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Maintenance Mechanic

Athens, Georgia
Production Maintenance

Job Description

Requisition ID: 0700180124

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc is hiring for a Maintenance Mechanic to be located in Athens, GA.


Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. provides medicines for an array of health concerns in several therapeutic areas, including Cardiovascular, Metabolic, Mental Health, and Pain Management. Please visit for more information.


The Maintenance Mechanic will Repair and maintain plant equipment and facilities to enhance a safe and efficient operation.


Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Make inspection tours of manufacturing areas to see that the equipment is operating smoothly and efficiently.
  • Make diagnosis of equipment which is malfunctioning by means of observing, listening and measuring critical measurable parameters; then making corrections and repairs such as:
  • Adjustment or changes in settings of complex equipment involving intricate adjustments and the use of special tools.
  • As required, replace parts such as gears, mechanical seals on pumps and agitators, cams, belts, shafts, etc.
  • After replacements are made, clean the equipment and make the necessary adjustments to assure a smooth and efficient operation.
  • As needed, dismantle equipment to make repairs and/or overhaul and reassemble equipment.
  • Assist in change-over of production lines from one product to another.
  • Instruct employees assigned to assist on specific jobs and give advice when lower level mechanic is working or training on unfamiliar equipment.
  • Notify supervisor when condition of equipment indicates the need for other skills.
  • Have method of communicating with plant personnel on off-shifts.
  • Work from blueprints and sketches to fabricate minor components for production equipment using basic machine shop equipment.
  • Perform plumbing functions (measure, cut, thread and hang pipe).
  • Performing piping and equipment work of moderate complexity as it relates to future process changes.
  • Perform millwright work in the form of equipment erection, locating and anchoring.
  • Maintain work areas and shop in neat and orderly condition.  Clean up after each job.
  • Participate on various focus groups to enhance operations at the JANSSEN PHARMACEUTICALS, Inc. plant site as requested by supervision.
  • Complete training programs as requested by supervision.
  • Perform any other maintenance job as abilities are applicable.
  • Carries out duties in compliance with all state and federal regulations and guidelines including FDA, EPA, OSHA and DEA.  Complies with all company and site policies and procedures.
  • Assume responsibility for the environmental effects of work performed and for the identification and recording of environmental problems as they arise.
  • Follow all applicable aspects of the site Environmental Management System as it pertains to normal job duties.
  • Make routine priority decisions, questions instruction when aware of potential problems.
  • Understands and responsibly performs duties with attention to quality, safety and environmental matters.  Items include; wearing appropriate personal protective equipment, recognizing, reporting and appropriately responding to hazards in the work area (spills/accidents/near misses), maintaining proper housekeeping at all times, properly labeling and storing chemical, plus all other relevant job requirements
  • Must be available to work overtime as assigned and on an emergency basis.
  • Work rotating shifts including weekends and holidays on a continuous and regular basis.

  • High school diploma and technical school training in a mechanical trade and industrial mechanical experience  
  • At least four (4) years’ experience as an industrial mechanic; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and technical procedure manuals.   
  • Write routine reports and correspondence. 
  • Calculate figures and amounts and being able to use fractions, decimals, and percentages. 
  • Knowledge or experience with CMMS
  • Ability to:
  • replace of any pump mechanical seal without any assistance
  • fabricate and install threaded piping as per engineering drawings
  • erect, locate, and anchor equipment as per engineering drawings
  • Ability to work under hazardous conditions including strenuous exertion and chemical handling.
  • Must be able to work in confined spaces with supplied air.
  • Must be able to work at heights up to 30 feet.
  • Good physical fitness with capacity for lifting, pushing, and pulling 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to qualify for respiratory protective equipment use.
  • Must be available to work overtime as assigned and on an emergency basis.
  • Work rotating shifts including weekends and holidays on a continuous and regular basis.

Primary Location
United States-Georgia-Athens
Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc (6062)
Job Function
Production Maintenance
Requisition ID