Description:

We are seeking a highly motivated Facilities Supervisor for the second and third shift operations in our brand new, state-of-the-art commercial biotechnology facility in Frederick, MD. In this role, the Supervisor will supervise maintenance technician engage in operations at our new manufacturing and administration buildings in Frederick, Maryland.

 

In this role, the Supervisor will supervise maintenance technicians engage in the facilities and process for our commercial cell therapy manufacturing facility in a cGMP environment including building a team, and providing the necessary training and ongoing coaching, performance management and recognition of direct staff, including performing annual performance reviews.

 

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Supervises maintenance personnel, including organizing and prioritizing daily tasks, performing training, and writing performance reviews.
  • Responsible for performance and task management of direct reports.
  • Schedules the daily activities of Maintenance Technicians in the maintenance, repair, calibration of equipment and/or mechanical, electrical systems in respective area of responsibility, ensuring that Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and all other regulatory requirements are followed.
  • Ensures that Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and all other regulatory requirements are followed.
  • Procures spare parts, labor, special tools, contracts, documentation and equipment availability for work execution.
  • Develops the weekly, and plant shutdown schedule / work lists. Identifies external resources as needed for recovery activities.
  • Provides refresher training to departmental size groups.
  • Revises SOPs and other controlled documentation as necessary. Controls inventory and specialized tools.
  • Receives all work orders from the requesting departments of the areas to which he/she is assigned, except for emergency work that is requested of the appropriate maintenance supervisor for immediate attention.
  • Ensures the safety needs are given a top priority in work planning and scheduling.
  • Estimates jobs showing sequence of steps, the number of mechanics and required man-hours for each step.
  • Estimates cost of each work order in terms of direct labor, materials required and total cost.
  • Maintains backlog files of work orders awaiting scheduling in accordance with their priority and requested completion date.
  • Finalizes own schedules for which he/she is responsible, ensuring that the work scheduled balances with the man-hours available so that a full day's work is provided each person.
  • Ensure the schedules and work orders are executed at the proper time.
  • Carefully reviews completed schedules and corresponding work orders returned by the maintenance area supervisors, monitors work order progress, and prepares associated reports
  • Reviews with the actual labor expended versus estimated labor and material used for completed jobs, in order to determine co-effective measures needed to improve the accuracy of estimating and improving methods of doing work
  • Work schedule flexibility as required to support 24/7 operations, requiring occasional after- shift hours coverage.
  • Support development of life cycle management strategies for facilities and utility systems.
  • Monitor systems to identify performance risks and implement risk reduction strategies.
  • Responsible for Deviations/CAPAs associated to team performance to ensure appropriate actions are identified in the records to address the root causes as well as on-time closure of the records.
  • Ensure systems are operating safety and comply with pertinent environmental health/safety practice, rules and regulations.
  • Accountable to the Manager and the team for facilities performance.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

 

 

 

Knowledge and Skills

  • Ability to read blueprints, control drawings and logic controls.
  • Knowledge of HVAC network systems, including fiber optic networks and building management communication networks, and ability to understand psychometric charts.
  • Self-starter with superior analysis and problem-solving skills ranging from simple to complex situations.
  • Be forward thinking the ability to work with system & technical metrics, identify variances & deficiencies while improving maintenance program and performance.
  • Be proficient in MS Office.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).
  • Possess good communications skills to explain information and influence others to secure successful implementation of Facilities and Engineering programs and directives as assigned.
  • Must have a strong work ethic and demonstrate dependability and timeliness.
  • Have a high energy level and a positive outlook coupled with the requisite “can do” attitude and a willingness to do what it takes to achieve personal and organizational goals and overcome obstacles

 

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree and 3+ years of Maintenance experience OR
  • Bachelor’s Degree and 5+ years of Maintenance experience OR
  • High School Degree and 9+ years of Maintenance experience

 

 

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5-7 years of experience Supervising Staff
  • At least 3 - 5 years minimum of maintenance experience in a biotech or pharmaceutical company with direct experience with GMP facility operation.
  • Knowledgeable of the current Code of the Federal Regulations (CFR's) and Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP's)
  • Sufficient understanding of process, systems and equipment to troubleshoot problems and provide solutions to senior management
  • Able to prioritize multiple task/priorities and the ability to work under specific time constraints are required.
  • Demonstrated understanding of systems needed to lead a GMP facility such as: HVAC, electrical, process systems, plumbing/piping, general maintenance, pest management, both interior and exterior
  • Stand, walk, squat, bend, kneel, climb, and or reach for 75% of a shift
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced small company environment with minimal direction and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities.

To discover more about Kite please visit our Career Site at https://www.kitepharma.com/careers/careers-at-kite

About Gilead / Kite:

At Gilead, we’re committed to creating a healthier world for everyone – no matter the challenges ahead of us. For more than 30 years, we’ve pursued the impossible, chased it down, tackled it for answers and surrounded it for a way in. We have worked tirelessly to bring forward medicines for life-threatening diseases. Through bold and transformative science, we’re driving innovation that has the potential to become the next generation of life-changing medicines. Our ambition is evident in our mission. Because the impossible is not impossible. It’s what’s next. At Kite, we are focused on the cure. Our singular focus is on cell therapy — the use of genetically modified immune cells programmed to target tumors — which we believe has the potential to change the way cancer is treated. Through our focused efforts and important industry and academic partnerships, we have been able to advance our industry-leading pipeline of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) and T cell receptor (TCR) product candidates with the goal of treating both hematological cancers and solid tumors.

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