We are seeking an experienced Supervisor, Facilities & Laboratory Management to assist in the management of the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the company’s Research & Development laboratory and office spaces. Key responsibilities include supervising staff, general maintenance of facilities & equipment, maintaining and restocking office and laboratory supplies. This position will help facilitate maintenance work undertaken by outside vendors. This is a hands-on position that requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills, leading by example, and the management of one or more laboratory assistants.

The ideal candidate is efficient and functions well in a fast-paced environment where priorities are fluid. Critical thinking, self-motivation, resourcefulness and the ability to work independently, as well as part of a team, are extremely important.

Job Duties include:
• Oversee the operation and maintenance of laboratory and office facilities
• Respond to facility requests in a timely manner
• Coordinate purchasing, shipping and receiving
• Perform facility inspections and identify and remediate hazards.
• Help to ensure OSHA compliance
• Maintain conference rooms for large meetings, and ensure cleanliness and security of premise
• May perform other related duties as required and/or assigned

Some college and 3+ years of management experience within a laboratory and facilities related environment

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

• Minimum 5 years experience in a facilities management position, preferably in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry
• Familiarity with hazmat handling programs, EH&S regulations, electrical, plumbing, security, HVAC, carpentry, lab utilities (gases and RO/DI), refrigeration, local building codes and disaster recovery procedures
• Proficiency with MS Office
• Possess a customer oriented attitude with the ability to work effectively with all levels of employees, management and vendors.
• Ability to read drawings and diagrams
• Ability to effectively organize, multi-task, and work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven work environment
• Ability to work independently and manage time effectively without continuous oversight or supervision
• Excellent written and oral communications skills to maintain and write reports, work orders, and procedures
• Experience in cost-reduction programs and vendor management
• Ability to lift 70lbs and/or move large tanks of liquefied gas


Xencor Inc. is an innovative biotechnology company located in the Los Angeles area (near Pasadena) and in San Diego.  We recently completed a successful IPO. We use our pioneering XmAb® technology to develop better biotherapeutics – antibodies that target new biological mechanisms and are more potent, safer and longer lasting – to improve patient outcomes and quality of life.

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