Facilities Manager

Arranta Bio
Watertown, MA, United States
Jan 18, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Arranta Bio is a rapidly growing and dynamic bio-pharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO). Our vision is to be the best in class CDMO providing development and GMP manufacturing services to microbiome innovators within the pharmaceutical industry. Therapies focused on the human microbiome are exhibiting incredible potential towards revolutionizing disease etiology and associated medical treatments. Arranta Bio's mission is to build a world class organization which provides microbiome bio-pharmaceutical innovators with a single source of supply from early process development through clinical and commercial GMP finished product.


Arranta hires people who are committed and passionate to the goal of bringing life enhancing products to patients. We want top talent who will render ideas and a relentless desire towards accomplishing our mission; when a job becomes a passion, it makes you feel ALIVE.

Here at Arranta Bio, we embrace ALIVE - our core values that we live and breathe daily! We are Agile, Leading, Innovating, Value Creating, and Engaging.

We embrace our challenges as opportunities.

We are empowered to think and act.

We never settle; we strive to improve through purposeful creativity.

We build aligned teams who learn, grow, and deliver.

We are committed to building strong relationships.

Are you ready to come ALIVE with a daring and intrepid team? Don't wait another minute; Apply today!


Arranta Bio, LLC is a dynamic Biome and Plasmids contract development and manufacturing organization that is looking for leaders to bring the highest quality processes, products and testing to our clients. Our staff members are committed to making a difference in our organization, for our client partners and the patients we serve. We seek individuals with proven competencies and strong character to help lead our organization now and into the future.

The Manager of Facilities will report directly to the site Facilities Director. The Manager of Facilities will be responsible for supervision of teFam supporting non-GMP facilities and services which supports office, lab, and manufacturing associated support areas at Arranta Bio's Watertown, MA sites. The focus of the position is to maintain the existing facilities and surrounding areas to enable all business functions on site.


In operations, the Manager of Facilities is responsible for the daily support of building infrastructure and systems for the Watertown site. (S)he manages the Facility team engaged in maintaining building infrastructure, services, security, and grounds. The Manager will also manage service contracts associated with the facility, labs, and grounds. (S)he works with the site Engineering team and Global Engineering team to plan and manage operational budgets and capital investments. (S)he creates and maintains relationships with other Arranta Bio sites to develop and promote best practices and ensures compliance with Arranta Bio SOP's, safe work practices, and cGMP regulations. The position involves close collaboration with Manufacturing, Manufacturing Sciences, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, and other Engineering teams to complete all responsibilities.


  • Previous proficient experience with CMMS software system(s)
  • Knowledge of generally accepted building and electrical codes in compliance with the Town of Watertown and the State of Mass. including but not limited to NEC, NFPA 70, etc.
  • Knowledge of OSHA and EPA regulations
  • Strong technical documentation review and revision experience
  • Experience with single-use technologies

  • Strong ability to work independently
  • Comfortable supporting multiple concurrent issues

Experience and Skills


  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in the facilities/engineering/manufacturing environment
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in a functional or project management leadership position
  • Direct experience supporting building facilities and utility systems within a manufacturing/production environment is desirable.

  • Strong Experience managing service contracts, including Lab Services, Janitorial Services, Security, and Food/Beverage services.
  • Understanding of local and state regulations and permitting.
  • Experience with many or all of the following unit operations or technologies:

  • HVAC design and operations
  • Electrical distribution

  • Compressed gases
  • Steam
  • Boilers
  • Chillers
  • Building Management Systems (BMS)

  • Extensive knowledge in all disciplines of construction, especially GMP utility and cleanroom design/installation and quality control laboratory design/installation
  • Ability to set goals and direction for others
  • Strong understanding of industry standards for commissioning, validation, and operation of facilities and utilities for cGMP manufacturing and GXP laboratories

  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills; written and oral