Manager, Maintenance

Worcester, MA, US
Sep 19, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Provide leadership and direction to trades personnel in the delivery of maintenance activities. This position provides and supports the maintenance activities and operations requirements for effective delivery of maintenance services represented by an annual budget of approximately $4MM. The objectives of this position are to meet the maintenance needs of Abbvie manufacturing operations in a manner which provides high quality, rapid response, customer service at low cost. This position is responsible for day to day activities of the department including managing the department budget, Performance Excellence, quality of work, skills development, work load assessment and assignment, training, coach / counseling, etc.

Key Responsibilities Include:
  • Responsible for ensuring equipment reliability expectations are achieved in a 24/7, high-throughput, API production facility.
  • Provide strong leadership to the department in the coordination and execution of maintenance activities and related facilities operations activities while ensuring that good maintenance practices, department operations procedures, Abbvie Safety Policies and Abbvie quality policies are understood, communicated and followed by the department.
  • Provide and maintain tools and equipment necessary for the effective completion of work assignments including hand tools, communication devices, trucks and other heavy equipment, PCs and software appropriate to facilitate effective delivery of maintenance operations.
  • Supports the Plant Manager in developing Key Performance Indicators for the organization, tracks data related to KPI's, and drives improvement through the Maintenance Excellence Program (MEP) across the organization.
  • Serves as a project manager for department initiatives and capital projects. Leads members of the organization in the development of the budget, scope, and schedule for major projects.
  • Ensure employee resource allotment and workload requirements are balanced to meet the needs of the business on a daily basis as well as when forecasting future work capacity.
  • Serves as the conduit for communication within the department to ensure that leadership messages, organizational changes, and initiatives are communicated to direct reports. Also serves as the conduit for communication from direct reports back up to the area management.
  • Continually evaluates and balances short term production support needs with long term strategic objectives of the department.


  • College Degree or equivalent experience. Strong problem solving and analysis skills are required. A technical degree (Engineering or Science) is preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in chemical/pharmaceutical processing equipment maintenance, facilities maintenance, reliability engineering, or a combination thereof. Minimum 2 - 4 years previous supervisory / management experience.

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