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Astellas Pharma Facility Engineering Technician in Westborough, Massachusetts

Facility Engineering Maintenance Scheduler

Do you want to be part of an inclusive team that works to develop innovative therapies for patients? Every day, we are driven to develop and deliver innovative and effective new medicines to patients and physicians. If you want to be part of this exciting work, you belong at Astellas!

Astellas Pharma Inc. is a pharmaceutical company conducting business in more than 70 countries around the world. We are committed to turning innovative science into medical solutions that bring value and hope to patients and their families. Keeping our focus on addressing unmet medical needs and conducting our business with ethics and integrity enables us to improve the health of people throughout the world. For more information on Astellas, please visit our website at www.astellas.com .

Astellas Institute of Regenerative Medicine (AIRM) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Astellas Pharma Inc 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.

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 Massachusetts.

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

Purpose:

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.

Organizational Context:

  • The position acts as an individual contributor as part of the broader Facilities Engineering team and will report into the Sr. Manager, Facilities Engineering.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • BA degree and/or 1-2+ 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

Preferred:

  • 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.

Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • Generous Paid Time Off options, including Vacation and Sick time, plus national holidays including year-end shut down

  • 401(k) match and annual company contribution

  • Company paid life insurance

  • Annual Corporate Bonus and Quarterly Sales Incentive for eligible positions

  • Long Term Incentive Plan for eligible positions

  • Referral bonus program

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