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Grifols Shared Services North America, Inc Group Leader - Refrigeration in Los Angeles, California


Job Summary:

Lead Refrigeration Mechanic will guide mechanics in performing preventive maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment used throughout the plant. Lead Refrigeration Mechanic will work closely with the Refrigeration Supervisor / Manager in assuring that all preventative and corrective maintenances assigned to the department are accomplished in a timely manner as not to affect production.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Mechanic will improve, repair, rebuild and do preventive and/or corrective maintenance work on all HVAC / Refrigeration equipment, along with all plant auxiliary systems connected to HVAC / Refrigeration systems.

  • Perform highly skilled tasks including but not limited to pipe fitting, welding, tear down and inspection of compressors, along with rebuilding pumps, valves, and blowers.

  • Make repairs to systems such as, changing motors, replacing bearings, belts, filters and charge refrigeration systems.

  • Troubleshoot electrical control circuits.

  • Ensure that equipment is repaired and maintained in accordance with diagrams, sketches, operation manuals, and/or manufacturer’s specification.

  • Performs both scheduled and unplanned work on a wide variety of equipment and systems, including Preventative Maintenance (PM) and Corrective Maintenance work.

  • Identify and report low performing or failing systems for pre-emptive corrective actions or upgrade suggestions.

  • Supports implementation of upgrades and new engineering / maintenance projects.

  • Takes the necessary actions to ensure equipment and/or environment is safe and consistent with relevant laws, codes and/or governing policies.

  • Identify needed equipment, parts, and supplies necessary to complete repairs.

  • Responsible for coordinating with manufacturing departments to perform work in a timely manner.

  • May conduct root cause analyses.

  • Strict adherence to procedures and practices according to FDA regulations.

  • Strong emphasis on documentation according to FDA regulations.

  • Adhere to departmental corporate safety policies.

  • Trains entry level personnel.

  • Performs more complex and advanced job tasks.

  • Assist management in coordinating and scheduling the department's day to day operations.

  • Serves in a leadership role in the absence of direct supervision.

Job Requirements:

  • High School diploma or GED required. Trade School, Vocational Certificate, Associates Degree, or Military training in related field is highly preferred.

  • Minimum of 4 years related industrial or commercial experience in maintenance of HVAC / Refrigeration equipment, preferably in a pharmaceutical, GMP, or FDA regulated environment.

  • Equivalency: In lieu of 4 years of experience, candidate must have a minimum of an Associates Degree or Vocational Certification in HVAC / Refrigeration, or closely related technical discipline, and 2 years of related experience.

  • Must be EPA Universal Certified and be able to provide copy of certification card.

  • Requires an in depth understanding in low and medium temperature Refrigeration & Air Conditioning applications, and repair/ maintenance of HVAC / Refrigeration systems.

  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of cGMPs, FDA regulations, and industry guidelines.

  • Must have experience in soldering or brazing pipe/tubing fittings.

  • Possess full knowledge of the use of tools and equipment used in the HVAC / Refrigeration field.

  • Able to repair and rebuild machinery or mechanical equipment.

  • Working knowledge of Building Automation Systems is a plus.

  • Must have strong troubleshooting skills with the ability to identify and resolve equipment problems.

  • Demonstrated strong mechanical aptitude.

  • Able to read and understand mechanical and electrical drawings, Piping and Instrumentation Diagram (P&ID) drawings and schematics.

  • Knowledge of safe and proper use of hand, power and measuring tools, as well as basic shop equipment.

  • Ability to read and interpret equipment performance data.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to motivate, guide, train, coach and develop department personnel.

  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.

  • Must be proactive, results oriented, and have strong attention to detail.

  • Self-starter with strong work ethic and the ability to exercise good judgment.

  • Ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple tasks to meet targeted deadlines.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with personnel at all levels in a team environment.

  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English.

  • Computer literacy with proficiency in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • Specific experience with SAP & AMMS is preferred.

  • Must be flexible with working hours / shifts in order to accommodate the 24 hour, 7 day plant operation.

  • May also be required to be on call, on a rotating basis.

  • This job description is accurate at the date of publication. It is intended to provide information essential to understanding the scope and general nature of the work performed by job holders within this position. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position. Other duties may be assigned and qualifications required may change over time.

EEO Minorities/Females/Disability/Veterans

Grifols is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all Federal, State and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship, genetic disposition or characteristics, disability or veteran's status or any other classification protected by applicable State/Federal laws. We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

Req ID: 198890