Facilities Technician II/III (Contract to hire)

Redwood City, CA
Jul 20, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
We are seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Facilities Technician II/III  to join our Facilities team in Redwood City, CA. 

This will be a contract to perm hire.
What you'll do:
  • Maintain all building systems and equipment, including but not limited to HVAC, CDA, vacuum, DI/RO, purified water systems, N2 systems, hot water boilers, chillers, electrical equipment, process control systems and neutralization system
  • Respond to emergency calls and equipment related problems. Interface with Building Management System to monitor, control and troubleshoot support to facilities operations
  • Oversees the management of 3rd party service providers to ensure compliance and completion of required job tasks
  • Conduct minor repairs to the facilities and premises as assigned including painting, patching, office and kitchen equipment, furniture, walls, ceiling tiles, carpeting, floor tiles, etc
  • Implement facility security programs by distributing key fobs, proving building access, monitoring access records, assessing security infrastructure needs (security cameras, interlocks, alarms); and assessing the changing access schedules
  • Coordinate space management and planning activities including move coordination, space inventory, space allocation tracking; specifying set ups; maximizing space utilization, providing input into the facilities renewal model, and capital plan implementation
  • Work closely and cooperatively with QC, PD and Research departments to maintain and PM all lab support equipment, for example vacuum, clean dry air, and UPS
  • Partners with lab managers in maintaining a safe working environment
  • Assist with set up for company events and presentations as required
  • Interface with Federal State, county and City agencies as needed for ongoing operations
  • Maintain GxP, EPA, OSHA and FDA requirements as they apply to maintenance
  • Provide support to shipping/receiving and EHS teams
  • Suggest actions/methods for improving lab services and facilities related services in a proactive role and contributes to the quality of work environment through a positive attitude

About you:
  • 5-7yrs direct experience in facilities, shipping\receiving and\or lab services.
  • High School Diploma or general education degree (GED), or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to read and interpret basic, equipment schematics, operation and maintenance manuals. 
  • Ability to respond both orally and in writing to inquiries or complaints from employees of the company.  Ability to follow operating procedures, documentation, and correspondence internal to the company.
  • Ability to resolve operational problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Requires basic math and analytical skills. Knowledge of best industry practices.  Interpersonal skills and PC skills are essential.  Must have sound judgment and the ability to prioritize work. 

About Us
Adverum is a clinical-stage gene therapy company targeting unmet medical needs in ophthalmology and rare diseases. Adverum develops gene therapy product candidates designed to provide durable efficacy by inducing sustained expression of a therapeutic protein. Adverum’s core capabilities include clinical development, novel vector discovery and in-house manufacturing expertise, specifically in scalable process development, assay development, and current Good Manufacturing Practices quality control.

At Adverum, Inclusion and Diversity are at our core. We believe in the power of being your authentic self.  We strive to create the space which allows for everyone in our Adverum Community to not only feel safe but encouraged to speak, learn from each other, grow in their professions and be the very best versions of themselves no matter what their age, ethnic background, gender, origin, religion or sexual orientation