Title:  Plant Services Specialist

Date:  Aug 9, 2022
Location:  Sun - Billerica - Plant
Company:  Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc (USA)

Job Summary:


Support pharmaceutical manufacturing plant, equipment, and utilities, and maintain compliance with all state and federal guidelines with emphasis on current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) requirements.


Area of Responsibility:


  • Develop and maintain records on pharmaceutical manufacturing equipment, utilities, and systems to maintain operations and validation
  • Manage execution of PMP programs consistent with cGMP engineering maintenance requirements
  • Interact with and direct vendors for manufacturing improvement and plant maintenance (i.e. HVAC, Clean Utilities, trades) primary support for Security/System Monitoring/Fire System, janitorial services, and waste water certifications
  • Perform non-routine and off-hours tasks as necessary
  • Support area validation, calibration, certification efforts, and the transfer of new processes to the manufacturing area
  • Solve simple to complex problems related to equipment or process
  • Perform equipment, utility, and plant validation as needed
  • Review and update maintenance SOPs for plant, equipment, and utilities
  • Follow all company policies related to job safety
  • Work with supervision using some standard procedures as well as troubleshooting and decision making
  • Troubleshoot manufacturing equipment/plant/utility problems
  • Support operations improvement and maintenance projects
  • Perform improvements and maintenance as required to support all operations
  • Support validation maintenance program
  • Execute validations for manufacturing equipment and processes as needed
  • Maintain records for operations plant, equipment, and utilities
  • Monitor steam utility per MA State requirements
  • Manage janitorial services and plant waste stream
  • Other duties as assigned


Work Conditions:


  • Office
  • Lab
  • Shop/shipping areas
  • Some exposure to noise, hot and cold, outside elements, radiation exposure within allowable limits
  • Physical Requirements:
  • Stand, walk, sit, use hands and fingers to handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk, hear, taste, smell
  • Close, distance and peripheral vision; depth perception, ability to focus
  • Ability to operate production equipment and hand tools
  • Operate hand truck
  • Operate company truck
  • Current, valid Driver's license
  • Operate computer/office machines
  • Wear Safety shoes, safety glasses, gloves
  • Lift up to 70 lbs.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule


Education and Job Qualification:


  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Technical certification preferred
  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical Plant/Maintenance/manufacturing Operations or related environment
  • Knowledge of aseptic techniques
  • Ability to read & create engineering drawings
  •  (State boilers “Special License to Operate” or higher preferred / obtain within 6 months of employment)
  • Electrician’s license preferred
  • Ability to plan, prioritize and organize diversified workload
  • Familiarity with use of computers and MS Office




  • Minimum 2 years related experience required, preferably in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience with Building Automation Systems
  • HAZMAT training
  • Proficient with use of hand tools and power equipment
  • Demonstrated mechanical ability
  • Willingness and ability to obtain Boiler Specialist License required; Current Fireman’s License preferred


  • Pharmaceutical industry experience
  • Formal cGMP training
  • Experience reviewing/updating Standard Operating Procedures
  • Experience maintaining operation records