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Supervisor, Facilities Maintenance

The Swiss based Bachem Group is a public, innovation-driven company specializing in the development and manufacturing of pepTides and oligonucleoTides. As a full service provider Bachem offers products for clinical development and commercial applications as well as a comprehensive catalog and exclusive custom synthesis. With 50 years of experience and subsidiaries in Switzerland, the United States, the United Kingdom and Japan, Bachem is the partner of choice for the biotech and pharma industry worldwide.  
Bachem. Leading Partner in Tides 

In order to continue our organic growth, we are constantly looking for talent.

Your Responsibilities


The Supervisor, Facilities Maintenance is responsible for managing the preventative maintenance, work order and sanitation programs.  This position requires an advanced skillset, with a demonstrated ability to diagnose machine related issues, as well as build and lead teams.  The ideal candidate will understand technical processes and controls, ensuring organization goals are met by having facilities and/or manufacturing machinery in excellent condition


Your Tasks


  • Troubleshoot, evaluate and make recommendations to upgrade maintenance operations and/or implement saving opportunities
  • Plan projects for facility improvements from concept to completion
  • Perform routine and non-routine equipment maintenance, modification and repairs in a timely basis
  • Contribute to the implementation and management of an effective preventative maintenance program
  • Forecast budget for the facilities department and monitor throughout the year
  • Document repairs, adjustments and replacement of equipment per SOP’s and cGMP regulations
  • Write and update SOP’s, as needed
  • Respond immediately to all emergency situations
  • Orchestrate workflow based on critical work orders and production needs
  • Be a subject matter expert in your respective skill set
  • Review and implement cGMP procedures and equipment specifications
  • Obtain contractor work quotes and schedule work based on the production schedule
  • Supervise work, ensure all procedures are being followed, and ensure work is not compromising the system
  • Delegate work based on individual technician’s skills, know and understand your team’s strengths and weaknesses
  • Build the skills of your team, cross train team members on areas of difficulty
  • Assist maintenance contractors if applicable in trouble shooting of equipment
  • Order parts and components for repairs as needed
  • Assist with the organization and inventory of spare parts
  • Maintain a clean and well organized maintenance room
  • Provide after hours on call support including holidays
  • Must be familiar with and ensure compliance of Environmental Health and Safety Regulations


Your Profile


  • Bachelor’s Degree with 5 years’ work experience, or minimum of 8 years’ relevant work experience
  • At least 8 years’ experience in facilities maintenance: including but not limited too electrical, plumbing, HVAC, carpentry, refrigeration, and/or equipment
  • Experience with Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) and Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS)
  • Knowledge of cGMP manufacturing and basic chemical safety procedures
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Basic computer knowledge, including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to effectively organize, multitask, and work in a fast-paced, deadline driven work environment
  • Ability to communicate in a proactive and solution-focused manner, including keeping management aware of potential issues
  • Detail oriented with the ability to troubleshoot and resolve problems
  • Ability to work independently and manage one’s time
  • Communicate effectively and ability to function well in a team environment


Candidates for positions as US employees of Bachem Americas, Inc. (“Company”) must be in the process of or fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and provide the Company with proof of vaccination as a condition of employment, except for U.S. employees who request and qualify under applicable law for disability and religious accommodation from the COVID-19 vaccine mandate. An applicant who receives an offer of employment from the Company for a position as a U.S employee will be required to provide proof of vaccination status, or request and receive a disability or religious accommodation for which the applicant is entitled under applicable law, before their first day of employment or any later deadline specified by the Company in the offer letter. The Company is an equal opportunity employer and provides employment opportunities and makes employment decisions without regard to an individual’s disability, religion or on any other basis prohibited by law.



Nearest Major Market: San Diego