Civica is a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization established in 2018 by health systems and philanthropies to reduce chronic generic drug shortages and related high prices in the United States. Civica is led by an experienced team of healthcare and pharmaceutical industry leaders.
Today, more than 55 health systems have joined Civica. They represent over 1,500 hospitals and one-third of all U.S. hospital beds. Civica has also begun to supply the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs, the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Strategic National Stockpile of essential medicines.
Civica recently announced plans to expand its mission, via a unit called CivicaScript, to into the outpatient pharmacy space and to manufacture and distribute insulins that, once approved, will be available to people with diabetes at significantly lower prices than insulins currently on the market. The availability of Civica’s affordable insulins, beginning in 2024, will benefit people with diabetes who have been forced to choose between life sustaining medicines and living expenses, particularly those uninsured or underinsured who often pay the most out of pocket for their medications.
Civica’s mission is to ensure that quality generic medications are accessible and affordable to everyone. Since established, the #1 Policy for the Civica team has been “Do What Is in the Best Interest of Patients.” Civica’s manufacturing facility in Petersburg, Virginia, is the future home of affordable insulin and essential sterile injectable medicines. The facility is currently in late-stage construction and hiring for the site is well-underway.
To find out more about how Civica’s innovative model is directly impacting patient care, click here to read a summary from the New England Journal of Medicine. (https://catalyst.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/CAT.21.0189)
To learn more about Civica’s plans to bring affordable insulin to Americans living with diabetes, click here to read an article in BioSpace.
Reporting directly to the Senior Maintenance Manager, the Facility Supervisor will play a part in the start-up of our state-of-the-art sterile injectable facility as we move from construction toward commercial operations. The Facility Supervisor works with the Maintenance team to plan, direct, and coordinate the start-up, operations, and maintenance programs to ensure proper safety, sanitation, and mechanical functionality for all buildings, grounds, and non-GMP equipment. The ideal candidate will have a consistent track record of achieving results in Facilities Management, preferably within Life Sciences. They will support their team through forward-looking plans, effective communication, freedom with accountability, and personal development opportunities.
What Will This Person Be Doing?
- We are seeking an exceptional leader who thrives in a fast-paced environment.
- The Facility Supervisor will have the ability to make decisions and be capable of setting and balancing priorities. They must be able to coordinate and manage multiple projects with frequent changes that involve cross-functional partners. They must have a willingness to perform "hands-on" work in a dynamic, fast-paced setting.
- Throughout construction, oversee electrical and mechanical systems startup and commissioning, and coordinate with subcontractor and construction management activities.
- Coordinate preventative maintenance, repairs, and troubleshooting of non-GMP systems and utilities.
- Inspect buildings, sites, and equipment for needed repair and maintenance work.
- Manage and establish guidelines for preventative maintenance program to ensure life cycle sustainment for real property assets, systems, and equipment.
- Negotiate, manage, and administer all contracts relating to building operations, including landscaping, janitorial, HVAC equipment, fire suppression, plumbing, and alarm systems.
- Support the implementation of a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).
- Develop maintenance and calibration programs, with emphasis on planning/scheduling and preventive/predictive maintenance.
- Maintain accurate paper and electronic records for operations, including supply inventories, reports, mechanical equipment lists, purchase orders, warranties, parts lists, operating instructions, and other documents pertaining to preventive maintenance and repairs.
- Assist department head with preparation of the annual operational and capital budget as needed.
- Contribute to departmental operations, including staffing, budget management/ cost containment, and internal communication.
- Ability to manage in a manufacturing environment, including capability to perform effectively in high stress, emergency, and crisis situations.
- Bachelor’s degree and 4+ years of facilities/maintenance experience in a biotech, pharmaceutical, industrial, or military environment.
- Associate’s degree and 8+ years of facilities/maintenance experience in a biotech, pharmaceutical, industrial, or military environment.
- Previous experience in maintenance supervision/planning or reliability engineering.
- Knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and as they pertain to maintenance, repair and operations (MRO).
- Strong verbal, written, analytical and persuasive skills and the ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization.
- Ability to give clear and concise presentations and conduct effective meetings.
- Ability to build consensus and foster positive relationships.
- Proficiency in setting priorities and executing multiple assignments in a timely manner.
- Capacity to solve problems through creative, innovative solutions and challenge traditional methods of accomplishing tasks.
- Knowledge of sterile injectable or pharmaceutical manufacturing operations, processes, and customer base.