Manager, Building Systems
Job Description SummaryThe Manager, Building Systems, is accountable for managing "base" building infrastructure work at the designated facility, including supporting the execution of planned shutdowns, where required, thus ensuring the facility is safe, clean, reliable and in an optimal working environment. The role collaborates with key stakeholders in reliability, maintenance execution, manufacturing/operations, research & development, and supply chain departments to coordinate and lead execution of building/facility infrastructure to meet safety, equipment availability, quality and cost objectives of the organization. The position will provide leadership to a group of building systems specialists, associates and assistants, where required, to meet the objectives of his/her assigned responsibilities.
Duties and Responsibilities
Manages the maintenance program activities including but not limited to: inspecting, monitoring and maintaining the facility according to the maintenance program specifications
Collaborate with user groups and Quality Control/Assurance teams to ensure facility programs are aligned with STEMCELL’s standard operating procedures (SOPs)
Coordinate and/or execute planned & scheduled maintenance with user groups and contractors, including working during non-business hours when required to minimize operation downtime
Leads, directs and reviews the work of team members (will vary based on facility scope/complexity) through providing active coaching, mentorship and conducting regular performance reviews of team members to improve performance
Knowledge and Qualifications
Bachelor's degree or Technologist Diploma
Certified Engineering Technologist, Facility Management Certification and/or CMRP designation
10+ years of experience in a similar/comparable role or in an industrial environment
Technical Knowledge (equipment performance & maintenance requirements)
Reliability & Work Control Knowledge (Planning/Scheduling & Reliability Principles)
Asset Management (ISO55001) and cGMP/GLP knowledge (ISO13485) & Quality Management (ISO9001)
Experience leading a team and focusing on coaching/mentoring, performance management, succession planning
Strategic focus, business planning, goal setting, etc.
Safety oriented, First Aid / Safety knowledge
STEMCELL Technologies Inc. is a privately-owned biotechnology company based in Vancouver that helps power leading-edge life science research around the world. Scientists performing stem cell, immunology, cancer, regenerative medicine and cellular therapy research are among those who rely on our cell culture media, cell separation products, instruments, ancillary reagents and contract assay services. We create novel, useful, standardized products of unfailing quality and deliver them to more than 70 countries via our many regional offices plus distribution centres in Vancouver, Seattle, Grenoble and Singapore. Driven by our love of science and our passion for quality, we see ourselves simply as “Scientists Helping Scientists” – standing by our customers to provide outstanding products, technical support and training. We have over 1000 science-oriented employees globally, including 250 PhDs/MScs, with most others holding a BSc or engineering degree. STEMCELL is proud to be the largest Biotechnology employer in Canada.
This is an opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a science-oriented, creative, and dynamic environment. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and meaningful career development opportunities.
STEMCELL is well recognized for exceptional leadership and business practices. We are one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies and operate an ISO 14001-certified environmental management system to measure and reduce our environmental impact.
As an equal opportunity employer, STEMCELL is dedicated to ensuring that every employee feels safe, valued, and respected for who they are. We know that scientific progress and innovation occur when diverse, creative minds come together and we are committed to nurturing a culture of inclusivity and belonging. STEMCELL enforces a zero-tolerance policy for any form of discrimination. Selection decisions are solely based on job-related factors.
NOTE: STEMCELL’s vaccination policy requires that all candidates for this role be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including boosters), as currently recommended or required by local health authorities and public health orders, unless an exemption from this policy is approved through our accommodation request process.
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