Facilities Manager

San Francisco, CA /
Operations /
Shaper is designing power tools from the future, and we need your help! We're looking for a full time Facilities Manager that is ready to take on anything and everything. The position will be a constantly evolving mix of tasks and projects to support our daily operations as well as long term goals. This is a hands-on, in-person (not remote!) role. We are based in SOMA, San Francisco with a humming product development studio and a fully functional workshop. Learn more at shapertools.com.

The Job

    • Maintaining and managing a 13,000 square foot facility with an outdoor courtyard.
    • Supporting the Operations Manager and Office Manager with both daily upkeep tasks and longer term special project assignments. 
    • Sourcing, vetting and managing external service vendors (e.g. cleaning services) and contractors (e.g. electricians, plumbers, fabricators). 
    • Managing building improvement projects with a high level of detail. 
    • Inventory tracking and management.
    • Shipping and receiving parcels and freight, including international shipments.
    • Managing office supplies and consumables.
    • Keeping restroom and kitchen facilities stocked and in order.
    • Regular communication and coordination with building management.
    • Jumping in to fill gaps or take up slack wherever necessary.


    • 3+ years experience in office or facilities management required.
    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience preferred.
    • Intimate knowledge of building maintenance.
    • Experience with handiwork or light construction/carpentry preferred.
    • Eager to jump in and get your hands dirty.
    • Enjoy problem-solving as well as supporting daily operations for a growing hardware technology company.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to take initiative, think strategically, and work creatively.
    • Comfortable prioritizing and coordinating multiple projects with varying deadlines.
    • Ability to start projects and see them through to completion.
    • Patient and collaborative team player.
    • Familiarity with building security, fire alarm, HVAC and other systems.
    • Ability to climb stairs, ladders, lift and carry 40 pounds.
    • Experience is important, but attitude and aptitude to learn and adjust are just as important for success in this role.

Bonus Points

    • Deep ‘rolodex’ of local contractors, tradespeople, fabricators, craftspeople.
    • Experience in woodworking or fabrication is a major plus.
    • Equipment Certifications, i.e. Fork and Scissor Lift.