Utilities Operations Supervisor

Location: 

NC-Clayton, US

Contract Type:  Regular Full-Time
Area:  Maintenance / General Services / Facilities
Req Id:  508944

Would you like to join an international team working to improve the future of healthcare? Do you want to enhance the lives of millions of people? Grifols is a global healthcare company that since 1909 has been working to improve the health and well-being of people around the world. We are leaders in plasma-derived medicines and transfusion medicine and develop, produce and market innovative medicines, solutions and services in more than 110 countries and regions.

The Utilities Operations Supervisor demonstrates consistent application of technical knowledge and/or regulatory knowledge in all/some of the following Engineering disciplines; Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical and Process. Develops technical, engineering and manufacturing standards/programs. Meets customer needs in support of business goals. 

Responsible for safety, regulatory and/or environmental compliance. Assures continuous improvement of processes. Uses expertise gained through wide exposure in previous assignments and experience by focusing on areas for planning, scheduling, organizing, performance management, financial management, administrative skills, QA, regulatory and validation. 

 

Utility Operations Supervisors perform operation of the site utilities on a 24/7 basis.  They are responsible for executing critical utility cGMP, OSHA, PSM/EPA driven Standard Operating Procedures; executing non-GXP production critical Utilities Operations Procedures and providing response to life safety system alarms including Emergency Response.  Responsibilities include but not limited to: Supervision of utility shift operators, contractors working in utility areas; hands on operations, maintenance and troubleshooting, emergency response, employee performance management.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Sought for counsel within field of expertise for all/some of the following areas of Engineering:  Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical and Process, depending on the department.   Assigned to one or more areas of Engineering within the company:  Project, Plant & Reliability or Utilities.
  • Leads the planning and organization of specific job assignments
  • Coaches and teaches junior members of the department and provides input to performance evaluations.
  • Resolves conflicts within area of responsibility.
  • Demonstrates the ability to compromise and reach consensus in areas of responsibility
  • Begins to manage balance between technical and management issues using multiple skill sets (analyzing, evaluating, creating, reasoning and reaching conclusion) and can meet changing priorities.
  • Prioritize both scheduled and unscheduled work to assure a minimum impact of production operations while using the most cost effective and compliant methods
  • Manage and balance technicians' PTO to ensure adequate plant coverage
  • Review work orders/Logbook entries in the computerized maintenance management system to ensure accuracy, clear and concise comments, making any updates or corrections as needed.
  • provide oversight to ensure standard operating procedure/utility operating procedures are followed in accordance to safety, regulatory and engineering guidelines.
  • Supervise subordinates to assure compliance with OSHA and HES policies and procedures as performed during troubleshooting, shutdown and project activities
  • Conduct safety meetings and area inspections
  • Support/Contribute/Communicate long and short term goals for utilities operation.
  • Respond to critical issues on a 24/7 basis
  • Ensure the work force has proper training and certifications. Train and develop technicians to the highest level of their ability
  • Creates positive relationships and engages with staff to inspire them to meet/exceed expectations and goals on a daily basis
  • Review and approve ADP time sheets
  • Conduct performance evaluations
  • Contribute and take responsibility for continuous improvement, system improvements and capital projects.
  • Emergency response to hazardous material release/incidents will require quick analysis and corrective action to prevent personnel injury and material damage. Response must be in strict compliance with site safety and environmental procedures to avoid non-compliance with Federal, State and local laws and regulations. The ability to determine when it is necessary to notify authority is critical. Hazardous materials would include ammonia, ethanol, acetone, mercury, waste streams, various treatment chemicals, fuel and PEG, Freon 22, 134A, 404, 507 magnesium hydroxide and chlorine. Utilities Operations Supervisors are designated as potential Incident Commanders during a emergency response.
  • Develops skills in reporting technical/non-technical status across of levels of production/business partners.
  • Financially accountable for area of responsible where reasonable and appropriate.
  • Emergency response to hazardous material release/incidents will require quick analysis and corrective action to prevent personnel injury and material damage. Response must be in strict compliance with site safety and environmental procedures to avoid non-compliance with Federal, State and local laws and regulations. The ability to determine when it is necessary to notify authority is critical. Hazardous materials would include ammonia, ethanol, acetone, mercury, waste streams, various treatment chemicals, fuel and PEG, Freon 22, 134A, 404, 507 magnesium hydroxide and chlorine.
  • Develops skills in reporting technical/non-technical status across of levels of production/business partners.
  • Financially accountable for area of responsible where reasonable and appropriate.

 

Additional responsibilities:

  • Develop knowledge and skills needed perform job as required by the area of responsibility
  • Responsible for the state of utility operations across entire site including reporting needs for repairs and the general upkeep of the individual areas, including but not limited to, walls, sheetrock, paint, doors, labels, signage
  • Conduct interviews and provides input on hire new candidates
  • Conforms to established company beliefs and values with integrity
  • Planning and maintaining an adequate inventory of chemicals, parts and solvents required to assure minimum downtime of critical equipment and systems
  • Contribute to yearly shutdown executions on time and on budget
  • Maintain working contact with other managers, supervisors and personnel in planning and executing such work as is necessary to maintain production with a minimum of downtime and cost effectiveness while complying with cGMP, OSHA, and HES policies and procedures
  • Maintain working contact with outside contractors, vendors, technicians, operations and area engineers to promote team atmosphere with a direct sense of ownership of equipment
  • Maintain a working relationship with the Human Resource Department in the handling of personnel issues and exchange of information

 

Knowledge, skills & abilities:

  • Demonstrate effective leadership/supervision skills
  • Strong troubleshooting skills
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment and multi-task effectively
  • Effective interpersonal and written communications skills
  • Understand budgeting concepts
  • Able to interpret blueprints, specifications and schematics
  • Proficiently use Microsoft Office, computerized maintenance management systems, ADP time management and incident tracking system software

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree, preferably in Engineering
  • Professional registration and/or certifications as appropriate
  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience in utility operations, preferably in a GMP or FDA regulated environment or military experience

 

Directly related experience or a combination of directly related education and experience and/or competencies may be considered in place of the stated requirements.  If a job level requires a Bachelor’s degree plus 6 years of experience, an equivalency would be an associate’s degree with 8 years of experience or a high school diploma/GED with 10 years of experience

 

Schedule:

Rotating 12-hour shift

 

Work is performed in an office and/or a laboratory/manufacturing environment. Exposure to biological fluids with potential exposure to infectious organisms.  Exposure to electrical office equipment. Exposure to extreme cold below 32*, miscellaneous production chemicals, moving machinery and production equipment. Exposure to high levels of noise on production floor. Personal protective equipment required such as protective eyewear, garments and gloves. Frequently sits for 4-6 hours per day. Frequent hand movement of both hands with the ability to make fast, simple, movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.  Occasionally walks. Often performs duties standing. Frequently bends and twists neck and waist.  Light to moderate lifting and carrying objects with a maximum lift of 35lbs. Frequently drives to other facilities.  Able to communicate information and ideas so others will understand; with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken and written words and sentences.  Frequently interacts with others, relates sensitive information to diverse groups.

Third Party Agency and Recruiter Notice:

Agencies that present a candidate to Grifols must have an active, nonexpired, Grifols Agency Master Services Agreement with the Grifols Talent Acquisition Department. Additionally, agencies may only submit candidates to positions that they have been engaged to work on by a Grifols Recruiter. All resumes must be sent to a Grifols Recruiter under these terms or they will be considered a Grifols candidate.

 

Grifols provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other characteristic or status protected by law.  We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

 

Location: NORTH AMERICA : USA : NC-Clayton:USNC0002 - Clayton 

 

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