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Engineering Maintenance & CMMS Lead

Engineering and Architecture

Architectural Engineering


Millburn, New Jersey, United States

Engineering Maintenance & CMMS Lead

Job ID


Mar 14, 2024


About the Role

At Advanced Accelerator Applications, a Novartis company, we are committed to leading innovation in nuclear medicine and delivering the next generation of targeted radioligand therapy to cancer patients. We are looking for experienced Supply Chain professionals to help us reach our ambitious goals.

Location: On-site

Responsible for leading a team to select and maintain all facility and manufacturing equipment, systems, and processes while ensuring the highest standards of workplace safety and product quality; provides broad technical expertise and leadership to develop and implement strategies and processes for manufacturing and facilities equipment, predictive and preventative maintenance and ownership of spare parts.

• Develop maintenance procedures and ensure effective implementation. Schedule and coordinate corrective, preventative maintenance and calibration of all equipment. Ensure all maintenance is performed in a safe, effective, and efficient manner.

• Collaborate with operations to optimize output, uptime, and equipment reliability.

• Provide assistance in oversight and performance management oversight of operating budgets. Monitor department expenses and control budget.

• Review, negotiate, and recommend maintenance and service contracts with appropriate contractors/vendors.

• Interact with internal/external groups to ensure regulatory and compliance systems and processes are implemented. Develop strong working relationships with contractors and service providers

• Responsible for developing a high performing team of Technicians. Oversee and administer all aspects of the major building and engineering systems (e.g. mechanical, electrical, plumbing, specialized piping, pneumatics, HVAC, etc.) in accordance with FDA, OSHA and local and state regulations to ensure appropriate, safe, cost-effective facilities are in place.

• Act as principal assistant/consultant in matters pertaining to building systems/engineering. Participate in Root Cause Investigations as they arise

• Serve as Subject Matter Expert (SME) regarding asset management, reliability, building infrastructure, energy management, and environmental sustainability systems, and manufacturing equipment.

• Oversee and administer all aspects of the major production/manufacturing equipment in accordance with FDA, OSHA, and local and state regulations.

• Responsible for overall project management, coordination, and execution of all facility shutdown activities.

• Support with new equipment startup, validation, and training of personnel

• All other duties as necessary to accomplish the responsibilities.

The pay range for this position at commencement of employment is expected to be between $124,000 and $186,000 per year; however, base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a sign-on bonus, restricted stock units, and discretionary awards in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits (including 401(k) eligibility and various paid time off benefits, such as vacation, sick time, and parental leave), dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

We 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.

Accessibility and Reasonable Accommodations: Individuals in need of a reasonable accommodation due to a medical condition or disability for any part of the application process, or to perform the essential functions of a position, please let us know the nature of your request, your contact information and the job requisition number in your message:

Role Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree is required. Engineering, Facilities Management or related discipline is preferred

• 8+ years of relevant experience

• GMP experience is required

• QA and QC experience in biotech pharmaceutical industry with environmental monitoring & cleanliness zones is preferred

• Practical experience in facility changes and validation as well as successfully managing inspections from major Health Authorities including USA, EMEA, Canada, Japan, Brazil is highly preferred

• Proven ability to manage multiple projects with moderate resource requirements, risk and/or complexity is required

Why Novartis: Our purpose is to reimagine medicine to improve and extend people’s lives and our vision is to become the most valued and trusted medicines company in the world. How can we achieve this? With our people. It is our associates that drive us each day to reach our ambitions. Be a part of this mission and join us! Learn more here:

You can find everything you need to know about our benefits and rewards in the Novartis Life Handbook:

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[Register to View] and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please include the job requisition number in your message.

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Business Unit

Radio Ligand Therapy




Millburn, NJ

Company / Legal Entity


Functional Area

Technical Operations

Job Type

Full Time

Employment Type


Shift Work