Director of Facilities

Pacific Biosciences
Job Location
1380 Willow Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Job Description

Pacific Biosciences designs, manufactures, and sells DNA sequencing equipment, chips and reagents for life science research and applications.  The company is seeking a talented, driven and experienced Facilities Director to manage the company’s Menlo Park campus facility and other sites globally. The candidate must have a depth of relevant experience in all aspects of Facilities management, strong interpersonal skills for dealing with all levels of the organization, project management skills, and the strategic and tactical skills necessary for managing Pacific Bioscience’s diverse facilities requirements.

The Director of Facilities Job Description: 

* Provide strong leadership, management and world-class services for all Corporate Facilities functions, including Real Estate, Work Place Resources, Security, EHS, Construction Management, Maintenance & Operations.

* Manage a staff of four Facilities Operations Team Members, including the Senior Manager of Work Place Resources and Corporate Security, the Manager of EH&S, and two Senior Technicians. Take a hands-on approach and lead by example while promoting a “team and positive work environment” to ensure and achieve zero downtime for all plant operations.

* Maintain and support the building fixtures, special equipment, chemicals and gasses required for manufacturing operations, research and development, and our on-site applications laboratory.  

* Lead Facilities Projects for the company and provide solutions that closely align with the company’s overall goals. 

* Evaluate, recommend and implement policies and procedures for all Facilities related issues with emphasis on process improvement for Manufacturing and Research & Development organizations.

* Manage a $6.5 million annual spending budget. Develop and monitor budget projections, timelines, and project plans, and assure projects are completed on or under budget and always on time. 

* Establish effective working relationships with City and County agencies, contractors and vendors; negotiate agreements and contracts and monitor the work of contractors.  Work with local officials as needed to obtain permits for new construction and renovations.


• A minimum of 10 years relevant experience.  
• Must have in depth knowledge of building electrical, mechanical and plumbing (MEP) systems as well as process gas delivery systems and building software control systems and able to read and understand architectural building plans and schematics
• Must be able to demonstrate success and significant experience managing teams and processes.
• Prior experience and expertise working with City and County officials to obtain and expedite the permit process.
• Prior experience with Environmental Health & Safety functions such as Workers Compensation, Chemical Hygiene, Hazardous Waste Disposal protocol & manifesting, Laser Safety practices and Ergonomics.
• Self-starter and a team player.
• Large- and small-company experience, ideally in leading development of facilities.
• Proven track record in successfully identifying and implementing ideas that significantly reduce operating costs.
• A proven track record of delivering on commitments within timeline and budget.
• Excellent skills in project management. 
• Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
• Knowledge of AutoCAD, MS Project, Excel and Visio
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
• Strong mentoring, team building and alignment skills with the ability to drive new concepts. 
• Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
• Understanding of quality, regulatory and clinical standards, including ISO 13485.
• Education: Minimum B.S. or equivalent, MBA a plus.

About Our Organization

Pacific Biosciences’ mission is to transform the way humankind acquires, processes and interprets data from living systems through the design, development and commercialization of innovative tools for biological research. The company has developed a novel approach to studying the synthesis and regulation of DNA, RNA and protein. Combining recent advances in nanofabrication, biochemistry, molecular biology, surface chemistry and optics, Pacific Biosciences has created a powerful technology platform called single molecule, real-time, or SMRT™, technology. SMRT technology enables real-time analysis of biomolecules with single molecule resolution, which has the potential to transform the understanding of biological systems by providing a window into these systems that has not previously been open for scientific study. 

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