Facilities Operations & Engineering

Engineer, Facilities & Plant Engineering (2271-N-689-FACE)

ArsenalBio’s mission is to develop efficacious and safe cellular therapies for patients with chronic diseases, initially cancer.  Our products are being designed to herald the transition of adoptive cell therapy from a hospital based treatment to outpatient therapy, like most other cancer treatments. 

Our people are our greatest asset, they bring scientific talents in molecular biology, immunology, pharmacology, protein chemistry, computational biology, automation, genome engineering, software and other fields to make the future happen now.

The Engineer, Facilities & Plant Engineering is a contributor with demonstrated knowledge and understanding of plant engineering functions including HVAC, utilities and building automation design practices within the biopharmaceutical cGMP environment. The incumbent will provide leadership and mentoring for technical staff as the department continues to grow. Responsible for plant utilities including HVAC, Refrigeration, temperature monitoring, Building Management, vendor coordination and calibration scheduling. Contributor in developing and executing engineering tests, FATs, SATs, commissioning test plans and train operations staff on new/revised operating procedures. Identifies equipment specific best practices and performs gap analysis between ArsenalBio and industry best practices.

This role is a key position for ArsenalBio and the successful candidate will significantly improve our bioprocesses used to produce engineered toxin bodies. This is an exciting and dynamic opportunity for you to contribute to the development of new principles and concepts and to be challenged and lead change from an engineering perspective. The individual will report to the Senior Director, Facilities & Engineering.

This role provides technical support for the manufacturing facility and lab ops, including the design and specification of plant utilities and building management platforms. The Engineer will be part of a dynamic group of engineers who will be responsible for capital and expense project delivery, equipment and utility troubleshooting, root cause analysis and providing optimization strategies for process support equipment within multi-product, FDA regulated cGMP facilities.

What You Will Do:

  • Assist F&E on design reviews between design firm and internal customers for clear scope and user requirements definitions.
  • Coordinate outside vendors and internal technical staff in the delivery of services and needed utilities across our sites
  • Gather daily routine rounds outcomes on calibrations, inspections, repairs and inventory, and report across functional teams.
  • Determines methods and procedures for new assignments and may recommend solutions.
  • Ensure training compliance for himself and junior staff
  • Assist in the creation of F&E SOP’s
  • Solid Project management skills, including scope creations and management, timelines, budgets, compliance and close out deliverables

  • What You Will Bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field
  • Minimum 5+ years related experience
  • Experience working in facilities subject to GMP regulatory compliance
  • Demonstrated understanding of systems needed to manage a GMP facility such as: HVAC, electrical, process systems, plumbing/piping, pneumatics, automation, general maintenance
  • Experience working with and supporting Computerized Maintenance
  • Management Systems (CMMS).
  • Experience working with process equipment (Drug Substance Manufacturing) and laboratory equipment, product use, and terminology, preferred.
  • Excellent technical problem-solving and analytical skills with ability to action to resolve issue.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are essential to our collaborative work environment.
  • Ability to work independently possessing strength in organizing work and time management.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide written and oral summaries of work.
  • Ability to handle competing priorities, projects, as well as urgent situations
  • Ability to read and understand electrical, mechanical and pneumatic drawings and equipment manuals. 
  • Excellent attention to detail and documentation.

  • ArsenalBio prioritizes the providing of a safe and healthy workplace that is consistent with COVID-19 public health guidance and legal requirements.  In order to protect our employees and visitors, we require all visitors (including candidates) and employees to present proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 when coming onsite.

    We are committed to hiring the best talent from diverse backgrounds. A diverse workforce engenders richness of thought, creativity, and discovery. We invite individuals who embrace intellectual achievement to bring their unique personal and professional journeys and together we will build transformative cell therapies for cancer patients.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

    To all recruitment agencies: ArsenalBio does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, or ArsenalBio employees. ArsenalBio is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


    ArsenalBio was formed by its investors and scientific founders to discover, develop and commercialize curative and safe cellular therapies for patients with life threatening diseases, initially cancer.

    We believe the most productive and secure route to achieving this goal is to build scaled platforms of technologies challenged with scientific questions to yield informative data from hypothesis driven, well controlled experiments. These data will inform the design of ambitious, best-in-class, lead compositions. Our leads will be rigorously evaluated and honed until we are convinced our matured leads, called development candidates, can be prepared for testing in needy, and vulnerable patients.

    Our products will be designed to speed the transition of cell therapy from hospital-based to outpatient treatments, increasing access to more patients at lower cost to patients, health systems, and insurers.

    To achieve this mission, we are building diverse teams of talented, curious, and caring individuals who believe in our mission and our vision to be sustainable in our business plan, our work habits, and our personal lives.

    Our values create: a foundation for mutual respect, an engaging harmony from many voices, and unselfish behavior to aid our colleagues.

    This is ArsenalBio.
    This is our Company.

    Ken Drazan, MD
    Founding CEO


    Best in Class Health & Wellness Plans

    Flexible Office Hours

    Paid Parental Leave

    Healthy Kitchen Snacks

    Daily Catered Lunches

    Free Onsite Fitness Center

    Unlimited Vacation Days

    Generous compensation and equity packages

    Commuter Benefits

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