About Arc Institute
The Arc Institute is a new scientific institution that conducts curiosity-driven basic science and technology development to understand and treat complex human diseases. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, Arc is an independent research organization founded on the belief that many important research programs will be enabled by new institutional models. Arc operates in partnership with Stanford University, UCSF, and UC Berkeley.
While the prevailing university research model has yielded many tremendous successes, we believe in the importance of institutional experimentation as a way to make progress. These include:
- Funding: Arc will fully fund Core Investigators’ (PIs’) research groups, liberating scientists from the typical constraints of project-based external grants.
- Technology: Biomedical research has become increasingly dependent on complex tooling. Arc Technology Centers develop, optimize and deploy rapidly advancing experimental and computational technologies in collaboration with Core Investigators.
- Support: Arc aims to provide first-class support—operationally, financially and scientifically—that will enable scientists to pursue long-term high risk, high reward research that can meaningfully advance progress in disease cures, including neurodegeneration, cancer, and immune dysfunction.
- Culture: We believe that culture matters enormously in science and that excellence is difficult to sustain. We aim to create a culture that is focused on scientific curiosity, a deep commitment to truth, broad ambition, and selfless collaboration.
Arc scaled to nearly 100 people in its first year. With $650M+ in committed funding and a state of the art new lab facility in Palo Alto, Arc will continue to grow quickly to several hundred in the coming years.
The Facilities Technician is primarily responsible for maintaining all building, utility and operations equipment. You will be responsible for assisting in the development and coordination of mechanical, controls, and maintenance services to assure equipment reliability. In addition, you will be responsible for maintaining site HVAC systems, Building Management System (BMS), and other systems supporting 24/7 site operations. Your strong collaboration and reliability will be critical in ensuring maintenance, troubleshooting and prevention for the Arc Headquarters.
In this position you will:
- Monitor, troubleshoot, and manage repairs Arc’s utilities, equipment and systems including LN2 bulk tank, CO2 bulk tank, liquid nitrogen, RODI water systems, and additional lab process systems while supporting 24/7 operations.
- Manage the performance of equipment and walk-throughs of Arc facilities and labs to assure compliance with our in house EH&S for safety and regulatory requirements.
- Create systems and databases to track the upkeep and maintain service records and training.
- Monitor building alarms and notifications to support 24/7 operations.
- Assist with developing maintenance Standard Operating Procedures, Work Instructions, Job Hazard Assessments , Risk Assessments and other relative documentation.
- Maintain all mandatory training requirements ensuring compliance to site procedures and job performance qualifications.
- Work with equipment manufacturers, vendors and support personnel to complete repairs, procure spare parts, and schedule maintenance.
- Adhere to EH&S guidelines and policies to ensure safe operation of the equipment and systems.
- Partner with Lab Ops and Facilities to ensure proper commissioning and warranty issues are resolved in a timely manner.
- Seek opportunities to implement a mindset of continuous process improvement as related to Facility Assets (utilities, equipment, and systems).
- Degree or technical certifications in Mechanical, Electrical, or Applied Engineering is required.
- 3-5 years experience in general building systems and functions, as well as experience working in a laboratory environment and familiarity with laboratory experience managing facilities in a biotech/pharma R&D setting a plus.
- Experience with building utility, mechanical systems, specialized life science building systems and general building repair.
- Fire Watch certification is a plus
- Must be able to work in a team-oriented, fast-paced start-up environment.
- The ability to regularly lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.
- Maintain a positive, professional, and customer-oriented attitude.
The base salary range for this position is $88,000-$108,500. These amounts reflect the range of base salary that the Institute reasonably would expect to pay a new hire or internal candidate for this position. The actual base compensation paid to any individual for this position may vary depending on factors such as experience, internal equity, market conditions, education/training, and skill level, and does not include bonuses, commissions, differential pay, other forms of compensation, or benefits. This position is also eligible to receive an annual discretionary bonus, with the amount dependent on individual and institute performance factors.