Senior Supervisor, Maintenance & Utility Operations - Gene Therapy

Job Description

About This Role

Biogen is accelerating gene therapies that may one day help transform the way we treat neurological diseases. The Senior Supervisor, Gene Therapy Maintenance & Utility Operations supervises the daily activities of the utility operators and maintenance technicians for the Gene Therapy Manufacturing Site. This role plans / coordinates daily operations to meet preventive maintenance schedules and strategies for the utilities, HVAC, electrical systems, and process equipment in full compliance with Quality, Safety, and cGMP standards to ensure the highest level of customer satisfaction. It includes the management and leadership of direct staff and outsourced vendors and contractors. This role also supports the build of a new gene therapy manufacturing facility and assists with the design, construction, and commissioning phases of the project along with reviewing and approving submittals that are assigned.

What You’ll Do
  • Manage daily plant utility operations and maintenance activities including the implementation of predictive and preventive maintenance strategies.
  • Lead multiple teams and a team of 24 / 7 utility operators. Provide supervision, direction, guidance, and technical training to staff.
  • Review / complete documentation associated with department responsibilities. Assist in completing investigations, troubleshooting, and implementing corrective actions.
  • Recommend and implement changes to systems, processes, and maintenance to improve reliability, optimize labor utilization, cost savings and safety enhancements.
  • Complete investigations, documentation, and closure of quality processes through Trackwise, and review / approve / close work performed by technician staff in the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).
  • Support capital construction projects and equipment installations for the site office building, laboratory facilities, utilities, warehouse, manufacturing, and equipment.

Who You Are

You are dedicated to contributing to the generation of pioneering gene therapies. You focus on developing people, have strong decision-making skills, the ability to create and communicate maintenance vision and strategy, as well as technical understanding of process and facility operations.


Required Qualifications:
  • Associates Degree in Engineering or Science Discipline.
  • 5+ years’ experience with clean utility/mechanical systems, utility operations and maintenance in a regulated environment.
  • In-depth knowledge of Manufacturing operations in a Biopharma environment.
  • Proven record in project experience with large sites.
  • SME on clean and dirty utilities.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 7+ years’ experience in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical or other regulated health care industries.
  • 5+ years’ experience in Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)
  • Start-up experience in biotech/biopharma.

Additional Information

Biogen’s US Alzheimer’s Franchise is looking to recruit proven and ambitious sales achievers with at least five years of experience in pharma, specialty, hospital, med device/capital equipment, and/or biotech sales.
In this field-based, specialty sales representative position you will be called upon to sell our products with key stakeholders in the Alzheimer’s Disease community: including Neurologists and allied health professionals.