2nd Shift Sterile Mechanic

Location: Buena, NJ

Job Summary:

The Sterile Mechanic will perform sterile filling and packaging equipment changeovers, operation, sampling, maintenance, and repairs in accordance with approved procedures.  Responsibilities include proficiency at analyzing and troubleshooting the root cause of equipment and process problems and implementing effective solutions including preventive and/or corrective maintenance repairs.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate technical knowledge and experience in mechanical and electrical support systems to include aseptic filling and packaging equipment.
  • Demonstrate mechanical ability to troubleshoot equipment related to the sterile manufacturing area – Tanks, pumps, homogenizers and other ancillary manufacturing equipment in GMP environment.
  • Assumes overall responsibilities related to sterile area maintenance, repairs and upgrades.
  • Proactively identify equipment issues and perform root cause analysis, make recommendations and aid in implementation for more complex and non-reoccurring issues.
  • Perform preventive maintenance tasks on all sterile filling, packaging, and manufacturing equipment per the frequency written in the SOP.
  • Operate equipment per applicable SOPs.
  • Perform microbial sampling per applicable SOPs.
  • Learn and demonstrate behaviors related to safety, quality, and production.
  • Follow and adheres to all cGMPs, compliance/regulatory mandates, SOP’s and quality requirements.
  • Interface with external vendors & service providers.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or GED.  Technical school preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a Sterile filling and manufacturing environment, which include maintenance related activities in Pharmaceutical or Medical device GMP environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to read and understand written procedures and instructions.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Physical Demands/Factors:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. The employee is frequently required to visually inspect product and must have the ability to see clearly at close vision (20 inches or less) and at a distance of 20 feet or more.
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This job description is not all-inclusive. It acts as a guideline and is subject to change over time. Additional duties may be assigned based on business needs

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