Head of Facilities and Engineering

AAA Statement Advanced Accelerator Applications, a Novartis company, is an innovative medicines company focused on the development of products for targeted radioligand therapy and precision radioligand imaging. We are committed to transforming patients’ lives by leading innovation in nuclear medicine.
AAA offers professionals the opportunity to face new challenges and pursue a career in a fast growing, technology driven healthcare company. We are passionate about improving patient health by leading innovation in nuclear medicine. We are looking for people who share our commitment to help us achieve this goal. Advanced Accelerator Applications is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Job Description

769 million. That’s how many lives are touched by Novartis products globally.

The Head of Facilities and Engineering is responsible for all aspects of the RLT drug product plant startup and engineering and maintenance activities to maintain a 24/7 operations:

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to

• Complete construction, commissioning, and qualification activities for new Indianapolis RLT manufacturing site to deliver a safe, compliant, and efficient operating facility
• Build a team of trained, qualified associates who will maintain the physical plant and production equipment
• Lead the facility engineering and maintenance team to deliver a reliable and cost-effective plant and utilities capable of operating 52 weeks per year, six days per week, with a predictive and preventative maintenance program and optimized parts inventory
• Contribute to an injury-free work environment that protects employees from hazards (including radiation exposure) using a strong hierarchy of controls


EEO Statement
The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

Minimum requirements

What you'll bring to the role:

Bachelors degree in engineering, chemistry, pharmacy, or related field or equivalent relevant experience
Training in radiochemistry or radiopharmacy a plus.
Minimum 10 years of experience with engineering and maintenance of a cGMP plant, including design of facilities according to Lean concepts in material, people and waste flows, preferably in aseptic manufacturing and radiopharmaceutical processing
 Direct involvement with quality regulatory inspections of facilities from major agencies such FDA or EMA
 Excellent knowledge of engineering standards in building, facilities, and equipment in the pharmaceutical industry along with management of construction projects
 Significant Environment Health and Safety, and GxP / QA experience building an injury and error-free culture with knowledge of multiple compliance areas (corporate governance, financial, quality, environment, safety)