Maintenance Manager

CSL Behring
Kankakee, Illinois
Oct 02, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

With operations in 35+ nations and ~27,000 employees worldwide, CSL is driven to develop and deliver a broad range of lifesaving therapies to treat disorders such as hemophilia and primary immune deficiencies, and vaccines to prevent influenza. Our therapies are also used in cardiac surgery, organ transplantation and burn treatment.

CSL is the parent company of CSL Behring and Seqirus. CSL Behring is a global leader in the protein biotherapeutics industry, focused on bringing to market biotherapies used to treat serious and often rare conditions. CSL Behring operates CSL Plasma, one of the world's largest collectors of human plasma, which is used to create CSL’s therapies. Seqirus is one of the largest influenza vaccine companies in the world and is a transcontinental partner in pandemic preparedness and a major contributor to the prevention and control of influenza globally.

We invite you to take a look at the many career possibilities available around the globe and consider building your promising future at CSL by becoming a member of our team!

Job Description

The Maintenance Manager is responsible for managing and directing all activities required to support the maintenance needs of the Site, Facilities, all Value Streams, Projects, any and all emergencies for the Kankakee site.

The role will form a strong partnership with Manufacturing Operations and will be responsible for leading a maintenance team to support a variety of end users that have competing support needs.  This role will work with multiple groups to address the day to day preventative, corrective and predictive maintenance, continuous improvement and manufacturing reliability. 

Main Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Responsible for managing the selection, performance, and ongoing development of people within the Maintenance team as well as developing succession, retention and development plans for key talent.

  • Accountable for the resource allocation and operational budgets of the Maintenance department.

  • Develops Maintenance strategies and implements aligned short and long-term tactical plans to support the Manufacturing organization achieve agreed goals and objectives, whilst managing any impacts on the broader CSL Behring Kankakee business.

  • Manages work order system and scheduling systems within area of responsibility

  • Supports the planning and scheduling process to ensure appropriate levels of labor are available for planned work

  • Oversees the delivery of Maintenance support to resolve important/critical issues significantly impacting on quality, safety, production, compliance and/or cost by supporting direct Manufacturing and/or Quality.  

  • Drives the use of risk-based and data driven continuous improvement to deliver improvements in safety, quality and productivity.

  • Responsible for ensuring harmonization of the local manufacturing practices with CSL Behring global operations best practices

  • Creates, standardizes, implements and improves maintenance documentation including the development and co-ordination of technical training programs.

  • Ability to analyze problems, develop and propose engineering solutions in a scientific manner using data-driven techniques and analyses (e.g., Root Cause Analysis (RCA), Statistical Process Control (SPC), Six Sigma, Predictive Maintenance, etc.)

  • Places a high priority on developing others through coaching, feedback and developmental goals. 

  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement through employee selection, training and mentoring while focusing on operational efficiency and the elimination of “non-value added” activities.

  • Provide a positive and equitable working environment emphasizing the CSL Values: Customer Focus, Innovation, Integrity, Collaboration, and Superior Performance.

  • Complies with requirements from CSL Behring’s Safety Program, including Health and Safety mandates and OSHA requirements.

  • Completes any other duties/responsibilities assigned by senior management.

Position Qualifications and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or local equivalent preferred; in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree, an Associate’s degree or local equivalent in a related field

  • 5 years Supervisory experience

  • 5 years’ experience in a cGMP manufacturing facility

  • Demonstrated understanding of cGMP, regulatory requirements and relevant environmental, health and safety requirements as applicable to secondary manufacturing.

  • A team player with demonstrated initiative and proven problem solving, communication and negotiation skills

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with proven ability to establish, enhance and manage customer relationships.

  • Management/ Supervisory with a unionized workforce

  • Computer Literacy (SAP, Trackwise, Microsoft Offices, other)

  • Management of contractors and vendors