Manager/TL, Maintenance and Utilities

St. Louis, Missouri
Jul 30, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


Responsibilities include management of all maintenance engineering activities to ensure the production machinery and equipment are performed with the highest degree of reliability and cost efficiency. Responsible to ensure the efficient planning and execution of maintenance activities while maintaining cGMP and Safety Compliance as the highest priorities. Additional responsibility includes designation of team members who will act as single points of contact for all engineering issues that impact or can potentially impact operations, i.e., environmental or facilities conditions, in order to streamline communications with the proper engineering resources and our operational partners.


Responsible for overseeing Production Maintenance to include lab equipment, and facility and utility maintenance activities as required in support of operations. The responsibilities include but are not limited to Leadership and Administrative, Operational Management, Good Manufacturing Practices and Environmental, Health and Safety duties.

Leadership and Administrative:

Ensure a safety and compliance culture is maintained as the highest priorities at all times by holding regular safety talks, ensuring team safety meeting attendance, ensuring all tools are available to perform work safely and efficiently, and by holding team members accountable for demonstrating our safety culture every day. Manage maintenance organization to comply with Pfizer policies, guidelines and procedures. Rigorously drive colleague development through execution of a robust training matrix which assesses team members periodically and provides direction for training and development needs. Ensure proper utilization of maintenance resources. Administer the development and implementation of the maintenance programs for inspection, assembly, and packaging operations. Develop and/or evaluate methods and procedures for improving maintenance operations. Approve the selection of new maintenance personnel.

Promote colleague engagement and development consistent with the Pfizer IDP process and other engagement programs.

Operational Management:

Establish the maintenance goals and metrics and provide direction to personnel to align with departmental goals and/or objectives. Provide technical support to identify innovative engineering solutions for site machinery or equipment issues and ensure implementation in a timely and professional manner. Approve or suggest major equipment changes or improvements. Approve or suggest preferred vendors for equipment, parts and instrumentation. Ensure maintenance work costs do not exceed approved budget. Lead the maintenance planning group in setting priorities for maintenance work. Appoint single point of contact for all operational shifts including weekend and holidays to ensure coordination with other engineering sections or contractors for any support needed to ensure continuous operations. Monitor, review and approve spare parts listing and inventory. Coordinate team meetings and share maintenance engineering metrics, reliability reports, production priorities, and other company news and information. Review and/or approve the use of outside consultants/contractors to support maintenance engineering activities. Assist in the review of all maintenance engineering documents to comply with codes and regulatory requirements of U.S. authorities. Responsible for ensuring maintenance procedures are current and up to date. Work closely with Site Reliability team for GRP alignment in working toward GRP Excellence performance level.

Good Manufacturing Practices:

Comply with the current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP).

Environmental requirements

Demonstrate knowledge in GMP, environmental, health and safety procedures to assure regulatory, policies and/or guidelines compliance. Observe and notify any situations that identify risks for the environment, health or safety. Implement a safety program to insure a safe operation of the facilities and maintenance engineering group.


  • Minimum- BS in Engineering or related field
  • Minimum- 5 years plus leadership role experience in Engineering, Maintenance, Facilities, Utilities, Manufacturing, or other technical function
  • Minimum- 5 years plus pharmaceutical or medical device industry experience


  • Preferred- Training/certification and/or experience in the application of maintenance reliability principles, in particular, Reliability Centered Maintenance, Total Productive Maintenance (emphasis on operator care), work control systems to include CMMS, and MRO Inventory Management.

Working knowledge of FDA, OSHA, and EPA regulations applicable to the pharmaceutical and/or medical device industry.


  • Sitting
  • Standing
  • Walking


Position requires regular onsite attendance – this position cannot be performed on a remote or telecommute basis on a temporary, short or long term basis.

Must have the ability to simultaneously multi-task across multiple capabilities and functions.  Must be able to handle multiple competing priorities and requirements, including performing site and functional responsibilities, responding to frequent e-mail and phone communications, and attending multiple meetings and conference calls.  Note that these activities may not be time bound to core hours or presence at the site.

Must have the ability to work effectively under and manage to strict production, time and performance deadlines.

Site operates 24 hours per day seven days per week, must be willing and able to work beyond the hours typically defined as a “regular” workday, which may or may not include nights, weekends, and holidays, with minimal notice.

The job is open only to Protected Individuals (as defined by 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3), namely, Citizens or Nationals of the United States, Lawful Permanent Residents (“green card holders”), Refugees and Asylees.

Last date to apply for job: August 13, 2021

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EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status.  Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA.  Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.