Facilities Engineer

San Diego, CA, US
Oct 11, 2020
Biotech Beach
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Those who join Emergent BioSolutions feel a sense of ownership about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized by respect, innovation and growth opportunities. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect life.

Position Summary

The Facilities Engineer is primarily responsible for the management, execution, and day to day support of the Corrective Maintenance (CM) and Preventative Maintenance (PM) Program for critical (GxP) and non-critical lab and facility utilities, equipment and systems. This person will work closely with the site's Senior Facilities Engineer to coordinate and prioritize workflow. This position requires participation in the emergency on-call support program

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Schedule, coordinate and oversee outside service providers for routine CM and PM Program tasks provided under building, system or equipment maintenance contacts.
  • Perform in-house PM tasks or routine inspections on various HVAC, mechanical, utility systems and lab equipment. (GxP and non-GxP).
  • Will be responsible for ensuring all CM and PM Program tasks are completed and documented properly according to policies, procedures, and Good Documentation Practices (GDP).
  • Responsible for authoring and revising Facility SOP's as well as processing CAPA's, Deviations, Effectiveness Checks and Change Controls.
  • Perform, schedule, coordinate and oversee emergency troubleshooting and repair on various HVAC, mechanical, utility systems and lab equipment. (GxP and non-GxP).
  • Support in the maintenance of a safe, clean and organized facility.
  • Provide technical and hands-on support to other Facilities team members, departments and general office requests, such as movement of equipment or furniture.
  • Candidate must have knowledge and understanding of industrial and pharmaceutical safety practices.
  • Must be willing to use POV or company provided vehicle for travel between site locations. (Mileage to be reimbursed per company policy and guidelines if POV is used).
  • Participation in the on-call support program and some non-routine weekend or off-hours work dependent on the site's demands.

Minimum Education, Experience, Skills
  • High school graduate plus trade school training specific to one or more of listed requirements above.
  • Minimum of 5+ years of Facility Engineering experience required.
  • Experience and knowledge of Critical Utilities and Pharmaceutical / Biotech processing equipment and environments.
  • Prior cGMP experience is strongly preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office software preferred.
  • Able to learn and utilize multiple computer management system for various processes, such as training, document control, process changes or deviations, etc.
  • Must have the ability to multi-task and coordinate workload by priority.
  • Excellent organization and communication skills.
  • Must be customer service and quality driven.
  • Must comply with all applicable rules and regulations of Emergent and the Pharmaceutical / Biotech industry. This includes FDA regulations such as cGMP, GDP, EH&S regulations and company regulations such as the employee handbook.
  • Must possess a basic knowledge of EHS and Cal/OSHA practices.
  • Must be hands-on, a self-starter and able to work well independently.

There are physical/mental demands and work environment characteristics that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. This information is available upon request from the candidate.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform all essential functions.

Emergent BioSolutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values the diversity of our workforce. Emergent does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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