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Sr Mgr, Facilities

Company: Tenaya Therapeutics, Inc.
Location: Union City
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

About Tenaya Therapeutics

Tenaya Therapeutics is a publicly held biotechnology company committed to a bold mission: to discover, design, develop and deliver curative therapies that address the underlying drivers of heart disease. Founded by leading cardiovascular scientists from Gladstone Institutes and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW), we are advancing a deep and diverse pipeline that includes both gene therapies and small molecules.

Tenaya is headquartered in South San Francisco, California, USA, with a team that comprises over 140 employees. Inspired by the majesty of Tenaya Peak in Yosemite National Park, our name represents the tenacity of our team in reaching our ultimate peak - the delivery of new therapies for heart disease to the patients who need them.

For more information, please visit www.TenayaTherapeutics.com and follow us on LinkedIn.

Diversity & Inclusion is a core Value for Tenaya Therapeutics, and we encourage those from under-represented communities to apply.

The Role

As part of Tenaya's GMP Manufacturing Facility, this position is responsible for providing leadership and direction to the Facilities team. Tenaya employs an outsourced IFM model and this position will directly manage those service providers.

Responsible for managing and maintaining plant services at Tenaya's cGMP facility in Union City, CA. Responsibilities include oversight of outsourced IFM services for building and utility maintenance, outsourced instrument calibration, outsourced environmental waste handling, and Tenaya operated security systems, safety, and computerized maintenance management systems.

The Facilities Manager is expected to be self-directed and be 'hands-on' in performing and overseeing facility maintenance. The position will work closely with all other functions and groups in support of GMP production This individual works independently to complete assignments and oversees the successful completion of tasks. Using solid analytical skills, the individual can recognize problems of moderate scope and complexity, and independently, develop potential solutions and courses of action.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Lead planning and scheduling meetings with site leadership and the Facility team to review upcoming preventative maintenance, calibration, and work orders
  • Manage the outsourced IFM service provider
  • Manages environmental waste service provider
  • Site lead and business owner for the CMMS system (Blue Mountain RAM)
  • Approves all job plans and data sheets for all GMP and non-GMP equipment and instruments
  • Generates and maintains the site-specific Preventative Maintenance program
  • Coordinates and schedule service with service providers and manufacturing
  • Develops and manages facilities maintenance/calibration schedules and spare parts inventory for cGMP and non-GMP equipment
  • Develops and writes new SOPs for building and facility equipment operation, maintenance, and calibration
  • Reviews vendor contracts; solicits bids
  • Manages the building maintenance system (BMS)
  • Receives and responds to email notifications for all critical equipment
  • Works with EH&S to ensure compliance
  • Verifies routine inspection of safety equipment
  • Ensures permits are being maintained and conditions met
  • Serves as member of the Safety Committee
  • Manages the facility security system
  • Supervise IFM onsite staff of 3-4 individuals


    Required Education, Skills and Experience
    • High school or equivalent (Required)
    • At least 10 years of experience in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry, with at least 2 years in a managerial role
    • Familiarity with computerized maintenance management systems (Blue Mountain RAM preferred)
    • Strong working knowledge and experience with large scale biological safety (BSL level 1 and 2) and chemical safety in development laboratories and manufacturing environment
    • Expertise with plant utilities such as boilers, chillers, compressors, air handeling
    • Ideal candidate also has experience with GMP facilities operations and authoring cGMP documentation
    • Knowledge of industry and federal, state, and local regulatory requirements.
    • Able to work with cross-functional areas such as quality, EHS, and engineering.
    • Ability to flex and quickly adapt to changing environment and competing priorities and deadlines under pressure


      We offer a dynamic start-up environment and a collaborative, passionate team that is focused on a compelling vision and mission.

      We offer a competitive salary and stock options. Excellent medical and non-medical benefits. Paid vacation, sick time and holidays.

      State-of-the-art, built-to-suit office and lab space, part of a larger cluster of biotech companies, with amenities that include a bowling alley and onsite gym.

      Shuttle service to/from Caltrain, BART and the South San Francisco Ferry.

      Tenaya is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

Keywords: Tenaya Therapeutics, Inc., Union City , Sr Mgr, Facilities, Other , Union City, California

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