Team Lead, Facilities

POSTED: August 24, 2017
BUSINESS: Purdue GMP Center
POSITION TYPE: Full-time
START DATE: Immediate Availability

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

Team Lead will manage facility staff and operations management of services and processes that support the core business of Purdue GMP Center. These activities include, but are not limited to: (1) planning, designing, and managing engineering and facility construction projects while maintaining cGMP conditions for manufacturing core; (2) ensuring the most suitable working environment for employees and their activities; (3) focus on using best business practices to improve efficiency and reduce operating cost without compromising cGMP conditions; (4)Planning strategic and day-to-day operations involving manufacturing equipment, building and premises; (5) ensuring adherence to all security and safety policies.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead, train and coach a productive team of facility technicians. 
  • Develop and maintain the highest standards for customer satisfaction. 
  • Cross train staff for efficient coverage of all facilities. 
  • Facilitate open communication and problem solving.
  • In consultation with the Facilities Manager, oversee the management of facility systems, infrastructure and onsite contractors to ensure that all the equipment and facilities are working properly.
  • Maintain accurate documentation on all facilities/files, survey drawings, building systems, lab equipment, and other records regarding the condition of the building, equipment and other systems within the building.
  • Manage and organize engineering task and facility support services to industry standards, as well as regulatory guidance for pharmaceutical manufacturing.
  • In cooperation with the Facilities Manager, maintain support system, performance of design specification, equipment calibration, preventative maintenance, and ensure validations of facility and equipment are completed timely and within required guidelines.
  • Provide support for major equipment/systems implementation and maintenance, repair and/or replacement.  Establish standards, provide reports and follow up benchmarking, to analyze equipment, manage service contracts and review expense budgets. 
  • Manage staff including recruiting, hiring, motivating, performance management, training and development.
  • Ensure adherence to security and safety procedures by participating as an active member of the safety committee.
  • Assist with response to emergency calls for related facility and equipment problems.
  • Participate in audits by local regulatory authorities including Department of Health, Wastewater, Air Pollution Control District, Fire Department, and other agencies.
  • Coordinate space planning and schedule relocation of personnel and furniture.
  • Interact with clients and partners, including representatives of Purdue University and its affiliates, as needed.
  • Comply with applicable State and Federal laws regarding the operation of a cGMP Facility.
  • Train, plan, and assign work to employee(s).
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrated computer skills, including the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in:  one-on-one settings, small groups, and more formal settings.
  • Superior attention to details.
  • Ability to use good judgment, diplomacy, maintain confidentiality, and exercise discretion on various operational matters and customer service.
  • Ability to interact comfortably and effectively with clients, supervisor, senior business leaders, service providers, and business partners (e.g., Purdue University / Purdue Research Foundation staff).
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to handle successfully multiple projects / assignments.
  • Favorable security (DEA/FBI/criminal) check and negative controlled substance test.
  • Regular attendance is a requirement of this position.
  • Possession of a valid Indiana Driver’s license.
  • Ability to travel (5%)

Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and 7+ years of previous facilities experience.
  • Experience in maintenance/facilities trade, formal apprenticeship or on-the job training preferred.
  • Minimum 2+ years of supervisory experience including mentoring and leading a team. 
  • Industry experience in GMP bio/pharmaceutical manufacturing operations is required.  Ideal candidate will also have experience:
    • Working with major vendors and regulatory agencies.
    • Management of capital projects and budgets.
    • Writing and executing protocols for utilities engineering, utilities validation, and cleaning validations. CIP/SIP (clean & steam in place) experience in clean and 'dirty' utilities.  Support utilities protocols/procedures/PLC/utilities engineering & validation protocols.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Interested candidates, please submit cover letter and resume to humanresources@prf.org

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