Sr. Manager, Maintenance, Instrument Calibrations / Metrology

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

New Brunswick, NJ

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This position will provide leadership, technical expertise and staff oversight in the management of New Brunswick Clinical Supply Operations Facilities Maintenance functions, with a focus on the CSO Instrument Calibrations program. The role will encompass the day-to-day management of instrument calibration activities, (scheduling, oversight, Maximo utilization, investigation support, metrics and reporting). In addition, the position will also support CSO departmental strategy and practice in ensuring compliance (GMP and PSM) with company policies and appropriate regulatory standards within the New Brunswick, NJ Clinical Manufacturing Facilities.


  • Serves as the technical lead and Subject Matter Expert (SME) for NBR R&D Manufacturing related production instrumentation.
  • Responsible for the planning, preparation, and timely execution of all Metrology/Calibration work activities, i.e.: monthly maintenance activities, demand activities, support of shutdown periods, corrective maintenance, preventative maintenance, predictive maintenance, etc.
  • Assists with issuance of internal permits, communications and notices as applicable to role and responsibilities.
  • Responsible for understanding, prioritizing, approving and ensuring access is granted for all work in scope calibration support vendors. As required, interfaces and coordinates with CSO F&E team, Functional Area management and IFM Calibration support.
  • Manages Metrology team staff performance and development plans. Provides compliance oversight for calibration staff.
  • Develops and reviews Calibration Data Sheets and Metrology Job Plans Master Data within the CMMS system.
  • Manages the use and application of all Metrology Tools & Standards.
  • Assists with the assessment and optimization of calibration frequencies through calibration interval management program, including minimally invasive instrumentation tasks which support Calibration interval extension.
  • Assists with developing, revising and/or approving SOPs and other technical documentation required for Metrology and Maintenance related activities.
  • Ensures routine calibration and instrumentation activities are performed in accordance with established guidelines and operating procedures.
  • Defines and ensures end user training for instrument technicians on calibration practices & techniques, Metrology Data Sheets and Work Order processing within the related business systems to ensure consistency & completeness.
  • Interfaces with the Storeroom to ensure proper materials and parts are identified and available to sustain calibrations and corrective activities.
  • Ensures the proper execution and compliance of metrology/calibration work orders and following CMMS system rules.
  • Assists in the creation, tracking and completion of metrology related Quality Events, CAPAs, and Out of Tolerance (OOT) situations. Supports Facility audits and observation responses.
  • Conducts basic risk mitigation options and advanced troubleshooting to identify root cause and appropriate corrective actions for equipment system problems.
  • Assist with the safety investigations/Near Miss program and Corrective Measure implementation relevant to calibrations across the NBR R&D Manufacturing facilities.
  • Adhere to energy control procedures and lock-out/tag-out programs across the NBR R&D Manufacturing facilities.
  • Management of the change controls across the NBR R&D Manufacturing facilities. Serve as an impact assessor, reviewer and approver of change controls as applicable.
  • Partner with stakeholders and be responsible for defining user requirements for new instruments.
  • Responsible for working with groups within the NBR R&D Manufacturing space to provide start-up, commissioning, and qualification/validation support of instrumentation and systems including on-the-floor troubleshooting of equipment.


  • Knowledge of metrology, calibrations, instrumentation, automation and electrical practices generally attained through hands-on experience.
  • Relevant BS Degree preferred.
  • Thorough understanding of metrology principles and practices including calibration methods and tolerances.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in pharmaceutical operations and drug product intermediates along with manufacturing, packaging & labeling, and distribution of drug product in a commercial manufacturing plant or pilot plant setting.
  • Prior staff management experience a plus.
  • Knowledge of process control and instrumentation in a regulated (cGMP & PSM) pharmaceutical facility.
  • Ability to prioritize and coordinate activities within and between work groups. Able to discern priority differences and resolve issues effectively.
  • Ability to effectively interact with individuals at all levels and groups from various departments.
  • Expert knowledge of SOPs and cGMPs, and the know how to work and manage within a regulatory environment.
  • Working knowledge of company procedures and policies.
  • Adaptable to a fast paced, complex and dynamic business environment
  • Strong written, verbal and presentation communication skills; demonstrated proficiency in technical writing.
  • Knowledge of Maximo (CMMS), Emerson Delta V, Emerson AMS, PI, Infinty QMS, VeevaVault, PDHQ (Procedural Documents Headquarters), Microsoft Suite, EIMS (Electronic Incident Management System)

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On-site Protocol
Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is a necessary job function of this role, which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and it enhances the Company culture.

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