Bristol Myers Squibb Associate Director, Asset Management in Devens, Massachusetts

To direct the development and implementation of strategies that will ensure the maximum efficiency and availability of manufacturing equipment, associated critical utilities and related facilities at optimal cost and under required conditions of quality, safety and protection for the environment


  • Develop and implement state-of-the-art asset management (maintenance & metrology) systems to assure a high level of support for the Devens site.

  • Support the development and implement processes that minimize inconsistencies or defects in equipment that could lead to variability in equipment/system output.

  • In collaboration with the Systems Lifecycle Engineering organization, set and implement strategies to ensure that equipment is operating within specifications (i.e. process capability) that will produce high level of quality output, going beyond just preventing break downs, leveraging data and predictive analytics (including machine learning where applicable).

  • Develop and implement strategies to keep our employees safe and to develop them into a high performing organization.

  • Utilize state-of-the-art data acquisition and analytical technology to drive asset performance while maintaining highly compliant facilities.

  • Provide Leadership and overall management of the maintenance operations at the Devens site including all on-site and subcontracted trades to maintain a fully functional GMP process development and manufacturing facility.

  • Maintenance Operations include the daily activities as well as regularly scheduled activities such as preventative maintenance and area shutdown activities to limit manufacturing disruption, maintenance planning & scheduling, reliability centered maintenance (RCM), MRO and all mechanical, electrical and instrumentation services. Ability to communicate a clear vision aligned with Site and Overall Business objectives.

  • Broad knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices, Governing Building Codes, OSHA regulations, and Industry Regulations related to the manufacture of Pharmaceutical products.

  • Develop and implement performance targets for Maintenance that creates a commitment to superior quality and safety from the staff.

  • Develops relationships with diverse groups across the client base at the Devens site. Work within a team environment with other Technical Services functions, including Engineering and Plant Engineering in a matrix organization.

  • As a member of the Technical Services Maintenance team, will initiate projects together with other functional groups and review engineering drawings, specifications and major maintenance operations.

  • Customer Service is paramount, therefore must build and sustain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders including Manufacturing, Quality, EHS, and local community and regulatory agencies to meet site and Business requirements.

  • Periodically will assess with the customer that expected service level is being attained and must strive to exceed such expectations.

  • Will interface with regulatory bodies and be accountable for non-conformance investigation thoroughness with appropriate and timely CAPA implementation.

  • Ensure compliance with plant safety regulations and environmental regulatory requirements.


  • Knowledge of maintenance, utility operations and engineering generally attained through studies resulting in a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical, Chemical Engineering, related discipline, or its equivalent is required

  • Minimum 12 years Pharmaceutical industry experience related to Engineering and or Maintenance activities and operations.

  • Mastery of an engineering field and pharmaceutical processes such as building systems, manufacturing operations, etc.

  • Understanding of building maintenance activities and functions.

  • Specific knowledge of equipment reliability principles and processes as related to maintenance practices.

  • Exposure to upstream cell culture and downstream purification processes a plus.

  • Knowledge of clean utilities water for injection, pure steam and clean room technology and maintenance of a cGMP facility.

  • Working knowledge of FDA regulations, fundamental principles and operating implementation for electrical, HVAC, process heating and cooling utilities. Ability to manage or be an active team member of cross-functional project teams.

  • Must have a BS degree in engineering.

  • Knowledge of BMS business objectives, strategies and the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Understanding of regulatory, environmental, GMP GLP and OSHA regulations.

We’re creating innovative medicines for patients fighting serious diseases. We’re also nurturing our own diverse team with inspiring work and challenging career options. No matter the role, each one of us makes a contribution. And that makes all the difference.

Bristol-Myers Squibb is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.