Research & Development Facility Building Manager
Reporting to: Director of Facilities and Equipment Engineering
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
We are seeking an experienced and highly qualified Building Manager to oversee the operations of our state-of-the-art Research and Development facility, which includes clean rooms and laboratories. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in environmental health and safety (EHS), HVAC systems, and possess a comprehensive understanding of building management in a similar technical environment.
- Ensure strict adherence to environmental health and safety regulations within the facility.
- Develop and implement safety protocols, emergency response plans, and ongoing safety training programs.
- Conduct regular inspections to identify and address potential safety hazards.
Facilities System Management:
- Oversee the maintenance and operation of the facility’s HVAC, cleanroom systems to ensure optimal performance.
- Collaborate with external contractors to schedule routine inspections, repairs, and upgrades.
- Implement energy-efficient practices to minimize environmental impact and operational costs.
- Supervise the overall maintenance and cleanliness of the facility, including clean rooms and laboratories.
- Coordinate with maintenance staff to address issues promptly and efficiently.
- Develop and implement preventive maintenance schedules for critical equipment.
Permitting and Compliance:
- Manage and renew city and state permits to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
- Stay abreast of changes in building codes and regulations, updating procedures accordingly.
- Work closely with regulatory agencies during inspections and audits.
Collaboration and Communication:
- Foster strong collaboration with research and development teams to understand their facility needs.
- Communicate effectively with external vendors, contractors, and regulatory agencies.
- Provide regular updates to senior management on facility performance and compliance status.
- Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Facility Management, or a related field OR Proven experience in building management within a research and development environment, preferably with clean rooms and laboratories.
- knowledge of environmental health and safety regulations.
- Familiarity with HVAC systems and energy management practices.
- Strong organizational and leadership skills.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.
- Ability to multitask and prioritize effectively in a dynamic work environment.
Avicena is a privately held company developing microLED based ultra-low power high bandwidth interconnects for chip-to-chip communications. This technology will revolutionize High-Performance (HPC) and Cloud computing, as well as other industries where low power interconnects are critical like camera sensors, autonomous vehicles, and aerospace. Avicena is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California with a development center in Livingston, Scotland. The company was founded in 2019 by leading technologists from the optical networking industry with a track record of delivering breakthrough products. (www.avicena.tech)
To learn more about this position and career opportunities at Avicena, contact email@example.com
December 4, 2023