Galaxy Reliability Technician - #100408


Date: 04/19/2022 21:30 PM

City: Round Lake, Illinois

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

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The ideal candidate will be responsible for providing root cause analysis and maintenance support for all equipment in the Galaxy Mixing, Filling and Finishing process. This includes providing administration and review of maintaining equipment in all areas of the Mix, Fill and Finishing complexes at the Drug Delivery and Penicillin facilities. This requires providing assistance and understanding on-time PM completion. Provide a high level of troubleshooting ability to repair mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems. It is customary to provide support on an emergency basis, including overtime, weekends and during plant shutdowns. Must become familiar with corporate specifications and plant SOP’s governing the operation of the Galaxy process and local GMP. Must adhere to all plant safety rules and direct others in the proper application of plant safety. This position will support Galaxy Maintenance staff with scheduling and timely PM completion. This position requires lifting up to 100 pounds on a periodic basis. Walking and traveling between Drug Delivery and Penicillin buildings throughout all seasons.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

A Reliability Maintenance Technician requires little supervision to accomplish his/her objectives. This individual looks for ways to improve their knowledge and skill set through additional training. Take a proactive role in safe work practices and lead by example. Point out unsafe conditions and practices to others and support the C2S initiative. This shift is Monday-Friday, 7:00am-3:30pm. Internal applicants may be required to return to the shift they applied from after an introductory period of approximately 3 months. Overtime or shift variance may be needed to train and learn from other shifts.

Understand corporate specifications and plant SOP’s governing the operation of the Galaxy process and local GMP.

  • Perform Root Cause Analysis on component failures and develop and implement countermeasures in a reasonable timeframe
  • Review current PMs, verify parts are in stock and complete PMs on time.
  • Provide a high level of troubleshooting ability to repair mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems.
  • Build and rebuild machine assemblies, including PM completion part kits
  • Communicate equipment issues and work status to supervision, manufacturing, and management per the plant’s Stop and Fix guidelines.
  • Review PMs and Job Plans and administrate using the Maximo CMMS system.
  • Perform PM work and assign work related to the Galaxy process when work is required to maintain equipment reliability and efficiency. Assist with proper and timely completion of related documentation. Audit existing PM work.
  • Note in Maximo equipment trends related to the issues and support efforts to eliminate reoccurring problems.
  • The Reliability Maintenance Technician will share knowledge and train less experienced technicians in the Galaxy process and all related equipment including safety, 6S, PMs associated with the RLD and RLN facilities.
  • Learn to handle robots in all normal production modes, troubleshoot and identify problems related to robots, machine output and quality defects as they occur.
  • Solicit help from Lead technicians and engineering assistance when needed.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.
  • Adhere to the Baxter Code of Conduct.
  • Maintain 100% on time completion of all required training.


  • 8-Step, Blue/Green/Black Belt Lean, or other training in problem solving
  • Ability to read & understand electrical, mechanical and pneumatic drawings.
  • Knowledge of electrical, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
  • Develop strong troubleshooting skills.
  • Develop a good understanding of programmable logic controllers.
  • Must be able to work with limited supervision, have strong teamwork and communication skills, both verbally and written, good documentation skills and practices, strong computer skills, customer oriented, work safely and effectively under stressful conditions.
  • Skilled in MS Word, MS Excel and Maximo or similar CMMS.
  • Desire to broaden knowledge and improve skill level is imperative.
  • A candidate must not be allergic to Penicillin and Cephalosporin or their related products and minerals.

Education and/or experience

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required, technical certifications a plus
  • Associates degree in a technical discipline or above a plus
  • 3 or more years manufacturing systems experience preferred
  • 2 or more years of manufacturing systems experience with Associate’s degree
  • 1 or more year of manufacturing systems experience with a Bachelor’s degree
  • Prior experience working in an FDA regulated environment preferred.
  • Experience with 8-step or Lean problem solving/continuous improvement a plus



The successful candidate for this job may be required to verify that he or she has been vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to reasonable accommodations for individuals with medical conditions or religious beliefs that prevent vaccination, and in accordance with applicable law.

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