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Requisition Number 17-0016
Post Date 4/7/2017
Title Specialist, Lyo Mechanic
City Danbury
State CT

MannKind Corporation is currently seeking a Lyo Mechanic.  This position will be responsible for operating, maintaining, troubleshooting, and refrigeration repairs and mechanical systems associated with the lyophilzation process and other manufacturing equipment. Locate and diagnose failure, replace defective components, and perform basic troubleshooting using standard electronic equipment, detailed drawings, diagrams, sketches, specifications, prints, manuals, and verbal and/or written instructions. Maintain appropriate maintenance and repair logs. Use a variety of hand, power, and test tools and equipment. May redesign optical, vacuum, electrical, electronic, or mechanical systems for incorporation on existing manufacturing equipment. Execute preventative maintenance work orders. May estimate labor and equipment costs and prepare requisitions as required. Work in multiple room environments including noisy, dusty, and GMP clean rooms. This position requires heavy lifting, handling of chemicals, and general computer skills. Responsibilities will include working on problems that are semi-routine in nature and analysis of situations or data requiring a review of identifiable factors. Be able to exercise judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.

  • Responsible for the repair and maintenance of refrigeration equipment (Lyo’s) and other manufacturing related equipment.
  • Responsible for compliance to all refrigeration regulations including the inventory of all refrigerant use and the repair of leaks in equipment or systems.
  • Responsible for maintaining up to date records related to the maintenance (scheduled or not) of manufacturing related systems and components.
  • Inspection of equipment operations on a daily basis.
  • Install new units or replacement parts for existing units according to specifications and established safety guidelines.
  • Responsible for observing all Company, Health, Safety and Environmental guidelines.

Duties and responsibilities are not limited to the work listed above and may include other assignments as necessary.


High School diploma/GED plus 5-7 years of related experience with certification in assigned area required or the combination of experience and training

Certificate from a Vocational or Trade School

Must possess a Refrigerant CV 1 & 2 license

Working knowledge of cGMP procedures preferred

5+ years experience in a maintenance position with responsibility for operating and maintaining refrigeration equipment, preferably in the medical device or pharmaceutical industry

PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) experience preferred

Computer Literate

Valid driver’s license; use of personal vehicle may be required

Willing to perform other related tasks as needed

Able to work with minimal supervision

Ability to start, stop, and operate all equipment

Willing to be on an emergency standby schedule


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