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Manager, Maintenance Services

CSL Behring
Kankakee, Illinois
Start date
Feb 26, 2023

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Quality, Quality Assurance
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Job Description

CSL Behring in Kankakee, Illinois has grown into a global biotechnology leader, motivated by that same promise to save and improve lives. We offer the broadest range of quality plasma-derived and recombinant therapies in our industry. We have recently been awarded America's Best Employers for 2022 by Forbes magazine.

Lead, manage and oversee the site maintenance program for the Site Operations Value Stream which includes mechanical maintenance teams, critical systems (Fire, Electrical and Refrigerant) operations and maintenance, facilities maintenance and maintenance planning and scheduling. Ensure current Good Manufacturing Practices and Standard Operating Procedures are integrated in all maintenance activities. The Maintenance Manager leads and manages day-to-day maintenance within boundaries of compliance, quality, time, and budget. Responsibilities include supporting a culture of continuous improvement by implementing measurement tools or methods to eliminate probability of repeat mistakes and championing change. The incumbent compiles and evaluates key data generated to propose solutions for reduction of exceptions and errors, optimizes preventative maintenance activities, level loads the required work and labor, and is instrumental to the overall success of the manufacturing operations.

Reporting Relationships:

  • Role that this position reports to:  Site Operations VS - Maintenance Services Manager

  • Role/s that report to this position: Site Operations Maintenance Supervisors, System Owners, and Planner/Scheduler


  • Supervise the operations and maintenance activities of facility. Identify waste, workflow interrupters, and other opportunities for improvement, recommend solutions, and assisting with implementation.

  • Ensures GMP activities for assigned Operations function in accordance with company policies, approved cGMP procedures and are documented according to cGMP requirements. Ensure work is completed in accordance with procedures.

  • Improve the right first-time execution. Assist with meeting training needs and developing overall programs to upgrade operating and maintenance skills and effectiveness

  • Support investigations and ensures that corrective actions and preventive actions (CAPA) are managed and closed according to procedures.

  • Ensure work activities are completed correctly. Ensures that manufacturing facilities, equipment, processes, and procedures are compliant with cGMP requirements and/or other applicable regulations. Support to meet all the metrics established in department.

  • 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 and Regulatory agencies, including Quality, Health and Safety mandates and OSHA requirements.

  • Responsible for handing out disciplinary action when required.

  • Directs and assists the department in developing policies, programs, SOPs, and Quality Standards to meet current industry, corporate quality, and external regulatory requirements.

  • 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.

  • Establish and execute strategic direction for the maintenance team in alignment with site goals

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


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field preferred, but not required

  • 5+ years' experience in the maintenance and/or operation of a process pharmaceutical manufacturing facility

  • Previous supervisory experience with a represented union workforce is preferred.

  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing/Six Sigma methodologies preferred.

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

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

  • Management of contractors and vendors

CSL makes all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, pregnancy, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military status, protected veteran status (specifically status as a disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, armed forces service medal veteran, or active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran) or other classification protected by applicable US federal, state or local law. CSL complies

with all applicable employment laws, including but not limited to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

About Us

Our Benefits

We encourage you to make your well-being a priority. It’s important and so are you. Learn more about how we care at CSL.

About CSL Behring

CSL Behring is a global leader in developing and delivering high-quality medicines that treat people with rare and serious diseases. Our treatments offer promise for people in more than 100 countries living with conditions in the immunology, hematology, cardiovascular and metabolic, respiratory, and transplant therapeutic areas. Learn more about CSL Behring.

We want CSL to reflect the world around us

As a global organisation with employees in 35+ countries, CSL embraces diversity, equity and inclusion. Learn more about Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at CSL.

Do work that matters at CSL Behring!


As the third largest global biotechnology company with employees in more than 35 countries, CSL Behring is focused on serving patients with serious and rare diseases, including coagulation disorders, primary immune deficiencies, hereditary angioedema, respiratory disease and neurological disorders. We collaborate with patient and biomedical communities to improve access to therapies, advance scientific knowledge and support future medical research. 

CSL Behring's dynamic environment fosters innovation and attracts the best and brightest who share a commitment to helping save lives. People here are free to live their Promising FUTURES where they can fulfill their individual career aspirations and realize their potential. 

CSL Behring is committed to diversity and inclusion, both of which underpin our Values of patient focus, innovation, collaboration, integrity and superior performance. We believe that by harnessing and honoring the unique capabilities, experiences and perspectives of our people, we are better able to serve our patients.

CSL Behring operates one of the world's largest plasma collection networks, CSL Plasma. The parent company, CSL Limited, headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, employs more than 27,000 people, and provides its life-saving medicines in more than 70 countries. 
For more information visit Help us deliver on our promise to save lives and protect the health of people around the world. Promising FUTURES start at CSL Behring!

Stock Symbol: CSL

Stock Exchange: Australian Securities Exchange

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