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Senior Manager, Cleanroom Operations

Modular Devices
1515 Brookville Crossing Way, Indianapolis, IN
Competitive salary + benefits
Start date
Nov 9, 2023

Position Description: Reporting to the Vice President of Cleanrooms, the Senior Manager, Cleanroom Operations will be responsible for setting the overall direction for the cleanroom construction, project management and technical services teams.  This will include on-time completion and budgetary compliance of new, custom-built cleanrooms as well as oversight for managing the rental cleanroom fleet. The qualified candidate should have experience in hospital, medical, life science, or institutional facility construction projects.


Essential job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Promotes a safe working environment and ensures compliance with company policies, procedures, and protocols.
  • Has direct oversight for cleanroom project management and technical services including scheduling, resourcing, procurement, production, and cleanroom rental fleet.
  • Leads a cross functional team, focusing on team collaboration, client satisfaction, schedule adherence, and budget.
  • May serve as a point of contact for the clients for new cleanroom builds as well as service, delivery, and pickup for cleanrooms in the rental fleet.
  • Will lead cross-functional team meetings to include project kickoff, production coordination, project updates, and cleanroom pickup/delivery coordination.
  • Partners with cleanroom engineering and compliance teams to ensure cleanrooms are constructed as designed and comply with federal, state, and local building codes.
  • Accountable for the proper start-up, commissioning and testing of newly constructed cleanrooms and the compliant turnaround of cleanrooms in the rental fleet.
  • Interacts with engineering, production, quality control, installation field specialists, customer representatives, general contractors, architects, engineers, and sub-contractors.
  • Serves as the point of contact for any escalated issues related to new construction, cleanroom turnarounds, service, and rental fleet coordination.
  • Reviews and prepares scope of work, RFQ’s, project resource requirements, cost estimates, budgets, and project schedules.
  • Identifies subcontractors when needed; conducts standard request for proposals; completes bid analysis and recommends resources.
  • Reviews change requests to assess impact, make recommendations and prepare change orders. Determine impacts to scope, budget, schedule, quality, and risk. Ensure the issuance of change orders to secure client approvals as needed.
  • Identify project risks, develop risk mitigation and contingency plans, and implement action plans to reduce or eliminate project risks.
  • Provides strategic input to improve performance through monitoring KPI’s, implementation of continuous improvement initiatives, and developing/enhancing internal processes.
  • Hires and retains top talent.  Motivates staff to continuously meet or exceed objectives.


Note that these requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive, of the knowledge, skill, and ability required to perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Required Knowledge/Skills:

  • Ability to read and interpret regulations, guidance documents, technical manuals, specifications, read and interpret drawings, and specifications.
  • Familiar knowledge of construction components, process, and construction methods particularly in a healthcare or cleanroom setting.
  • Sound understanding of cleanroom operations including HVAC, automation controls, plumbing, and electrical distribution.
  • Familiarity with cleanroom ISO standards and certification requirements as well as operational start-up and commissioning protocols.
  • Excellent communication, organization, planning, problem-solving and follow-up skills.
  • Ability to work effectively as a team leader in a diverse work group.
  • Comfortable making presentations to management and customers with the ability to accurately convey information in both spoken and written form.
  • Resourceful, well organized, highly dependable, efficient, and adaptable.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and work efficiently to meet commitments.
  • High energy level, comfortable performing multifaceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities.
  • Ability to collaborate with internal and external customers at various levels of the organization.



  • Minimum eight (8) years of project, construction, or operations management experience.
  • Experience in cleanroom, laboratory, or healthcare construction is highly desirable.
  • Prior experience leading a team is strongly preferred.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, construction management, or equivalent technical area of study.  Relevant work experience may also be considered.


Remote Work: This role will be primarily performed indoors with limited outdoors construction.

If the need arises to work remotely, including nights and weekends, employees are expected to work in a secure location to protect company data and have stable high-speed internet.


Additional requirements:

This is a full-time position. Employees are expected to work a general schedule of 8 hours per day, 5 days per week. Employees may be required to work beyond the standard schedule to meet the deliverables and expectations of the role.  Some travel (<10%) may be required based on business needs.

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