Building HVAC Maintenance

Redwood City, CA
Operations /
Full-time /
Retro Biosciences is a well-funded, untraditional bio startup. Our mission is to extend healthy human lifespan by 10 yeras. We believe the deeper, underlying causes of age-related diseases are the untreated mechanisms of aging itself.

We are looking for an experienced, highly organized, and self-motivated person to maintain Retro's facilities. You’ll be part and parcel with the Retro ops team, and while your primary responsibility will be to keep our facility maintained and compliant. You’ll be juggling multiple balls at once sometimes, but affirmatively within the constraints of a healthy, happy working environment.

What you’ll do in this role:

    • Lead and execute the maintenance and repair of our 20,000 sq ft facility
    • Diagnose and troubleshoot complex HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems
    • Perform weekly and monthly facilities safety inspections to ensure compliance with safety regulations and building codes
    • Implement and maintain emergency preparedness plans and response
    • Coordinate with contractors and vendors for specialized tasks
    • Seek out areas requiring improvement; take the initiative to complete the task
    • On-call for emergency coverage some weekends and holidays

You might thrive in this role if you:

    • Have 5+ years experience working with HVAC systems
    • Are proficient in general contracting work (including drywall, painting, carpentry, metal repair/fabrication, plumbing, electrical, and HVAC)
    • Must have experience with Google Suite
    • Are not intimidated by tools and fixing things you have never fixed before
    • Are resourceful and can figure out how to solve unusual tasks
    • Have the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions
    • Have taken or are interested in getting OSHA10 certified (we’ll pay)
    • Can lift 50 lbs and climb a ladder
    • Are able to wear five different hats in five minutes and enjoy it
Our mission is to extend healthy human lifespan by one decade.

Retro develops therapies for diseases driven by the biology of aging. We work on (1) partial reprogramming, (2) blood factors, and (3) autophagy to rejuvenate cell and tissue function with the ultimate aim of adding years to healthy human lifespan.  We are looking to expand our exceptional team at our Redwood City location. The hourly pay range for this role is $38 - $43. Total compensation also includes generous equity and benefits. Benefits and perks:

- Medical, dental, and vision insurance for you and your family
- 401(k) plan with 4% matching
- Unlimited time off and 10 company holidays per year
- Paid parental leave 
- Annual learning & development stipend 
- Free lunch and snacks