Facilities Supervisor

  • Company: B. Braun Medical Inc.
  • Location: Irvine, California
  • Posted: December 02, 2017
  • Reference ID: 2017-11358
With a nationwide sales team and several manufacturing locations, B. Braun Medical has become a leading full-line supplier of healthcare products and services in the U.S. The company is committed to delivering innovative products and services with unmatched quality, superior technology, and cost-effectiveness, while maintaining environmental responsibility. Through its "Sharing Expertise®" initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services. B. Braun employs over 4,500 people in the USA. B. Braun Medical Inc. began its operations in the USA in 1957. Initially, the company manufactured and sold disposable plastic syringes. During the 1980s and early 1990s, the company undertook several expansions and enlarged its product line of disposable medical devices. With the acquisition of McGaw, Inc. in 1997, including Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc. (CAPS®), B. Braun dramatically broadened its product lines and services to U.S. customers.

U.S. Facilities and Operations:

Supporting product sales are a network of nationwide marketing and manufacturing locations. Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is home to the U.S. Corporate Headquarters along with the marketing offices of the Hospital, Outpatient Markets (OPM), Renal Therapies, Vascular Interventional, International, and OEM Divisions. Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc.(CAPS®) is also managed from this location. The nearby Allentown, Pennsylvania, facility manufactures Needle-free products, IV Safety Catheters, Anesthesia Systems, Introducers, Pharmacy Admixture products. Vascular products including Right Heart Catheters and Interventional Accessories are also manufactured in Allentown. The Irvine, California facility produces IV Solutions, Basic and Specialty Nutrition, Drug Delivery, and BTC products. Infusion Pump Systems are manufactured in Carrollton, Texas and IV administration and IV and Irrigation sets are produced in the Dominican Republic.

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Engineering Systems Manager, is responsible for the maintenance and operation of, Energy Systems, Building Management System, Steam Plant Operation, HVACR and SCADA. Additional responsibilities include certification and requalification of validated systems related to facilities. Responsible for approximately 16 non-exempt employees.

Responsibilities: Essential Duties
  • Provides and maintains facility related assets in support of Manufacturing, Quality, R&D, Technical and Administrative Services.
  • Establishes long term strategies and goals as associated with facility related assets.
  • Establish departmental goals and objectives.
  • Ensure compliance with FDA, OSHA, and other regulatory agencies as appropriate.
  • In collaboration with Human Resources, oversees and directs all performance management, training, development, job descriptions, and safety procedures for all Building Systems personnel.
  • Support Building Systems activities and provide technical expertise and guidance.
  • Supervise and direct contract personnel and outside vendors in the performance of contracted services.
  • Develops and oversees the preventative maintenance program for the facilities equipment. Reviews the program and implements changes for improving the efficiencies of the Building Systems department.
  • Coordinates and supports plant shutdowns activities to include preventative maintenance and equipment modifications.
  • Tracks monthly expenses and approves monthly cost forecasts. Prepares annual expense budget for Building Systems.
  • Collaborates with other groups (Production, Engineering, Manufacturing Maintenance, Quality, Supply Chain, and Controlling) in process, quality, and cost improvement projects as well as in the resolution of major issues.
  • Approves facility related projects and ensures the availability of resources for timely completion.
  • Negotiates vendor agreements related to contracted site services.
  • Ensures that all areas and equipment are maintained in good housekeeping condition.
  • Reviews work requests/orders, estimates resource requirements, and assigns maintenance personnel appropriately. Creates and administers a methodology to evaluate the timeliness and quality of the assigned work. Sustaining the performance of the Critical Systems group will be measured by establishing and tracking Key Performance Indicators.
  • Leads Critical Systems projects to ensure a high level of workmanship. Assists in preparation and completion of technical and non-technical documents, maintenance procedures, drawing packages, and other related documentation for the project.
Expertise: Knowledge & Skills
  • Working knowledge of cGMPs.
  • Experience in a supervisory role of facility maintenance groups.
  • Able to be independent and a self-starter with limited supervision.
  • Understanding of systems including but are not limited to: Fire/Life safety, piping, electrical distribution, waste drains, general facility maintenance, city permitting, etc.

Expertise: Qualifications - Experience/Training/Education/Etc

  • BS degree in Engineering discipline (preferred mechanical/electrical/Chemical or closely related field) and 5 years experience or equivalent education and years of experience.
  • PE license
  • Experience in an FDA regulated industry.
  • Experience with Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS).
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Braun offers an excellent benefits package, which includes healthcare, a 401(k) plan, and tuition reimbursement. To learn more about B. Braun and our safety healthcare products or view a listing of our employment opportunities, please visit us on the internet at www.bbraunusa.com Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities /Women/ Veterans/Disabled

Through its "Sharing Expertise®" initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services.

Responsibilities: Other Duties:
  • Other duties as assigned.
The preceding functions have been provided as examples of the types of work performed by employees assigned to this position. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this description are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

Physical Demands:
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


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