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Grifols Shared Services North America, Inc Mechanical Maintenance Trainee/Tech 1 in Clayton, North Carolina

Do you want to join an international team working to improve the future of healthcare? Do you want to improve the lives of millions of people? Grifols is a global healthcare company which, since its foundation in Barcelona in 1909, has been working to improve the health and well-being of people all over the world. Our four divisions - Bioscience, Diagnostic, Hospital and Bio Supplies - develop, produce and market innovative medicines, solutions and services in more than 100 countries and regions.


The Mechanical Maintenance Technician is responsible for routine preventive maintenance along with troubleshooting and corrective maintenance of plant equipment, based on assigned areas of responsibility.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Perform routine preventive maintenance on process equipment and support systems to ensure equipment reliability

  • Troubleshoot and perform corrective maintenance on process equipment and support systems

  • Use a Computerized Maintenance Management System to document activity

  • Follow Standard Operating Procedures, Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams, job plans and/or equipment manuals to perform work

  • Adhere to cGMP, Safety, and Environmental procedures

  • Issue/complete job hazard analysis/safe work permits (hot work, excavating, confined space, hazardous atmosphere, etc.)

  • Responsible for maintaining training curriculum requirements

  • Complete required Maintenance Qualifications

  • Assist with modification, installation and start up of new and existing equipment

Additional responsibilities:

Tech 1

  • Develop knowledge and skills needed perform job as required by the area of responsibility

  • Maintain site mechanical equipment to include but not limited to: pumps, rotating equipment, high purity piping, valves, WFI systems, filtration systems, chromatography columns, steam systems, heat exchangers and material handling.

Knowledge, skills, & abilities:

Tech 1

  • Possess a basic understanding of the various types of valves, pumps, piping, & systems often associated with industrial applications.

  • Communicate clearly and concisely in written and verbal form

  • Build positive working relationships with cross-functional teams across multiple business units

  • Use personal computers and have experience with Window applications and Web based programs

  • Read, interpret, and apply information from files, drawings, catalogs, reports, and manuals

  • Demonstrate strong mathematical skills with the ability to apply this knowledge to the various tasks assigned.

  • Understand current Good Manufacturing Practice requirements

  • Understand industrial plant safety and environment requirements



High School Diploma or Equivalent plus 2 years of experience in maintenance, manufacturing, mechanical trades, or utility equipment operation. A technical Associate's degree in place of the experience referenced above.

Tech 1

Associates degree in a relevant technical field with 2 years relevant experience

Directly related experience or a combination of directly related education and experience and/or competencies may be considered in place of the stated requirements.

Knowledge of utilities systems preferred


1st shift

Occupational demands:

Work is performed in a manufacturing environment or warehouse with rotating shifts. Exposure to biological fluids with potential exposure to infectious organisms. Exposure to chemicals, electrical manufacturing equipment, hand tools and moving machinery. Operates forklifts, tractors and power equipment. Exposure to high levels of noise and to dust/gas/fumes/steam. Exposure to extreme cold below 32

  • and on occasion, exposure to extreme heat above 100*. Exposure to vibration or oscillating movements of the extremities or the whole body. Occasional entry into confined spaces, requiring kneeling, crawling, climbing and squatting. Works at heights on scaffolding and/or on ladders. Walks on uneven ground. Personal protective equipment required such as; protective eyewear, chemical suits, safety shoes and/or rubber footwear, gloves, hearing protection and a respirator. Heavy lifting and carrying of 45lbs. for up to 6-8 hours per day, with a maximum lift of 75lbs. Work is performed standing, walking, bending and twisting waist for 4-6 hours per day. Frequent foot movements. Occasionally reaches above and below shoulder height. Occasionally bends and twists neck. Frequent hand movements with simple grasping of one hand with the ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists. Ability to make precise coordinated movements, of the fingers to grasp and manipulate objects. Hearing acuity essential. Color perception/discrimination, depth perception and far vision correctable in one eye to 20/30 and to 20/100 in the other eye. Able to communicate information and ideas so others will understand; with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken and written words and sentences. Performs a wide range of complex tasks. Adheres to a work schedule to meet production standards.

EEO Minorities/Female/Disability/Veteran

Employee Referral Bonus Eligible

Req ID: 497162