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Director, Engineering - Aseptic Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

Company: Akorn, Inc
Location: Decatur
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

Responsible for the overall direction to the engineering function through the development of engineering policies and procedures consistent with organizational requirements and corporate standards

  • Planning and Directing all areas of Facilities, Engineering and Maintenance functions
  • Planning and executing capital budgets and projects
  • Leading technical teams in meeting the needs of the plant operations
    • Provide leadership, guidance, training and personnel development from both administrative and technical base
    • Develop short-term and long-term departmental and facility planning objectives to align with site objectives
    • Guide departmental operations and personnel in accordance with company philosophies by way of performance reviews, training, and development programs, setting and tracking goals and objectives and promoting fiscal responsibility
    • Institute and apply best engineering practices to ensure effective preventive, predictive and corrective maintenance while maintaining continued operations with minimal down time and uninterrupted plant operations
    • Ensure all designs, material, equipment and day-to-day-operations comply with cGMP requirements and practices.
    • Lead and support equipment and facility modifications to meet the needs of the operations ensuring the appropriate cGMP guidelines are followed
    • Facilitate the implementation of cost reductions, new product launches and ongoing process equipment maintenance
    • Provide appropriate technical knowledge and training to support the engineering team to write detailed equipment/facility/utility URS and specifications as necessary
    • Provide troubleshooting guidance for equipment failures as necessary
    • Approve SOPs, Safe practices, Test reports, Change controls, etc. as required
    • Determine and provide appropriate engineering solutions and the most applicable technology applications to ensure optimal energy use and compliance with regulations on sustainability and energy reduction
    • Enhance the troubleshooting skills within the department for all areas of responsibility
    • Provide technical support and resources to other departments within the organization
    • Improve systems such as calibration and maintenance, automation, etc. to enhance and improve the execution of the workload
    • Oversee technical, financial, and managerial tasks associated with site assigned capital budgets and capital project execution from conception to design, construction and validation and provide reports and communications as required
    • Hires, disciplines, and terminates employees; rates employees' performance; develops departmental and plant Standard Operating Procedures and sound managerial practices; evaluates hazards within the facility for safety, health, and environmental risks

Keywords: Akorn, Inc, Decatur , Director, Engineering - Aseptic Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, Executive , Decatur, Illinois

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