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Supervisor, Facilities Maintenance

Monmouth Junction, NJ • Facilities

Tris Pharma, Inc. ( is a leading privately-owned biopharmaceutical company in the U.S.with a focus on development and commercialization of innovative medicines that address unmet patient needs. We have more than 150 US and International patents including applications and have marketed several branded and generic products in the U.S., have licensed our products in the US and international markets, and have a robust pipeline of innovative products spanning neuroscience and other therapeutic categories employing our proprietary science and technology.

Our science and technology make us unique, but it is our team members that set us apart; they are the engine that fuels Tris’ passion and innovation.Tris colleagues understand the criticality of operating a successful business and take pride in the company’s success. But of equal importance to each member of the team is how we interact with one another on a daily basis. We believe in each other, and we believe in respectful, open and honest communications to help support individual and team success.

Our Facilities Department located in our Monmouth Junction, NJ headquarters has an immediate need for an experienced Facilities Maintenance Supervisor.


The Facilities Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for leading and supervising maintenance activities within a highly regulated environment to maintain the functionality, safety, and compliance of a pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities and critical utilities.


Primary duties/responsibilities

• Responsible for all aspects of the facilities and utilities maintenance, including building and grounds repairs/maintenance, compressed air, boilers, HVAC, chilled water systems, pest control and janitorial requirements.
• Supervises routine and complex work related to the troubleshooting, repair, and upgrade of facility equipment.
• Responsible for the preventive maintenance (PM), repair and continuous improvement of facility equipment
• Technically supports/guides mechanics in troubleshooting of equipment and assigned tasks; Organizes the daily schedule and assigns personnel to the various workspaces to meet the demand of planning.
• Executes capital and continuous improvements projects (as required) utilizing internal and external resources.
• Performs root cause analysis on equipment failures to support investigations; Reports and investigates any deviations from processes or procedures.
• Hire, train, and evaluate maintenance staff through performance appraisals.
• Possesses total comprehension and working knowledge of the facilities/utilities equipment, systems, and processes in designated areas.
• Maintains safe and clean work environment by educating and directing personnel on the use of all control points, equipment, and resources; Maintains compliance with established policies and procedures.
• Works extra hours or weekends as required by management to meet the demands of the schedule.


Minimum education and years of relevant work experience

Associate or bachelor’s degree AND minimum 3 years in a management role OR Trade School certification AND 10 years hands-on experience in working in a cGMP regulated environment in a pharmaceutical or biotechnology Facilities, Packaging and/or Manufacturing department(s).

Special knowledge or skills needed and/or licenses or certificates required.

• Extensive hands-on experience performing and overseeing Facilities and utilities equipment maintenance.
• Current working knowledge of cGMPs in the pharmaceutical industry
• Working knowledge of various Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) programming and Building Management System (BMS) applications
• Ability to train, motivate, direct, and supervise maintenance personnel.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office
• Excellent verbal and written communication and skills
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively, as required, in a fast paced, matrixed, team environment consisting of internal and external team members.
• Analytical thinking with excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to adapt to changing priorities and deadlines.
• Excellent planning, organization and time management skills including the ability to support and prioritize multiple projects.
• Fluent in English (verbal and written)

Special knowledge or skills needed and/or licenses or certificates preferred.

• AutoCad experience
• Maintenance supervisory experience
• Some college or trade school certification

Travel requirements

5 %

Physical requirements

Manufacturing based position

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