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Director, Site Engineering / Maintenance

Teva Pharmaceuticals
Forest, VA
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Director, Site Engineering / Maintenance

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Engineering - Process Engineering




Directs and coordinates the activities of the plant maintenance, SHE, and engineering staff to design plant facilities, manage construction activities, maintain environmental compliance, and manage plant critical systems operation and qualification.  This position has the full responsibility to maintain the building and all equipment in its entirety including permits and utilities.




  • Directs and coordinates all maintenance and engineering improvement activities for the entire site and manages projects from concept to completion. 
  • Provides direction and guidance to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local environmental and OSHA regulations, company policies and procedures, and Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Coordinates and directs the facility capital plans to ensure the site prepares, recommends and exerts influence on the approved facilities production and research needs are met.
  • Drives results through supervision and direction of staff in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.
  • Plans and directs solutions to complex regulatory, mechanical, electrical, and electronic issues. Communicates with peers, subordinates, internal and external customers concerning projects, problems and contractual obligations.
  • Interfaces with federal, state, and local regulatory authorities to manage projects requiring regulatory approval including the FDA, EPA, DEP, L&I, DRBC, PWTA, Township and Local Authorities, and others.
  • Directs the training and development of facilities maintenance and engineering employees to insure there is an adequate and competent staff to accomplish the required tasks. Participates in team development activities and insures the staff operates successfully in a team environment.
  • Develops and maintains the department expense and personnel budget.
  • Follows Teva safety policies and procedures. Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Primary Outcomes


  • Facilities constructed and equipment installed on time and on budget.
  • Highly trained personnel, motivated, and self-directed in their disciplines and accountabilities.
  • A cooperative working environment with department goals consistently met.
  • Compliance with regulatory agencies is maintained and timely action is taken to correct deficiencies.
  • 483’s and quality deficiencies are minimal and injuries are avoided.







Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related technical/engineering field.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 10 years related experience or
  • Master’s degree plus five years related experience
  • Four (4) years supervision experience required





  • Knowledge of or working in the following positions would be helpful:  Special Projects Technician/ Manager; Validation Technician/Assistant Supervisor; also experience with various production processes including Granulation, Encapsulation, Packaging, and Parenterals.
  • GMP certification, HAZWOPER and HAZMAT training, Coach’s certification desired.
  • Project management, mathematical skills, and mechanical inclination and the ability to read and understand blueprints and schematics


Teva Organization-Wide Core Competencies:

Works Independently - Works independently with minimal supervision once assignments or responsibilities outlined and delegated. Displays a strong sense of ownership for work.


Flexible and Adaptable - Copes with ambiguity, change and uncertainty effectively. Not hesitant to resolve lack of clarity, structure or definition of outcomes then moves ahead.


Action and Results Oriented - Demonstrates initiative, sense of urgency and bias for action. Self-motivated, naturally proactive with high energy level when addressing work tasks.


Communicates Effectively - Effective in oral and written communications at all levels and cross functionally. Maintains and internal and external customer focus.


Organized and Timely - Well organized in both work habits and communications. Uses good time management skills. Works effectively in a multi-task environment. Executes tasks to completion within deadlines. Consistently tracks progress of on-going initiatives.


Prioritizes and Implements - Identifies issues and opportunities, prioritize and successfully implements them. Uses a variety of cognitive skills and processes to arrive at sound decisions and solutions.

Logical Thinking and Analysis - Assimilates diverse information and proactively presents solutions through detailed analysis. Balances logic and intuition to arrive at well-founded decisions tempered by practicality and common sense.


Relationship Builder - Builds productive, trusting, respectful relationships at all levels in the organization. A team player. Can understand and value other person’s perspective.


Continuous Improvement Focus - Continually strives to learn more to improve self. Sets high standards for both work and work relationships. Actively seeks and supports continuous improvement activities in process efficiencies, costs and effectiveness of work.

Effective Conflict Resolution Skills - Using tact and diplomacy is effective in resolving differences and conflicts within the organization. Good listener who takes care to understand the words of others, asking questions and actively acknowledges key points.




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