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Sr. Utilities Engineer

Social Circle, Georgia


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Sr. Utilities Engineer

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Job ID R0032970 Date posted 04/20/2021 Location Social Circle, Georgia

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Job Description

The Sr. Utilities Engineer is responsible for designing, developing, implementing and evaluating optimal, cost-effective projects and technologies. Also, provides support and oversight of operations, maintenance, troubleshooting, and project activities on utility systems with strict adherence to global policies, site procedures, and industry practices at a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Social Circle, GA. The Sr. Engineer will provide technical support to operations, maintenance, manufacturing, automation, quality assurance, validation, reliability engineering, and project engineering with minimal supervision. The position utilizes engineering and management skills to safely resolve process problems, drive efficiencies, reduce waste, and maximize production. 

Job Function and Description

  • Responsible for the overall equipment lifecycle of manufacturing support systems which includes electrical systems, water purification systems, alcohol distillation systems, compressed air systems, HVAC-R systems, utility systems (chillers, boilers, cooling tower water, etc.), wastewater systems, fire and life safety systems.
  • Act independently with minimal supervision to conduct medium approved projects. Expected to make suggestion on improvements based on recent technical knowledge.
  • Review process and support equipment and systems design drawings and documents,
  • Support continuously improving utilites operations by proactively identifying and mitigating potential utility systems related production delays, operators interventions, and quality deviations; identify opportunities and deliver projects to increase system uptime, error proof operations, and eliminate waste; perform operational assessments to ensure proper processes, procedures, tools (FMEA,Process modeling, DOE,SPC,etc), and training are in place; and lead site continuous Improvement efforts.
  • Collect, analyze, and report data for use by the engineering and operations departments to ensure reliable operation of the utility systems.
  • Manage system documentation including creation, review, updates, and approval of technical specifications, operating procedures, and system drawings.
  • Investigate and analyze customer service problems and design improvement suggestions. Recommend design improvements
  • Assist with training and preventative maintenance programs on system equipment.
  • Support the planning and execution of projects by working in cross-functional teams as the utilities engineering representative for a specific discipline or area.
  • Manage medium-scale projects – create scope of work, risk assessments, justification, cost estimates and implementing purchase order requisitions.
  • Assist in driving projects to completion and meet timeline and budget objectives.
  • Able to participate and make suggestions for capital planning, spending, and tracking.
  • Participate in validation activities.
  • Must be familiar with plant and divisional procedures as related to positional and department responsibilities and continuously stay current with assigned training to ensure compliance with quality and safety programs.  
  • Demonstrate continuous improvement with respect to increasing job knowledge and proficiency related to engineering in the biopharmaceutical industry, as well as technical understanding and problem-solving capability.
  • Stay current with biopharmaceutical industry best practices and technologies.
  • Actively supporting information sharing and learning between team members.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Supervise and coordinate contractors on projects and activities.
  • The Sr Utilites Engineer will be on-call to respond to plant-wide emergencies and manufacturing needs.
  • Be able to perform other duties as assigned.
  • Must follow safety rules and ensure compliance with GA state and federal OSHA / EPA regulation and laws.

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USA - GA - Social Circle - Hwy 278

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