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Manager, Engineering & Maintenance

New Brunswick, New Jersey · Biotech/Pharmaceutical
Are you looking to be a part of a growing pharmaceutical company? One of our largest clients is currently seeking a Manager, Engineering & Maintenance to join their New Brunswick, New Jersey team. Our client is one of the leading pharmaceutical companies specializing in developing and manufacturing solid dosage products. If you believe you are qualified, we would be excited to connect and discuss this opportunity in more detail.

Direct Hire
Full time OnSite

The Manager, Engineering & Maintenance is responsible for providing direction and leadership to the engineering supervisors which execute all Engineering related activities carried out on-site (automation, capital projects, utilities, equipment, etc.). Directly responsible for the management of internal company assets, departmental personnel, external professional Engineering and other firms as part of the execution of equipment, facility or utility modification / upgrade, or expansion projects. This direct management responsibility includes all support activities and functions necessary to ensure successful completion of engineering project objectives.

Area of Responsibility:
  • Support production volume.
  • Maintenance - Execute with the help of supervisors, the planned and unplanned / breakdown activities for all manufacturing, packaging and utility machines –
      • PM module – Monitor and work order status, follow up to close open work orders in timely manner.
      • Ensures timely PM and break down work order execution. Ensures work orders are closed and returned back to the maintenance planning group. Ensures routine PM is completed as specified.
      • Review and provide recommendations to improve PM work to reduce down time.    
      • Maintain manufacturing and pkg. machines to perform at optimum performance level to meet production targets   
      • Utilities – Maintain HVAC Systems, USP Water, Boilers, Compressed Air, Hot Water and Electricity available in quality and quantity to meet production targets. Includes all safety and security systems.
      • Facility – Maintain facilities all the time to acceptable level of FDA, OSHA and environmental agency compliance.
      • Maintenance Budget – Support preparation for annual maintenance budget. Forecast major activities and approximate expenses.
      • Review and monitoring the monthly expenses, try to contain expenses within budgets, without affecting quality and output.
      • Coordinates major shut downs with manufacturing and project. Coordinates utility, fire and security systems shut downs with Project management.
      • Evaluate and plan maintenance work force with the help of supervisors to meet production requirements
      • Capital Projects – Support planned activities from annual budgets $10,000 up to $.5Mn. Prepare capital project proposals in line with the requirements, implementation and timely completion. Follow company policy for execution. Provide engineering support for evaluation of new machines.
  • Compliance –
      • Maintain Engineering Documentation up to date to the requirements of FDA, EU, OSHA, Environmental, Local Township, Insurance Carrier, and NFPA.
      • Review, renew and update SOP’s.
      • Provide support to create, close CCR, Investigations in Trackwise appropriately and in timely manner.
      • Prepares site for any audits. Implements audit report recommendations 
  • New Product Launches – Coordinate and provide appropriate support to Product Development and Production to launch products in time.
  • Organizes training and development programs for supervisors, team leads and mechanical staff. 
  • Works with Maintenance planning on best practices for work order and spare parts systems.
  • Coordinates emergency services at site.
  • This is supervisory position with direct reports; therefore, this position will establish goals and objectives, prepare performance appraisals, monitor/review work product and coach/mentor direct reports.

Education and Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in  Mech./Electrical Engineering 
  • Minimum of eight (8) years in Pharmaceutical, Oral Solid Dosage.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication: verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • A self-starter with a hands-on approach and a can-do attitude.
  • A team building champion driving innovative cross functional synergies.
  • Excellent project management and problem solving skill
  • The requirement for English language proficiency for this job role is Intermediate-B1+ (comparable to Global CEFR Independent B1) level based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Our client offers a competitive compensation package as well as an excellent benefits package for eligible candidates.

Please visit us at https://www.prostaffworkforce.com/ to explore all opportunities.



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