About Allogene Therapeutics, Inc:
Allogene Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company with a single-minded focus on pioneering the development of investigational allogeneic chimeric antigen receptor T cell (AlloCAR T ) products for cancer. Led by world-class management with significant experience in cell therapy, our fully integrated, in-house team of researchers is dedicated to discovery and translational research, development, and cell manufacturing.
At Allogene, we are developing a pipeline of off-the-shelf CAR T cell candidates, with the goal of delivering readily available cell therapy faster, more reliably, and at greater scale to more patients. For more information, please visit , and on Twitter and LinkedIn.
About the role:
This role will support many facets of the business requirements associated with the Facilities and Engineering Department supporting the South San Francisco locations. This role provides technical support for the R&D and QC facilities. Primary duties are to maintain a state-of-the-art facility, that includes utility, electrical and mechanical infrastructure across three buildings. In addition to facilities oversight, the Senior Maintenance Technician / Supervisor will be accountable for staff ensuring a compliant state with regards to our maintenance programs/requirements as well as work with global Engineering and Project teams for larger scope support related to the facility s sustained growth and functionality.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Maintain a safe work environment; work in a safe manner following all safety SOP s and wear Personal Protective Equipment as required
Equipment owner for HVAC, utilities, electrical, fire/life safety systems, building management system, and other systems as assigned
Responsible for maintenance of systems owned as well as troubleshooting of issues encountered in the facility related to these systems. Lead planning and execution of maintenance activities with internal and external partners. Provide technical support as needed
Collaborate with Lab, Asset Management, Calibration, Facilities and Engineering team members required to sustain functionality of their areas. Implement solutions to meet these needs
Ensure all labs and lab personnel are supported to meet business needs, including lab gasses, preventive maintenance, equipment service contracts, calibration, and safety equipment
Identify equipment specific best practices and perform gap analysis for continuous improvement
Lead and/or support small projects as required
Maintain accuracy of facility drawings as related to systems overseen
Support the creation of SOP s, Work Instructions, Safety documents and other policies as appropriate
Support/lead commissioning and qualification requirements and documentation on facilities systems
Support EHS initiatives related to mechanical systems and utilities on safety and sustainability initiatives
Ensure that weekly rounds of mechanical systems are performed and documented
Maintain accurate records keeping equipment and systems cGMP/compliant
Review and approve completed PM tasks and work orders for completeness, timeliness, and accuracy
Execute small projects including scope creations and management, timelines, budgets, compliance and close out deliverables
Support compliance requirements such as change control, deviations and CAPA s
Follow instructions to ensure compliance with all applicable regulatory agencies including FDA, CA FDB, OSHA, DOH, EPA, Fire Department, city audits, Health Department, etc
May be required to be on call 24/7 to provide telephone assistance as well as emergency response to the facility
Follow all mandated training requirements
Ability to work safely in an environment containing hazardous chemicals, high and low temperature liquids, high pressure liquids and gasses, steam, and moving machinery
Maintains effective ongoing customer relations and acts as point of contact to customer at the site level for operational issues
Other duties as assigned
Position Requirements & Experience:
High School diploma/relevant experience required with at least 5-8 years of maintenance experience in a biotech or pharmaceutical company
Certified maintenance professional or college graduate preferred
Demonstrated understanding of systems needed to manage a facility such as: HVAC, electrical, process systems, plumbing/piping, general maintenance, pest management, both interior and exterior
Ability to read and understand electrical, mechanical and pneumatic drawings and equipment manuals Computerized maintenance management software (CMMS) experience preferred
Understanding of mechanical/ electrical/ computer/ PLC systems
Experience with regulated environments and quality systems
Excellent organizational skills and an ability to prioritize effectively to deliver results within reasonably established timelines
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Strong interpersonal skills including verbal and written communication are essential in this collaborative work environment
Excellent attention to detail and documentation.MS Office (Word, Power Point and Excel) proficiency
Valid CA driver s license and ability to be covered by the company s vehicle insurance policy
Must be able to lift, carry, push, or pull 50 lb. of equipment or supplies.
Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.
As an equal opportunity employer, Allogene is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. We also embrace differences in experience and background, and welcome diversity of opinions and thought with active recruitment and internships designed to create a stronger and better Allogene that is focused on developing life-changing products for patients.
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