Senior Facilities Specialist - Site Lead (24203-U-850-FAC)

South San Francisco
Facilities Operations & Engineering /
Full-Time /
Arsenal Biosciences Inc. is a clinical stage programmable cell therapy company engineering advanced CAR T-cell therapies for solid tumors. We are seeking a talented and experiencedFacilities Lead to work onsite based in our South San Francisco office. 

ArsenalBio’s mission and purpose is very clear: defeat cancer. With our programmable and computationally driven approach, our team is engineering medicines with the goal to attack cancer’s inherent multifaceted nature and overcome the challenges of addressing solid tumors with cell therapy.

Driven by a collective of diverse experts across multi-scientific disciplines as well as clinical and manufacturing expertise, we are united in our purpose to develop the optimal medicines for improving patients’ lives.

This means you’ll have the opportunity to work with the best talent in the field of cell therapy, and be part of ONE TEAM advancing therapies for patients who need it most.

Our ideal candidate is well-versed in facilities management processes, demonstrating strong multitasking and organizational abilities, and possesses a high level of engagement mindset. This position will directly report to the Associate Director, Laboratory Operations.


    • Building System Management/Maintenance:
    • - Oversee HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical systems.
      - Inspect, document, and repair issues related to electrical, plumbing, and other building services.
      - Drive day-to-day maintenance and support activities for the building.
      - Ensure the building complies with codes and conduct routine maintenance inspections.
      - Respond to after-hours facilities emergencies and urgent building maintenance issues.
    • Premises Management:
    • - Regularly inspect premises, document issues, and maintain general upkeep.
      - Supervise janitorial duties and monitor building and grounds maintenance.
      - Ensure facilities adhere to cleanliness standards and regulations.
      - Document emergencies and responses, conducting root cause analysis for future mitigation.
      - Prepare facilities for both long and short-term adverse weather conditions.
      - Prepare facilities for inspection compliance from internal and external audits
    • Facility Operations:
    • - Manage work orders, plan preventative maintenance, and coordinate with contractors.
      - Supervise and communicate with external contractors and vendors in installing, inspecting, and repairing building systems.
      - Schedule routine inspections and emergency repairs with outside vendors.
      - Establish excellent communication with the landlord to achieve facilities objectives
      - Contribute to process development, ensuring service and quality standards
      - Oversee security measures in collaboration with security vendors
      - Interact with building occupants to foster a professional environment.
    • Contract, Reporting, and Financial Oversight:
    • - Manage and review service contracts that support building infrastructure.
      - Create reports on maintenance, repairs, and safety.
      - Inspect completed work by vendors and contractors, documenting results.
      - Recommend maintenance, mechanical, electrical, and facility design modifications.
      - Develop costing structures for billable use/services
      - Manage budgets, records, and collaborate on budgeting initiatives.


    • 6+ years of advanced mechanical and plumbing skills
    • Knowledge of HVAC and other building systems
    • General understanding of all facets of facilities maintenance and repair services
    • Capability to conduct preventative maintenance and repairs on diverse building equipment.
    • Possession of a Certified Facility Manager (CFM) credential or an equivalent qualification
    • Excellent time management and multitasking abilities with minimal supervision
    • Strong leadership and problem-solving skills with a notable attention to detail
    • Skill in cultivating positive working relationships and robust communication with ArsenalBio staff and vendors
    • Experience planning and maintaining facility budgets
    • Proficiency in successfully handling contracts 
    • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills with a focus in handling issues in a timely manner
    • Ability to perform physically demanding tasks, including lifting and moving heavy objects
    • Remarkable work ethic complemented by an engaging disposition and a strong entrepreneurial drive suitable for the startup environment.
    • Knowledge and skill regarding specialized biotech research needs from a facilities and building infrastructure environment

ArsenalBio has a generous and comprehensive benefits package that includes but is not limited to medical, dental, and vision as well as mental health resources, virtual and telehealth options, coaching, infertility treatment, parental leave and health savings accounts. We also offer flexible work schedules and flexible time off, which includes two extra “Arsenal Days of Rest” every quarter for employees to recharge. 

Our people-first culture fosters a deep appreciation for humanity, both in the people we endeavor to serve as well as each other. We are proud to work for a company that is driven by diversity in experiences, ideas and interests, and one that empowers us in an environment that embraces both unity and inclusivity.

We have robust tools to help employees take control of their career paths and grow into their best selves. ArsenalBio believes in investing in the well-being of our employees - both at work and at home, as 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.

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.

The estimated base salary offer for the preferred primary location of San Francisco Bay area ranges from $110,000-$135,000. Salary ranges for other locations may vary from this range.   Base pay offered may vary depending on job related knowledge, experience, education, and location.  In addition to these factors, we believe in the importance of pay equity and consider internal equity of our current employees as part of any final offer.

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.

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