Utilities Systems Operator I
Job # 1718
CordenPharma Colorado



CordenPharma Colorado
 
CordenPharma Colorado is a highly sophisticated and entrepreneurial mid-sized pharmaceutical manufacturing company located in Boulder, Colorado. Our chemists and engineers are widely recognized for their history of innovation, having developed efficient manufacturing processes for some of the world's most complex pharmaceutical compounds. CordenPharma Colorado also is acclaimed for its flexible manufacturing facilities and experienced workforce that can handle a wide range of production techniques and volumes. Ultimately, in partnership with our customers, CordenPharma Colorado is focused on its health care mission, proudly producing medicines that help patients around the globe survive and enjoy more comfortable lives.
 
SUMMARY
This position will provide support by performing monitoring, sampling and analysis of utility systems, equipment operational adjustments, Preventative Maintenance, maintenance repairs, and documentation of the utility system(s) operation.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
 
Utility Systems
  • Monitor, operate, troubleshoot, and repair the mechanical and operational status of all Utility systems including:  cooling tower systems, low temperature cooling system, HVAC systems, swamp cooler system, building air systems, scrubber systems, steam and condensate system, compressed air system, PSA nitrogen generating system, High Purity Water (HPW), and Low Endotoxin Purified Water (LEPW) generating and distribution systems. Key tasks include:
    • Monitoring of utility systems both in the field and from automated systems
    • Sample and test systems and report test results
    • Operation, startup, and shutdown of utility systems and supporting equipment such as chemical feed systems
    • Handling of chemical systems such as loading bulk or drummed treatment chemicals, passivation of stainless piping, and working within the operating plants
    • Basic troubleshooting of utility systems
    • Standard preventative and repair maintenance
General Activities
  • Assist/perform preventative and operational maintenance, preparations for maintenance, cleaning, and adjustment on any or all systems as required.
  • Assist/perform plant maintenance as required to assist regular plant maintenance team in performing their tasks.
  • Assist in coordinating and performing work with Department personnel regulatory officials, and outside contractors.
  • Maintain documentation on equipment, systems, and vendors. This includes ensuring correct documentation of preventative maintenance, calibrations, and inspections. This requires familiarity with systems such as SAP, Microsoft Word, and other Corden documentation systems.
  • Provide support to the Waste Treatment area when required.
LEADERSHIP & BUDGET RESPONSIBILITIES
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
 
SAFETY & ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITIES
Every individual is personally responsible for the safety and environmental aspects of his or her activities in the workplace.  Each employee is expected to perform their job duties in a safe manner utilizing all of their knowledge, training, ability and experience.
 
QUALIFICATIONS 
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and 2 years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
 
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
 
REASONING ABILITY
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
 
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
None
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to work with hands.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; reach above shoulder height; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to sit.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; and vibration.  The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, low levels of toxic or caustic chemicals, and outside weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
 
CORE COMPETENCIES
These are the specific areas of knowledge, skill and ability that are important for successful job performance. They must be job related and consistent with business necessity.
  • Knowledge of Utility systems, temperature exchange, combustion, pressure, vacuum, compression and filtration and their function to chemical processing
  • Ability to handle bulk or drummed chemicals
  • Able to operate forklift and man lift
  • Able to perform confined space entries or perform as rescue or attendant. This includes the ability to utilize protective personnel equipment as required.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to learn and demonstrate safety and regulatory practices appropriate to assigned tasks
  • Ability to work independently, as well as, in a team
  • Provide off hours coverage and assistance with Utilities systems as required.
SALARY
This is a non-exempt position. Salary based upon the successful candidate’s qualifications and level of experience.
 
APPLICATION
Please refer to: Job #1718 – Utilities System Operators I. 
Submit resume to cpc_hr@cordenpharma.com

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