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Chemical Facility Engineer Maintenance Technician - Specialty Chemicals / Active Pharmaceuticals

  • Location: Madison, Wisconsin
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #4003

Looking to take the next big step in your career with a highly successful specialty chemical manufacturer focused on Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs)? This could be the role you're looking for!

– Fulltime, direct hire Chemical Facility Maintenance Technician onsite in Madison, WI 
– 10+ years of experience in a chemical manufacturing environment and working with industrial scale glass reactors and similar equipment.

What You’ll Do:
The Chemical Facility Maintenance Technician will be a key leader in the maintenance and safe operation of key equipment within the chemical synthesis process. The Chemical Facility Maintenance Technician will perform scheduled maintenance and repairs within a Class 1 / Division 1 Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) manufacturing facility. This individual will also be in charge of vendor and contractor relationships as needed. Key responsibilities and activities include:

  • Perform standard maintenance on equipment used for plant scale chemical synthesis (e.g., 2000 L glass-lined reactors, vacuum pumps, drying ovens, glass condensers, and filter dryers.
  • Perform repairs and manage specialized contractors to perform needed repairs.
  • Working with the Engineering and Chemistry teams, execute preventive maintenance and service to equipment used to support the manufacture of APIs.
  • Maintain equipment including:
    • Glass-Lined Reactors
      • Repair and inspection of drain valve
      • Calibration of temperature probes and pressure gauge
      • Inspection and change out of gaskets and seals
      • Inspection and measurement of glass integrity for thickness and imperfections
    • Acid Gas Scrubber
      • Inspection and change out of caustic soda reservoir.
      • Inspection and change out of column packing media.
      • Calibration of pH meter and controller
    • Heat Exchangers for Reactors
      • Inspect and replace heat exchanger for hard water buildup.
      • Check, maintain appropriate levels and change oil as needed.
    • Filtration System
      • Inspect integrity of piping and change parts as needed.
      • Change oil filters on vacuum pumps.
      • Check, maintain appropriate levels and change oil on vacuum pumps.
    • Friction Aire Drying Ovens
      • Calibrate thermocouples.
      • Inspect and change gaskets as needed.
    • Floor Balances
      • Level or adjust support carts.
      • Calibrate on a scheduled basis.
    • Material Transfer Pumps
      • Rebuild as needed.
      • Level or adjust support carts.
      • Inspection and changeout of gaskets
    • Freezer System
      • Calibration of temperature readout
      • Filter changeout
    • Nitrogen Generator
      • Testing proper flow to reactors
    • Water Supply
      • Inspection and repair of plumbing supplying water to cooling towers.
      • Inspection of sprinkler system
      • Inspection of safety shower and eye wash station
    • Mobile Fume Hood
      • Filter testing
      • Changeout of HEPA filter
    • Concentrate Mix Tanks
      • Inspection of drain valves
      • Inspection of agitator motors
    • Agitated Filter Dryer Systems (Nutsche)
      • Ensure proper mechanical operation.
      • Inspection and routine preventative maintenance
    • Completion of United States EPA RCRA Hazwoper Training.

What You’ll Bring:

  • AS or higher in Industrial Maintenance or a similar degree.
  • 10+ years experience in a chemical manufacturing environment, with prior experience in maintenance of glass-lined chemical reactors and other similar equipment.
  • Demonstrated success working within and performing maintenance on equipment that manufactures highly toxic API substances, and within reactor rooms that routinely employee highly flammable materials. All candidates must have hands-on experience and strong knowledge of safety measures required for operating within chemical synthesis spaces.
  • Ability to read and understand mechanical and electrical schematics is required.
  • This position will also use equipment including hand and power tools, spark tester, welding equipment, forklift, electrical test devices, full-face respirator and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) when required.

Apply Now and move your career forward with a great team and continually growing leader! 
Questions? Contact Becky Hines directly at


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