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Manager Utilities Maintenance - Night Shift

Holly Springs, North Carolina
Start date
Jun 12, 2024

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Quality, Quality Assurance
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
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Youve worked hard to become the professional you are today and are now ready to take the next step in your career. How will you put your skills, experience and passion to work toward your goals? At Amgen, our shared missionto serve patientsdrives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the worlds leading biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Come do your best work alongside other innovative, driven professionals in this meaningful role.

Amgen, one of the worlds leading biotechnology companies is investing $550 million to build a new multi-product drug substance biomanufacturing facility in Holly Springs, North Carolina, a biomanufacturing hub known for their life sciences industry. The new plant will combine two production formats, traditional stainless steel-fed batch and single use technology. This combination of capabilities is an approach that Amgen calls FleX Batch manufacturing, which makes the facility more dynamic and efficient, as well as requiring a smaller physical footprint than a traditional plant. Additionally, the plant will integrate innovations to advance digitalization and sustainability, aspiring to embed industry 4.0 capabilities and reduce energy consumption and waste generation to meet Amgens plan to be carbon neutral by 2027.

Manager Maintenance Utilities - Night Shift


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will provide technical and administrative leadership to a large and diverse group of craft-oriented personnel, including utility operators, electricians, and HVAC maintenance technicians.

This position has a base schedule of 3pm 11pm, Monday through Friday.

During construction phase:
  • Support the start-up of all site utility systems and transfer of ownership to the F&E utilities team.
  • Develop and implement a long-term strategy for leading continuous plant and clean utility operations and maintenance of installed systems and equipment including system setups in Maximo etc.
  • Support the development and implementation of goals and objectives and associated budgets for all utility services and equipment including but not limited to site utility accounts (electric, natural gas, water/sewage, etc.) and maintenance programs.
  • Ensure utility operations and maintenance programs are aligned with cGMP and safety requirements, local/ global regulations, and Amgen Maintenance excellence standards.
  • Institute supporting organization and business structures, including innovation and talent development.
  • Ensure that procedures are in place for cGMP and daily activities and are followed by area personnel and contractors.
  • Ensure safety of all personnel during plant construction and start-up operations and maintenance activities across multiple shifts providing 24/7 plant and utility coverage.

Post-Construction completion and continued operations:
  • Responsible for leading the Amgen NC F&E utility staff and Service Providers supporting continuous clean and plant utility operations including electrical and HVAC systems at the site.
  • Provide support as required, including outside of normal working hours to maintain continuous and compliant (safety, quality, etc.) utility operations at the site.
  • Management and monitoring of a robust utility system maintenance program consisting of preventive, predictive, and corrective maintenance activities to improve personnel safety, equipment reliability, overall equipment efficiency, and product quality.
  • Ensure that all staff are trained and follow all safety and GMP standards and procedures.
  • Improve staff productivity and the efficient use of available resources across facilities.
  • Analysis and accurate review of engineering / construction / maintenance cost forecasts against scope.
  • Oversight and execution of sophisticated facilities/utilities/maintenance related initiatives and small projects. Provide expertise and resources for capital project execution.
  • Work cross-functionally with individuals, partners, clients, and others in Engineering, Environmental Health & Safety, Quality, Supply Chain and Manufacturing networks.
  • Maintain and improve plant capability and equipment reliability in partnership with engineering leadership and technical staff.
  • Identify areas of potential improvement, conduct analyses, recommend solutions, sponsor improvement projects and lead or support implementation.
  • Maintain and develop key performance indicators of maintenance performance, lead, assess, develop staff and ensure that all targets and achievements are completed on time and on budget.
  • Support network-wide improvement in plant maintenance and operation.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to organizational resources to accomplish activities and objectives.
  • Build a culture that cultivates and rewards creativity and innovation.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The utilities maintenance professional we seek is a leader with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma / GED and 10 years of Manufacturing Equipment Maintenance experience OR
  • Associates degree and 8 years of Manufacturing Equipment Maintenance experience OR
  • Bachelors degree and 4 years of Manufacturing Equipment Maintenance experience OR
  • Masters degree and 2 years of Manufacturing Equipment Maintenance experience OR
  • Doctorate degree

AND in addition to meeting at least one of the above requirements, you must have experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, programs, or directing the allocation or resources. Your managerial experience may run concurrently with the required technical experience referenced above

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2 years of managerial experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources
  • 4+ years experience in engineering or utility operations within biotechnology and/or pharmaceutical or other regulatory environments, or Military experience
  • 3+ years experience of ensuring compliance in a highly regulated environment
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and facilitation skills and ability to work in a collaborative team-based environment
  • Ability to apply analytical skills to evaluate and interpret complex problems using multiple sources of information
  • Ability to lead multiple tasks and effectively set priorities
  • Demonstrated ability in goal setting and driving continuous improvement through setting and monitoring of key metrics
  • Extensive knowledge of electro-mechanical, fluid, and gas equipment and systems
  • Solid understanding of maintenance management, utilities operations programs, and Computerized Maintenance Management Systems
  • Demonstrated skill in analyzing and improving facilities related quality systems


What you can expect of us

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, we also work to care for our teammates professional and personal growth and well-being.

In addition to the base salary, Amgen offers competitive and comprehensive Total Rewards Plans that are aligned with local industry standards.

Apply now for a career that defies imagination

Objects in your future are closer than they appear. Join us.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider you without regard to your race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


We are all different, yet we have this in common: our mission to serve patients. This sense of shared purpose is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. It guides us as we continue to launch new medicines and reach millions of patients worldwide.

We live the mission.

We win together.

We thrive on continual challenge.

Our team of 22,000+ scientists and professionals worldwide bring distinct perspectives and experiences to all we do. We leverage our global talent to achieve together—to research, manufacture and deliver ever-better products and greater depth to our mission.

At Amgen, there is a strong correlation between our high level of diversity and performance. Because addressing issues with a wider range of perspectives and approaches leads to more creative problem-solving. Together, we’re transforming the promise of science and biotechnology into therapies that have the power to restore health.

Connect with us to explore how you can Win, Live, and Thrive at Amgen.

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