Oct 03, 2022

Job Description

With 64 manufacturing sites in 26 countries, our aspiration is to become the top manufacturer of innovative and generic medicines in the industry!

This position works as part of a team, plans maintenance work, and prepares the maintenance schedule, for the Hicksville & Melville Manufacturing Site. Collaborates with production area planners and management to ensure the preventative maintenance activities are scheduled according to priority and equipment availability. This position requires strong organizational and communication skills. Time on the shop floor is required to ensure current knowledge of systems and processes.

• Using the site CMMS, maintains a maintenance schedule that provides a process-level overview of manufacturing activities with a monthly horizon.
• Prepares and communicates detailed maintenance schedule one week in advance, coordinating maintenance personnel, manufacturing personnel, maintenance equipment, and production equipment.
• Ensure jobs are walked down and detailed plans are drafted.
• Arranges and schedules third-party contractors when required for maintenance activities
• Optimizes schedule to apply available resources while minimizing work in progress inventory.
• Maintain the appropriate levels of planned backlog.
• Define priorities and initiates action when changes in the process and/or resources decide re-evaluation of existing schedules. Reviews updated plans with supervisory personnel.
• Develop relevant schedule-attainment metrics, and work on continuous improvement of schedule attainment.
• Coordinates with production planners to schedule activities with minimal equipment downtime.
• Performs the above functions to meet plant goals and objectives. These include, but are not limited to: PM compliance, and budget to support the manufacturing production schedule.
• Follows all local, state, and federal regulations and guidelines including FDA, EPA, and OSHA. Follows all company and site policies and procedures.
• Ensure timely and right first-time data entry of SAP.
• Run analysis and prepare assigned SAP reports
• Ensure on time daily, weekly and monthly metric reporting of Key Performance Indicators such as schedule adherence.
• Coordinate projects and collaborate with Cross-Functional Departments.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

Minimum Requirements

• Associate Degree is required; Bachelor's Degree is preferred.
• 3+ years’ experience in a manufacturing environment, biopharmaceutical or pharmaceutical industry experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
• Working knowledge of CMMS, SAP-PM preferred.
• Partnering and collaboration skills, analytical skills, and excellent oral and written presentation skills are required, with ability to work across organizational boundaries.
• Working knowledge of cGMP’s in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment, is preferred.
• Ability to learn and operate ETS Trackwise, EDOC, SAP Production, SAP-PM, Meridian, GLIMS, Training system, and to the level required for Deviation Investigator.
• Ability to analyze data using Excel-based spreadsheets and/or Minitab, Power Bi.
• Ability to develop presentations using PowerPoint.

Why Sandoz?

500 million patients were touched by Sandoz generic and biosimilar medicines in 2021 and while we’re proud of this, we know there is more we could do to continue to help pioneer access to medicines for people around the world.

How will we do this? We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.

We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!

Imagine what you could do here at Sandoz!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse team’s representative of the patients and communities we serve.

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Accessibility and reasonable accommodations:
The Novartis Group of Companies are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to [email protected] call +1 (877) 395-2339 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please include the job requisition number in your message.

While Novartis does not require vaccination at this time, for certain Novartis sites in the US all associates and candidates may be required to either upload an image of their COVID-19 vaccine card demonstrating proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 (or other similar evidence of vaccination) or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken by the associate or candidate within the past seven days to enter any of our sites and/or customer office or healthcare facility, as well as prior to participating in other work related off-site meetings. Employees working in customer-facing roles must adhere to and comply with customers’ (such as hospitals, physician offices, etc.) credentialing guidelines, which may require vaccination. As required by applicable law, Novartis will consider requests for reasonable accommodation for those unable to be vaccinated. This requirement is subject to applicable state and local laws and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions. Please send accommodation requests to [email protected].
Novartis Technical Operations
Hicksville, NY
Facilities & Administration
Full Time
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