perform work orders in facility
  • Some electrical work on machinery
  • Excellent Benefits (yearly bonus, matching 401K, excellent health benefits)
  • Troubleshoot complex automation systems using sound methodical reasoning and root cause analysis
  • Provide front line maintenance response for equipment Repair & Maintenance conditions & support engineering on other site issues
  • Able to safely & accurately troubleshoot a variety of power and control circuits from 480VAC to 24VDC
  • Able to safely perform basic electrical repairs and component replacements (“plug and play” components such as sensors, relays, solenoid valves)
Qualifications for shift mechanic
  • Ability to read blueprints and technical manuals (mechanical and electrical)
  • 5-10 years in a Industrial Maintenance Position
  • Must be familiar with product application
  • Requires Lockout Tagout experience
  • Requires forklift and scissor lift experience
  • This position requires that the person be highly alert at all times, self motivated individual who can work independently

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