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    Full-time Position
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  • Degree Required
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    • Date Posted
      July 13,2022
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    Engineering and Facility Planner

    Job Description

    About Kite Pharma, A GILEAD Company

    Kite is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of innovative cancer immunotherapies with a goal of providing rapid, long-term durable response and eliminating the burden of chronic care. The company is focused on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) and T cell receptor (TCR) engineered cell therapies designed to empower the immune system's ability to recognize and kill tumors.

    Kite Europe is currently adding additional talent as it focuses on developing the European Region in support of providing maximum access to patients with unmet needs.

    We are seeking a Maintenance & Facility planner, to support Kite’s commercial biotechnology facility in Hoofddorp that includes general laboratories for clinical and commercial bio-processing. This role is one of three planners that reports into the Supervisor Maintenance.

    This position works directly with the Technicians, Specialists and Supervisors to ensure efficient and effective work order processing and scheduling of all resources to conduct maintenance activities which result in minimum downtime and maximum productivity. The Planner/Scheduler is empowered to manage work schedules and priorities, develop metrics and job reports, define KPIs and engage the proper resources to develop a safe, effective and efficient work schedules.

    Key responsibilities:

    • Acts as Coordinator for Facility, Maintenance & Calibration work orders. Activities include leading team meetings, develop/manage schedules, develop/track budgets, and providing timely updates.
    • Principle contact and liaison between the maintenance department and operations planning
    • Work closely with Quality Control, Manufacturing, Materials Management and Quality Assurance to ensure Facilities activities do not impact plant schedules.
    • Prepare Job plans so all is ready to be executed
    • Once a valid work request is submitted, the Planner/Scheduler will screen, prioritize, schedule and follow-up on accuracy of the job submittal for all planned (preventative maintenance, demand service and corrective) work. Focus is to optimize workforce productivity and minimize downtime by managing work weeks in advance
    • Always maintain accurate records keeping equipment and systems cGMP compliant.
    • Act as a liaison with vendors and contractors.
    • Participate in maintaining maintenance and calibration Purchase Orders
    • Ensure compliance with all applicable regulatory agencies.

    • Tracks and reports metrics for moves/closed work order activities weekly and monthly
    • Maintain Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).
    • Perform CMMS audits and maintain system metrics. Maintain equipment records including new equipment forms and system life cycle documentation.
    • Responsible for producing monthly management reporting, data analysis and KPI reporting to Facilities management.


    • Planning skills
    • Ability to develop solutions to moderately non-routine problems.
    • Vendor management skills related to facilities and maintenance.

    Experience & Qualifications:

    • MBO 4 degree or equivalent and minimum 5 years of relevant work experience
    • Experience with CMMS systems e.g. Blue Mountain, Maximo or similar

    If you have the ability to thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment and feel that the moment has come for you to be part of such an exciting journey towards eliminating the burden of chronic cancer care, don’t miss out on this opportunity to join us.

    Apply now!

    Would you like to know more before you apply? Please contact Talent Acquisition, via:

    Only candidates in possession of a valid EU work permit will be considered.

    Recruitment agencies: We seldom make use of agencies, and when we do, we have a PSL in place. We would appreciate if you did not contact hiring managers or the recruitment team directly, since we will not be able to respond to you.

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