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Lilly Maintenance Manager in United States

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 35,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

Lilly unites caring with discovery to create medicines that make life better for people around the world. Lilly is a fortune 500 company that has been in operation for over 140 years. We make medicine with safety first and quality always while living our company values of Integrity, Excellence, and Respect for People.

Lilly is designing and building a new state of the art Parenteral, Device Assembly, and Packaging Facility located at the Research Triangle Park (RTP) in North Carolina. This is an exciting opportunity to help build and operate a state-of-the-art manufacturing site from the ground up.

The Maintenance Manager is responsible for the staffing, training, and leadership of the Parenteral, Device Assembly and Packaging maintenance teams. The Maintenance Manager will be responsible for providing maintenance assistance to Parenteral, Device Assembly and Packaging assets delivery, process development, commissioning, qualification, validation, and start-up. After start-up, the Maintenance Manager will be responsible for supporting the day-to-day maintenance support functions in the Parenteral, Device Assembly and Packaging operations and planning for the 3-to-6-month horizon. The Maintenance Manager is expected to lead by example and provide coaching to others in the areas of safety, quality, engineering, maintenance, reliability and continuous improvement.

Key Objectives/Deliverables:

  • Support the Engineering Director to build a diverse and capable Maintenance organization based in engineering first principles.

  • Deliver manufacturing assets and their supporting systems through user requirements, design, build, commissioning, qualification, validation, and subsequent operation.

  • Deliver maintenance services and their supporting systems and subsequent operations

  • Provide leadership and develop objectives to deliver Business Plan Goals as it relates to Safety, Quality, and Maintenance, Reliability, Effectiveness and Efficiency.

  • Maintain metrics to measure performance against business objectives and make necessary changes to improve performance.

  • Interact with Regulatory Agencies during site inspections.

  • Drive the safety culture and Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE) compliance in daily work.

  • Provide technical guidance to the RTP maintenance group.

  • Meet the Maintenance financial objectives through planning, directing, controlling, implementing, evaluating, monitoring, and forecasting as needed to achieve expense budgets and capital plan targets.

  • Manage external contracts, resources as well as internal technical and project management resources, as needed.

  • Utilize recognition tools as appropriate to reward individual and team accomplishments.

  • Determine staffing and resource needs to support RTP site Maintenance requirements.

  • Ensure the maintenance functions are performed in timely, proactive, compliant, and cost-effective manner, while achieving departmental and customer objectives

Minimum Requirements:

  • Relevant experience in Maintenance (Parenteral, Device Assembly and Packaging) and Engineering

  • Assignments in Maintenance management, Reliability or Manufacturing operations

  • At least 7 years in Engineering and or Maintenance experience.

  • Previous management or leadership experience including leading or working effectively with a cross functional group.

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills

  • Strong technical aptitude and ability to train and mentor others

  • Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (SAP/MAXIMO) experience

Additional Preferences:

  • Relevant experience operating in an FDA regulated environment

  • Six Sigma black or green belt certified

  • CMRP certification

  • Solid understanding of basic requirements of regulatory agencies such as the FDA, EMEA, DEKRA, and OSHA.

  • Previous experience in Maintenance and or Engineering

  • Previous Maintenance area start up experience.

  • Previous equipment qualification and process validation experience.

  • Previous experience with deviation and change management systems including Trackwise.

  • Instrument calibration process knowledge/experience

  • Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) exposure/knowledge/experience

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in Engineering

Other Information:

  • The position is for the Lilly Research Triangle Park site and during the project phase will allow for a flexible working environment with the ability to periodically work remotely based on the project phase and site activities.

  • Ability to work 8 hour days – Monday through Friday

  • Ability to work overtime as required

  • Ability to travel up to 20% during Asset Delivery and < 10% after startup

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At Lilly we strive to ensure our employees are part of a team that cares about them and our shared purpose of making life better for those around the world. How do we do this? We continue to look for ways to include, innovate, accelerate and deliver while maintaining integrity, excellence and respect for people. We hope that you seek to join us on our journey as we create medicine and deliver improved outcomes for patients across the globe!