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Maintenance Manager Pharmaceuticals

Date: Jan 29, 2023

Location: South Haven, MI, US, 49090

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 20861 

Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company’s two industry-leading business segments—Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies—provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customers around the world. Grace employs approximately 4,300 people in over 30 countries.

Job Description

Grace is seeking a Maintenance Manager - Pharmaceuticals to join our Fine Chemical Manufacturing Services team!  This role reports to the Plant Manager and is located at the South Haven, Michigan Site.  The South Haven Site produces a portfolio of products for the specialty pharmaceutical industries, specifically Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients. Consisting of a cGMP kilo lab, pilot plant and custom manufacturing at commercial volumes, the site is fully equipped to develop and manufacture custom drug intermediates and API’s.  South Haven is nestled on the coast of Lake Michigan with beautiful beaches and fun year-round.

The Maintenance Manager - Pharmaceuticals is responsible for the design and installation of all assigned capital projects. He or she will specify, order and oversee the installation of approved capital projects and directs maintenance’s short and long term objectives. The Maintenance Manager trains operations and maintenance personnel to maintain and operate newly installed or modified equipment.


  • Specify and procure necessary equipment, material and parts for approved capital projects.
  • Direct the work of design engineering firms and contractors; supervise the installation of capital projects to ensure proper and safe installation of the project. Supervise startup of new equipment to ensure satisfactory operation, including IQ/OQ validation.
  • Develop and write Standard Operating Procedures for newly installed equipment, provide employees with training in the operation of the equipment before startup.
  • Provide documentation on new equipment installation and modifications to existing equipment that meets the requirements of Process Safety Management regulations.
  • Work with and oversee the maintenance department to develop necessary preventive maintenance program for all new equipment installations.
  • Specify and assist in the procurement of necessary parts, materials and equipment as required for the maintenance department.
  • Develop budgetary cost estimates and implementation schedules for proposed capital projects; assist in the development of scope and budget for potential capital projects. Monitor and control costs of projects as necessary to stay within budgetary approvals.
  • Observe and troubleshoot problematic plant systems as necessary and recommend possible remedies.
  • Develop projected cash flow information for approved capital projects.
  • Manage hazardous waste in compliance with regulations
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree, Master's Degree Chemical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering required.
  • Minimum 5 years of Maintenance Engineering experience 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Six Sigma certification
  • Minimum 5 years of Reliability and Maintenance Engineering experience or
  • Minimum 5 years of Capital project Management experience preferred


  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance and Disability
  • Grace Wellness Program
  • Flexible Workplace
  • Retirement Plans 
  • 401(k) Company Match – Dollar to dollar up to the first 6%
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • Parental Leave (salaried only)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Company Donation Match Program
  • Site specific contribution to local Wellness Center

Grace is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Grace via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Grace. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Grace as a result of the referral or through other means.

Nearest Major Market: Kalamazoo