Job ID 20000CQ7
Available Openings 1
PURPOSE AND SCOPE:
Supervises utilities operational activities including the production of WFI, steam, compressed air and other utilities in order to meet production requirements throughout plant. Provides technical expertise for operators and/or maintenance technicians. Plans, leads, and organizes the training and development of direct reports and evaluates progress and performance.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Supervises the daily activities of the utilities operations team including but not limited to establishing mutual goals, assigning tasks and maintaining schedules.
Interacts with internal departments and external customers, particularly in problem resolution.
Acts as an advisor to subordinate(s) to meet schedules and/or resolve technical problems. Responsible for hiring, coaching and counseling employees, including performance reviews, disciplinary action and terminations.
Leads continuous improvement efforts throughout the utilities systems. Reviews and modifies processes and procedures to ensure these systems meet the needs of the plants' continuous operation.
Supports the planning and development of new processes and/or capacity increases.
Maintains utilities equipment, process and facilities in good order, operating efficiently and meeting all current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs).
Ensures all instrumentation in Utilities is properly calibrated and operational. Partners with metrology personnel to schedule calibrations in the department.
Leads efforts to maintain excellent housekeeping and orderliness in all utilities areas.
Assist with Utilities engineering, validation, and quality systems activities as assigned.
Leads the interviewing and hiring process, as well as disciplinary actions including documented councils, written warnings, and terminations.
Ensures safe working conditions and implements improvements as needed.
Maintains quality of utilities supplied throughout the plant.
Assist with various projects as assigned.
Other duties as assigned.
Additional responsibilities may include focus on one or more departments or locations. See applicable addendum for department or location specific functions.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Regularly required to walk, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, talk or hear, and wear protective equipment which may include hearing protection, safety shoes, steel-toed shoes, safety glasses, etc. Frequently is required to stand and occasionally required to sit and taste or smell.
Must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.
Regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. Frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, high, precarious places, and outside weather conditions. Occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.
The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.
Some travel may be required.
Responsible for the direct supervision of various levels of utilities maintenance staff.
Bachelor's Degree required; in lieu of degree additional years of relevant experience and/or education may be considered.
Technical certificate(s) or trade license (Journeyman or above) desired.
EXPERIENCE AND REQUIRED SKILLS:
2-3 years' experience as an individual contributor senior role; or 1-3 years' experience as a Supervisor.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Strong organization and analytical skills.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Proficient with PCs and Microsoft Office applications.
Proficient with clean water monitoring instrumentation and interfacing computer programmed logic.
Extensive knowledge in Reverse Osmosis systems and water treatment operations and design.
Extensive knowledge in multi-effect and vapor compression distillation units operations and design.
EO/AA Employer: Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity
Fresenius Medical Care North America maintains a drug-free workplace in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.
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