• 01-Jun-2021 to 01-Jul-2021 (EST)
  • Engineering
  • Gaithersburg, MD, USA
  • Full Time - Exempt

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Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX) is a biotechnology company that promotes improved health globally through the discovery, development, and commercialization of innovative vaccines to prevent serious infectious diseases.  Novavax is currently conducting multiple late-stage clinical trials for NVX-CoV2373, our vaccine candidate against the virus that causes COVID-19, and has recently reported exciting and highly encouraging initial efficacy results. NanoFlu, our quadrivalent influenza nanoparticle vaccine, met all primary objectives in its pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial in older adults. Both candidate vaccines incorporate Novavax' proprietary saponin-based Matrix-M adjuvant to enhance the immune response and stimulate high levels of neutralizing antibodies. Novavax is a leading innovator of recombinant vaccines. Our proprietary technology platform leverages the power and speed of genetic engineering to efficiently produce highly immunogenic nanoparticles in order to address urgent global health needs.

Novavax, Inc. is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland with additional facilities in Uppsala, Sweden and Bohumil, Czech Republic.

We are seeking a Maintenance Supervisor/Manager, Laboratory this position will report to the Sr. Manager of Facilities. This position is primarily responsible for supporting all aspects of Laboratory Equipment and Utility Maintenance at Novavax Gaithersburg sites. Act as SME and audit support for the Facilities department. Support development and maintenance of procedures and practices associated with the operation & maintenance of equipment & utility systems.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Lead the laboratory maintenance team, to meet technical, budget, and schedule goals.
  • Prepare scopes of work, RFP's, and cost estimates.
  • Partner with Facilities Logistics team in identification and management of related service providers.
  • Supervise the activities of Facilities Technicians, contractors and vendors.
  • Manage work requests, ensuring status updates and completion communications are provided to appropriate lab personnel.
  • Coordinate with Facilities, Engineering & Lab Owners on incoming equipment set up, delivery, installation & qualification.
  • Prepare or review operation, safety, and maintenance procedures to ensure accuracy.
  • Capable of evaluating, selecting, and implementation of new equipment or modifications to existing equipment.
  • Create, and maintain project & PM schedules.
  • Enforce compliance with health and safety policies and procedures based on regulatory guidance.
  • Support analysis, troubleshooting, diagnostics, and repair of equipment in a prompt manner that will minimize production downtime.
  • Assist with Preventive Actions (CAPA) investigations.
  • Support analysis, troubleshooting, diagnostics, and repair of equipment in a prompt manner that will minimize production downtime.
  • Provide on-call emergency support as required.

Minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or other related degree with five years of maintenance supervisory/management experience within a Pharma/Biotech organization, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to build and manage a team as well as train entry-level personnel.
  • Basic understanding of electricity, electrical circuits.
  • Experience with laboratory infrastructure systems including: DI Water, CDA, Vacuum, Laboratory Gas, HVAC
  • Knowledge of lab operations responsibilities, systems, and procedures.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Available to travel on a minimal basis.
  • Understanding of cGMP, cGDP.
  • Working knowledge of Lockout Tag-out (LOTO) procedures.
  • Working knowledge of Facility Monitoring and Building Management Systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and apply various business practices, and able to quickly become adept at using the Blue Mountain RAM CMMS.
  • Willingness to think outside of the box, while adapting best practices in a growing environment.
  • A record of safe operations and working knowledge of safety standards for plant environments.

Novavax is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland with additional facilities in Uppsala, Sweden and Bohumil, Czech Republic. Novavax is traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol NVAX and is dedicated to developing novel vaccines to address infectious disease.

Novavax offers a base salary, annual bonus, equity grants, professional career development/growth opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, Rx, STD, LTD, Life, Optional Life, 401(k) plan.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

Novavax is an equal employment opportunity employer. Employment and advancement opportunities are available to all individuals on an at-will basis, regardless of their race, color, national origin, religion, ancestry, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, protective hairstyle, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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