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Lab & Facilities Manager - Cell Valley Labs

Company: Wild Earth, Inc.
Location: Berkeley
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Cell Valley Labs is a lab and business co-working space housed within Wild Earth, Inc. in Berkeley, CA. Cell Vally Labs (CVL) currently hosts 8 start-up tenant companies, most of which innovate in plant-based food-tech. CVL consists of multiple lab and office spaces, all built and managed to support the research and development goals of the tenant companies.
The Lab & Facilities Manager will ensure the tenants at CVL can work effectively with day-to-day support for crucial services and equipment. This person will be expected to:

  • Maintain a culture of safety lab safety enforcement and proper emergency planning. (i.e. ensuring proper chemical storage, testing eyewashes, stocking PPE and cleaning supplies, enforcing PPE expectations, writing and updating SOPS for common equipment, etc.)
  • Effectively interface between tenants & property managers to plan and complete renovations or equipment upgrade projects.
  • Assist lab tenants with lab-based regulatory and compliance obligations. (i.e. assist with CERS reporting, federal EPA reporting, lab chemical inventories, etc.)
  • Ensure facilities are in good working order. Fix things directly when time and skills allow, or submit work orders through building management when problems demand more attention.
  • Maintain a list of shared equipment and tools. Track and perform all necessary preventative maintenance, or arrange for a vendor to do so.
  • Coordinate with various vendors to provide water, cleaning, waste management, wifi, catering, and other utility services.
  • Organize service plans that maximize value return to tenants while also maximizing revenue for CVL to grow and expand its member base.
  • Scout for opportunities to grow and expand CVL's service offerings.
  • Actively market and engage with prospective tenants. Give tours and work out potential tenancy agreements.
  • Onboard and offboard companies as needed, making sure to update access permissions and security portals.
  • Build community and engagement by organizing events and other bio-tech/food-tech outreach and enrichment opportunities.
  • Manage and update the community section of the CVL website (squarespace)
    • 3-5 years of experience in facilities/lab management
    • Strong interpersonal skills, and ability to create and maintain excellent working relationships
    • Passion for innovation and process improvement and have a keen interest in learning, adopting, and implementing best modern tools, processes, and practices
    • Effective time management demonstrated by efficient preparation, scheduling, prioritization, and an understanding of appropriate delegation of duties
    • Strong project management skills
    • Excited to work in a mission-motivated environment
    • Work onsite Monday-Friday 9am-5pmSalary
      The US base salary range for this full-time position is $80,000-$100,000. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. HR can share more about the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process. Please note that the compensation details listed in US role postings reflect the base salary only, and do not include bonus, equity, or benefits.
      About Us
      Our Values
      Kind: We want to create a kinder world for everyone.
      Driven: We inspire change in ourselves and others.
      Wild: We are fun, authentic & embrace change.
      Curious: We are continuously learning.
      Bold: We want to go where no pet food company has gone before.
      Our Commitment
      Wild Earth is committed to hiring and retaining diverse, culturally competent staff at all levels of the organization. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
      Company Perks
      Full-time employees enjoy medical, dental, and vision coverage; vacation, sick, and holiday time; volunteer days; stock options, and career advancement opportunities. For our furry companions, we offer pet insurance reimbursement and free dog food.

Keywords: Wild Earth, Inc., Berkeley , Lab & Facilities Manager - Cell Valley Labs, Healthcare , Berkeley, California

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