Senior Facilities Engineer / Facilities Engineer

San Diego, CA, United States
Mar 30, 2021
Biotech Beach
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Fate Therapeutics is seeking a talented and highly motivated individual to work cross-functionally across
the organization to provide hands-on Building, cGMP Manufacturing, and Laboratory engineering
support for all MEP systems. The successful candidate will develop processes and procedures for
operation, maintenance, and alteration of any utility and building systems, controls, sub-systems, and
accessories. The successful candidate will support the Facilities Department complying with cGMP best
practices, SOPs, and applying GDP (Good Documentation Practices). This is a full-time position reporting
to the Senior Manager, Facilities and is located at our corporate headquarters in San Diego, California.

• Develops processes and procedures for operation, maintenance, and alteration of any utility
and building systems, controls, sub-systems, and accessories.
• Leads and executes facility systems improvements and equipment replacement or repair
• Develops, implements, and deploys Facilities policies, procedures, and protocols. Works
alongside Technical functions including Manufacturing and Quality to create and execute protocols, and equipment maintenance / reliability studies.
• Performs root cause analysis and documents corrective action necessary to avoid
malfunctions, excess energy consumption, shutdown, or damage of any system.
• Interacts with other departments and personnel to resolve any building system or equipment
• Provides guidance and recommendations on selection of equipment and operational
• Develops site standards for equipment selection, maintenance, and reliability. Reviews and
analyzes equipment maintenance procedures and helps establish Facility Engineer training.
• Supports preventive maintenance and predictive maintenance programs. Reviews procedures
and analyzes equipment histories and downtime records. Inspects equipment and develops
renewal and replacement program.
• Verifies and develops P&IDs, engineering layouts, engineering drawings, and engineering
• Assists validation engineers in qualification of the facilities and utilities.
• Coordinates plant maintenance activities.
• Maintains a safe work environment; works in a safe manner following all safety SOPs and wears
Personal Protective Equipment as required.
• Maintains accurate record keeping of equipment and systems while being cGMP compliant.
• Works independently and makes sound judgments regarding work methods and tools.
• Supports investigations, change controls, RCAs, or new projects.
• Supports the Facilities and Lab Operations teams to ensure smooth operations across the

• BS, MS, and/or PE in engineering or related technical discipline and a minimum of 7 years'
• Must have an excellent understanding of cGMP best practices, lab operations, and a working
knowledge of Quality Management Systems.
• Mechanical knowledge of building utility systems, including their designs, uses, repairs, and
maintenance such as chilled water systems, heating hot water systems, bulk gas distribution, cold rooms, clean dry air systems, air handling units, room pressurization, electrical distribution, emergency power generation, and other common manufacturing facility utility systems.
• Broad knowledge of cGMP principles, concepts, best practices, and standards in the US and internationally.
• Ability to troubleshoot basic electrical, programmable logic controllers (PLC), plumbing systems and issues.
• Proficient problem-solving and root cause analysis abilities along with being detail oriented.
• Ability to work and communicate cross-functionally.
• Good written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
• Self-motivated, flexible, able to prioritize, multi-task, and work in a fast-paced & dynamic

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
• 100% on-site work at corporate headquarters in San Diego, CA
• Occasional evening and weekend work will be required

The preceding job description indicates the general nature and level of work performed by employees
within this classification. Additional and incidental duties related to the primary duties may be required
from time to time.
For consideration send cover letter and resume to: and reference job
code 491SB.

About Fate Therapeutics, Inc.
Fate Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of first-
in-class cellular immunotherapies for patients with cancer. The Company has established a leadership
position in the clinical development and manufacture of universal, off-the-shelf cell products using its
proprietary induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) product platform. The Company's immuno-oncology
pipeline includes off-the-shelf, iPSC-derived natural killer (NK) cell and T-cell product candidates, which
are designed to synergize with well-established cancer therapies, including immune checkpoint
inhibitors and monoclonal antibodies, and to target tumor-associated antigens using chimeric antigen
receptors (CARs). The Company's pipeline also includes ProTmune™, a pharmacologically modulated,
donor cell graft that is currently being evaluated in a Phase 2 clinical trial for the prevention of graft-
versus-host disease in patients with hematologic malignancies undergoing allogeneic stem cell
transplant. Fate Therapeutics is headquartered in San Diego, CA. For more information, please