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Manager, Facilities Maintenance BSD

Bachem is a listed technology-based company focused on peptide chemistry. The company provides a full range of services to the pharma and biotech industries. It specializes in the development of innovative, efficient manufacturing processes and the reliable production of peptide-based active pharmaceutical ingredients. A comprehensive catalog of biochemicals and exclusive custom syntheses for research labs complete the service portfolio. Headquartered in Switzerland with subsidiaries in Europe, the US and Asia, the group has a global reach with more experience and know-how than any other company in the industry. Towards its customers, Bachem shows total commitment to quality, innovation and partnership.

In order to continue our organic growth, we are constantly looking for talent.

Your Responsibilities

The Facilities Maintenance Manager is responsible for managing the design, planning, construction and maintenance of the organization’s building, machinery and related items. Ensures organizations goals are met by having facilities and/or manufacturing machinery in excellent condition.


Your Tasks

Troubleshoot, evaluate and make recommendations to upgrade maintenance operations and/or implement saving opportunities

Plan projects for facility improvements from concept to completion

Perform routine and non-routine equipment maintenance, modification and repairs in a timely basis

Create and implement an effective preventative maintenance program

Forecast budget for the facilities department and monitor throughout the year

Document repairs, adjustments and replacement of equipment per SOP’s and cGMP regulations

Write and update SOP’s, as needed

Negotiate, maintain, and review contract for all third party contractors, cleaners, waste removal, vending, recycling, security provider, etc.

Complete and coordinate with department heads all repairs, as necessary, to offset downtime and production delays

Ensure that all work performed by vendors is billed correctly and within budget

Respond immediately to all emergency situations

Assist maintenance contractors if applicable in trouble shooting of equipment

Order parts and components for repairs as needed

Assist with the organization and inventory of spare parts

Maintain a clean and well organized maintenance room

Provide after hours on call support including holidays

Must follow all safety rules and ensure compliance

Your Profile

Bachelor’s Degree with 5 years’ work experience, or

Minimum of 8 years relevant work experience

At least 8 years’ experience in facilities maintenance: including but not limited too electrical, plumbing, HVAC, carpentry, refrigeration, and/or equipment

Knowledge of cGMP manufacturing and basic chemical safety procedures

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Basic computer knowledge, including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Ability to effectively organize, multitask, and work in a fast-paced, deadline driven work environment

Ability to communicate in a proactive and solution-focused manner, including keeping management aware of potential issues

Detail oriented with the ability to troubleshoot and resolve problems

Ability to work independently and manage one’s time

Communicate effectively and ability to function well in a team environment



Familiarity of standard laboratory practices

Familiar with Environmental Health and Safety regulations


We Offer

You will be part of a motivated team overseeing the entire development cycle of respective APIs. If you are

looking for a new challenge and want to join a motivated team in an internationally renowned company,

you should seize this opportunity


Nearest Major Market: San Diego