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Astellas Pharma Facilities Engineering, Maintenance Scheduler in Westborough, Massachusetts

The Astellas Institute of Regenerative Medicine (AIRM) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Astellas Pharma and focused on the development and commercialization of stem cell and regenerative medicine therapies. Astellas is an R&D-driven global pharmaceutical company whose philosophy is to contribute to the improvement of people's heath around the world through the provision of innovative and reliable pharmaceutical products.

Developing innovative therapies is one of the most challenging, most essential and personally rewarding fields in science. This is the most exciting time to be a part of Astellas, a company with a uniquely collaborative and patient-focused culture. There's something special about working at Astellas. It's reflected in our focus on the people we serve, the way we treat each other and the results we achieve together as a company.

AIRM has a world-class R&D team, and is pursuing a diverse range of disease indications, ranging from macular degeneration (currently in clinical trials) and other ocular indications to vascular and autoimmune disease. AIRM's intellectual property portfolio includes pluripotent stem cell platforms -- both embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells as well as other cell-based therapy research programs. AIRM is headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts.

Astellas is announcing a Facilities Engineering, Maintenance Scheduler opportunity at their Astellas Institute of Regenerative Medicine (AIRM) site in Westborough, MA.


The Maintenance Scheduler reports to the Sr. Facility Engineering, Manager to support the Technical Operations group in a wide range of maintenance and engineering work. The position performs duties under limited supervision and according to cGMP and standard operating procedures. The candidate should be a highly motivated self-starter who is comfortable working in a hands-on environment.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • With appropriate training, manages Blue Mountain Regulatory Asset Management System (software for scheduling, documentation and asset tracking). Including: creates schedules, uploads documents, adds assets, creates preventive maintenance, on demand and calibration events, and closes out work.

  • Independently performs preventive maintenance, repairs and calibrations.

  • Schedules and coordinates outside services.

  • Good written and verbal communication skills and experience communicating with all organizational levels. Coordinates with local stakeholders.

  • Uses MS Outlook for email and scheduling.

  • Independently completes required documentation and training.

  • Assists in the completion of SOPs, change requests, deviations and CAPAs.

  • Works within the team to follow best practices and meet department goals.

  • Maintains spare parts and supplies inventory

  • Engages in multiple projects and ongoing activities while maintaining schedules, organization, cGMP compliance, and adherence to good documentation practices (GDP). Demonstrates initiative by identifying unaddressed issues, undertaking additional responsibilities where appropriate, and responding to events as they arise with little or no supervision.



  • Associates degree with 2-4 years or a bachelor's degree with 0-3 years of relevant experience.

  • Working fluency with the basic Microsoft Office productivity suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

  • Interest and commitment to learning new ideas and approaches.


  • Knowledge of GMP and Biopharmaceutical work environment.

  • Knowledge of Blue Mountain or other asset management system.

  • Safety/Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies and procedures to promote effective and safe operations for the protection of people, data and company property.


Category Engineering

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