Manager Maintenance

  • Company: Amgen
  • Posted: January 12, 2017
  • Reference ID: R-31892
Amgen is looking for a Manager Maintenance to join our team who, with general guidance, provides maintenance leadership, staff supervision and technical expertise in support of facility equipment/systems, utility systems and/or production suites. The area of responsibility will be focused on providing support for the EpogenĀ® (EPO) Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) commercial manufacturing at Thousand Oaks B7, but may also consist of multiple facilities, disciplines or clients.
Position Responsibilities:
Support the development of a Maintenance Vision, Mission, Strategies and Goals that provides a guide to becoming the best maintenance organization
Support and maintain maintenance metrics to support the benchmarking of site, global and industry
Develop improvement strategies based off the benchmarking data
Manage the maintenance department that provides technical, project management, emergency response, trouble shooting and preventative maintenance support for facilities, utilities and process related equipment
Support consistent global maintenance and operational practices throughout sites
Function as a technical expert to equipment or systems regarding troubleshooting operational issues and point of contact during compliance inspections
Provide solutions to a variety of technical problems
Support the development of the department budgets
Assure the appropriate level of trainings for all levels of the maintenance organization such as cGMP's, technical, SOP's and compliance trainings and maintain records for staff
Oversee the development, revision, review and approval of Standard Operating Procedures/Job Plans that are owned by the maintenance department
Support project engineering in the justification, prioritization and coordination of manufacturing projects
Provide design assistance using knowledge of both the operations and facilities capabilities and the knowledge of production requirements
Partner with Compliance and Quality Assurance Departments to ensure maintenance operational strategies are in alliance with our compliance commitments
Maintain an environment that promotes maintenance flexibility, consistent maintenance practices and efficient operations, which prepare us for current and future production demands
Supervise direct reports in the execution of maintenance and/or utilities operation activities
Assure compliance with safety regulations, including safety permits
Support the implementation of lean initiatives
Lead investigations regarding maintenance/utilities operation related events
Basic Qualifications
Doctorate degree
Master's degree and 3 years of Maintenance experience
Bachelor's degree and 5 years of Maintenance experience
Associate's degree and 10 years of Maintenance experience
High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Maintenance experience
Previous managerial experience directly managing people and/or experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources
Preferred Qualifications
Complete knowledge of pharmaceutical/biotech equipment requirements
Familiarity with GMP documentation
Ability to operate specialized processing equipment and computers
Leadership and team building skills
Excellent verbal and oral communication
Ability to resolve conflicts
Ability to make disciplined decisions
Knowledge of staff relations with the ability to coach/mentor and counsel staff
Organizational skills
Ability to deal with and manage change
Knowledge of basic compensation system practices and methodologies
Strong computer knowledge
Experience in maintenance on pharmaceutical equipment
Knowledge of basic lean manufacturing concepts
Equipment troubleshooting experience
Project Management Skills
Knowledge on maintenance software (MAXIMO)
Knowledge of Utilities Operations
Knowledge of Bulk Process Cell Culture Equipment
Availability to work non-standard shift
Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.
Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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