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Manager, Equipment Maintenance

Torrance, CA
Start date
Sep 27, 2022

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Quality, Quality Assurance
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Biotech Beach
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Job Details

The Swiss based Bachem Group is a public, innovation-driven company specializing in the development and manufacturing of pepTides and oligonucleoTides. As a full service provider Bachem offers products for clinical development and commercial applications as well as a comprehensive catalog and exclusive custom synthesis. With 50 years of experience and subsidiaries in Switzerland, the United States, the United Kingdom and Japan, Bachem is the partner of choice for the biotech and pharma industry worldwide.  
Bachem. Leading Partner in Tides 

In order to continue our organic growth, we are constantly looking for talent.



The Manager of Equipment Maintenance will be organized and responsible for managing the maintenance staff for all Production and QC related equipment. The ideal candidate will understand mechanical, electrical, controls and technical work; have excellent leadership and supervisory skills and will manage and oversee all daily maintenance activities including delegation of tasks, tracking mechanical performance, and directing the processes of any necessary repairs.


Your Tasks


  • Troubleshoot, evaluate and make recommendations to upgrade maintenance operations and/or implement saving opportunities
  • Perform routine and non-routine equipment maintenance, modification and repairs in a timely basis
  • Create and implement an effective preventative maintenance program
  • Forecast budget for the maintenance department and monitor throughout the year
  • Document repairs, adjustments and replacement of equipment per SOP’s and cGMP regulations
  • Write and update SOP’s, as needed
  • Negotiate, maintain, and review contract for all third party contractors
  • Complete and coordinate with department heads all repairs, as necessary, to offset downtime and production delays
  • Ensure that all work performed by vendors is billed correctly and within budget
  • Respond immediately to all emergency situations
  • Assist maintenance contractors if applicable in troubleshooting of equipment
  • Order parts and components for repairs as needed
  • Assist with the organization and inventory of spare parts
  • Maintain a clean and well organized maintenance room
  • Provide after hours on call support including holidays
  • Must follow all safety rules and ensure compliance


Your Profile


  • Bachelor’s Degree with 5 years’ work experience, or
  • Minimum of 8 years of related experience in an industrial manufacturing or regulated environment
  • Experience in the Pharmaceuticals or related industry
  • At least 8 years’ experience in facilities maintenance: including but not limited to electrical, plumbing, HVAC, carpentry, refrigeration, and/or equipment
  • Knowledge of cGMP manufacturing and basic chemical safety procedures
  • Experience with Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) and Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS)
  • Experience with Automation, PLC's, SCADA, Controls, and Vision systems
  • Demonstrated ability in preventive maintenance, TPM, capital project development, cost estimation and management
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Basic computer knowledge, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Visio and PowerPoint
  • Ability to effectively organize, multitask, and work in a fast-paced, deadline driven work environment
  • Ability to communicate in a proactive and solution-focused manner, including keeping management aware of potential issues
  • Detail oriented with the ability to troubleshoot and resolve technical and analytical problems
  • Ability to work independently and manage one’s time
  • Communicate effectively and ability to function well in a team environment




  • Familiarity of standard laboratory practices
  • Familiar with Environmental Health and Safety regulations
  • Degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial, or Chemical Engineering)



Bachem is a leading, innovation-driven company specializing in the development and manufacture of peptides and oligonucleotides.

With over 50 years of experience and expertise Bachem provides products for research, clinical development and commercial application to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies worldwide and offers a comprehensive range of services.

Bachem operates internationally with headquarters in Switzerland and locations in Europe, the US and Asia. The company is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. For further information, see

Stock Symbol: BANB

Stock Exchange: SWX Swiss Exchange


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(888) 422-2436
3132 Kashiwa Street
United States
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