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Maintenance Technician

Company: Kite Pharma
Location: Frederick
Posted on: September 7, 2019

Job Description:

Everyone at Kite is grounded by one common goal - curing cancer. Every single day, we seek to establish a direct line between that purpose and our day-to-day work. Join us in our mission! We are seeking a highly motivated Maintenance Technician to coordinate maintenance in our new manufacturing and administration buildings in Frederick, Maryland which includes general laboratories for bio-processing and manufacturing. In addition to facilities oversight activities in this role you will assist in the operation and maintenance of the company's facility for production of cell-based therapeutics. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Perform routine maintenance tasks including: HVAC, electrical and plumbing repairs, painting, office furniture installation, general building repairs, cleaning, building exteriors and other as assigned. Perform and organize preventative maintenance tasks while supporting maintenance and operational work orders and assignments. Maintain accurate records keeping equipment and systems cGMP compliant at all times Work independently and make sound judgments regarding work methods and tools as well as support company, department and personal goals and objectives Ensure manufacturing and all labs and lab personnel are supported to meet business needs, including: lab gasses, preventive maintenance, equipment service contracts and safety equipment. Maintain a safe work environment; work in a safe manner following all safety SOP's and wear Personal Protective Equipment as required. Able to work safely in an environment containing hazardous chemicals, high and low temperature liquids, high pressure liquids and gasses, steam, and moving machinery Able to work after hours and on call as needed; weekend shift support and shutdowns Able to check and respond to and troubleshoot Equipment Monitoring System & Building Management Systems issues and alarms. Ensure maintenance work orders are being completed on time while adhering to operational standards. Possesses a mechanical acumen including HVAC, Purified Water system, facilities utilities, P&ID's, schematics and equipment specifications is a must. Possesses an electrical acumen including understanding electrical single line diagrams, wiring diagrams, controls schematics and equipment specifications is a must. Have an understanding of operating and testing requirements for equipment and utilities. Acts as the point person for the Facilities Maintenance technicians while working closely with the manager to ensure strategy planning, implementations of plans, resolving problems while maintaining production quality. Have an understanding of quality systems; Change Control, Deviations, CAPA's, Audits activities, Computerized Maintenance Management Systems required. Is accountable to the Maintenance Team Lead and the team for facilities performance. Other duties as assigned. Knowledge and Skills Self-starter with superior analysis and problem solving skills ranging from simple to complex situations. Be forward thinking the ability to work with system & technical metrics, identify variances & deficiencies while improving maintenance program and performance. Be proficient in MS Office suite Demonstrates proficiency in current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs). Possess good communications skills to explain information and influence others to secure successful implementation of Facilities and Engineering programs and directives as assigned. Must have a strong work ethic and demonstrate dependability and timeliness Willingness to put internal customer needs first Have a high energy level and a positive outlook coupled with the requisite "can do" attitude and a willingness to do what it takes to achieve personal and organizational goals and overcome obstacles Requirements: High School diploma, relevant trade certification, and some college or vocational training in engineering or facilities At least 3 - 5 years minimum of maintenance experience in a biotech or pharmaceutical company with direct experience with GMP facility operation preferred Exposure to operations involving engineering disciplines including Electrical, Mechanical, Process, Civil, Structural, Environmental, and Industrial Able to prioritize multiple task/priorities and the ability to work under specific time constraints are required. Demonstrated understanding of systems needed to manage a GMP facility such as: HVAC, electrical, process systems, plumbing/piping, general maintenance, pest management, both interior and exterior Must be able to lift, carry, push and/or pull 100 lb. of equipment or supplies Must be able to stand, walk, squat, bend, kneel, climb, and or reach for 75% of a shift Comfortable in a fast-paced small company environment with minimal direction and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities Control automation and PLC experience is a plus Business travel will be required. Does this sound like you? If so, we suggest you apply today! #LI-ML1 IND123 Kite is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of innovative cancer immunotherapies with a goal of providing rapid, long-term durable response and eliminating the burden of chronic care. The company is focused on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) and T cell receptor (TCR) engineered cell therapies designed to empower the immune system's ability to recognize and kill tumors. Kite is based in Santa Monica, CA. For more information on Kite, please visit www.kitepharma.com . Sign up to follow @KitePharma on Twitter at www.twitter.com/kitepharma . For jobs in the United States: As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability,genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact careers@gilead.com for assistance. For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the 'EEO is the Law' poster. NOTICE: EMPLOYEE POLYGRAPH PROTECTION ACT YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT PAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION Our environment respects individual differences and recognizes each employee as an integral member of our company. Our workforce reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who make up our growing team. Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion. For Current Kite Pharma Employees and Contractors: Please log onto your Internal Career Site to apply for this job.

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