Line Maintenance Technician

Avanos - Tucson, AZ

Here at Avanos Medical, we passionately believe in three things: Making a difference in our products, services and offers, never ceasing to fight for ground-breaking solutions in everything we do; making a difference in how we work and collaborate, constantly nurturing our nimble, fast-moving innovation culture; and having an impact on the healthcare challenges we all face, and the lives of people and communities around the world. At Avanos you will find an environment that thrives to be independent and different, one that supports and inspires you to excel and to help change what medical devices can deliver, now and tomorrow. Our vision is to be the best at getting patients back to the things that matter. Avanos is a medical device company focused on delivering clinically superior breakthrough solutions that will help patients get back to the things that matter. We believe a difference in our products, combined with a difference in how we work, communicate and partner, can change the entire world. We are committed to creating the next generation of innovative healthcare solutions which will address our most important healthcare needs, such as reducing the use of opioids while helping patients move from surgery to recovery. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, we develop, manufacture and market recognized brands in more than 90 countries. Avanos Medical is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol AVNS. For more information, visit

Job Position Purpose / Summary

Provide maintenance support and technical leadership for the Avent Tucson West (ATW) Facility. Maintain and improve the utilities, facility, and manufacturing equipment throughout the plant. This position will also support projects to include installation, contractor supervision, quality assurance of project work, and support of check-outs, installation, start-up and validation of equipment.

Job Position Scope (Optional)

This position typically reports to an Engineering Team Leader and has responsibilities for the maintenance and improvement of plant assets and facilities and maintenance support of projects. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to, continuous improvement, troubleshooting, repair and replacement of utilities equipment and the facility, maintenance documentation and systems administration and technical leadership and training for plant personnel. Motivation and capability to work in a team environment and individually to achieve desired business results is imperative. This position will also support projects involving equipment, utilities and/or facilities. Projects support may include, but not be limitied to, preventive maintenance and spare parts set-up, maintenance documentation and systems updates and installation, commissioning and troubleshooting of equipment. The position has additional responsibilities to cross train as a Maintenance Planner, provide back-up support for the maintenance of plant production equipment and perform as needed in that role, draft and obtain approvals on maintenance work instructions and job aids, complete CAPA and QNC actions, set up spare parts materials, coordinate with Stores and to provide technical support for maintenance related environmental, health and safety (EHS) requirements. Additionally, this position may lead projects typically up to $50,000 involving equipment and/or facilities.

Job Position Accountabilities / Expectations

Safety and Housekeeping: Contributes to an accident-free work place by modeling safe behavior and being “his/her brother’s/sister’s keeper” of team Members, ensuring projects are conducted safely and plant equipment and facilities are safe. Maintains high standards for housekeeping, supporting the 5S program.
Attendance and reliability: Maintains good attendance record in accordance with plant guidelines. Travels to suppliers and other facilities as the need arises. Consistently meets commitments and delivers results.
Teamwork: Works well with other team members. Supports team objectives and helps others understand the importance of teamwork. Contributes to a safe working environment in which all team members are respected. Respects and leverages diversity and builds trust with fellow team members and others throughout the organization. Reaches across boundaries, cross-functionally, to achieve successful results.
Initiative: Takes action in all areas of accountability without being directed to do so. Shares experience with others when that sharing will move business or the team forward. Looks for and pursues innovative solutions that challenge the status quo when applicable.
Job Performance: Understands customer needs (internal and external). Supports business results through application of technical skill and experience to meet customer needs. Applies sound maintenance and technical skills to provide superior maintenance support to the plant.
Communication: Expresses ideas clearly, both written and spoken. Reads and understands written and spoken communication and completes required forms, documents and reports accurately and completely. Keeps customers and principle appraised of progress, as well as key issues and actions.
Team Development: Actively seeks opportunities to build talent by transferring skills or knowledge he/she has to support the technical development of other technicians and plant personnel.
Personal Development: Actively seeks development and training opportunities to build talent for self, both to address skill deficiencies and enhance strengths.
Documentation: Maintains adequate documentation of equipment, processes and facilities and notes changes. This documentation shall be consistent with plant and regulatory requirements.

Key Relationships / Customer Expectations (Optional)

Key customers for this position include Production, Quality, Engineering, Maintenance, Logistics, EHS and Plant Management. Meeting quality and regulatory requirements and keeping the plant processes and labs in production is a critical aspect of this job.

Key Leadership Behaviors (Optional)

Solid interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with others on a team and in other departments is a must. Additionally, as a senior maintenance technician, the demonstrated ability to train, coach and provide technical leadership for more junior maintenance technicians, equipment operators and others in the plant is required.

Qualifications / Education / Experience / Skills Required

This position requires knowledge and ability typically associated with a two-year technical degree (or equivalent experience), computer literacy, ability to speak/read/write English (Spanish skills desirable, although not required), ability to read technical drawings, technical specifications, and measuring instruments, general knowledge of mechanical and/or electrical principles to troubleshoot and effect repairs and modifications to the plant facility and utilities and manufacturing equipment, and ability to ensure safe equipment functionality. Demonstrated Maintenance experience and skills associated with HVAC, compressed air, chiller, water treatment and other plant utilities systems, general facility and building maintenance, and production equipment is required. Demonstrated ability to meet FDA as well as ISO regulatory requirements for maintenance of manufacturing equipment and facilities used for production of medical devices and pharmaceutical products. is required.

Specialized or Essential Knowledge Required (Optional)

Mastery of both electrical and mechanical skills is desirable:

Machine maintenance

Machine & facilities safety

Facilities & utilities maintenance

Preventive/Predictive maintenance

Problem solving methodology

Mechanical systems functions

Familiarity with electrical systems and controls

Assimilate, understand, and use technical information

Maintenance Management & Administration

Asset Management & Administration

Computer systems and use of SAP & MS Office Suite

Field Experience

Regulatory requirements for medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturing

Safety systems

Materials and fabrication

Integration of components

Systems – machine, electrical, process

Read and sketch mechanical designs

HYH design standards

Corporate policies and procedures

Purchasing system

Physical Demands (Optional)

Lift up to 50 pounds. Kneel, reach, bend and lay when required to maintain equipment. Spend up to 4 hours at a time standing and up to 4 hours at a time sitting. Work in and around machinery and production lines (in a safe manner). Work at heights (ladders, lifts, decks, etc.), in confined spaces and around energized equipment when required (with proper training). Work in hot environments when required (i.e. warehouse or outdoors in ambient temperatures for Arizona).

Avanos Medical is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, etc.

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