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Maintenance Technician, Hygienic Water Utility Specialist (3rd shift)

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ, USA
Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Job Description:

As a privately-owned, biopharmaceutical company, Ferring pioneers and delivers life-changing therapies that help people build families and live better lives. Our independence helps us cultivate an entrepreneurial spirit and long-term perspective that enables us to achieve growth and scale, while remaining agile and true to our ‘people first’ philosophy. Built on a 70-year plus commitment to science and research, Ferring is relentless in its pursuit of science that drives powerful discoveries and therapies to help people build families, stay healthy, and stand up to the world’s oldest enemy: disease.

As the Maintenance Technician, Hygienic Water Utility Specialist (3rd shift) , you will be responsible for performing both predictive and preventive maintenance on a variety of systems. This role involves facilities, core utilities, and GMP clean utilities found in pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical industry. The position requires effective planning, communication of work, and utilization of software systems to document tasks in accordance with Good Documentation Practice (GDP). This role will perform tasks and associated documentation, including compliance documentation, to ensure the systems are maintained in a validated state.

With Ferring, you will be joining a recognized leader, identified as one of “The World’s Most Innovative Companies” by Fast Company, and honored by Fortune with inclusion on its “Change the World List,” for addressing society’s unmet needs. Ferring US is also Great Places to Work® Certified, distinguishing it as one of the best companies to work for in the country.


  • Provide technical and mechanical support on all GMP and Non-GMP utility systems

  • Perform hands-on routine and non-routine activities for all GMP and Non-GMP utility equipment and systems.

  • Perform Corrective Maintenance (CM) on direct impact equipment/systems, including RODI, WFI, boilers, biowaste system, clean steam system, industrial HVAC, and compressed gases and CM on non-impact systems, such as plant steam, house chillers, heating hot water, and cooling towers.

  • Troubleshoot and perform hands-on repairs on all clean utilities and the main utility plant system.

  • Collaborate with vendors or work independently to resolve issues with utility equipment and systems.

  • Execute work orders, documenting work performed in the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) and equipment logbooks following Good Documentation Practices (GDP).

  • Monitor and respond to Building Management System (BMS) and Environmental Monitoring System (EMS) alarms. Notify stakeholders on alarms and system status, address alarm issues, request support as needed, and ensure consensus with management for repairs.

  • Evaluate potential system impacts per current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) when planning and scheduling work.

  • Communicate and coordinate with different departments, Facilities Management and vendors planned and unplanned work activities.

  • Support the pest control program.

  • Participate in weekly walkthroughs of buildings and mechanical rooms, ensuring audit readiness.

  • Assist metrology, QC, and production as needed to supplement operational requirements, promoting efficiency and task continuity on equipment.

  • Maintain accurate documents and records for all validated equipment and systems.

  • Communicate with management regarding change documentation as necessary.


  • High School Degree/GED with 5+ years of related experience OR Associate’s degree and 2+ years; 2-year trades vocational certification is acceptable and 2+ years experience.

  • Experience in pharmaceutical industry water systems or related field

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize workload.

  • Ability to work first shift hours during scheduled shutdowns.

  • Must be able to gown for entry into controlled classified areas.

  • Record tasks and values into equipment logbooks.

  • Read and understand piping, electrical, and instrumentation drawings.

  • Ability to follow routine procedures independently and as part of a team.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft applications, maintenance documentation, CMMS, and building automation operations

  • Ability to be adaptable working in changing environment.

  • Knowledge of GMP standards and regulations.

  • Strong problem-solving and communication skills.

  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to use hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials and manipulating things.

  • Able to lift, push, pull, or move objects weighing up to 40 pounds

  • Able to move freely around in facility, including moving about on stairs and ladders.

Ferring + you

At Ferring, we offer competitive total compensation along with an exceptional range of flexible benefits, personal support and tailored learning and development opportunities all designed to help you realize your full potential both in life and at work. From working hours that respect your lifestyle, a culture that is welcoming and equitable, and the chance to work with the industry’s most impressive people, these are just some of the ways we live our "People First" philosophy.

Our Compensation and Benefits

At Ferring, base salary is one part of our competitive total compensation and benefits package and is determined using a salary range. The base salary range for this role is $46,265 to $110,500, which is the reasonable estimate of the base compensation for this role. The actual amount paid may differ based on non-discriminatory factors such as experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, education and primary work location. If hired to work 3rd shift in this role, the pay differential will be 20%. Additional compensation for this role will be provided based on competitive annual incentive compensation targets in the form of an annual bonus - payouts are based on individual and company performance.

Benefits for this role include: comprehensive healthcare (medical, dental, and vision) with a premium differential, inverse to base salary, to be paid by employees; a 401k plan and company match; short and long-term disability coverage; basic life insurance; wellness benefits; reimbursement for certain tuition expenses; sick time frontloaded yearly of 40 hours, or higher if state or local law requires; vacation time for full time employees to accrue between 112.5 and 150 hours yearly in the first four (4) years of employment, and additional accruals starting in the fifth (5th) year of employment; and 12 to 13 paid holidays per year. We are proud to offer 26 weeks of paid parental leave, learn more about the parental leave offering in our benefits package here. For roles that are not field-based, Ferring has a policy that allows employees to work up to two days from home and three at a Ferring site, weekly.

Ferring is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local laws.

Join our team and your voice will be heard, and your contributions will be valued. If you love to come up with new ways to make a positive difference and see them through, you will fit right in.

We are proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (including Disability/Protected Veterans). We maintain a drug-free workplace.


Parsippany, New Jersey