Facilities 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 years. We believe the deeper, underlying causes of age-related diseases are the untreated mechanisms of aging itself. 

We are looking for a highly organized and self-motivated Facilities Maintenance professional who craves a challenge and feels energized to roll up their sleeves. You will work in a fast-paced, ever-evolving environment as a member of the Retro Operations team. While your primary responsibility will be to maintain and improve Retro’s facilities, you will juggle multiple balls and contribute to various initiatives and special projects.

In this role, you will:

    • Lead and execute the maintenance and repair of our 23,000 sq ft facility
    • Perform work on the facility’s plumbing and electrical infrastructure
    • Help with moving large equipment and shipping containers
    • Perform weekly and monthly facilities safety inspections to ensure compliance with safety regulations and building codes
    • Implement and maintain emergency preparedness plans and response
    • Support overall facility functions such as cleaning and organization of the space
    • 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 4+ years in facilities maintenance, as a handyperson, or other similar roles
    • Are proficient in general contracting work (including drywall, painting, carpentry, metal repair/fabrication, plumbing, electrical; HVAC experience a plus)
    • Have basic computer skills and are familiar 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 willing to work flexible shifts that may not conform to traditional M-F 8-5 work week.
    • Move fast and maintain a high level of attention to detail, organization, and follow-up 
We take pride in cultivating an environment that fosters collaboration, open communication, and authenticity. We believe that great results are best delivered by a highly creative team working in concert. We are an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We are diverse in background and singular in mission.

The hourly pay range for this role is $36-$40/hr. Total compensation also includes generous equity and benefits including:
-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