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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Petaluma, California
United States
Job Categories:
EH&S Manager/Coordinator: Single site
EH&S Manager/Coordinator: Multi-site
Industry Segments:
Biotechnology, Chemicals, General Manufacturing
Experience level:
6-10 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Sr. Facilities Supervisor


The Sr. Supervisor Facilities leads a team of Facility Technicians that execute preventative maintenance, respond to work requests, and manage small projects. In addition to team leadership, the role provides technical support. The role is accountable to ensure the maintenance aspects of the facilities and systems are realized; ensure compliance of the maintenance provide investigation and complex discrepancy support; drive maintenance and continuous improvement efforts and provide skills and training necessary to ensure a broad base of knowledge within the Facilities team.

The Sr. Supervisor Facilities will oversee and coordinate the day-to-day maintenance and repair of buildings, grounds, and associated equipment and systems for BioSearch’s Petaluma and Novato sites. The position will manage staff that installs, inspects, repairs, and maintains building systems, including mechanical, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, fire/life/safety, and waste.

The Sr. Supervisor Facilities tracks and facilities service requests and ensures requests are completed within established timelines and quality standards. Schedules and ensures completion of preventative maintenance. Additionally, the Facilities Supervisor maintains a safe and effective working environment, and provides effective leadership and development to the team.

  • Supervise the operation, inspection, and repairs to all building operating systems including boilers, chillers, coldrooms, heating hot water, chilled water, air handlers, HVAC, electrical, compressors, emergency generators, fire/life safety, DI Water systems, waste, landscaping and plumbing. Reads and interprets equipment manuals and work orders to coordinate required maintenance and service.
  • Responsible for oversite of the cleaning/janitorial contractors and pest control program to ensure proper service and documentation.
  • Obtains bids and manages service agreements for additional maintenance and ensures adherence to specifications oversees maintenance of permit requirements (i.e. elevator, escalator, alarms, etc.)
  • Supervise food service equipment maintenance including dishwashers and refrigeration units.
  • Training, supervising, and evaluating departmental personnel and service providers.
  • Establish and maintaining effective working relationships with managers, supervisors, employees, patrons, clients, service providers and corporate sponsors.
  • Supervised third party service providers by enforcing the agreed upon scope of services within the various signed service agreements.
  • Develops and reviews work schedules for maintenance staff to ensure efficient staffing
  • Detects faulty operations, defective material, and reports those and any unusual situations to proper supervision.
  • Develops, trains, and effectively leads the department to become a high performance team
  • Develop metrics for reporting performance of the department
  • Complies with safety regulations and ensure that all areas are maintained clean and orderly.
  • Manage and develop spare parts process



  • A minimum education level of: AA/Bachelor’s Degree (preferred).
  • A minimum of 5-7 years of related work experience in facilities management in a cGMP environment.
  • 3 or more years’ facilities management experience in the pharmaceutical industry supervising, leading, and mentoring teams.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel); and ability to learn all required business and work order systems.
  • Ability to prioritize and to handle multiple projects simultaneously while meeting tight deadlines.
  • Good written, verbal and interpersonal skills required; ability to interact with all levels.
  • Professional presentation, appearance and work ethic.
  • Extensive  experience  working in a cGMP environment
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering (mechanical/electrical/P&ID) drawings and specifications preferred