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Facilities Specialist I

Company: Novavax
Location: Gaithersburg
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

If you find science, speed, and success exhilarating, you have come to the right place.Novavax, Inc (Nasdaq:NVAX) is a biotechnology company that creates transformational vaccines that address some of the world's most pressing infectious diseases. We have more than a decade of experience contending with some of the world's most devastating diseases, including COVID-19, seasonal influenza, RSV, Ebola, MERS, and SARS. Hard-won lessons and significant advances illustrate that our proven technology has tremendous potential to make a substantial contribution to public health worldwide.Our scientists are committed to developing vaccine candidates for some of the world's toughest viral threats by utilizing the power of our innovative recombinant nanoparticle vaccine platform. Our vaccine technology combines the power and speed of genetic engineering with the immunogenicity enhancing properties of our Matrix-M--- adjuvant to efficiently produce highly immunogenic particles targeting some of the most pressing viral infectious diseases.Novavax, Inc. is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland with additional facilities in Uppsala, Sweden and Bohumil, Czech Republic.Summary of the Position:We are seeking a 2nd shift Facilities Specialist I, this position will report to the Supervisor of Facilities Maintenance. This position is primarily responsible for supporting all aspects of Utility Maintenance at Novavax sites. Support development and maintenance of procedures and practices associated with the operation & maintenance of equipment & utility systems.Responsibilities include but are not limited to:Assist the maintenance team, to meet technical, budget, and schedule goals.Prepare scopes of work, RFP's, and cost estimates.Partner with Facilities Logistics team in identification and management of related service providers.Complete work requests, ensuring status updates and completion communications are provided to appropriate lab personnel.Update project & PM schedules.Enforce compliance with health and safety policies and procedures based on regulatory guidance.Support analysis, troubleshooting, diagnostics, and repair of equipment in a prompt manner that will minimize production downtime.Patch and paintIf selected a 3 month training period on 1st shift 7-3:30 will be required before transition to 2nd shiftMinimum Requirements:1-3 years of maintenance experience within a Pharma/Biotech organization, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.3-5 years of Facilities industry maintenanceBasic understanding of electricity, electrical circuits.Knowledge of lab operations responsibilities, systems, and procedures.Ability to work with minimal supervision.Available to travel on a minimal basis.Understanding of cGMP, cGDP.Working knowledge of Lockout Tag-out (LOTO) procedures.Working knowledge of Facility Monitoring and Building Management Systems.Demonstrated ability to learn and apply various business practices, and able to quickly become adept at using the Blue Mountain RAM - CMMS.Willingness to think outside of the box, while adapting best practices in a growing environment.A record of safe operations and working knowledge of safety standards for plant environments.Novavax offers a base salary, annual bonus, equity grants, professional career development/growth opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, Rx, STD, LTD, Life, Optional Life, 401(k) plan.Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/DisabledNovavax is an equal employment opportunity employer. Employment and advancement opportunities are available to all individuals on an at-will basis, regardless of their race, color, national origin, religion, ancestry, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, protective hairstyle, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.Except where prohibited by applicable state law, this position requires that you be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless you need a reasonable accommodation or qualify for an exemption.#LI-KCEqual Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Novavax, Washington DC , Facilities Specialist I, Other , Gaithersburg, DC

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