Under the supervision of the Facilities Operations Manager or designee, responsible
for site departmental operations supporting the client's physical assets, scientific
processes, and support systems as required to maintain an available scientific
environment. These operations include but are not limited to; glassware washing and
autoclaving operations, inventory control and management, capital equipment
procurement and installation, hazardous waste management, shipping and receiving,
bulk chemical delivery and gas systems, building environmental control systems and
technology, building upgrades and rehabilitations, laboratory relocations and office
1.Completes required comprehensive training in regard to regulatory, corporate, site
specific and departmental procedures.
2.Serves as the Laboratory Services liaison for all research support needs and
communicates all research needs to the appropriate management staff.
3.Assures that the necessary safety equipment and personal protective equipment is
available and utilized during the performance of job requirements.
4.Assists the department in covering various operations requirements when assigned.
5.Ensures that there are zero interruptions, disruptions, or losses arising from
unscheduled downtime of client services. Systems operations and maintenance must
be safe, reliable, and economical.
6.Initiates and acts upon assigned work orders for facilities and laboratories.
Conducts periodic routine safety, environmental, and other required inspections/audits
of the Palo Alto site and departmental facilities.
7.Ensures that appropriate inspection documentation is submitted and takes prompt
action to correct conditions found to be out of compliance or unsafe.
8.Coordinates appropriate waste management operations and documentation with
client and approved waste management vendors.
9.Manages laboratory supplies for hazardous waste handling requirements and
chemical storage / handling
10. Performs all aspects of glassware washing and autoclaving operations per
established protocols and procedures.
11. Ensures that agreed-upon consumables are available during normal business
hours with no stock outs and that laboratory chemicals are tracked from receipt to
final disposition while on client's site.
12. Performs receipt and delivery of materials to appropriate end-users. Supports all
established procedures and systems associated with this process.
13. Performs the disposition of various surplus Research equipment and
instrumentation. Assists in the safe disposition of various surplus research equipment
and instrumentation by performing decontaminations and guiding scientist through
the Asset Disposition and decontamination process.
14. Performs appropriate move support and cleaning, supports internal work order
scheduling and completion per client specifications.
15. Ensures that the appropriate inventory of shipping materials is available, stages
research material for shipment, prepares shipping packages and placement of
materials for shipment into final shipping container. Completes all final container
preparation for shipment per established business and regulatory requirements.
16. Ensures that shipments are in compliance with DOT and IATA guidelines and
initiates carrier services / accommodations when specialized requirements are
17. Responsible for evaluating area operations and implementing new procedures in
order to improve safety, efficiency, reduce expenses, and generate cost
18. Participates in sustainability efforts to minimize environmental impacts while
enhancing efficiencies in work processes.
Education: Minimum: High School diploma required.
Experience: 5+ years in the pharmaceutical or chemical industry
Experience in team management
IATA, DOT, and RCRA certification required
Proficient in Word, Excel and other Microsoft Office Suite programs
Strong organizational and communication skills
Ability to lead effectively in a dynamic work environment
Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
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