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Cambrex High Point Maintenance Technical Supervisor in Charles City, Iowa

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You Matter to Cambrex.

Cambrex is a leading global contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) that provides drug substance, drug product, and analytical services across the entire drug lifecycle. With more than 40 years of experience and a growing team of over 2,000 professionals servicing global clients, Cambrex is a trusted partner in branded and generic markets for API and dosage form development and manufacturing.

Your Work Matters.

At Cambrex, we strive to build a culture where all colleagues have the opportunity to:

  • engage in work that matters to our customers and the patients they serve

  • learn new skills and enjoy new experiences in an engaging and safe environment

  • strengthen connections with coworkers and the community

    We’re committed to attracting and nurturing a passionate team of valued professionals in our fast-paced and growing company. We offer a competitive benefits package that includes healthcare, life insurance, planning for retirement, and more!

    Your Future Matters.

    Known for our customer-focused scientific and manufacturing excellence, as well as our strong commitment to quality and safety, we offer a range of career and growth opportunities across our global network of locations. Together with our customers, we aim to improve the quality of life for patients around the world. Start a career where You Matter by applying today!

Job Overview

The Maintenance Technical Supervisor is responsible for providing oversight of the contracted MRO service provider and selected outside contractors, providing first review of all MRO change requests, and SAP PM module business administration duties. They will report to the Maintenance Superintendent.


  • Ensure parts availability including working within the MRO stockroom or with vendors to minimize equipment downtime while balancing economic maintenance inventory management

  • Establish and periodically review material reorder points, and maximum stock levels in SAP

  • Partner with business leaders on implementation of equipment and manufacturing reliability, process improvements (OE / Lean) including leading change initiatives, planning, and facilitation of improvement project(s) completion

  • Oversee and manage SAP equipment and part data fields to ensure high accuracy

  • Assists with Audit needs as necessary

  • Assures the safe execution of all maintenance and utility activities, demands that all plant activities are conducted following all safety procedures

  • Champions safety as the first consideration of all employees/contractors and promotes a safe work environment through own behaviors

  • Maintains facility and assets to meet regulatory guidelines e.g., USDA, FDA, OSHA, and EPA

  • Optimizes costs through effective budget planning and management and maintains a cost-effective approach toward asset management and minimizing loss and waste

  • Optimizes the safe operation of production assets through support of appropriate predictive and preventative maintenance and safe and effective execution of corrective maintenance and projects

  • Supports maintenance staff training on effective maintenance practices, including effective use of the computerized maintenance management system, problem solving tools, risk and failure analysis, maintenance scheduling and analysis of maintenance related data and equipment history

  • Supports departmental goals and KPI’s through a collaborative effort with maintenance departmental supervision, and site leadership

  • Assist with evaluating reliability, utility, facility, and production needs for Capital Equipment

  • All other duties as assigned by the Director, Technical Services or the Maintenance Superintendent to support the facility


  • Interpersonal and communications skills to motivate, empower, train, direct, lead, evaluate and coach a diverse group of team members to reach their fullest potential

  • Extensive Knowledge of SAP PM module (including Cycle Counts), Ariba, Smartsheet, Teams, Visio, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and others not listed here

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Able to work in a team environment, or alone

  • Able to work quickly and effectively under pressure and to efficiently handle multiple priorities simultaneously

Education, Experience & Licensing Requirements

  • Minimum of 5 years’ maintenance experience within a manufacturing environment with prior relevant experience preferred

  • A related Associates degree equals two years’ experience. More advanced degrees may offset experience requirements.

  • Extensive knowledge including but not limited to the following areas: procurement, inventory control and management, six sigma, supply chain, and CMMS systems

  • This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

  • This job requires use of proper PPE, including but not limited to Steel toe shoes, safety glasses, and fire-retardant clothing.

  • This role is based on-site with some ability to work remote

    All requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Cambrex Corporation is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), ancestry, national origin, place of birth, age, marital status, disability/handicap, genetic information, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by federal, state, and/or local law.