Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Plant Engineer (Pharm Water Systems)

Location
Syracuse, NY
Posted
Oct 16, 2018
Ref
R1508983
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Plant Engineer (Pharm Water Systems)

RESPONSIBILITIES

• This plant engineering position will have primary responsibility for pharmaceutical water systems, including water for injection (WFI), reverse osmosis (RO), de-ionized water systems (DI), and clean steam.

• Issue or contribute to safety permits and job hazard analyses (JHAs) to ensure the safe execution of projects or maintenance activities.

• Manage engineering projects to improve plant utility systems. Seek out and apply novel engineering approaches.

• Coordinate projects and maintenance activities with operations in order to minimize disruption.

• Provide technical guidance for maintenance technicians, outside service providers, and operations users.

• Engage with Facilities & Engineering (F&E), Global Engineering, and external resources to engineer solutions.

• Review and approve drawings and other technical documentation to ensure that it remains current.

• Ensure compliance of GMP critical utilities with GMPs, industry best practices, and BMS directives.

• Investigate adverse trends, and implement corrective actions.

• Create or contribute to quality plans that ensure orderly service interruptions and smooth return to service.

• Collaborate with other functions such as quality assurance or safety to resolve compliance issues.

• Remain informed about the current industry practices and guidelines for critical utilities.

• Respond to unplanned outages in order to minimize disruption to manufacturing operations.

• Serve as a site SME for critical utility systems and interact with regulatory authorities or internal auditors. Ensure inspection-readiness of key systems. Develop responses and action plans to correct any deficiencies.

• Leverage appropriate resources from our site integrated facilities management (IFM) provider.

• Identify continuous improvement, energy conservation, and cost savings opportunities.

• Apply modern reliability concepts to ensure effective maintenance and prevent failures.

• Maintain and revise standard operating procedures (SOPs) governing system operation and maintenance. Train in-house technicians and contractors as required.

QUALIFICATIONS

• Bachelor of science degree in Engineering.

• Knowledge of pharmaceutical utility operation, cleanrooms, and building systems.

• Experience with (or ability to learn) Maximo CMMS, Ariba purchasing, and SAP cost center functions.

• Demonstrated ability to work across organizational boundaries to resolve a range of technical and compliance issues.

• Strong technical knowledge in a focus area such as pharmaceutical water systems, HVAC, or electrical engineering.

• Experience safely managing multiple projects and balancing priorities.

• Strong analytical and problem solving skills, especially as applied in a team environment.

• Willingness to provide on-call, off-hours support as needed to assist with planned activities or respond to unplanned problems.

• Understanding of applicable regulations (GMP, OSHA, DEC, etc.). Familiarity with quality systems governing GMP utilities (change control, SOPs, investigations, CAPAs).

• Familiarity with modern maintenance management and reliability concepts.

• Ability to compose sound technical and compliance documents, including thorough investigations, meaningful corrective action plans, and justifiable change controls.

• Ability to articulate complex technical issues and communicate in a variety of forums to stakeholders and site leadership.

• Experience working in a GMP environment is a plus.