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Director, Facilities

Location: San Mateo
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Director, Facilities at CARGO Therapeutics Reporting to the Head of Finance, CARGO is hiring aDirector, Facilities. The position is responsible for managing and executing the maintenance and support of laboratory and administrative facilities (i.e. building utilities, HVAC, control systems, equipment maintenance and calibration). The position is also responsible for the ongoing planning and execution of building repairs, upkeep, and maintenance. In addition, the Director oversees the day-to-day activities of security, janitorial activities, lab and office areas, and associated contractors in a multi-tenant three story building. The role is based in San Mateo, CAbut may also be suitable for a hybrid arrangement.

  • Ensure that all facility utilities are 100% operational and maintained in support of business activities and achievement of corporate goals
  • Partner with our building management company to oversee the functioning and maintenance of building systems including mechanical, electrical, and fire/life safety, BMS, lighting controls, and related systems
  • Oversee and ensure compliance with EH&S required permits, programs and training
  • Recommend priorities and general strategies for facilities planning and plans for best allocation and utilization of space and resources for existing buildings and for future location
  • Manage space planning for office and lab, storage areas, and furniture purchasing
  • Maintain and manage the budgets for office space build-outs and remodels, as well as ongoing operating expenses for leases, furniture purchases, moves, repairs, and related projects
  • Manage and mentor Lap Operations staff.
  • Recommend solutions and implements appropriate corrective actions for major and complex maintenance issues.
  • Primary point of contact for all facilities-related operational and administrative matters, including facilities supervision, facilities safety, and sustainable office practices
  • Manage office premises, functions and activities on site including daily building operations, staff occupancy, housekeeping and office supply vendors
  • Oversee the management of supplies, food and beverage including pantries and food service and contracts, special requirements for office related events and celebrations and inventories.
  • Respond to facilities work requests from staff and management, execute solutions, manage tasks through completion and follow up to measure results
  • Act as Safety Officer for programs developed in collaboration with an EH&S consultant. Manage OSHA safety protocols for lab and office safety, maintain and oversee emergency action plans for building and office, including emergency broadcast systems and managing routine emergency drills; oversee ergonomic assessments; manage indoor air quality, water purity and surface safety; ensure all health and safety guidelines are documented, communicated, and continually upheld for safety equipment, emergency drills and trainings
  • Coordinate with property manager and owner representative on certificates of insurance, compliances for life safety, other related items
  • Responsible for coordinating repair and maintenance of entire office including environmental systems, interior fit out, furnishings, equipment, and appliances. Manage external vendor relationships related to facilities and maintenance and prepare quotes and bid requests for approval
  • Track facilities operations to uphold contracts for repairs and maintenance, trash and recycling, pest control, security vendors, janitorial and plants as applicable
  • Document and maintain facilities fixed assets, record inventories and report changes to accounting
  • Maintain site security by providing office and lab access controls and ensuring proper staff and visitor access procedures are followed. Manage camera functionality as applicable
  • Oversee shipping and receiving operations, janitorial, and manage facilities staff and contractor training on current SOPs and procedures
  • Upgrade associated utilities as required for new equipment installations
  • Manage plans for calibration and preventative maintenance of all GMP equipment, lab equipment, and utilities. Utilities to including compressed gases, HVAC systems, electrical, life safety, and emergency power system (UPS)
  • Organize and manage records keeping of preventative maintenance, calibration, facilities cleaning activities according to cGMP/GLP requirements
  • Maintain up to date records for all state, federal, and local licenses and inspections
  • Partner with real estate planning team involved in managing impact of external construction and sub-lease activities within the building as well as landlord interactions
  • Work with purchasing on vendor selection and management, ensuring consistent delivery of acceptable deliverables
  • Install and manage systems that monitor critical laboratory assets
  • Assist in development of Business Continuity Processes for mission critical business systems and lab processes
  • Manage all proposed construction/facility modifications THE RIGHT STUFF: Required Experience & Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in engineering, facilities/construction management or similar discipline preferred with at least 12 years of facility supervisory building operations experience in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry
    • Experience with cGMP site, including process sciences and development
    • Hands on experience of mechanical, electrical, HVAC, boilers, water systems and compressed gases required
    • Experience with Building Management software strongly preferred
    • Control automation and PLC experience is a plus
    • Able to successfully manage an experienced team as well as train entry-level personnel
    • Willingness to put internal customer needs first
    • Must be able to work off hours as part of the on-call rotation
    • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
    • Self-motivated, high energy level and a positive outlook coupled with a can do attitude and a willingness to do what it takes to achieve personal and organizational goals and overcome obstacles
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office products and Microsoft Teams PAY RANGE* The combined pay range for this role is from $180,000 - $210,000. Title and salary will be based on our assessment of skills and experience relevant to our needs for the role. ABOUT CARGO THERAPEUTICS CARGO Therapeutics is engineering best-in-class CAR T-cell therapy to overcome resistance to cancer treatment and address barriers to access so that more patients may benefit from potentially curative therapies. CARGO is on a mission to outsmart cancer by advancing a new generation of best-in-class chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapies. Despite advances made by commercially available autologous CARs, these treatments are curative for fewer than half of all cancer patients. In addition, far too many patients are unable to access these potentially curative therapies due to other challenges, including manufacturing, supply constraints, slow turnaround time and reimbursement hurdles. The team at CARGO is intensely focused on pursuing novel solutions to achieve better cancer treatment outcomes and experiences. Our founders are pioneers and world experts in CAR T-cell therapy, and we have built a team with experience and success developing, manufacturing, launching and commercializing oncology and cell therapy products. CARGO Therapeutics colleagues share a passion to help others thrive. We are tenacious in the relentless pursuit of our mission, and we innovate to change the game for the patients we serve. Join us to help make a difference! EEO & EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY CARGO Therapeutics, Inc. is committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive company. We provide equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability, or veteran status. CARGO Therapeutics, Inc. also complies with all applicable national, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification required of applicable law. CARGO Therapeutics requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of their start date.This requirement is a condition of employment at CARGO Therapeutics, and it applies regardless of whether the position is located at a CARGO Therapeutics site or is fully remote.If you are unable to receive the vaccine due to a disability or serious medical condition, or because it is prohibited because of your sincerely held religious beliefs, you will have an opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation.

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