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Los Angeles, CA 90002
Job Position :
Supervisor, Production Maintenance
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Jobs in California

Job Description :
Do you want to join an international team working to improve the future of healthcare? Do you want to improve the lives of millions of people? Grifols is a global healthcare company which, since its foundation in Barcelona in 1909, has been working to improve the health and well-being of people all over the world. Our four divisions – Bioscience, Diagnostic, Hospital and Bio Supplies – develop, produce and market innovative medicines, solutions and services in more than 100 countries and regions.

Responsible for supervising the Production Maintenance department, ensuring production activities are not interrupted due to equipment failures by using predictive and preventive maintenance methods. Works closely with manufacturing to understand work priorities and assign them to Production Maintenance Mechanics, while providing good customer service.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Provides immediate supervision to a unit or group of employees, assigning tasks, checking work at frequent intervals, and maintaining schedules.
Responsible for Production Maintenance, making real time decisions to ensure efficient, reliable and uninterrupted plant operations. Supervise troubleshooting, dismantling, repairing, relocating, modifying, maintaining, aligning, overhauling, and installing of fixed and semi-fixed production machinery and equipment.
Coordinate work efforts with external contractors and vendors to solve plant operation issues related to production machinery and equipment.
Analyze/trend maintenance costs, prioritize improvement activities.
Support vendor negotiations, including purchasing of spare parts, equipment and service contracts.
Assists maintenance personnel in troubleshooting equipment and makes decisions to minimize downtime.
Ensure that equipment is repaired and maintained in accordance with diagrams, sketches, operation manuals, and/or manufacturer’s specification.
Supervises both scheduled and unplanned work on a wide variety of equipment and systems, including Preventative Maintenance (PM) and Corrective Maintenance work.
Identify and report low performing or failing systems for pre-emptive corrective actions or upgrade suggestions.
Supports implementation of upgrades and new engineering/maintenance projects.
Takes the necessary actions to ensure equipment and/or environment is safe and consistent with relevant laws, codes and/or governing policies.
Identify needed equipment, parts, and supplies necessary to complete repairs.
Responsible for coordinating with manufacturing departments to perform work in a timely manner.
Conduct root cause analyses for major and repeated equipment issues. Recommend / implement corrective actions.
Maintain a quality presence to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements.
Maintain current knowledge of regulatory and industry standards.
Generate thorough written reports, when required, that summarize investigations performed for out-of-specification results or out-of-procedure events.
Participate in regulatory and internal inspections/audits including providing written responses as applicable for area of responsibility.
Provide guidance and hands-on training to direct reports.
Appraise and monitor performance of department personnel.
Coach, counsel, address complaints and resolve employee related issues with the collaboration of Human Resources.
Provide a leadership role ensuring employee health and safety.
Involved in interviewing/selection process of hiring or promoting department personnel.
Strict adherence to procedures and practices according to FDA regulations.
Strong emphasis on documentation according to FDA regulations.
Adhere to departmental corporate safety policies.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Associate degree in Mechanical Engineering or closely related technical discipline is required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Minimum of 5 years related hands-on experience in maintenance of manufacturing / production equipment is required, preferably in a pharmaceutical, GMP, or FDA regulated environment.
Equivalency: In lieu of an Associate Degree, candidate must have a High school diploma or GED, and a minimum of 7 years of related experience, preferably in a pharmaceutical, GMP, or FDA regulated environment.
Requires and in depth understanding of mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of cGMPs, FDA regulations, and industry guidelines.
Able to fabricate, renovate, and weld parts using shop equipment.
Able to repair and rebuild machinery or mechanical equipment.
Working knowledge of Building Automation Systems is a plus.
Must have strong troubleshooting skills with the ability to identify and resolve equipment problems.
Demonstrated strong mechanical aptitude.
Able to read and understand mechanical and electrical drawings, Piping and Instrumentation Diagram (P&ID) drawings and schematics.
Knowledge of safe and proper use of hand, power and measuring tools, as well as basic shop equipment.
Ability to read and interpret equipment performance data.
Prior supervisory or leadership experience is highly preferred.
Demonstrated ability to inspire high performance in others and align team members around shared goals.
Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to motivate, guide, train, coach and develop department personnel.
Strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills with the ability to make structured decisions on a routine basis.
Must be proactive, results oriented, and have strong attention to detail.
Self-starter with strong work ethic and the ability to exercise good judgment.
Ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple tasks to meet targeted deadlines.
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with personnel at all levels in a team environment.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in the English language.
Computer literacy with proficiency in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Specific experience with SAP & AMMS is preferred.
Must be flexible with working hours / shifts in order to accommodate the 24 hour, 7 day plant operation.
May also be required to be on call, on a rotating basis.


Ability to lift /move up to 50 pounds.
Ability to stand for extended periods – up to four (4) hours at a time.
Manual dexterity to perform all job functions.
Ability to gown and work in an aseptic/clean room environment.
Exposure to toxic/caustic chemicals and biological hazards.
Ability to climb ladders and enter/exit confined spaces.

This job description is accurate at the date of publication and may change over time. It is not intended as an exhaustive description of the job. Other duties may be assigned and qualifications required may change.

EEO Minorities/Females/Disability/Veterans

Grifols is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all Federal, State and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship, genetic disposition or characteristics, disability or veteran’s status or any other classification protected by applicable State/Federal laws. We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

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