Facilities Technician

  • Stealth Mode Startup Biotech
  • Newark, California, USA
  • Jan 07, 2022
Contract-to-Hire Biotech

Job Description

High growth, pre-IPO company in stealth mode

Join a rapidly growing company that is developing ground-breaking genomics technologies that will push the boundaries in the clinical, life sciences research and therapeutic fields. We are well-funded by global top-tier investors, including venture capital firms and growth equity investors. Our team brings together unique and diverse expertise across multiple disciplines, from healthcare and life sciences, to engineering, to technology and software and beyond.  We are a collaborative group of more than 200 employees, including successful entrepreneurs, hardware and software engineers, genomics and biotechnology experts, molecular and computational biologists, software and algorithm experts, and operations and commercial leaders. Play an important role in the development and commercialization of technology and products that will accelerate our understanding of life, biology and disease and transform large industries.

We are looking for a highly motivated Facilities Technician to join our team!

The Facilities Technician will support our offices in Fremont and Newark by performing general maintenance and repairs of equipment and facilities including plumbing, electrical, basic carpentry, heating and cooling, and other building systems as required. In addition to the above, the Facilities Technician will serve as an administrative liaison for the Fremont location.

How You'll Contribute

  • Inspect and identify equipment or machines in need of repair
  • Inspect safety equipment and coordinate life safety equipment inspections as required
  • Troubleshoot issues to determine necessary repairs
  • Oversee building and grounds maintenance, conduct, and document regular facilities inspections.
  • Plan and schedule repair work using building’s blueprints, drawings, schematics, or equipment manuals
  • Perform general repairs that do not require a specialized technician, i.e., repairing drywall, doors and other building fixtures, painting
  • Perform routine maintenance on building systems
  • Order supplies and materials needed for repairs and maintenance
  • Ensure that the facility is kept clean and well maintained according to company standards
  • Respond to emergency situations and internal customer service requests as assigned
  • Assist with installation and modification of building/lab equipment and systems as needed
  • Perform administrative function at Fremont location and other administrative related duties as assigned, i.e. arrange daily lunches, receive and restock office supplies and breakroom snacks/drinks, keep office and breakroom areas clean and organized, greet visitors, receive and distribute daily mail

Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

  • Technical degree, vocational or on the job training or related years of large manufacturing building and facility maintenance experience in at least one of the following disciplines: HVAC, electrical, plumbing
  • Experience in OSHA safety, instrumentation, hot water systems, chillers, pumps, security and monitoring systems, fire suppression, mechanical power transmissions, painting, carpentry, or engine repair is a plus
  • 2+ years of related experience in a laboratory environment
  • Ability to maintain and operate forklifts, pallet jacks, and other general warehouse tools as required
  • Knowledge of general electrical and repair and skilled in the use of standard hand and power tools, equipment, materials, methods, and practices in building maintenance crafts
  • Thorough knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions related to building maintenance
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license (commercial license may be required) and good driving record with periodic checks
  • Regularly required to travel outside between properties in varying weather conditions
  • Customer service orientated with strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Professionalism, accountability and punctuality
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Basic computing skills in Outlook, Excel, Word
  • Experience in life science or semiconductor industries preferred
  • Ability to follow instructions from supervisors; read and understand information presented orally and in writing
  • Ability to work Mon-Fri 8:00-4:30 and respond to afterhours and emergency calls

Physical Requirements

  • Prolonged periods standing and walking
  • Must be physically able to climb ladders, bend, stand, crouch or crawl into awkward spaces
  • Must be able to frequently lift, push or pull up to 50 pounds at a time and safely install rigging/lifting devices
  • Ability to work around mechanical, electrical, fume/odor, dust/mites, toxic waste, chemical hazards, and noise
  • Ability to work extended periods of time without relief when responding to priority/emergency situations (including overtime assignments) when you are the only maintenance staff member on duty during certain shifts; may require shift work and/or stand-by on-call duties.