• Director, Facilities

    Job Locations US-MA-Bedford
    Posted Date 5 months ago(9/19/2018 2:46 PM)
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  • Overview

    The Director of Facilities will be responsible for leading the Facilities and Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) departments in accordance with current Good Manufacturing Practices, ISO requirements, and local, state and federal environmental and safety regulations.   The position will be accountable for developing and maintaining facilities and infrastructure strategies that shall meet Ocular’s short and long-term manufacturing and R&D requirements.  Strong cross functional collaboration is essential.  This individual, in conjunction with the Quality organization, shall establish a continuous improvement culture in pursuit of industry recognized best practices that achieve regulatory requirements with regard to the preventative maintenance and calibration management programs.  This position is accountable to oversee and manage the Facility organization in ensuring the delivery of optimal operating performance/results for mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems while achieving compliance with local, state and federal regulations.


    • Coordinate with cross functional Leadership and the SVP Technical Operations on the development and implementation of Ocular’s infrastructure strategies.
    • Provide leadership and direction to the Maintenance, Calibration, and EH&S staff.
    • Ensure effective programs are in place to deliver appropriate maintenance and calibration of process equipment, utilities and infrastructure.
    • Ensure appropriate programs and oversight are in place for adequate parts inventory to allow for uninterrupted manufacturing and site activities.  
    • Provide leadership and oversight in developing, implementing and managing EH&S policies, programs and practices to ensure compliance with local, state and federal requirements, including appropriate notification and filing of reports with the appropriate regulatory agencies as required.
    • Responsible for identification, negotiation and appropriate oversight of outside contractors performing repairs, maintenance, calibration activities, janitorial services, landscaping and snow removal services.
    • Develop and maintain relationship with building landlord, resolving issues and concerns between parties as they arise.
    • Develop, implement and monitor Facilities and EH&S budget. Report potential budget issues and take corrective action as necessary to stay within budget.
    • Ensure appropriate project management occurs for site and facilities capital projects.
    • Provide leadership and oversight for facility upgrades and/or expansions. Establish proper oversight and leadership to ensure coordination amongst all parties occurs to meet timelines and budgetary requirements.



    • Responsible for Oversight/Leadership of Facilities and EH&S personnel 
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Life Sciences preferred
    • 12+ years of experience in biopharmaceutical companies with responsibilities in supervision and multiple facilities management or relevant experience
    • Able to read and understand complex electrical, mechanical and automation systems
    • Working knowledge of electrical, mechanical and HVAC systems
    • Demonstrated leadership skills
    • Impeccable verbal and written communication skills
    • Excellent project management skills
    • Mobility and ability to lift up to 30 lbs.


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