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Facilities Engineer

Date: Jul 26, 2019

Location: Coventry, RI, US, 02816

Company: Purdue Pharma L.P. & Affiliates

Job Summary

This position will support the Sr. Manager Facilities,  ensuring all GMP process equipment and utilities are maintained, repaired and operated in compliance with applicable procedures and all regulatory requirements.


The duties include providing technical support to facilities maintenance and ICE technicians, investigating and correcting equipment deficiencies and working to implement process improvements.   This role is key to ensuring that both facilities and manufacturing departments meets their goals and objectives.   While not a supervisory role, the successful candidate needs to have a demonstrated ability to provide technical leadership and guidance to others and work effectively in a team environment.

Primary Responsibilities

  1. Will function as the system owner for various utility systems and equipment.
  2. Provide technical oversight and leadership for key Facilities department business processes such as mechanical integrity, pest control program, USP water system maintenance, CMMS equipment data bases, etc.
  3. Interact on a daily basis with facilities and manufacturing department personnel to identify and correct deficiencies in equipment or facilitate PM program execution and improvements.
  4. Author investigations and develop and implement CAPA tasks to prevent recurrence of equipment or procedural failures.
  5. Implement equipment improvements through the change control process.  Must be able to plan and execute small projects from inception, design, installation, commissioning and startup.
  6. Administers “operational” cGMP requirements that involve contract resources.
  7. Primary author, developer, and trainer for assigned Facilities’ owned SOP’s. 
  8. Technical resource and trainer to both the facilities / maintenance group as well as group resource to the plant.
  9. Utilize historical data to identify and correct problems, verify proper equipment/system operations. 

Education and Experience

BS in mechanical, chemical or electrical engineering.  The successful candidate should be knowledge about basic principles of operation for process and utilities equipment such as pumps, piping and valves, heat exchangers, agitators and mixing equipment, etc.  Practical experience in a highly regulated industry is mandatory for success in the Facilities Engineer role.  Experience working in a GMP environment, with a working knowledge of change control and investigations is highly desired.


The successful candidate should have a working knowledge of the following disciplines/business processes:

 Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS), Preventive Maintenance, Predictive Maintenance (PdM), Proactive Maintenance (PaM), HVAC, process controls, SCADA, process operations / unit operations, reliability technologies and practice, Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Reliability Center Maintenance (RCM), Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA), etc. and experience or exposure to other process / field disciplines.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

 The Facilities Engineer is required to demonstrate the ability to identify a problem, generate potential solutions, gain consensus on a path forward and then implement the corrective actions.

Supervisory Responsibilities (if Applicable)


Additional Information

The Facilities Engineer – will be an integral part of the Facilities team working with other department personnel to keep the process and utilities equipment operating in a safe, efficient manner, compliant with all regulatory requirements.

Nearest Major Market: Providence
Nearest Secondary Market: Rhode Island

Job Segment: Facilities, Manufacturing Engineer, Engineer, Electrical, CAPA, Operations, Engineering, Management