Production Technician in Pensacola, Florida at Pall

Date Posted: 8/6/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: PAL003366

About Us

Pall Corporation is a global leader in high-tech filtration, separation, and purification, serving the diverse needs of customers across the broad spectrum of life sciences and industry.
Pall Life Sciences provides cutting-edge products and services to meet the demanding needs of customers discovering, developing and producing biotech drugs, vaccines, cell therapies and classic pharmaceuticals. Pall offers advanced medical technologies, which are often a patient’s last line of defense from dangerous pathogens. Pall’s food and beverage products provide critical protection from contaminants during various manufacturing steps.
Pall Industrial serves a diverse range of customers in the microelectronics, aerospace, fuels, petrochemical, chemical, automotive, and power generation industries. Pall is a key supplier to the innovative and demanding semiconductor and consumer electronics industries, and provides filtration products used in critical applications on commercial and military aerospace vehicles. Pall products are key to the reliability of industrial equipment. Pall’s engineered solutions help municipal and industrial customers address mounting water quality, scarcity and demand issues, and help energy companies maximize production and develop commercially successful next generation fuels.
Headquartered in Port Washington, New York, Pall has offices and plants throughout the world.
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The Production Technician will be responsible for peer to peer training; adherence to production schedule; operation, monitoring and improving manufacturing processes; maintaining daily Visual Management Boards (VMB); preventative maintenance of and troubleshooting /issue resolution of manufacturing equipment.

The Production Technician will work with little supervision and must be able to work independently or in a team environment, as the situation dictates. Additionally, this person will be expected to effectively communicate (verbal and written) with associates at all levels within the organization to obtain/disseminate information needed to run and maintain the assigned manufacturing area.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Assist employees in locating and using Standard Work Instructions (SWI) and controlled training documents (SmartSolve)
  • Prepare training documents for Manager and Process Owner sign off
  • Communicate all relevant information with outgoing and incoming shift Production Tech and/or Operator III to ensure seamless continuity of manufacturing
  • Maintain/adjust production schedule to ensure on-time delivery of products to meet customer demand and ensure execution of the Level Load process
  • Support manager in assigning employees to manufacturing processes based on production needs and level of experience
  • Set-up, start-up, and operation of manufacturing processes using adherence to SWIs, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and current Good Documentation Practices (cGDP), until acceptable finished product is realized
  • Monitor Critical-to-Quality (CTQs) media metrics (e.g., Delta-P, KL, Thickness, Basis Weight, etc.) through Statistical Process Control (SPC) to ensure the highest quality media possible
  • Make any needed adjustments to the process using formally documented and approved Corrective Methods (CMs)
  • Review scrap and downtime data sheets at shift end to ensure accurate and timely reporting of downtime and scrap; complete Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) documentation
  • Raise manufacturing process issues in a timely manner to minimize scrap and downtime
  • Support Engineers in Tech Plans; support R&D runs and scale-ups
  • Complete daily updates to the area specific VMB for Safety, Quality, Delivery, Inventory and Productivity (SQDIP)
  • Perform and document basic equipment maintenance (assembly, disassembly, and cleaning of mechanical components)
  • Perform predictive maintenance with the use of electrical meters, vibration analysis tools, strobe lights, infrared thermometer, etc.
  • Develop and maintain critical equipment spares list and work with the maintenance department to maintain proper storeroom levels
  • Ensure a safe working environment through application of HazMat Handling and GMP practices
  • Troubleshoot and repair all equipment breakdowns during the shift (excludes high voltage equipment or PLC-related breakdowns)

Job Requirements


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) with 5 years’ manufacturing experience, including equipment maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Alternatively, Associates degree in a technical (mechanical) discipline with 2 years’ manufacturing experience, including equipment maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office, SAP, MMIS, MVP, etc.)
  • Basic math skills to quantify scrap in various units of measure (e.g. Linear Feet, Sq. Feet, etc.) and downtime in minutes
  • Ability to identify and correct documentation that is inconsistent with current quality system
  • Ability to work overtime with little or no notice
  • Requires to be screened for 20/30 vision (per SWI34000VSP)
  • Safety first attitude
  • Detail oriented with good organizational and housekeeping skills

Physical Requirements:

  • Lift 50 lbs.
  • Climb ladders and perform elevated work using a man lift or harness
  • Work with certain solvents (IPA, DMAC, and other common substances)
  • Wear a respirator, which consists of passing a medical survey, pulmonary function test and being medically cleared by a physician

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Basic knowledge of GMP, cGDP, and SPC
  • Basic understanding of structured problem-solving approaches

Diversity & Inclusion
At Danaher, we are dedicated to building and sustaining a truly diverse and inclusive culture. These are not just words on a page—Diversity and Inclusion is a top priority for the company, and it ties deeply to each of our core values. Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We're innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you'll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.
Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.