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Facilities Mechanic

Company: ViaCyte
Location: San Diego
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

ViaCyte is a leading regenerative medicine company harnessing the latest innovations in science, engineering and regenerative medicine to develop functional cures for chronic diseases. Our proprietary stem cell-based therapy approach has possible application across multiple disease states that can potentially be treated by replacing lost or malfunctioning cells or proteins. The dedicated team at ViaCyte is initially focused on treating Type 1 diabetes with a proprietary platform designed to differentiate stem cells into cells that function like a pancreas by automatically controlling blood glucose levels.Backed by two decades of research and expertise, we are the first to advance this approach into human clinical trials and show therapeutic effect in patients with the most advanced cell replacement portfolio for Type 1 diabetes. Through partnerships with two world class leaders, CRISPR Therapeutics and W L. Gore & Associates, we are optimizing our cells and therapeutic delivery to create cell replacement therapies for diabetes that do not require immunosuppression and represent a functional cure. With collaboration and patient focus driving our work, our mission is to reduce the relentless burden of disease management, improve health outcomes, and enhance quality of life for people living with chronic diseases.ViaCyte is headquartered in San Diego, California. For more information, please visit and connect with ViaCyte on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.Position DescriptionAs a member of the Facilities group, incumbent will perform a broad range of tasks in the support of Clinical Manufacturing, Device Manufacturing, and R&D operations at all ViaCyte facilities. Assigned tasks are expected to be routine in nature and performed with a minimal amount of oversight.This is a full-time position located in San Diego, CA.Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Direct all facility related activities including building maintenance and improvement, environmental health and safety, validation support, security, and materials management support. This may include management of multiple groups and staff.
  • Complete GMP documentation as required for equipment and facility systems.
  • Work in conjunction with Quality, Manufacturing and other functions to implement best practices, process improvements and to support audits.
  • Ensure that facilities, utilities and equipment meet company needs and comply with government regulations and environmental, health and security standards.
  • Be part of a rotating on call strategy to support MFG and R&D 24/7/365 operations.
  • Must be skilled in troubleshooting mechanical, utilities and electrical problems and driving solutions to resolution in short timeframes.
  • Must have hands-on practical experience with facilities and equipment maintenance and repair including cleanroom spaces.
  • Must be satisfactorily skilled in Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel, Outlook, and demonstrate basic competence in working with electronic database software.
  • Preference for candidates who have worked in a regulated (ISO, GMP, EMEA) industry where facilities and equipment must meet defined operational criteria with associated requirements for maintaining compliance documentation.
  • Experience performing work in clean rooms preferred.Required Qualifications:
    • A high school diploma is required. A minimum of two years in the medical device manufacturing or pharmaceutical/biotech production environment is preferred.
    • Additional certifications or training as applicable to this position
    • Trade or vocational school certificate preferred / Equivalent military training.
    • Equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the job duties as listed above is acceptable.ViaCyte is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Our programs are designed to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, directives, and regulations, and cover all human resource actions including employment, compensation, benefits, training, education, promotions, and social/recreational programs.

Keywords: ViaCyte, San Diego , Facilities Mechanic, Engineering , San Diego, California

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