Maintenance Supervisor

Req ID #:  203993

Memphis, TN, US, 38118 Memphis, TN, US, 38118

For 75 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.


IMPORTANT:   In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process.  Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.   

Job Summary


The Maintenance Supervisor will oversee maintenance all production and process equipment. The Supervisor will lead the maintenance team, provide technical support to team member on a variety of instrumentation and equipment, and manage all documentation relating to maintenance. The Supervisor will also maintain a safe work environment for all employees, approve maintenance work orders, and create/review/approve Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for maintenance of new and existing equipment.


Under guidance of the Facilities Maintenance Manager, is responsible for leading, coordinating and managing the maintenance staff, equipment, and process/systems projects (e.g., process equipment expansion or redesign, new equipment, or systems) including analysis, design and implementation. Works closely with and supports the Maintenance Work Order Systems Administrator activities associated with the development and maintenance of SOPs and related forms and procedures required for operating the Equipment Maintenance Preventive System.


  • Develop and provide periodic reports on operating metrics and improvement initiatives.
  • Supervise assigned maintenance personnel as required to maintain and upgrade plants, equipment, offices, and company grounds. 
  • Monitor reports of outstanding requests and set priorities on all pending requests and schedule work accordingly.
  • Manages projects from beginning until completion with minor support.    
  • Periodically review agreements for best price and appropriateness of service and continuously monitor quality of work for lawn care, snow removal, trash collection, custodial services, and others.
  • Periodically review appropriateness of work list with department supervisors and continuously monitor proper performance of assigned duties.
  • Adhere to all current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs), compliance/regulatory mandates and quality requirements.

Job Qualifications


  • Associate degree or Technical Certificate in a related discipline
  • Minimum 3 years’ leadership and/or supervisory experience.
  • 5 years’ manufacturing experience in a production area of a pharmaceutical, chemical, food or other highly regulated industry.
  • Thorough understanding of cGMP regulations and requirements and ability to translate to operational details and communicate to work staff.
  • Knowledge of air conditioning, heating, plumbing, electricity, electronics, carpentry, electric motors, motor controls, welding, mechanical systems, painting, OSHA.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrates expertise in project management with skills and abilities including forming a team, establishing processes, timelines, objectives, Gantt charts, and managing processes, meetings to meet established goals. 
  • Experienced in and/or knowledgeable of machine controls and PLC.
  • PC proficiency using Microsoft Office suite.
  • Familiarity with CMMS/CCMS (for PMs/calibrations, comfortable with equipment documentation, drawing updates, etc. to keep system current).

IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV. 

About Biologics Testing Solutions
With more than 50 years of experience and proven regulatory expertise, the Charles River Biologics group can address challenging projects for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies worldwide. Offering a variety of services such as contamination and impurity testing, protein characterization, bioassays, viral clearance studies and stability and lot release programs, we support clients throughout the biologic development cycle, from the establishment and characterization of cell banks through preclinical and clinical studies to marketed products. Whether clients need stand-alone services, a unique package of testing, or insourced support, our Biologics group can create a custom solution to suit their needs.  Each year more than 20,000 biologic testing reports are sent each and over 200 licenses products are supported by our biologics testing solutions team.


About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.


With over 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. 

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, veteran or disability status.

If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

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