Maintenance and Operations Supervisor

United States, Portsmouth (New Hampshire)

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.

Utilizing a comprehensive knowledge of the facility and systems, the Supervisor is responsible for the 24/7/365 operation of the facilities and systems which support the Portsmouth manufacturing facility, authors and owns Standard Operating Procedures and is a high level technical resource for ongoing operations as well as providing support to capital improvement projects. The Supervisor ensures that adequate staffing levels of trained technicians are available to support operations at all times, provides staff development and communicates in a clear, concise manner with personnel at all levels within the organization and with external contacts. A strong working knowledge of cGMP quality systems is required and the Supervisor will routinely utilize the electronic Trackwise QMS to initiate, investigate and resolve deviations, CAPA’s, Change Controls and investigation records and will actively participate in customer and Regulatory inspections. The Supervisor reviews and approves timecards and purchase requisitions and will provide feedback and development to their staff, develop goals for the year and deliver performance reviews.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee maintenance team of 8-10 direct reports across different functionalities: HVAC, calibration technicians, elastomers maintenance, utility maintenance techs, and general plant maintenance.

  • Provide input for equipment: planning, evaluation, purchase, and installation of new equipment in an area that will be under construction through 2024.

  • Create new preventative maintenance plans for new area under construction for facility.

  • Provide strategic thinking and input in the planning and execution of construction and capital improvements programs in new area of facility.

  • Perform required administrative tasks such as processing leave requests and purchase requisitions, developing and maintaining department metrics, attending Daily Management System meetings

  • Execute work in Quality systems (Trackwise, Documentum, etc.)

  • Plan and coordinate routine and shutdown work with the maintenance planning group.

  • Support inspection/audit activities by providing tours, responding to audit requests and/or observations.

  • Develop and train staff.

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Key Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.

  • A.s. or B.S. in Facilities Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or other relevant majors is preferred.

  • familiarity with cGMP procedures

  • Prior experience in a biotech, pharmaceutical, life science, or other cleanroom plant experience is highly preferred

  • Prior maintenance experience in a large manufacturing, industrial, or power plant is preferred

  • Highly preferred to have indirect exposure to, or direct experience in; the planning, evaluation, and installation of new industrial equipment in a facility

  • Must be able to excel in a strategic role where the primary of the function of the job will focus on long-term planning and interdepartmental coordination, performing actual day to day maintenance will be a smaller portion of this job.

  • Understand and interface with other functionalities in the maintenance department, including having direct reports, in the areas of: HVAC, calibration technicians, elastomers maintenance, utility maintenance techs, and general plant maintenance

  • Able to perform hands on maintenance tasks when needed, as well as spending a majority of time in higher level strategic operations.

  • Motivated to help build a new maintenance program in a new area of facility.

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: R44550