Overview of Role

ZwitterCo is seeking an experienced Facilities Manager to take a leadership role scaling and maintaining ZwitterCo’s new corporate headquarters. This facility includes office, R&D labs, and pilot manufacturing spaces. The right person for this role has a history of overseeing building operations for chemistry or materials science lab and production operations.

Key to this role is full command and a track record of hands-on design, implementation, and oversight of HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical systems found in office and chemical processing facilities. Experience should include working with property owners as well as maintenance and services contractors. Candidates should feel comfortable and confident negotiating service agreements and always ensuring safe and reliable operations of the facility.

This role is a leadership role and will be responsible for enabling ZwitterCo to continue developing and bringing industry-leading filtration solutions to market. Candidates who thrive in a fast-paced, self-critical, growth environments are particularly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Implementation of a comprehensive facilities management plan, inclusive of facilities inspection, maintenance and upkeep programs
  • Fully understand the load levels and needs of HVAC, electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems. Recommends needed expansion projects in support of company operational growth needs.
  • Provide on-going cost management and controls over all facilities costs
  • Work with the property owner on all owner owned building systems and ensure there are preventative maintenance plans in place for owner systems
  • Coordinate and oversee custodial services
  • Take the lead in negotiating support services contracts
  • As needed, be the project lead for all facilities expansion projects, inclusive of working with architects, property owners, contractors and internal resources to plan and execute upgrade and expansion projects
  • Lead the growing facilities management team including building engineering
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the Vice President Operations

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in a Facility Management leadership role, ideally within an operation with significant chemical, biochemical, or materials science processes
  • 10+ years of total experience in the facilities and building engineering field
  • BSc/BA in facility management, engineering, business administration, or relevant field
  • Well-versed in building technical/engineering operations and facilities management best practices
  • Knowledge of and experience managing facilities costs
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Good analytical/critical thinking
  • Relevant professional qualification (e.g. CFM) will be an advantage

Schedule, Travel, Compensation, and Location

This is a full-time position in Woburn, MA.

Travel for this role is expected to be minimal, but may include occasional visits to other ZwitterCo facilities in the US in a training/support role.

Compensation will be commensurate with experience and include a benefits package and company equity.

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