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Actalent Associate Director Of Engineering in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Benefits: PTO, Paid Holidays, Onsite Parking, 10-15% Year End Bonus, Equity

Department Description:

The Engineering department is primarily responsible for the detailed design, startup, troubleshooting, commissioning, optimization and lifecycle support of manufacturing equipment, facilities, and utility systems.


Staff Management:

• Select, develop, and motivate qualified staff to effectively carry out department functions and provide for the continuity of managerial and specialized skills.

• Provide leadership, guidance, and direction to staff consistent with cGMP and company corporate quality governance.

• Coach and mentor staff in all aspects of their job performance and career development including training, feedback, rewards and performance.

• Develop work plans, assign tasks, and supervise team(s).

• Ensure staff has appropriate knowledge of department processes and procedures.


• Provide input into the department budget.

Department Management:

• Establish and report applicable department or organizational metrics.

• Accountable for project completions and achievement of compliance goals.

• Represent department in project team meetings.

• Interact with project teams and cross-functional groups.

• Address and/or escalate site compliance problems and issues.

• Lead and facilitate meetings/workshops.

• Develop and implement site-wide and departmental performance goals. Provide regular reports on progress towards completion

• Represent the company in interactions with external contractors and consultants.

Additional Responsibilities:

• Partner with other functional areas to effectively schedule maintenance activities, coordinate resources and assign work to direct reports.

• Work in a collaborative team environment and interact with other support groups such as Validation, Quality Assurance, Metrology and Scientific groups.

• Ensure schedule adherence and proper prioritization of workload.

• Put in place robust operations and maintenance strategy, spare parts inventory and assess areas for continuous improvement.

• Mentor and develop junior Engineers

• Manage all Engineering projects, ensuring timelines are met

• Represent the Engineering and group during audits

• Design and implement upgrades to facilities and equipment to meet corporate objectives, and production targets


• Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering

• A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible Management experience in a bio-technology manufacturing environment.

• Knowledge of cGMP, FDA and other pharmaceutical regulatory requirements.

• Strong documentation skills of maintenance records in a cGMP environment.

• Microsoft Office Suite computer systems skills with experience in a computerized maintenance management system.

• A proven track record of establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with internal customers, vendors, and direct reports.

• Must possess comprehensive knowledge of building infrastructure and utility systems.

• Experience in managing and coordinating multiple service contractors during system shutdowns.

• Experience in issuing: hot work permits, confined space permits, ceiling entry permits, equipment release forms, action notifications.

• Experience in prioritizing scheduled work orders and emergency work requests in a 24/7 bio-technology manufacturing facility.

• Experience in cGMP record review and regulatory audit participation.

About Actalent:

Actalent connects passion with purpose. Our scalable talent solutions and services capabilities drive value and results and provide the expertise to help our customers achieve more. Every day, our experts around the globe are making an impact. We’re supporting critical initiatives in engineering and sciences that advance how companies serve the world. Actalent promotes consultant care and engagement through experiences that enable continuous development. Our people are the difference. Actalent is an operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.