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This position is part of Genentech’s Hillsboro Individualized Therapies plant.  Hillsboro Individualized Therapies is a new manufacturing facility for novel cellular and individualized therapies. The plant is located on the Genentech Hillsboro Campus in Hillsboro, Oregon.


Job Summary:

This position is part of Genentech’s’ Pharma Technical – Hillsboro Individualized Therapies (HIT) team based in Hillsboro, Oregon.  HIT is a next generation medicine production facility producing individualized therapies.  In this critical role, you will be part of a dedicated cross-functional team working on production start-up activities such as the design, installation, testing, and validation of manufacturing equipment, processes, and the quality approach for this exciting and novel technology.


You would be responsible for managing the complete asset lifecycle, reliability, availability, and operational safety through the application of world class engineering and reliability strategy, predictive maintenance techniques, and good engineering practices. You would manage projects for continuous improvement, improve site reliability and manage assets strategies based on risk prioritization.



Manage the asset lifecycle for all plant equipment, building systems, process equipment, and utilities.
Determine and implement Asset Criticality procedures, including impact assessments, SOPs and maintenance strategy
Support/lead startup and qualification for systems/equipment
Eliminate problems through RCA
Champion and lead continuous improvement initiatives at the site
Create, review, and approve project documents, business process documents, schedules, reports, and work instructions.
Relationship management with site Maintenance, Engineering, Technology, Manufacturing, and Quality functions
Responsible for completion of technical assessments, investigations, and data analysis.
Regularly apply theories and principles from Reliability, Project Management, and Six Sigma to independently address problems
Implement predictive maintenance strategies such as tribology, thermography, vibration, ultrasound, etc.
Ensure the integration of environment, health, safety, and security into the business processes, systems, and programs
Conduct risk assessments on production and utility equipment utilizing FMEA and other techniques.
Create and manage master data for equipment
Qualifications / Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and 5 – 7 years applicable experience or Master’s degree in Engineering with 3 – 5 years applicable experience.
Minimum 3 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry preferred, specific experience in utilities, engineering, MEP desired.
Experience from a background of manufacturing, design, or construction.
Demonstrated ability to apply experience and hands-on mechanical skills to investigate system deficiencies.
Thorough working knowledge of reliability centered maintenance practices, condition based maintenance techniques, and predictive maintenance techniques.
Understanding of biopharmaceutical manufacturing, process equipment, and supporting utility systems.
Excellent communication, facilitation, and interpersonal skills.
Utilize a wide variety of technical skills to solve multiple disciplinary complex engineering challenges.
Project management experience

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