University of Florida UFL - Alachua, FL

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$70,000 – $90,000, Negotiable based upon education and experience.

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This position is located in Progress Corporate Park in Alachua, FL.




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Facility Superintendent will oversee both the North and South buildings of the Center of Excellence for Regenerative Health Biotechnology in Alachua, FL. These buildings house cGMP compliant bio-manufacturing and testing operations, research and process development laboratories, an education center and in-house laboratory tenants. The Superintendent is responsible for coordinating renovations, equipment, building and systems upkeep including preventive maintenance and repairs, analyzing and troubleshooting problems and implementing solutions including selection of new or additional equipment. Oversee warehouse functions in the South Building including receiving, shipping and storage. Maintain laboratories, warehouse, building systems and equipment in the South Building in compliance with US and EU regulations including validation, calibration and certifications. Prepare appropriate Facilities budget. Maintain good relations with maintenance contractors, supplies vendors and clients of CERHB . Supervise staff.

Direct the installation and maintenance of equipment, machinery, buildings systems and other associated items, as well as monitoring, managing repair, cleaning and preventative maintenance activities on critical systems and facility equipment in a manner to support and not hinder production activities. Working with staff and UF PPD , troubleshoot, install, calibrate and modernize new and existing systems, including refrigeration equipment, water systems, security systems, HVAC systems, gas distribution systems and electrical systems. Plan, budget and schedule facility modifications and repairs, facility and equipment calibration, certification and validation, equipment emergency and preventive maintenance, including budgeting these costs.
Responsible for coordination of the installation and removal of equipment, facility renovations and repairs, the receipt of materials and supplies, checking, storing, moving and recording inventory, movement of supplies, raw materials and equipment to and from internal departments, external suppliers and/or clients, and shipping of finished products and other materials to customers or other locations as necessary. Responsible for coordinating pest controls services and grounds services. Responsible for coordinating the preparation of bills of lading, invoices, requisitions and other documents, routing shipments, reviewing receipt of all materials and verifying quantities, and ensuring outgoing shipments are packaged according to specification.
Responsible for the interpretation and implementation of policies and procedures as they apply to assigned areas of responsibility. These include all aspects of quality and compliance within the functional area(s). Assure area activities are in compliance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP’s), production, calibration and validation schedules, safety requirements and facility practices and policies, and that expectations are clearly defined and communicated. Ensure subordinates are property trained and conform to cGMP procedures, quality systems and safety policies. Conduct timely investigations, prepare audit responses, write or review deviation reports, design and implement corrective and preventive actions. Reviews, writes and revises standard operating procedures, forms and other controlled documents to perform all facilities-related functions. Reviews or delegates review of data or documentation generated as a result of these procedures. Ensures that documentation of repairs, adjustments, and replacement of equipment and/or components for South building is performed in accordance with cGMP regulations. Ensures that all required documentation and records are maintained or archived in QA as appropriate. Ensures the maintenance of facility electronic databases, contact lists, schedules, etc. Serves as the primary liaison between the CERHB and UF Physical Plant Division, UF EH&S, vendors, city and state agencies and maintenance and repair contractors. Performs related duties as required or deemed appropriate to accomplish the responsibilities and functions of his/her area. Participates in budgeting and pricing for proposal preparations in regards to equipment and facility changes and requirements. Coordinates and/or performs special studies or projects as directed. Oversees CERHB compliance with UF EH&S regulations and procedures (safety training, waste handling, biohazard, chemical, radiological, and inspections.) Must be able to climb ladders to access roof of buildings; must be able to operate Kaye validator and associated software; Must be able to aseptically gown and enter a cleanroom facility. May handle blood products and other potentially infectious materials ( OPIM ) and Human Pathogen Research (BSL2+/BSL3).

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Monday through Friday, 8 – 5 PM; weekends and holidays as needed. On call at least 50% of year.

Minimum Requirements:
Completion of an approved apprenticeship program in a recognized trade and appropriate experience to total seven years or a high school diploma and seven years of appropriate experience.
Appropriate college course work or vocational/ technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for up to four years of the required experience.

This is a time limited position.

Preferred Qualifications:
Minimum of three years of hands-on experience in supervising the maintenance and equipment of a cGMP compliant bio-manufacturing and testing facility including oversight of cleanroom operations. Additional experience in cGMP compliant manufacturing, process development or other related activities.
Experience with validation, calibration and maintenance of AHU systems, autoclaves, water systems, biosafety cabinets, laminar flow workstations, REES computerized monitoring system, security systems, gas distribution systems, refrigerators, freezers, incubators and centrifuges.
Working knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), inventory and material management, purchasing and vendor management.
Experience in training and managing a staff; budgeting and negotiating.
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, Microsoft Project and bar coding software experience necessary
Highly motivated, professional demeanor, organized, and detailed oriented; Self-starter with the ability to work independently and as a team leader or team member.
Proven ability to manage various projects simultaneously.
Good communications skills.

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Special instructions to applicants:
Post offer health assessment is required for heavy lifting, climbing, contact with blood products and other potentially infectious materials ( OPIM ) and Human Pathogen Research (BSL2+/BSL3).

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