Job Title: Utilities Coach
SUMMARY OF POSITION
Briefly summarize the primary purpose of the position.
Responsible to support the Utilities Coach in the maintenance of the Site Utilities Systems. This includes the generation and distribution of purified water, steam, compressed air, electricity, potable water, chilled water, cooling water, fire water and waste treatment. Plans, organizes and implements programs to insure proper and efficient operation for equipment at the Utilities areas to avoid unscheduled shutdowns and outages, providing adequate support to obtain full productive capacity. Assists with implementing strategies and methods that improve operational and preventive maintenance processes and procedures resulting in enhanced equipment performance. Technically supports maintenance operations while ensuring compliance with SOPs, cGMPs, safety procedures, quality standards, OSHA standards, other regulatory agency standards, good maintenance practices, and corporate initiatives.
Describe briefly the major activities of the position (maximum of 15). Indicate the approximate percentage of time spend on each activity.
- Knowledgeable with the operation and maintenance of the steam boilers, site electricity distribution system, potable water systems, United Stated Pharmacopeia (USP) water system, cooling water, water refrigeration systems, compressed air system, incinerators and waste treatment.
- Monitors the performance of utilities to maintain optimum conditions in compliance with environmental and safety regulations to protect the environment and the safety and health of the personnel.
- Coordinates the maintenance program of Site Utilities (corrective, preventive and predictive)
- Supports the Utilities Coach in maintaining the area documentation up-dated and in compliance with government, policies and regulations.
- Reinforce plant safety practices and procedures and instructs utility personnel in their use by conducting periodic safety meetings and audits.
- Comply with all environmental guidelines, procedures, training, practices, permit conditions, and internal notification of any environmental events.
- Evaluates the effectiveness of the Utilities Department Detailed Action Plan (DAP’s) and recommends changes and improvements.
- Segregate, label and handle wastes such as biomedical, non-hazardous and hazardous material
- Comply with all environmental trainings, procedures, guidelines, practices, cGMP, permit conditions and internal notifications of any environmental event.
- Perform any other job related duties as required or that may arise in the future.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
Education and/or Experience
List the minimum academic credentials and/or years of experience.
- BS in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical)
- Over 10 years of experience as Utilities Engineer of a pharmaceutical manufacturing site and a minimum of three years as a supervisor.
- Knowledge in quality, safety and environmental regulations applicable to site utilities operations.
Includes technical, communications, computer and mathematics competencies (maximum 7).
- Excellent leadership, program management, and organizational skills Additionally, the incumbent shall possess the following:
- Strong mechanical troubleshooting skills.
- Supervisory skills.
- Computer systems use.
- Analytical problem solving.
- Ability to work with people, conflict resolution and technical writing.
- Knowledge of computer programs such as in MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, building automation applications.
"Avara Pharmaceutical Services does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.”