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Bristol Myers Squibb

Senior Specialist, Reliability Engineering

Engineering and Architecture

Architectural Engineering


Phoenix, Arizona, United States

At Bristol Myers Squibb, we are inspired by a single vision – transforming patients’ lives through science. In oncology, hematology, immunology and cardiovascular disease – and one of the most diverse and promising pipelines in the industry – each of our passionate colleagues contribute to innovations that drive meaningful change. We bring a human touch to every treatment we pioneer. Join us and make a difference.

Position Summary
The Senior Specialist of Reliability Engineering is responsible and accountable for the reliability-centered maintenance (RCM) procedures and initiatives for the site, which includes production areas, utilities, infrastructure, HVAC equipment, and more. This job function systematically reviews, develops, and implements maintenance practices and
works closely with other departments to meet customer priorities and adhere to regulatory requirements while observing financial goals. This position must comply with all Security guidelines, Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) regulations, and the current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) required. This position reports to the Senior Manager of Reliability Engineering.

Key Responsibilities
• Develops and maintains a list of site critical equipment based in business continuity and cGMPs.
• Improves reliability of the systems, equipment, and operations by utilizing analytical, statistical tools, and instrumentation.
• Develops, prioritizes, and accomplishes equipment reliability goals based on manufacturing strategies and/or market needs.
• Conducts, reviews, and approves failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) to ensure proper maintenance tasks and intervals are established for all equipment in the RCM program to achieve the desired reliability.
• Develops and/or approves equipment specifications and acceptance tests as well as maintenance procedures for new and/or rebuilt equipment that is installed and maintained to ensure maximum value and reliability.
• Communicates with customers to develop and meet reliability requirements and RCM program goals to ensure strategic manufacturing goals are being met.
• Prepares reports to describe the status, benefits, and opportunities within the RCM program to ensure strategic maintenance goals are being met.
• Performs root cause failure analysis (RCFA) for chronic or critical equipment failures and identifies corrective actions necessary to increase future reliability.
• Reviews maintenance equipment history to provide proactive solutions to potential problems affecting reliability and/or cost.
• Ensures all new and/or rebuilt equipment meets or exceeds standards for reliability.
• Works directly with the Preventive and Predictive Maintenance group to provide guidance and decision making regarding the maintenance procedures and process to ensure the reliability goals for the plant are met.
• Supports maintenance and operations for corrective and reactive maintenance as well as proactive maintenance related to reliability.
• Supports the execution of capital projects, when required. Ensures EHS and GMP practices and regulations are considered in all activities related to the owned system, projects, maintenance, etc.
• Leads the standardization of equipment, components, installation, and technologies within all site major systems.
• Leads predictive technician efforts to attend routes, troubleshooting and corrective activities.
• Develops and follows strict Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) to ensure quality, compliant maintenance activities are completed in a timely manner.
• Performs other tasks as assigned.

Working Conditions
• Occasional exposure to disagreeable conditions.
• Occasional exposure to potentially hazardous conditions.
• Minimum personal protective equipment (safety shoes, safety glasses, hard hat) required.
• Frequent writing and use of keyboard.
• Special gowning as defined and required in the Manufacturing and required areas.

Travel Requirement
• Available for up to 25% percent travel, which is likely to occur during future startup operations.

Qualifications & Experience
• Ability to work extended hours or a modified work schedule as required for coverage of startup activities for future projects and support of ongoing 24/7 operations.
• Knowledge of RCM, CMMS (Maximo preferred) and PdM technology software.
• Effective in both a team environment and an individual contributor role.
• Knowledgeable in engineering principles related to instrumentation in a Biopharmaceutical process troubleshooting.
• Knowledge of regulatory, environmental, GMP requirements along with knowledge of manufacturing facilities, utility operations, building maintenance operations.
• The ability to build cross-functional teams and lead reliability projects.
• Experienced in Root Cause Analysis (RCA), Human Error Analysis, and the ability to Identify and document on potential failures within a process.

Education & Experience
• BS in Engineering (Reliability or Mechanical preferred).
• Certified Reliability Leader (CRL), Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE), and/or Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) preferred.
• Experienced in maintenance and reliability of equipment in the manufacturing industry.
• The individual should have the ability to manage and organize complex technical projects and familiarity with the manufacturing operations of large-scale production facilities as well as GMP experience.
• Expertise with typical biopharmaceutical upstream and downstream processing and support equipment including but not limited to scale up and large-scale bioreactors, filtration and ultra-filtration, CIP, SIP, centrifugation, chromatography, autoclaves, and glass washers.
• Experienced in maintenance and reliability of equipment in the manufacturing industry.
• Intimate knowledge of electrical, mechanical and instrumentation, systems and equipment functions and maintenance practices.


Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious diseases. Empowered to apply our individual talents and diverse perspectives in an inclusive culture, our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

Bristol Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.

Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is an essential job function of this role which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and enhances the Company culture.

To protect the safety of our workforce, customers, patients and communities, the policy of the Company requires all employees and workers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have received an exception based on an approved request for a medical or religious reasonable accommodation. Therefore, all BMS applicants seeking a role located in the U.S. and Puerto Rico must confirm that they have already received or are willing to receive the full COVID-19 vaccination by their start date as a qualification of the role and condition of employment. This requirement is subject to state and local law restrictions and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions such as Montana. This requirement is also subject to discussions with collective bargaining representatives in the U.S.

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