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PCI Pharma Services Tech Ops Specialist in Rockford, Illinois

Life changing therapies. Global impact. Bridge to thousands of biopharma companies and their patients.

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Our investment is in People who make an impact, drive progress and create a better tomorrow. Our strategy includes building teams across our global network to pioneer and shape the future of PCI.

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Technical Operations Specialist

Sets up, installs, and maintains electrical control systems including, but not limited to, Servo systems (for example, Allen Bradley, Emerson, Elau), OITs (for example, Allen Bradley, Panelview, Panelview Plus, RSView), PLCs (Allen Bradley SLC, Compact, Control Logix), loop controllers, sensors, ID readers, vision systems, VF and DC drives, labelers, lasers, thermos, and inkjet printers, and robotics by checking power and wiring; performing power up procedures; firing the laser and ensuring code is printing properly; installing and incorporating modules into machines; and servicing equipment and correct any identified issues.


  • AC/DC Control Circuits: Knowledge of electrical devices in AC/DC control circuits (e.g., switches, relays, indicators, motor starters, overloads, contactors, fuses). This includes knowledge of types of devices, limits, and functions.

  • AutoCAD: The ability to draft equipment drawings and diagrams for design purposes using AutoCAD.

  • Calibration Procedures and Certifications: Knowledge of the equipment used to rest machine calibrations and the parameters necessary to receive calibration certifications.

  • Drawings and Diagrams: The ability to read, interpret, and use the information presented in drawings, diagrams, schematics, and blueprints to determine appropriate activities, tools, and next steps in the production process.

  • Electrical Component Diagnostics: Knowledge of and the ability to troubleshoot and diagnose electrical defects at the component level (e.g., transformers, relays, controllers).

  • Electrical Knowledge: Knowledge of the basic principles of electricity, wiring, conduit and controls, motors and breakers, and high-low voltage systems.

  • Electrical Systems: Knowledge of 3-phase electrical systems, including components, repair processes, and installation procedures.

  • Hand-eye Coordination: The ability to coordinate one's eyes with one's fingers, wrists, or arms to move, carry, or manipulate objects or to perform other job-related tasks.

  • Hand Tools: Knowledge of and the ability to use a variety of basic hand tools (e.g. wrenches, hammers, screw drivers, knives, scissors, and box cutters).

  • Pneumatic Components and Diagrams: Knowledge of pneumatic systems and diagrams. This includes knowledge of functions, components, and safety procedures.

  • Inspection Techniques and Tools:Knowledge of and the ability to apply inspection techniques (e.g. formalized inspection standards, inspection instructions, batch record instructions, best practices), and to use inspection tools efficiently.

  • Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) Procedures: Knowledge of the processes and procedures to lock out equipment while cleaning, repairing or servicing.

  • Machine/Equipment Knowledge: Knowledge of mechanical components, connections, and inter dependencies. This includes knowledge of basic machine operations, gears and drive shafts, and basic electrical wiring.

  • Machine Maintenance: The ability to perform routine and predictive maintenance on equipment and machines, and determine what maintenance is needed.

  • Manual Dexterity: The ability to quickly move your hands, your hands together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

  • Material Handling Equipment: Knowledge of and the ability to use material handling equipment, including forklifts, aerial lifts, and pallet jacks.

  • Measuring Devices: The ability to read and use micrometers, measuring tools, gauges, indicators and calibration stickers.

  • Mechanical Aptitude: General knowledge of machines and equipment functionality, including how and which tools could be used on such equipment machines. This includes the ability to learn new systems quickly, understand how parts relate and how they impact system functionality.

  • Packaging Techniques: Knowledge of packing materials, systems and machinery. This includes the ability to use packaging and labeling equipment to package products in accordance with company guidelines.

  • PLC Programming: Knowledge of and the ability to read and write programmable logic code for PLCs. This includes knowledge of Allen Bradley and Automation Direct programming, and other control systems.

  • Power Tools: The ability to properly and safely operate, maintain, repair, clean, and store power tools and equipment (e.g., chop-saw, hand drills, table saws, sanders).

  • Preventative Maintenance: The ability to identify equipment maintenance needs by using PM Work Orders. This includes the ability to communicate these needs to the appropriate persons.

  • Production Processes: Basic knowledge and development of plant production processes and layouts, which includes cross-departmental coordination, communication, and planning within our area of responsibility.

  • Servo Drives: The ability to commission, program and diagnose motion systems.

  • Vision-Systems: Knowledge of machine vision systems, including the ability

  • of program code-reading systems.

  • Visual Acuity: The ability to see details (e.g., letters, numbers, codes, color, symbols, marks, labels, signs) clearly, to accomplish work tasks in a safe and efficient manner.

  • This position may require overtime and/or weekend work.

  • Knowledge of and adherence to all PCI, cGMP, and GCP policies, procedures, rules.

  • Attendance to work is an essential function of this position

  • Performs other duties as assigned by Manager/Supervisor.


  • Skills testing requirements met at approved grade level for position.

  • Associate's Degree in a related field and/or 1-3 years related experience and/or training.

  • Basic Mathematical Skills

  • Intermediate Computer Skills: Ability to perform more complex computer tasks and has knowledge of various computer programs.

  • Full Professional Proficiency: Ability to speak, read, and write fluently and accurately on all levels pertinent to professional needs.

  • Very High Reasoning: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Be able to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in math or diagram form and deal with several abstract/concrete variables.

  • High standard of report writing.


  • Ability to effectively present information to various people as the job requires.

  • Ability to follow instructions and respond to management direction.

  • Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner.

  • Ability to work independently and/or as part of a team.

  • Ability to display excellent time management skills.

  • Ability to display a willingness to make decisions.

  • Ability to display original thinking and creativity.

  • Ability to hold oneself in a professional manner.

  • Ability to adapt to changing work environments.

  • Ability to set and achieve challenging goals.

  • Ability to exhibit sound and accurate judgment.

  • Ability to demonstrate attention to detail.


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Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement:

PCI Pharma Services is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.

Why work for PCI Pharma Services?

At PCI, we have an uncompromising focus on providing quality and operational excellence and providing the industry leading customer experience. Our people make all of this happen, so providing an industry leading experience for our people is equally as important. By creating an authentic culture of purposeful work, we aspire to be an interesting and fulfilling place for talented individuals to grow careers. We live a philosophy of intentional learning combined with real-life experience supported by a fair and competitive rewards program. We are individuals, teams and a company that believes in our purpose and our approach is simple, the people who work at PCI fuel our business; we don’t say no, we figure out how.

PCI Pharma Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled