Lead Facilities Technician, Plant Operations

Lead Operations Technician
Alnylam was founded in 2002 on a revolutionary vision and bold mission which remain firmly in place today. We are leading the translation of RNA interference (RNAi) into a new class of innovative medicines with the potential to transform the lives of people with rare genetic, cardio-metabolic, hepatic infectious, and central nervous system diseases with unmet need. Our first medicine, the first-ever RNAi therapeutic, has recently been approved by the FDA in the US for the treatment of the polyneuropathy of hereditary transthyretin-mediated amyloidosis in adults and by the European Medicines Agency in the EU for the treatment of hATTR amyloidosis in adults with stage 1 or stage 2 polyneuropathy. In addition, Alnylam has four investigational medicines in late-stage development. www.alnylam.com. Alnylam is proud to have been recognized as one of The Boston Globe's Top Places to Work in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018- four years in a row!
Responsible for performing the operation, maintenance, testing, troubleshooting and repair on process support equipment for process readiness. Specifies and requests purchase of components and spares. Maintains all logs and required documentation as applicable. Will support in the coverage and staffing plans for the plant as applicable for all activities. May prepare technical reports with recommendations for solutions to technical problems. Performs analysis of operational processes and maintains equipment history files and documentation. Will help in the development of Standard Operating Procedures in areas of responsibility as needed. This position could be responsible for covering all shifts on an as needed basis.
Summary of Key Responsibilities
This position will be heavily involved with building and developing a high performing Operations team supporting GMP Plant Operations
Responsible for alarm remediation and trouble call triage
Position will be heavily involved with the start-up of the various systems Norton Plant Site
Ensure a safe work environment is maintained through adherence to environmental and health safety guidelines and policies
Support installation, repair, and troubleshooting for a wide range of instrumentation used for all functions of a cGMP facility
Perform scheduled, demand, new and emergency maintenance on process support equipment
Ensure timely review of records and reviewing work to ensure it is performed accurately and in compliance
Provides support to Manufacturing, Quality, Facilities and Engineering, Technical Services and Process Sciences
Assists in the management and creation of data reports and metrics and assisting in development and adherence to a comprehensive plant schedule
Assists with initiating, developing and maintaining Facilities work orders and spare parts inventory systems, work request notification system, asset management, ensuring work is performed in accordance with established procedures
Maintains professional subcontractor and vendor relationships and support development and execution of vendor training as needed
Assists with maintaining non-GMP / GMP files for equipment and instrument data, work orders, service reports and other related documentation
Create and revise operational SOP's and Work Plans as needed
Responsible for the operational readiness of the plant working closely with peers insuring deficiencies are resolved and with completeness
Provide project support as a subject matter expert in the areas of mechanical equipment design and operation
Provide oversite to contract staff as needed to ensure compliance
To support all Facilities related activities at Alnylam's Norton Plant site.
Schedule maintenance with internal departments
Identify and assist with implementing opportunities for continuous improvement around the plant systems and operations
Train staff in performing maintenance tasks on all Support equipment ensuring compliance with Standard Operating Procedures and cGMPs where applicable.
Perform scheduled, demand, new and emergency maintenance on support equipment.
Maintain equipment records, instrument tagging,
Assist Engineering staff in troubleshooting complex systems.
Responsible for the development of preventive maintenance tasks, generating of SOPs, and identifying and procuring required spare parts.
Act as technical advisor on instrumentation issues.
Perform other duties as needed
Requires a College Diploma with 4-6 years of related experience or a high school diploma with a minimum of 8?10 years of related experience.
Extensive knowledge of building utilities systems
Wastewater treatment license (or ability to obtain)
Boiler operator's license (Desirable but not required)
The ability to work at all Alnylam Massachusetts site locations/facilities.
Carry a mobile phone/ device
Valid driver's license
Perform 'on-call' coverage and or rotating shift coverage (nights weekends) to support operations as required.
Ability to lift 50 lbs
Works on assignments that are complex in nature where considerable judgement and initiative are required in resolving problems and making recommendations.
May determine methods and procedures on new assignments and may provide guidance to other nonexempt personnel.
Minimum requirements are excellent writing, interpersonal and communication skills.
Strong organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
Previous experience in a cGMP environment is a plus.
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals is an EEO employer committed to an exciting, diverse, and enriching work environment.

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