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Assistant Manager, Engineering & Maintenance

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Assistant Manager, Engineering and Maintenance (Operations & Facilities)


New β Innovation Ltd. (NBI) is a preclinical stage life sciences organization in Burnaby, BC. Leveraging on our expertise in research and development, we are transforming drug discovery into clinical applications for unmet medical needs. We have ongoing collaborations with top universities worldwide on various research projects, with distinguished achievements in the areas of oncology, neurology, ischemic and hypoxic conditions.

Our state-of-the-art GMP manufacturing facilities and laboratories in Greater Vancouver are home to a growing team of professionals who are inspired to develop advanced life-saving hemoglobin-based therapeutics for the well-being of people.


Reporting to the Senior E&M Manager, the incumbent will work and oversee a technical team who will support ongoing equipment and facilities activities, writing/reviewing equipment documents and procedures, partaking in equipment installation activities and will provide technical guidance and support within the facility. Equipment and systems will be located in a clean-room facility that will be purpose built for production of a sterile pharmaceutical product. The incumbent works well within a fast paced work environment and enjoys collaborating closely with other stakeholders to ensure the success of the team.


  • Oversee the installation and commissioning of production equipment, ensuring safe operation of all equipment and systems, working in collaboration with the Quality and Production team
  • Read and interpret blue prints, technical drawings, and equipment schematics
  • Perform Risk Assessment of the work area in support and development of safety protocols and best practices; be the champion of safety
  • Assist in development of Standard Operating Procedures and preventative maintenance plan
  • Oversee execution of planned PM’s on facility and production equipment
  • Investigate and problem-solve equipment failures, including diagnosing the root cause, method of repair, scheduling of repairs etc.
  • Responsible for team operational budget forecast and management
  • Ensure strict implementation of company policy, SOP and GMP regulations.
  • Support the construction of upcoming projects.


  • Technical certification or qualification in a related field or equivalent in experience and/or in combination
  • Must have 5+ previous experience working in a GMP manufacturing environment with 2+ years in a similar role
  • Must have 4th Class Power Engineering certification
  • Hands on experience in commissioning, qualifying, and maintaining facility and production equipment
  • Solid analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Detail-oriented individual with highest standard of quality
  • Practical experience in budgeting and familiar with tendering process
  • Self-motivating individual who takes ownership of their job
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate and interact with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Able to work independently as well as collaborate in a team environment.
  • Time-management and organizational skill is a must
  • Generates results by acting in a focused way and within the deadlines; ability to handle multiple deadlines and heavy workload


The best reason is because of our wonderful people and great work environment. If you are looking for a career with meaning and purpose, it’s hard to beat working in life sciences. We provide an attractive compensation and benefits package which recognizes people for their contributions, and comprehensive training and career development opportunities which support our employees’ growth with the company.

If you are interested in joining our team, we encourage you to APPLY today!

Posted: November 13, 2018
Closes: January 12, 2019
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51-200 employees

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About New B Innovation Ltd.

New B Innovation (NBI) is a dedicated player in the global biotechnology market with a vision to advance life sciences and health care using the latest technologies and innovative approaches to del...