Senior Facilities Operations Specialist, Calibration and Instrumentation

Location
Foster City, CA, US
Posted
Oct 22, 2020
Ref
2027307
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Senior Facilities Operations Specialist, Calibration and Instrumentation
United States - California - Foster City

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based bio-pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gilead’s therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

Making an impact on a global scale
Inclusion is one of the company’s five core values. That’s because we know that we are stronger and more innovative at Gilead when we are informed by a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences and points of view. Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide.

When you join Gilead, you join our mission to change the world by enabling people to live healthier and more fulfilling lives. Come join a mission-driven bio-pharmaceutical organization that values inclusion and diversity, has a strong portfolio of products, and is constantly #CreatingPossible


Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company founded in 1987. Together we deliver life-saving therapies to patients in need. With the commitment and drive you bring to the workplace every day, you will be part of a team that is changing the world and helping millions of people live healthier, more fulfilling lives. Our worldwide staff of more than 7,500 people is a close community where you can see the tangible results of your contributions, where every individual matters, and everyone has a chance to enhance their skills through on-going development. Our scientific focus has resulted in 15 marketed products that are benefitting hundreds of thousands of people, a pipeline of late-stage drug candidates and unmatched patient access programs to ensure medications are available to those who could otherwise not afford them. By joining Gilead, you will further our mission to address unmet medical needs and improve life by advancing the care of patients with life-threatening diseases.

We are seeking a Calibration and Instrumentation Senior Specialist at our Foster City Campus.

Responsibilities
  • Approve and oversee the timely closure of all Work Orders for Foster City (FC) Facility owned assets that are calibrated utilizing a Maximo Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).
  • Ensure all calibration and instrument “services” meet GMP requirements and that these services are performed in a manner that is appreciated by all Gilead business partners
  • Assist with supervising Facility vendors
  • Provide expertise to the following Departments: Analytical Operations, EH&S, Process Chemistry, Project Management, FPD, R&D function and Engineering
  • Play a major role in the asset induction and calibration process
  • Will act as the calibration and functional SME to all safety type instruments on the FC campus
  • Continuously improve the department by means of utilizing calibrations, amending procedures, resource allocation and leveraging the CMMS
  • Oversee the implementation of newly purchased measurement and test equipment (standards) to be used for onsite calibrations
  • Work closely with the Calibration Manager with a focus on department improvement
  • Troubleshoot existing installations/manufacturing equipment as well as diagnose electrical/pneumatic control signals and lab equipment
  • Independently develop and modify a minimum of two Standard Operating Procedures changes per year
  • Assist Facilities admin staff with requested tasks
  • Own and create all Facility e-datasheets for calibrated assets


Requirements
  • 8+ years of relevant experience or
  • BA or BS degree in a technical discipline or
  • Proven experience of supervisory or leadership roles of a minimum of 5+ years is a plus
  • Able to provide results in a large scale operation that includes a very fast moving environment, changing priorities and constant added task
  • Must be able to champion a wide array of large calibration related project with impacting results
  • Must have the ability to operate within a Work Order systems, Maximo is a plus
  • Have demonstrated the ability to independently create, route and close change control, deviations and CAPAs using Track Wise.
  • Must have a strong understanding of calibration standards such as ISO 17025, NIST and ISA.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, Visio, MS Project and type more than 20 words per minute
  • Strong knowledge of automation concepts and fundamentals. Allen Bradley, Lab Watch and Siemens experience is a plus but not required
  • Experience in operations management, including managing technical resources, project financial reporting and planning.
  • Ability to lead and manage project teams, including directing field technicians and subcontractors.
  • Ability to read and understand P&ID's, electrical & architectural drawings
  • Effectively communicates with peers and project teams, including engineers, project managers, technicians, and subcontractors.


As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact careers@gilead.com for assistance.

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Our environment respects individual differences and recognizes each employee as an integral member of our company. Our workforce reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who make up our growing team.

Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion.

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As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact careers@gilead.com for assistance.

For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the ‘EEO is the Law' poster.

NOTICE: EMPLOYEE POLYGRAPH PROTECTION ACT
YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT

PAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION

Our environment respects individual differences and recognizes each employee as an integral member of our company. Our workforce reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who make up our growing team.

Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion.

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