Supervisor, Facilities and Engineering

United States, Houston (Texas)

Supervisor- Facilities and Engineering

Today, Lonza is a global leader in life sciences operating across three continents. While we work in science, there’s no magic formula to how we do it. Our greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, we let our people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work we want to be part of.

Lonza Houston’s Cell and Gene Therapy Facility is the largest in the world and is still growing. We are looking for professionals to grow with us in our Facilities and Engineering business unit.  The Supervisor of Facilities and Engineering will be responsible for supervising maintenance technicians to ensure proper operation and maintenance of assigned equipment in accordance with site standard operating procedures, on-call management coverage as required and responding to emergency calls. The Supervisor will exercise judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions, as well as,  ensuring schedules and performance requirements are met.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure timely and efficient closure of work orders, planned and un-planned; for calibrations, PM and general maintenance activities.

  • Select, train, motivate and evaluate assigned personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures; assign tasks, projects and monitor assigned personnel.

  • Responsible for the execution of the planned maintenance work.

  • Responsible for developing criteria, performance specifications, and SOPs for facilities and equipment.

  • Coordinate inspection of and monitor building systems to determine cost effective repair or replacement.

  • Monitor the work performed by independent contractors and sub-contractors; review and evaluate work products, methods, and procedures.

  • Support the process of building repairs and/or construction work as required.

  • Ensure all EHS related documentation and permits are properly initiated and records maintained.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Key Requirements:

  • A.S. Degree preferred or a degree in a technical field and/ or engineering.  Combination of education and experience considered.

  • Significant experience in a Pharmaceutical environment with experience in Facilities & Engineering, building maintenance and equipment functionality i.e. HVAC, supply of power, ect.

  • Significant experience in leading/ growing a Facilities & Engineering/ Maintenance team.

  • Excellent working knowledge of cGMP standards.

  • Skilled with MSOffice Applications Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and MS Teams.

  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.

Every day, Lonza’s products and services have a positive impact on millions of people. For us, this is not only a great privilege, but also a great responsibility. How we achieve our business results is just as important as the achievements themselves. At Lonza, we respect and protect our people and our environment. Any success we achieve is no success at all if not achieved ethically.

People come to Lonza for the challenge and creativity of solving complex problems and developing new ideas in life sciences. In return, we offer the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference.

Lonza is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a qualified individual with disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Reference: R37391