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Facilities Specialist
Houston, TX

Company Background
At Neurogene, we are working to provide medicines to improve the lives of neurologically impaired children and their families. We envision a world in which all families have access to genetic medicines, even if the disorder is exceedingly rare. For children, our goal is to enable them to have a healthier future. For families, we want to make their lives better by easing the challenges of caring for someone with a devastating neurological disorder. As an employee of Neurogene, you will be part of a culture helping to make this dream a reality, collaborating with people in a start-up environment, whose mission is to improve the lives of the patients we serve and make the world a better place.

Position Overview
The role of this position is to help implement and maintain a Preventive Maintenance and Calibration program at Neurogene.  This position will help maintain manufacturing and utility equipment in a calibrated and operational state.

Accountabilities and Responsibilities

  • Follow preventive maintenance and calibration procedures for key processes and equipment.
  • Perform routine and non-routine maintenance on bioprocessing equipment in the facility.
  • Operate and monitor plant support equipment, including purified water systems, boilers, HVAC and compressed air.
  • Assist with maintaining an up-to-date working spare parts inventory system.
  • Assist in start-up and qualification (validation) of new equipment installations and modifications.
  • Perform troubleshooting and maintenance of process and utility equipment.
  • May collaborate with other departmental teams to complete specialized equipment maintenance projects, such as equipment upgrades or changeover between products, etc.
  • Ensure proper documentation is completed to meet company requirements.
    Participate in facility safety programs.
  • May be asked to perform various “housekeeping” activities, such as keeping work areas and equipment clean, etc.

Essential Details

  • Work Schedule – Day shift
  • Travel – <10%
  • Safety
    • Knowledgeable and complies with all pertinent safety policies, rules and regulations.
  • Scope
    • Works on problems of moderate scope.
    • Exercises judgment within defined procedures and policies in selecting methods and techniques in obtaining solutions and in determining appropriate action.
    • Notifies management of any problems in a timely manner.

Minimum Requirements

  • Education
    • Associate’s Degree required
    • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
    • Studies in maintenance engineering, electronics, refrigeration, or other related fields, a plus
  • Experience
    • Minimum 3 years general maintenance experience
    • Experience in a medical facility environment a plus
  • Knowledge
    • Working knowledge of utility control and building management systems a plus
  • Skills
    • Able to perform procedures according to written guidelines
    • Demonstrate skills in problem-solving and provide solutions
    • Interact effectively with staff members from multiple levels and departments
    • Able to clearly communicate observations with team members from other departments
    • Ability to lift 50lbs, assisted.
  • Working Conditions
    • A majority of the work is done in a manufacturing and lab environment.
    • Work may involve common hazards found in a manufacturing and lab environment.
    • In some areas, gowning (ie:  lab coat, face mask, shoe covers, hair or beard nets, etc.) may be required.
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