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Director of Engineering

  • Location: Decatur, IL
  • Start Date: 11/29/2021
  • Job ID: 21-00781
  • Posting Date: 11/29/2021
  • Job Type: Direct Placement
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SUMMARY:

Responsible for the overall direction to the engineering function through the development of engineering policies and procedures consistent with organizational requirements and corporate standards and;
  • Planning and Directing all areas of Facilities, Engineering and Maintenance functions
  • Planning and executing capital budgets and projects
  • Leading technical teams in meeting the needs of the plant operations,

CRITICAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Provide leadership, guidance, training and personnel development from both administrative and technical base
  • Develop short-term and long-term departmental and facility planning objectives to align with site objectives
  • Guide departmental operations and personnel in accordance with company philosophies by way of performance reviews, training, and development programs, setting and tracking goals and objectives and promoting fiscal responsibility
  • Institute and apply best engineering practices to ensure effective preventive, predictive and corrective maintenance while maintaining continued operations with minimal down time and uninterrupted plant operations
  • Ensure all designs, material, equipment and day-to-day-operations comply with cGMP requirements and practices.
  • Lead and support equipment and facility modifications to meet the needs of the operations ensuring the appropriate cGMP guidelines are followed
  • Facilitate the implementation of cost reductions, new product launches and ongoing process equipment maintenance
  • Provide appropriate technical knowledge and training to support the engineering team to write detailed equipment/facility/utility URS and specifications as necessary
  • Provide troubleshooting guidance for equipment failures as necessary
  • Approve SOPs, Safe practices, Test reports, Change controls, etc. as required
  • Determine and provide appropriate engineering solutions and the most applicable technology applications to ensure optimal energy use and compliance with regulations on sustainability and energy reduction
  • Enhance the troubleshooting skills within the department for all areas of responsibility
  • Provide technical support and resources to other departments within the organization
  • Improve systems such as calibration and maintenance, automation, etc. to enhance and improve the execution of the workload
  • Oversee technical, financial, and managerial tasks associated with site assigned capital budgets and capital project execution from conception to design, construction and validation and provide reports and communications as required
  • Represent and foster harmonious relationships within the department and other site departments and corporate functions such as, Corporate Engineering
  • Interface with external organizations such as the EPA, DEA, the FDA, insurance investigators, the building/fire commissioner, and others as required
  • Participate in internal and external audits as required or requested
  • Ensure for the effective interface between Engineering, Security and EH&S resources and for the planning, developing and managing emergency response and business continuity
  • Ensure that external resources/contractors working on the site are properly managed and their services are properly coordinated
  • Operating budget responsibility in excess of $1.0m/y; Capital project budgets around $10m/year




SUPERVISORY:

The job holder supervises the following supervisors, engineers, and technicians and facilitates their efforts as a group in conjunction with the organization's requirements: Head of Maintenance, Head of Project Engineering, Project Engineer- Lyophilization, and Head of Calibration Technicians . All areas of formal supervision are included such as performance appraisals, hiring, termination, work direction, and personnel development.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, training, planning, assigning and directing work, appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees, addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Hires, disciplines, and terminates employees; rates employees' performance; develops departmental and plant Standard Operating Procedures and sound managerial practices; evaluates hazards within the facility for safety, health, and environmental risks.
  • Ability to meet attendance standards.
  • All full-time employees are required to work a 40-hr week.
  • At times it may be necessary to work additional hours in order to get the required tasks accomplished to meet deadlines.


EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
  • 15+ years Engineering and Maintenance experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing and ideally having experience in sterile manufacturing
  • 10+years of Capital Project Management experience managing engineering resources and Project Managers in support of capital project execution
  • Process design, equipment selection, cost estimating, scheduling and people management experience
  • BS in mechanical, Electrical or Chemical engineering
  • Academic training or practical experience in financial analysis and economic evaluation is desired to ensure that proper business considerations are included in the decision-making process
  • Excellent communications skills in oral, written, and presentation situations providing clear, informative, and persuasive communication in positive and negative scenarios
  • Good analytical and computer skills required
  • Proven track record of working in a Matrix Environment
  • Must be able to prioritize critical versus non=critical issues, and communicate to management and team leaders in clear, concise and timely manner
  • Ability to establish credibility and trust amongst all levels of the organization
  • Ability to work under tight timelines and be able to motivate direct reports to deliver expected results
Posted by Stephanie Gonzalez
Senior Technical Recruiter
(800) 821-4644 x 3997

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