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Specialist, Prod Equip Setup WE Day

Jubilant HollisterStier Spokane

This is a Full-time position in Spokane, WA posted September 1, 2021.

Jubilant HollisterStier LLC provides a complete range of services to support the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries. The Allergy business is a worldwide leader in the manufacture of allergenic extracts, targeted primarily at treating allergies and asthma. Jubilant HollisterStier is also a nationally recognized contract manufacturer of sterile injectable vials, and lyophilized products. Jubilant HollisterStier is owned by Jubilant Life Sciences.

The Production Equipment Setup Specialist will oversee the setup of high speed manufacturing equipment by working with manufacturing personnel on a daily basis to setup the equipment and resolving issues that occur. The specialist will work closely with Manufacturing department technicians to train and mentor personnel to ensure machine setups are done correctly and consistently across all shifts. The specialist analyzes present and proposed manufacturing processes and technologies to determine improvements to setup processes, equipment tooling, and automation to optimize manufacturing processes, meet present and new regulations, reduce rejects, and increase capacity. Other responsibilities will include equipment performance tracking and review of OEE/OPE metrics to support on-going production equipment performance improvements. The specialist will investigate any equipment related challenges in collaboration with line QA and Manufacturing personnel. Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Oversee the mechanical operation of high speed filling equipment in production areas, spending 75 – 80% of time on the floor performing setup activities and troubleshooting.
  • Develop and assist in the proper training for sterile machine operators for consistent and proper machine setup.
  • Build an inspection plan for equipment tooling and replacement of worn out components. Continuously monitor wear condition of machine and format parts.
  • Optimize run operations to maximize yield and reduce waste. Review OEE/OPE metrics, identify root causes, and develop corrective actions for poor performing equipment/production runs.
  • Assist in the selection and installation of manufacturing process equipment.
  • Identify, recommend, and implement solutions to equipment challenges in Manufacturing.
  • Provide mechanical operation support during new process machinability’s and make recommendations for optimized operation.
  • Investigate incidents in collaboration with line QA and Manufacturing personnel. Identify and implement CAPAs as applicable.
  • Maintain gown certification in ISO environments
  • Provide clear and concise information in Maintenance Work Order Documentation System – SAP PM.


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent required. Associates of Science in Mechanics/Trade desired.
  • Military Tech or Trade School Certification desired.
  • Minimum of 3 years related experience required.
  • Leadership Experience and FDA Regulated Industry Experience desired.
  • Pharmaceutical Industry Experience with an emphasis on sterile machine operations desired.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Word and Excel required. Experience using SAP, ETQ and Microsoft PowerPoint desired.
  • Mechanical Aptitude and Manual Dexterity required.
  • Must be knowledgeable of Quality Assurance and Manufacturing Systems. Must be able to keep abreast of technological advances in automation, computerization, manufacturing techniques, and government regulations.
  • Physical Requirements: Ability to lift up to 60lbs unassisted, 20/30 Corrected Near-Point Vision, Exposure to Allergens, working in Aseptic Areas and Confined Spaces, Repetitive Activity, Pushing, Pulling, Twisting, and prolonged Standing. Minimal travel required.

    Jubilant HollisterStier is a great place to grow!

    If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today!

    Jubilant HollisterStier is an EEO/AA Employer.

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

    If you require assistance applying for a position, please contact our HR Department at:

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