Maintenance Supervisor at Baxalta U.S., Inc.

Posted in General Business 5 days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Los Angeles, California

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Job Description

This position reports to Weekend Night (E) shift. This shift schedule is Saturday and Sunday 10:00 PM to 10:00 AM, plus a third day during the week. This shift requires working on all company designated holidays. Due to business need, on select occasion employees may be required to work overtime and/or support operations on an alternate shift.


The maintenance supervisor is responsible for implementing and supervising daily maintenance activities at the LA Plant while maintaining compliance with the current manufacturing practices (cGMPs), environmental health and safety (EHS) guidelines and any other regulations that could apply.  He/she is expected to drive results to support plant strategic imperatives.  He/she must enforce company rules and regulations and promote Takeda Values within his/her shift.  He/she is expected to coach/mentor employees to drive performance.  He/she must be able to prepare and present technical reports and trends.  He/she must have the ability to manage multiple priorities in a manufacturing plant setting and prioritize responsibilities of self and direct reports appropriately.  He/she must have organizational and administrative skills.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Act as the primary maintenance personnel to resolve and communicate issues related to safety, quality, compliance and equipment to the manager or AD.  Main interface with other engineering disciplines or departments i.e. Planning & Scheduling, Reliability Engineering, Metrology and manufacturing

  • Participate in Safety and Continuous Improvement Teams and may serve in a leadership role

  • Initiate and/or coordinate other maintenance improvement projects

  • Drive performance of team members by promoting a positive work environment emphasizing Patient, Trust, Reputation, and Business

  • Supervise, lead and coordinate maintenance crews

  • Responsible for maintenance throughout facility on your shift.  Respond, remediate and report as needed for the total LA Facility

  • Accountable of appropriate training for all employees on the shift (including but not limited to cGMPs, job skills, safety, etc.)

  • Ensure assigned projects and deliverables (i.e. corrective actions, exception reports, meeting action items, etc.) are completed per the commitment date

  • Drive performance with employees by providing a positive and equitable work environment emphasizing respect, responsiveness, and results, as well as, utilizing the talent management process

  • Assure work orders, calibrations and PM’s are performed in an efficient manner and reported as required in the site Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) JDE

  • Assess, deploy, assign and coordinate resources to address emergency and urgent work orders

  • Coordinate, oversee and manage contractors as needed to meet the responsibilities of the department

  • Maintain equipment in sound condition, report deficiencies and record in JDE

  • Coordinate self and team training as needed

  • Analyze, propose and correct longer-term solutions to existing and repeating problems

  • Inspect, monitor, assess and assure the facility and equipment remains cGMP compliant and in a constant state of audit readiness


  • Must have demonstrated interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to interface well with personnel of all levels

  • Must be able to read and understand P&ID drawings

  • Must be able to work and facilitate a team-oriented environment

  • Must possess problem-solving skills, (Yellow Belt qualified would be a plus.)

  • Must have organizational and administrative skills

  • Must have strong communication skills (both verbal and written)

  • Must have demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities in a manufacturing setting and prioritize responsibilities of self and direct reports appropriately

  • Must have the ability to analyze and interpret scientific and statistical data

  • Must have ability to understand cGMPs and other regulatory guidelines applicable to the medical/pharmaceutical industry

  • Must have strong aptitude for operation and controls of manufacturing equipment and processes

  • Proficient within CMMS, JDE and or Maximo

  • Must have experience with Microsoft Office applications, Word, Excel, Power Point, and MS Visio

  • May be required to supervise multiple groups

  • FDA / cGMP experience with 5 years of experience (preferred)

Education and/or experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years manufacturing engineering experience in a GMP facility (preferred)

  • Typically requires Bachelors' degree, preferable in science, engineering or related technical field 5+ years of related experience. Some leadership experience preferred for supervisory roles

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to lift, push, pull and carry up to 25 lbs

  • In general, the position requires a combination of sedentary work and walking around observing conditions in the facility and following up on work being performed by maintenance technicians

Working Environment:

  • Must be able to work in controlled environments requiring special gowning. Will be required to follow gowning requirements and wear protective clothing over the head, face, hands, feet and body

  • No make-up, jewelry, contact lenses, nail polish or artificial fingernails may be worn in the work environment

  • Will work in a cold and wet environment

  • Will be working in a loud area that requires hearing protection and other protective equipment to be worn

  • Will work around chemicals such as alcohol, acids, buffers and filter aid that may require respiratory protection. Facial hair must be removed if required to wear respirator

  • Must be required to work or be assigned to a different shift as needed

  • Must be required to work in a Clean Room environment and under cool/hot storage conditions

  • If this position is assigned to any the weekend shift, it will be required to work on the company holidays

This job posting excludes CO applicants.


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