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Title:  Senior Facilities Maintenance Manager

Requisition ID:  63089
Date:  Sep 14, 2023

Scottsdale, Arizona, US

Department:  Maintenance


At West, we’re a dedicated team that is connected by a purpose to improve patient lives that has been at the center of our Company for more than a century. Our story began when Herman O. West solved the problem of supplying penicillin in mass quantities to the US Government during World War 2. Through our work to deliver thousands of life-saving and life-enhancing injectable medicines to millions of patients daily, West’s indelible mark on the healthcare industry has just begun. A name started our story. How will yours help write our future?  


There’s no better place to join an inclusive community of professionals with opportunities for lifelong learning, growth and development. Supported by benefit programs, we empower the physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our team members and their families.  


We believe in giving back to help those in need in the communities where we live and work. And are equally committed to creating a healthier environment and planet through our sustainability efforts.  



The Senior Maintenance Manager is an essential role within Operations Center to support the day-to-day effective functioning of the site. In this role you will lead the facility & Maintenance function and be responsible for the Planning, scheduling & execution all maintenance activities and projects (including routine maintenance, PM, project, or capital expenditure types of work) to support the facilities or production operations and communicate status with all work with site leadership. In this role, you will lead the team that manages facility activities and projects, including routine and preventative maintenance, project or capital improvements, and general facility upkeep to support production operations and ensure a safe and presentable workplace. This role regularly communicates status of all repair and project work to site leadership. And this role also drives the creation, improvement and execution of maintenance and plant standards to achieve maximum availability of production equipment.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Assumes overall responsibility for the management of building, equipment, and grounds. Maintain relevant files, drawings, and records as appropriate.

• Manages the team of technicians, mechanics, and support staff required to maintain the facility and equipment to required standards of availability, cleanliness, and order.

• Manage capital and non-capital projects to improve capacity, quality, efficiency, utilization and safety.

• Prepare PERs as appropriate. Responsible for 5-year capital plan and forecasting as well as departmental budget.

• Act as Program Manager to oversee all capital projects, new equipment installations, and, equipment relocations. • This includes; planning, FAT, SAT, installation, validation, writing PM procedures, training, etc.

• Responsible for plant or manufacturing equipment projects to maximize output, minimize cost and support efficiencies on new or existing equipment

. • Consult and cooperate with divisional / corporate / supplier personnel as authorized and required, maintaining effective communications and working relations. Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Keep abreast of and provide support to plant personnel on water systems, HVAC, plant and equipment layouts, water treatment, air systems, expansions, structural details, material handling and auxiliary equipment

. • Assist in the transfer of technology to other West plants, the development of corporate engineering standards and/or development of capital budget along with our Corporate Engineering staff

. • Ensure appropriate staffing, proper training and development and performance management for the team.



Education: Preferred Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience


Required Work Experience:


Details Required/ Preferred Minimum 10 years (Sr Mgr) prior industrial maintenance experience involving mechanical, electrical and electronics types of work.

Required or biomedical or pharmaceutical industry work


Required Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:



Must have extensive experience with capital expenditure and project related work.

Prefer effective organizational, trouble-shooting, problem solving and interpersonal skills.

Must be able to communicate effectively with others (both verbally and in writing) Must be able to effectively use AutoCAD, MS Project, and MS Office programs such Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Must possess good negotiation and conflict resolution skills Working knowledge of the principles of electricity, electronics, mechanical and plant operating systems

Must be able to read blueprints & schematic drawings; knowledge of such items as plant systems and related equipment/utilities appropriate to this role.

Able to be aware of all relevant SOPs as per Company policy as they are related to the position covered by this Job Description Support and contribute in Lean Sigma programs and activities towards delivery of the set target. Able to comply with the company’s safety policy at all times

Able to comply with the company’s quality policy at all times. Licenses and Certifications Licenses/Certifications Licenses/Certification Details Time Frame Required/ Preferred Certified Maintenance Professional (CMP)-IMI Repair & Maintenance\Certified Maintenance Professional (CMP)-IMI Pre


Travel Requirements:

Estimated Amount 10%: Up to 26 business days per year Physical Requirements Job Demand Classification Details Sedentary ☒ exerting up to 10lbs/4kgs of force occasionally, and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to life, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.


Additional Requirements

• Must be able to tolerate heat and industrial odors/smells on a frequent basis.

• Must be able to work in required attire including pharma goggles, hood, gowning and gloves, etc.

• Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. Hearing protection is always required.

• Must follow and comply with Plant’s Dress and Hygiene Code

• Must be able to go onto the manufacturing floor and participate in weekly Gemba walks.


The job description reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job identified and shall not necessarily be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the job. West Pharmaceutical Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer









West is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.  If you have a special need that requires accommodation in order to apply to West, please send an email to  Where permitted by law, an offer of employment with West Pharmaceutical Services, or any of its subsidiary or affiliate companies, is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of background screening and/or a pre-employment drug screening.

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