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Avantor, Inc. Maintenance Specialist in Saint Louis, Missouri

Job SummaryMaintain production, facility, machinery, and mechanical equipment within an ISO/GMP certified manufacturing plant. Responsibilities include properly maintaining the equipment to ensure high quality products, utilizing the preventative maintenance, work order, calibration and ISO/GMP documentation systems. Job duties include, troubleshooting, electrical and mechanical repairs to equipment, and building service. New equipment installation and processes from start to finish. Provide training to operators in the setup and safe operation of the equipment.


  • Ensures operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements on engines, motors, pneumatic equipment, conveyor systems, and production machines; following diagrams, sketches, operations manuals, manufacturer's instructions, and engineering specifications; troubleshooting malfunctions.

  • Maintains equipment, parts, and supplies inventories by checking stock to determine inventory level.

  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.

  • Maintains accurate history logs for all machines for use in identifying and diagnosing problems

  • Troubleshoots, repairs and maintains electrical and electronic circuitry; hydraulic systems, plumbing, valving, filters, tanks, pumps, etc.

  • Repairs, maintains and builds facility equipment.

  • Provides training and guidance to set-up of machinery to manufacturing technician.

  • Strives to improve machine performance, and to minimize downtime through prior planning and quick thorough machine repairs.

  • Provides mechanical support for production personnel.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education/Training, Experience and Certifications)

  • High School diploma, Associate’s degree or 40 hours of higher continuing education in related area considered a plus

  • Minimum of 5 years of maintenance work experience in a manufacturing setting

  • Thorough understanding of maintenance, reliability, Mechanical Integrity and Quality Assurance, and Process Safety Management best practices, preferred

  • Experience working in an ISO Certified, FDA Regulated, or cGMP environment preferred

  • Must have industry experience with machine set-up fundamentals and solid troubleshooting skills on pack/fill equipment

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES (Those necessary to perform the job competently)

  • Good written and oral communication skills

  • Equipment/facility maintenance, technical understanding, basic safety, and power tools knowledge

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Flexible and self-motivated

  • Knowledge of process piping, auto valves, exhaust/dust collection systems, and screw/belt conveyors

  • Must be able to work on gearboxes, agitators, and pumps

  • Ability to repair electrical/mechanical machinery throughout the plant; necessary skills include: electrical, pneumatics, PLC logic, welding


Frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes, airborne particles, dust or gases. The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Required to stand and walk for a large part of the working day. Physical requirements include talking, hearing, bending/stooping, squatting, reaching above shoulder height, crouching, kneeling, balancing and pushing/pulling. Also requires some lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling up to 50 pounds with or without assistance. Use of both hands for repetitive actions such as grasping and manipulating. Specific vision abilities include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

DISCLAIMER:The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

EEO Statement

We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/province, or local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at TalentManagement@avantorsciences.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the Equal Employment Opportunity is THE LAW Poster, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision using the links below.

EEO is the Law (https://media.vwr.com/emdocs/docs/EEO-is-the-law.pdf)

OFCCP EEO Supplement (https://media.vwr.com/emdocs/docs/OFCCP-EEO-Supplement.pdf)


3rd party non-solicitation policy

By submitting candidates without having been formally assigned on and contracted for a specific job requisition by Avantor, or by failing to comply with the Avantor recruitment process, you forfeit any fee on the submitted candidates, regardless of your usual terms and conditions. Avantor works with a preferred supplier list and will take the initiative to engage with recruitment agencies based on its needs and will not be accepting any form of solicitation

Avantor® is a leading global provider of integrated, tailored solutions for the life sciences and advanced technology industries. Strengthened by the recent acquisition of VWR, the Company is a trusted partner to customers and suppliers from discovery to delivery. With operations in more than 30 countries and a diverse portfolio that includes more than four million products, Avantor enables customer success through innovation, cGMP manufacturing and comprehensive service offerings. Collectively, we set science in motion to create a better world.

Learn more at www.avantorsciences.com