Veterans Preferred - Facilities Engineer III (Reliability)

Kite Pharma
Frederick, MD
Aug 07, 2022
Aug 09, 2022
Full Time
Military Veterans are Encouraged to Apply. Kite is continuing to hire for all open roles. Our interview process may be conducted virtually and some roles will be asked to temporarily work from home. Over the coming weeks and months, we will be implementing a phased approach to bringing employees back to site to ensure the health and safety of our teams. For Current Kite Pharma Employees and Contractors:Please log onto your Internal Career Site to apply for this job. Job DescriptionWe are seeking a highly motivated Reliability Engineer to support the Facilities and Engineering team in our new Commercial operation facility in Frederick, Maryland. This position is to i dentify and manage asset reliability risks that could adversely affect plant or business operations for production of cell-based therapeutics. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Development and maintenance of Reliability Engineering program level guidance documents and implementation of these programs.Develops engineering solutions to repetitive failures such as capacity, quality, cost, or regulatory compliance issues. Familiarity with use of tools such as:Statistical process controlReliability modeling and predictionWeibull analysisSix Sigma (6o) methodologyRoot Cause Analysis (RCA) or Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA)Failure reporting, analysis, and corrective action system (FRACAS)Provides advanced engineering support to ongoing activities and projects acting as a specialist advisor across the Reliability Engineering function.Leads cross-discipline projects focused on Reliability Engineering.Expanded areas of responsibility encompass loss elimination, risk management, and life cycle asset management.Loss Prevention:Tracking production losses and abnormally high maintenance cost assets and find ways to reduce those losses or high costs.Developing plans to eliminate or reduce the losses through root cause analysis and facilitates the implementation.Provides technical support to production, maintenance management and technical personnel.Applies value analysis to repair/replace, repair/redesign and make/buy decisionsRisk Management - proficient understanding and use of the following:PHA - Preliminary hazards analysisFMEA - Failure modes and effects analysisCA - Criticality analysisSFMEA - Simplified failure modes and effects analysisMI - Maintainability informationFTA - Fault tree analysisETA - Event tree analysisLife Cycle Asset Management:Provide oversight in equipment selection processes for Capital and OPEX equipment purchases.Development and maintenance of Life Cycle Asset Management (LCAM)Determines asset remaining useful life (RUL) and provides long range capital planning for budgeting.Participates in the development of design and installation specifications along with commissioning plans.Participates in the development of criteria for and evaluation of equipment and technical MRO suppliers and technical maintenance service providers.Participates in the final check-out of new installations including factory and site acceptance testing.Execute against the strategic and tactical objectives provided by senior leaders within Engineering and Maintenance, as well as outside of the function.Participates in preparation and review of Maintenance policies, procedures, and performance health indicators.Expands knowledge of engineering concepts that support the Engineering and Maintenance departments and capital projectsProfessionally and systematically defines, designs, develops, monitors, and refines an asset maintenance plan that includes:Value-added preventive maintenance tasksEffective utilization of predictive and other non-destructive testing methodologies.May manage the day-to-day activities of a team of personnel and/or contractors.May be required to work off hours as it relates to projects or plant emergencies Basic Qualifications: Master's Degree and 3+ years of relevant experience ORBachelor's Degree and 5+ years of relevant experience ORHigh School Degree and 9+ years of relevant experience Preferred Qualifications Excellent communication skillsAdvanced project management skillsDemonstrated ability to develop solutions to a range of moderately complex problemsKnowledge and experience of using and designing business systems to manage projectsCMMSSmartsheetSharePointCRL, CMRP and CMRT certifications preferredPrevious experience in biotech or pharmaceuticals industryPrevious experience working in highly regulated manufacturing environmentsPrevious experience with predictive maintenance technologies and asset performance platforms (Ex. Plantweb Optics)#LI-ML1#IND123Kite is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of innovative cancer immunotherapies with a goal of providing rapid, long-term durable response and eliminating the burden of chronic care. The company is focused on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) and T cell receptor (TCR) engineered cell therapies designed to empower the immune system's ability to recognize and kill tumors. Kite is based in Santa Monica, CA. For more information on Kite, please visit . Sign up to follow @KitePharma on Twitter at .For jobs in the United States:As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability,genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact for assistance. Following extensive monitoring, research, consideration of business implications and advice from internal and external experts, Kite has made the decision to require all US, Canada, Australia, and Singapore employees and contractors to receive the COVID-19 vaccines as a condition of employment. "Full vaccination" is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a medical condition or disability that prevents them from being vaccinated, can request a reasonable accommodation. For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the 'EEO is the Law' poster.NOTICE: EMPLOYEE POLYGRAPH PROTECTION ACT YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT PAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION Our environment respects individual differences and recognizes each employee as an integral member of our company. Our workforce reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who make up our growing team. Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion. For Current Kite Pharma Employees and Contractors:Please log onto your Internal Career Site to apply for this job.

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