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Bristol Myers Squibb


Equipment/Technology Specialist

Equipment and Facilities Specialist



Manati, Puerto Rico, 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: Equipment Reliability SpecialistLocation: Manati, PR

Key Responsibilities

This role is accountable for the Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) procedures and initiatives implementation for the production areas designed to systematically achieve the adequate maintenance practices to meet site manufacturing priorities and comply with Financial and Regulatory policies and goals. This position must comply with all Security guidelines, Environmental Health and Safety regulations and the current Good Manufacturing Practices required by the job function.

Major Duties:

1. Maintains a list of site critical equipment based in business continuity and cGMPs.
2. Improves reliability of the systems, equipment and operations by utilizing analytical, statistical tools and instrumentation.
3. Develops, prioritize and accomplish equipment reliability goals based on manufacturing strategies and/or market needs.
4. Conducts and/or 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 in order to achieve the desired reliability.
5. Develops and/or approves equipment specifications and acceptance tests, and maintenance procedures for new and/or rebuilt equipment that is installed and maintained in order to ensure maximum value and reliability.
6. Communicates with customers to develop and meet reliability requirements and RCM program goals to ensure strategic manufacturing goals are being met.
7. Prepares reports to describe the status, benefits and opportunities within the RCM program to ensure strategic maintenance goals are being met.
8. Performs root cause failure analysis (RCFA) for chronic or critical equipment failures and identifies corrective actions necessary to increase future reliability.
9. Reviews maintenance equipment history in order to provide proactive solutions to potential problems affecting reliability and or cost.
10. Ensures all new and/or rebuilt equipment meets or exceeds standards for reliability.

11. Works directly with the Preventive and Predictive Maintenance group to provide guidance and decision making regarding the maintenance procedures and process in order to ensure the reliability goals for the plant are met.
12. Supports maintenance and operations for corrective and reactive maintenance as well as proactive maintenance related to reliability.
13. Supports the execution of capital projects, when required.
14. Ensures EHS and GMP practices and regulations are considered in all activities related to the owned system, projects, maintenance, etc.
15. Leads the standardization of equipment, components, installation and technologies within all site major systems.
16. Leads predictive technician efforts to attend routes, troubleshooting and corrective activities.

Among the roles responsibilities are:

1. Indirect supervision and allocation of maintenance resources (people, equipment, supplies), ensuring optimum resource utilization.
2. Responsible for conducting Root Cause Failure Analysis for chronic or critical equipment failure and developing recommendations for action.
3. Negotiate priorities of all Plant areas to ensure alignment with the Planning organization. Decide upon priorities in order to support and maintain continuous operation of the manufacturing facilities and supporting departments.
4. Monitor the maintenance personnel team and individual performance, and execute according to Company policies and procedures.
5. Execute decision-making judgment regarding strong technical expertise on highly regulated activities under his/her responsibility.
6. Decisions must assure that operating objectives of cost reduction, business continuity, customer service, competitiveness, business growth, cost avoidance and continuous improvement are met or exceeded.
7. Evaluate, monitor and make recommendations for the Reliability Centered Maintenance Program for each respective discipline.

Qualifications & Experience

• Bachelor Degree in Engineering

• Five (5) years experience in Maintenance related field in a Pharmaceutical Industry and a minimum of two (2) years experience

in the equipment reliability within a parenteral manufacturing facility .

• Experience in Project Management.

• Experience with Predictive Technologies, Root Cause Failure Analysis and Failure Mode & Effect Analysis.

• Advanced computer and excellent technical skills

• Demonstrated outstanding technical expertise in mechanical and electrical failures.

• Demonstrated leadership and team oriented skills.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Spanish.

• Ability to develop strategies and implement following a structured plan.

• Ability to identify problems and develop solutions.

• Ability to integrate processes and develop efficient and effective link between them.

• Ability to proactively adapt to and promote new technologies and processes in a changing maintenance culture.

• Ability to communicate effectively with customers in regards to developing and meeting expectations.

• Ability to meet project targets within specific timeframe

Working Conditions

  • Exposure to hazardous chemical, dust, heat and humidity
  • Occasional travel required for attending training, conferences and seminars (15-20%).
  • Occasional overnight absences required associated with travel requirements.



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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