National Technical Director, TPM & Reliability Eng - Flexible Location

Quest Diagnostics
Job Location
Flexible Location
Flexible Location, NJ
Job Description

There's quite a distance between wondering and knowing. And for patients waiting for answers to important health questions, it's a road they want to travel as quickly as possible.

At Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, we understand urgency. But more than speed, we focus our energies on accuracy. Currently, we seek a National Technical Director - TPM and Reliability Eng. Home base location is flexible.       


  • Establish, implement and sustain enterprise-wide E2E Lab Ops equipment maintenance strategy, enabling the  transfer of practical skills and knowledge to maintenance, operations and engineering professionals so they are able to increase lab productivity, equipment reliability, uptime and safety, and to drive down maintenance and operating costs


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Define roles, standards, development for Biomedical Engineers (BMEs)/Bio-Analytical (BAIs) & center-led standards for technical management, quality management and maintenance
  • Design and develop a centralized Equipment Inventory Management System
  • Thorough knowledge of Medical Equipment/device Inspection & Preventive Maintenance (IPM)
  • Ensure technical requirements are met and understood by local, frontline experts regarding installation, use and maintenance of various types of diagnostic testing equipment
  • Establish and drive enterprise-wide adoption of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) program including standard tools and processes
  • Drive and ensure successful project execution – meeting deliverables on time and within budget
  • Partner with Procurement to identify and evaluate vendors in regards to service, equipment and instrumentation
  • High-degree of cross-functional collaboration and coordination with numerous field and corporate entities
  • Work across lab sites to analyze and prioritize opportunities
  • Position requires up to 80% travel, flexibility and availability to support 24/7 work environments as needed




• BS required, Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical or Industrial) preferred
• Certified Project Manager required
• Certified Black Belt preferred
Work Experience:
• Minimum 10 years of experience in all pillars of TPM (Total Productive Maintenance)
• Minimum of 10 years’ experience in creation and successful execution of large-scale and large  capital initiatives
• Hands-on
• Project Management expertise - proven experience successfully leading, executing and  sustaining large-scale initiatives
• Proven ability to realize cost-savings attributed to efficiency gains, process improvements, etc.
• Minimum of 10 years of practical experience with continuous improvement methodologies  (basics of TPM, Lean Manufacturing or similar) & tools (Critical Path Schedule, Risk  Management, etc)
• Experience with organizational transformation & change management; High Performance    Working Systems as a plus
• Thorough understanding of technical requirements regarding installation, use and maintenance  of various types of diagnostic testing equipment
• Asset Management/Preventive Maintenance software utilization

Skills & Knowledge
• Project Management - large-scale initiatives
• Continuous Improvement – Lean & Six Sigma Methodologies and Tools
• Inventory Management

• Strategic planning and execution
• Sound decision-making
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Influence
• Change Management
• Financial & business acumen
• Vendor relationship-cultivation and management
• Crisis management & prioritization
• Progressive, innovative and creative


How to Apply

Please visit Quest Diagnostics career center at – position number is: 3751749

About Our Organization

Quest Diagnostics empowers people to take action to improve health outcomes.  Derived from the world's largest database of clinical lab results, our diagnostic insights reveal new avenues to identify and treat disease, inspire healthy behaviors and improve health care management.  Quest annually serves one in three adult Americans and half the physicians and hospitals in the United States, and our 45,000 employees understand that, in the right hands and with the right context, our diagnostic insights can inspire actions that transform lives. 

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