Nelson Labs
  • 09-Jan-2020 (MST)
  • Maintenance & Metrology
  • Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • Full Time

Full Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K match, Yearly Bonus Program, Tuition Reimbursement, Holiday and Vacation Pay, Maternity/Paternity Leave, Company Parties, Onsite Cafeteria, Gym, and Children's Play Room just to name a few


At Nelson Laboratories, a Sotera Health Company, our employees are part of an industry-leading, global provider of laboratory testing and consulting services; dedicated to the mission of helping the best companies in the world improve the quality of life by providing the highest standard in laboratory testing.

Our employees receive competitive pay, growth and learning opportunities, insurance benefits, tuition reimbursement, paid holidays and PTO, and the opportunity to attend many company-sponsored employee and family events.

Because Every Employee Matters, we offer comprehensive training programs, mentorship, innovative lab practices, and a culture of employee collaboration.

Senior Manager of Facilities, Maintenance and Calibration, North America

The Senior Manager of Facilities, Maintenance and Calibration is expected to proactively drive implementation of improvements to facilities, maintenance, calibration, security and custodial with the goal to meet business objectives. This role will develop strategies to plan for company growth, and maintain current facilities and equipment. He/She develops strategic and tactical plans to ensure that laboratories are able to meet revenue, turnaround times, uptime and regulatory requirements while providing excellent customer service. The Senior Manager of Facilities, Maintenance and Calibration will develop and manage budgets and drive project timelines. This position reports to the Director of Operational Excellence and interfaces with Senior Leadership and Lab Leadership on a regular basis.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • 5+ years of related supervisory experience required, 10+ years preferred
  • AA or AS or certified trade license required, Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Experience with laboratory facility infrastructure such as reverse osmosis and de-ionization water systems, steam systems, electrical and emergency electrical systems, water supply and distribution systems, climate control systems, compressed air and vacuum systems, clean rooms etc preferred
  • Experience in regulated environments preferred

Essential Duties

  • Lead teams to create a culture of customer support, innovation and technical expertise
    • Proactively develop and manage budgets to meet long term needs
    • Drive initiatives to meet business objectives and support multiple laboratories at each site
    • Engage employees by holding regular one-on-ones with direct reports and ensuring that personnel receive adequate communication, direction and training to perform their job functions
  • Develop facility strategies to meet future growth and proactively maintain current systems.
    • Experience in building construction and codes
    • Drive facility projects through individual project management or through those on his/her team to assure that projects are on time and in budget and meet the needs of key stake holders.
    • Develop and manage capital spend and work with contractors and internal resources
    • Lead initiatives to resource and minimize emergency maintenance
  • Proactively lead the Maintenance group to maintain, validate, and purchase equipment with excellent customer service
    • Drive the measurement and reduction of equipment downtime
    • Meet regulatory requirements including managing the preventative maintenance and temperature monitoring systems and assuring no late PMs.
  • Manage the Calibration group to assure that required calibrations are on time and meet regulatory needs.
  • Assure that associates have a secure environment at work by strategically managing the Security group and assessing and implementing security improvements.
  • Manage custodial resources at the SLC site to maintain clean environments and meet regulatory requirements
  • Build and manage a comprehensive sustainability program
  • Regulatory Compliance
    • Know and follow applicable regulatory requirements (GMP, GLP, ISO, etc) and company procedures
    • Understand, explain and participate in audits
    • Complete required training on time
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Competencies of this position

  • Must be a self-starter, highly motivated, and able to complete required work with minimum supervision.
  • Knowledge of building construction
  • Knowledge of laboratory facility infrastructure
  • Strategic capability to carry out company vision
  • Strong interpersonal, presentation and communication skills written and verbal
  • Strong people management capability
  • Strong data analysis and interpretation skills
  • Project management skills strong ability to complete projects within scope, budget and timeline.
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of global, federal, local, and state governing ordinances and codes, and safety and environmental laws, rules and regulations
  • Merger and acquisition assessment experience beneficial

Work Environment

  • This job operates in a professional office and laboratory environment but may be required to perform job duties outside of the typical environment
  • Travel to other facilities will be required
  • Required to wear lab appropriate attire and personal protective equipment.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds on a regular basis and assist in moving heavy equipment, etc.
  • More than 75% of time spent walking, lifting, or working on equipment. The remaining time spent at desk.

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