Celgene Supervisor, Equipment Commissioning & Qualification Operations in Summit, New Jersey


Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, ​quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries, and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.

Supervisor, Equipment Commissioning & Qualification Ops, S12Summit, NJ

Purpose of the Position:

The Supervisor, Equipment Commissioning & Qualification Operations, S12 supports the successful operation of facility, laboratory and business functions at S12 commercial manufacturing facility through interaction with internal team members and peer‐level customers as well as external service providers. The incumbent in this role supervises entry, junior, and experienced level professionals to accomplish daily tasks and short‐term projects according to established policies and procedures. In addition to answering questions and resolving issues for staff, the incumbent spends a portion of their time on individual work. The incumbent may lead small to medium sized projects in their area of responsibility, may be called upon to revise work processes or procedures that impact their immediate function or organizational unit. The incumbent will be involved with deviations, investigations and change controls.

Essential Functions:

Management Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of up to 5 people.

  • Assist with interviewing internal and / or external personnel to fill necessary roles.

  • Provide direction to internal and external team members.

  • Manage the workload of team members to ensure appropriate work life balance.

  • Delegate, develop and motivate direct and contract reports.

  • Set goals for and deliver personnel performance reviews for direct reports.

  • Ensure team members are appropriately trained for duties being performed.

  • Promote and ensure the safety of all team members and adherence to site EHS procedures and guidelines.

  • Ensure the team is in full compliance with local, site and global Celgene policies and procedures.

Operational Activities

  • Directly supervise Equipment Commissioning & Qualification operations staff including the scheduling, execution, and documentation of calibration, maintenance, repair, and equipment requalification activities in both laboratory and manufacturing areas.

  • Review and approve calibration, maintenance, repair, and qualification records for accuracy, completeness and compliance to Celgene standards.

  • Supports or leads investigations into deviations and qualification failures, and develops and implements corrective and preventive actions

  • Ensures compliance with Validation Mater Plans, Project Validation Master Plans and Site Master File.

  • Coordinates and supervises vendors for preventative maintenance, metrology and requalification functions.

  • Develops and reviews written procedures for calibration and preventive maintenance of equipment.

  • Develops, reviews and approves calibration and maintenance plans in site CMMS system.

  • Maintain the calibration management system in a validated state.

  • Provide oversight to the calibration of all test equipment used by ECQ during the execution of their duties.

  • May assist with the creation of departmental metrics. Understand and review departmental metrics, deliver to the team and use to determine areas for improvement.

Promotes and provides excellent customer service and support

  • Regularly reviews, prioritizes and promptly responds to customer equipment maintenance, repair and support requests.

  • Provides technical support and guidance on calibration and maintenance issues. Interfaces with customers to ensure expectations are being met.

  • Maintains a positive relationship with all the members of the Equipment Commissioning & Qualification department and site customers while promoting a positive team environment.

Inventory Management

  • Work with planning group to ensure CMMS system is updated as calibration, maintenance and requalification activities are performed.

  • Supervises team members to ensure timely input of data into site CMMS system.

Service Contract Support

  • Provide feedback to departmental leadership on vendor performance and needs.

Regulatory Responsibilities

  • Ensure equipment maintenance programs are maintained in compliance.

  • May be called upon to act as Subject Matter Expert in both internal and regulatory audits.

Required Competencies‐Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of cGMP, GXP, GAMP, SDLC regulations, including 21CFR part 11, computer systems validation requirements and good documentation practices.

  • Advanced knowledge of pharmaceutical, manufacturing and laboratory systems and equipment.

  • Ability to develop, delegate and motivate others including direct and indirect reports.

  • Understanding of scheduling fundamentals and execution.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with experience dealing with a diverse workforce.

  • Strong multi‐tasking ability in conjunction with proven organizational skills. Ability to organize assigned tasks in a high paced environment and concurrently monitor tasks / assignments with others that may impact timely completion. Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and activities simultaneously.

  • Highly proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite – Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook with extensive background in database systems. Innate ability to learn new software, such as corporate intranet and enterprise business.

  • Working knowledge of scheduling software and systems, and inventory management systems, mainly Blue Mountain RAM.

  • Ability to create and analyze meaningful metrics.


  • Professional Knowledge

  • Problem Solving

  • Team Player / Building Relationships

  • Multi‐tasking

  • Customer Focus

  • Action and detail oriented

  • Active Listening

Education & Experience:

  • BS in Engineering or Science related discipline preferred.

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in FDA-regulated industry

  • Strong instrumentation background and experience in laboratory and manufacturing operations

  • Knowledge of cGMP in the pharmaceutical industry

  • Experience working in a commercial environment preferred.

  • Excellent computer skills including knowledge of calibration management and environmental monitoring systems

  • Strong problem-solving skills, strong verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to work independently.

  • Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills, be a team player and be willing to work in an environment where individual initiative, accountability to the team, and professional maturity are required

  • 2 years of maintenance coordinating / planning experience, preferably in a laboratory environment.

Working Conditions:

Physical / Mental Demands:

  • Occasional stooping, bending, stretching, pushing, pulling, reaching and/or lifting up to 25lbs

  • Ability to sit, stand, walk and move within workspace for extended periods

  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks including hand to finger manipulations, grasping, pushing and pulling.

Environmental Conditions:

  • Primarily office environment, but will be required to enter laboratory or GMP process areas donning proper gowning / lab coats or PPE such as safety glasses and shoes.

  • Ability to work safely and effectively when working alone, or working with others.


Celgene is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Celgene complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must have authorization to work for Celgene in the U.S.COMMITTED TO IMPROVING THE LIVES OF PATIENTS WORLDWIDE

At Celgene, we seek to deliver truly innovative and life-changing drugs for our patients. Our vision as a company is to build a major global biopharmaceutical corporation while focusing on the discovery, the development, and the commercialization of products for the treatment of cancer and other severe, immune, inflammatory conditions.

“At Celgene, we seek to deliver truly innovative and life-changing drugs for our patients.”

There are more than 300 clinical trials at major medical centers using compounds from Celgene. Investigational compounds are being studied for patients with incurable hematological and solid tumor cancers, including multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), triple-negative breast cancer and pancreatic cancer. As committed as we are to clinical accomplishment, we are equally committed to patient support, which is a guiding principle at Celgene. We believe all who can benefit from our discoveries should have the opportunity to do so. Celgene puts patients first with industry-leading programs that provide information, support and access to our innovative therapies.