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Coppell, Texas, United States
Job reference: R-043994
Posted date: Jan. 29, 2019

At AstraZeneca we turn ideas into life changing medicines. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. We’re focused on the potential of science to address the unmet needs of patients around the world. We commit to those areas where we think we can really change the course of medicine and bring big new ideas to life. As a Facilities & Engineering Director in Coppell, TX, you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives. Operations at AstraZeneca is a truly world-class business unit. It offers one of the most exciting, fast paced, challenging and rewarding work environments in the world of operations, supply chain and manufacturing.

Global Operations is fundamental to our purpose of delivering life-changing medicines to patients, touching every aspect of our business and providing a platform for everything that we do. We harness the specialist talents of 13,000 people around the world – 20% of our global workforce. With 30 production facilities in 18 countries we’re focused on supplying our medicines with care, quality and efficiency, reducing the time from lab to patient. Keen to bridge the gap between science and patients? Turn research into reality? And forge a global career that’s full of possibilities, as part of a world-class team? Come and thrive in our vibrant, energizing, connected and supportive culture and make a real difference to patients.

A member of the Lokelma Supply Site in Coppell, Texas responsible for supporting the manufacturing and laboratory operations through the management and delivery of maintenance, calibration, safety, site services, automation and project engineering services.  Responsible for all engineering and facilities functions related to Lokelma API production.  Responsible for Facilities department Op Ex budget and Cap Ex budget.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop policies and Standard Operating Procedures for equipment and facility maintenance.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve and facility engineering performance issues.
  • Monitor and improve energy consumption, waste handling, equipment running efficiency and related facility operating criteria.
  • Develop, implement and monitor/improve appropriate performance metrics for the site.
  • Liaise and coordinate with other functions at the facility as required to ensure minimum disruption to production schedules during planned or unplanned maintenance.
  • Responsible for ensuring that appropriate environmental, health and safety systems are in place to comply with all applicable regulations.
  • Develop business plan to cover all aspects of engineering for the site and monitors adherence to annual budget.
  • Partner with Corporate/Global Engineering teams and support groups to develop long range facilities plans and business continuity plans

  • Ethical conduct and compliance
    • Ensures compliance of self and others to internal and external regulations.
  • Fiscal and financial control
    • Follows AZ’s financial policies, manages people resources to policy requirements and delivers budgets.
  • People management
    • Optimises performance outcomes of direct reports and ensures individuals understand the contribution they make.
    • Direct and supervise staff responsible for plant maintenance, metrology, reliability, automation, project management, site services and environmental health and safety to ensure optimum site facility performance.
  • Leadership and engagement
    • Understands the big picture and connects individuals to it in a meaningful way.
  • Compliance
    • Is accountable for ensuring compliance is understood and maintained across own functional area.
    • Organisation & Personnel (to ensure that the required initial and continuing training of the department personnel is carried out and adapted according to need)
  • Continuous improvement
    • Strives to continuously improve the established ways of working.
  • Lean Leadership
    • Implement elements of Lean principles.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Discipline


  • 10+ years experience in facility or project engineering, including leading a team of technical professionals in a regulated environement
  • Knowledge of GMP utility design, operation and maintenance
  • Experience managing multiple engineering disciplines
  • Project Management knowledge
  • Thorough understanding of GMP related to Facility design and operation.
  • Budgetary development and management experience


  • Graduate degree in business or engineering discipline
  • GMP Facility or equipment design experience
  • Automation design experience
  • Pharmaceutical or Biologics manufacturing operation experience
  • PMP

Next Steps – Apply today!

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity.  If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Facilities & Engineering Director - Coppell, TX
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