Facilities Lead

Overview of Role

ZwitterCo is seeking an experienced, energetic Facilities Lead to join our growing Operations team. This role will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the facility.

The ideal candidate will be experienced working with contractors, vendors, and other third parties to ensure the facility is well maintained and operates smoothly. They will be well-versed in building technical / engineering operations and facilities management best practices. Experience supervising staff is a plus.

Key to this role is the ability to work across functions in a fast-paced dynamic environment. Role responsibilities include ensuring that all safety procedures are followed, implementing facilities management plans, and utilizing knowledge of HVAC, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing systems to make recommendations to management.

Candidates who thrive in a fast-paced, self-critical, growth environment are particularly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities

The Facilities Lead is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the facility. They work with contractors, vendors and other third parties to ensure that their facilities are well maintained and operating smoothly. They may also be responsible for supervising staff at the facility, which may include hiring, training, scheduling, coaching, disciplining, etc.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Ensuring that all safety procedures are followed, and that safety equipment is available and in good condition

  • Creating and implementing facilities management plan, inclusive of facilities inspection, maintenance, and upkeep
  • Utilizing knowledge of HVAC, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing systems to make recommendations to management for expansion projects

  • Leading negotiations for support services contracts

  • Acting as project lead for facilities upgrades, including working with property owners, contractors, and internal resources to plan and execute projects

  • Conducting the maintenance and repair of buildings, grounds, and equipment, including working with contractors for major projects

  • Communicating with management of any issues regarding safety or security

  • Performing administrative tasks such as ordering supplies and scheduling vendors for repairs or preventative maintenance

  • Monitoring equipment and machinery to ensure that they are in good working order

  • Coordinating and oversee custodial services

  • Maintaining a safe and clean environment by complying with state and federal regulations regarding environmental issues such as waste disposal and recycling

  • Coordinating activities with other departments within the facility or company, including Production, R&D, and Applications Engineering

    • Other responsibilities as assigned

      Qualifications

      • B.S. degree in facilities management, engineering, business administration, or relevant field

      • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Facilities Management, ideally within an operation with significant chemical, biochemical, or materials science processes

      • Well-versed in building technical / engineering operations and facilities management best practices

      Schedule, Travel, Compensation, and Location

      This full-time position will report to the Vice President of Operations and work from our Woburn, MA, location.

      Travel for this role is expected to be between 0-5%.

      Compensation will be commensurate with experience and include equity and benefits.