Facilities Operations & Engineering

Senior Maintenance Technician (2272-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 Sr. Maintenance Technician is responsible for the execution of planned and unplanned facilities and process maintenance in ArsenalBio’s laboratory and GMP Manufacturing facilities. This role will be primarily responsible for supporting the maintenance lifecycle management of laboratory, GMP process equipment, critical utilities, facility utilities, building management systems and site infrastructure. Experience with HVAC-R system design and troubleshooting is desirable. This technical specialist will fulfill this responsibility through maintenance planning, performance of facility and equipment work orders, and coordination with contract vendors and documentation of work.  The successful technician will take a proactive role in workplace safety and maintaining the fit and finish of ArsenalBio facilities to a best-in-class standard.  Cross functional teamwork and communication are essential attributes as is comfort working in a regulated environment. 

What You Will Do:

  • Champion safe working practices ensuring and providing safe work observations, proper controls for stored energy (lock-out, tag out), hot work permits, ensuring appropriate work PPE, hazardous materials storage and handling, spill prevention and response, proper lifting techniques and utilizing proper tools.
  • Maintain LOTO equipment area and Confined Space Entry/Elevated Work equipment in accordance with Site EHS requirements
  • Ensure > 99.9% system reliability for all HVAC-R systems including Chillers, Boilers, Air Handler Units, Cooling Towers, packaged refrigerators/freezers and walk-ins, mini-splits, D/X and cryogenic freezers
  • Timely completion of tasks and work orders with appropriate documentation according to standard operating procedures, applicable standards, guidelines, practices, and policies.
  • Perform daily routine rounds and checks throughout facility.
  • Proactively inspect, maintain, calibrate and repair facility assets, including but not limited to: process equipment, critical utilities, process utilities, laboratory equipment and general office.
  • Maintain facility housekeeping standards, including 5S program.
  • Schedule routine maintenance and repairs for facility, utilities and equipment.
  • Provide troubleshooting ability to diagnose and repair HVAC-R systems, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems, including build and re-build mechanical assemblies (as applicable).
  • Determines methods and procedures for new assignments and may recommend solutions.
  • Coordinate with service providers and technical trades.
  • Respond to facility disturbances and assist in alarm management, and maintenance of electronic equipment record keeping.
  • Experience with lean tools and predictive maintenance concepts preferred.
  • Interact with cross functional teams, vendors and contractors and report findings and proposals to stakeholders.
  • Maintain training compliance to curriculum and technical knowledge to support facility equipment and systems, including basic repairs and maintenance.
  • Improve performance of facility and maximizing equipment/facility uptime.
  • Follow all GMP procedures and policies. 
  • May delegate work to other team members as needed.
  • What You Will Bring:

  • Minimum High School Diploma, or equivalent, and 7+ years of HVAC-R maintenance industry experience, or 2-year degree in technical discipline and 4 years of applicable experience, additional experience can replace education.
  • EPA 608 Universal Refrigeration Certification.
  • Experience working in facilities subject to GMP regulatory compliance, preferred.
  • Experience in biopharmaceutical industry desired but not required.
  • Demonstrated experience working with mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and control systems.
  • Demonstrated understanding of systems needed to manage a GMP facility such as: HVAC, electrical, process systems, plumbing/piping, pneumatics, automation, general maintenance, pest management, bother interior and exterior HVAC systems
  • 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.
  • Proficiency in working standard office applications such as Google Suite or Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) as well as PLC based equipment and computerized maintenance management systems.
  • 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.
  • Ability and willingness for on-call and after-hours emergencies response.
  • Ability to stand and walk throughout scheduled work shift, ability to lift and or move up to 50 lbs, work in tight, low or elevated positions.
  • 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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