Utilities Maintenance Supervisor

Utilities Maintenance Supervisor
College Station, Texas 77845 - US

Job Description

Relocation costs will be covered

Summary:  The Utilities Maintenance Supervisor will be the lead maintenance and utility contact for covering the maintenance needs of the B100 and B200 utilities and, with assigned personnel or contractors, maintain the utility equipment under the supervision of the Associate Director of Facilities Engineering.  

This position will also:

  • Provide support for proper installation of the new utilities equipment in the B100, working with the corresponding calibration, operations and validation department personnel, and with the various contractors and consultants working on the project. 
  • Will keep other departments advised of maintenance or quality issues with building utilities and scheduling of outages or other maintenance needs affecting those departments. 
  • Will work with other Facilities Engineering personnel and with Employee Health and Safety (EHS) to ensure a safe workplace is developed; with Procurement for development of repair parts inventories and spare parts strategies; and with Calibration as needed. 
  • Will develop and modify Preventative Maintenance strategies for full utility operations when finished.  

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for scheduling and evaluating OEM and vendor training for new or existing equipment provided to operators and mechanics, and ensure such training is reflected in current SOPs and other procedures  (PM, cal, etc.).
  • Communicate professionally and effectively with Contractors, engineers, OEM providers as well as internal equipment owners and operators for successful start-up of the facility.  
  • Ensure compliance, as set forth in internal quality protocols and SOPs including cGMP and FDA regulatory guidelines, within the areas of responsibility, and document out-of-specification conditions with deviations, CAPAs and Change Controls as appropriate.
  • Able to work with other engineers and validation contractors in directing and providing oversight of specialized contractors to ensure facility and equipment are delivered and/or maintained as prescribed.
  • Assist with writing job descriptions, interviewing and hiring the personnel needed to support the maintenance tasks for the facility.

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong understanding of GMP requirements for utility systems and how those utilities interface with other systems and process equipment, including clean room HVAC air pressure cascades and room air changes.
  • Knowledge of a wide variety of typical maintenance tasks on systems including clean utilities and the tools and equipment required to perform many of the daily maintenance tasks.
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills.  Must be able to develop and draft clear procedures for operations and maintenance documentation.
  • Desire to work in a fast paced, state of the art, alternately research and customized manufacturing facility.
  • Ability to work quickly and effectively without constant supervision. Ability to supervise 8 to 10 skilled technicians in support of utility maintenance.
  • Knowledge and understanding of OSHA regulations and safe work practices.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint) as well as use of Computerized Maintenance Management System, CMMS.
  • This role will require a high level of personal organizational skills, experience and drive.  The successful candidate must have a vision of a final state, fully organized group of technicians for a state of the art facility to operate in a highly regulated GMP environment.

Qualifications:

  • Associates degree preferably in Engineering, Maintenance, Bio-Engineering, or related field, and three (3) years’ experience in an engineering, facility, or maintenance role in a GMO or ISO certified facility; OR,
  • Some college course work preferably in Engineering, Maintenance, Bio-Engineering, or related field or Technical Training, or Certifications or Trade Licensing and seven (7)  years’ experience in engineering, facility, or maintenance role in a GMO or ISO certified facility.
  • Knowledge of preventative maintenance development through the use of a GMP Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) required.
  • AND 2 years of supervisory or lead experience required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a scheduler or facilitator role.
  • Experience in training mechanics or trades.  Some subordinate mechanics may have little experience in some types of equipment installed in this facility and training will be required.
  • Experience in the biotech or pharma industry.
  • A wide range of maintenance and trade experience, including mechanical systems, frequency drives, pumps, electric motors, gear reducers and PLC Operations.
  • Experience in a scheduler or facilitator role.

Contact:  Tom Lee (201) 843-4400 ext. 226

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