April 15, 2024 Job ID: 23203

AbCellera is breaking the barriers of conventional drug development to propel antibody-based medicines from target to clinic. We are a team of scientists, engineers, creatives, and business professionals who believe that advancing science enhances lives. We have developed technologies to unlock high-value drug targets, including antibody-drug conjugates and T-cell engagers for cancer, and complex transmembrane proteins for indications such as metabolic and endocrine conditions, pain, and autoimmunity.

We are looking for a Maintenance Planner to work with our clinical manufacturing team. In this role, based in beautiful Vancouver, Canada, you will support the development of a GMP compliant and efficient Maintenance and Calibration program to support the GMP Clinical Manufacturing Facility.

How you might spend your days

  • Leading and participating in the implementation of a GMP CMMS for our new GMP manufacturing facility
  • Developing procedures and processes for AbCellera’s maintenance program 
  • Working with a project team and third party vendors to develop data to define the maintenance and calibration program in our CMMS
  • Planning and coordinating maintenance activities and planned outages between manufacturing operations, quality, maintenance, utilities operations, and contractors, vendors, and other agencies as required
  • Troubleshooting manufacturing and utility equipment during plant start-up, commissioning and operations
  • Responding to real-time requests for maintenance support from the manufacturing, quality and process development teams to support 24/7 operation
  • Assisting in the development of an inventory plan for maintenance parts, consumables, materials, and tracks inventory levels
  • Training and mentoring the maintenance team 
  • Continuously driving improvements to established processes, increasing speed and efficiency while meeting regulatory requirements

We’d love to hear from you if

  • You have 5 years of industry experience with a bachelor's degree in Engineering, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or similar. Strong candidates with a 2 year technical or associates degree may be considered with sufficient maintenance or calibration experience
  • You have demonstrated experience in industrial instrumentation and calibration 
  • You have experience working in a GMP manufacturing environment (Pharmaceutical or Medical device)
  • You have experience working within a facility CMMS program. Blue Mountain experience would be highly desirable
  • You have strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively as a member of cross-functional team
  • You have excellent project management and planning skills. Having a PMP certification would be highly desirable
  • You are strongly self-motivated and are able to identify project needs and follow that up with building and implementing solutions
  • You are enthusiastic about applying your expertise in asset lifecycle management

What we offer

AbCellera’s hiring range for this role is CAD $98,500 - $123,100 annually, commensurate with your education and job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. In addition to base salary, we offer equity, annual bonus dependent on team and company performance, and a 6% (non-match) RRSP contribution. 

You will have a CAD $1,500 annual Active Lifestyle Allowance, annual vacation, opportunity for flexible work arrangements, professional development opportunities, and comprehensive health benefits. Scientific and technical mentorship is a priority. And you’ll find we prioritize teams and social groups to build community and connections across AbCellera.

About AbCellera

AbCellera is a global company that discovers and develops antibody-based medicines that help people live longer, happier, and more productive lives. We are focused on bringing innovative medicines to patients, both by advancing our internal pipeline of programs and partnering with companies that have novel science or innovative technology.

And it all starts with our team. We’ve built a place where people feel they are part of something bigger than themselves. A place that exists to push the limits of science and technology, and aims to bring better therapies to patients.

We look for people with drive and energy. Idealists. People we love and people we trust. This may be unconventional, but it is the key to our success.