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Contract-Facilities Technician

Xencor, Inc., 465 N. Halstead St., Pasadena, California, United States of America Req #54
Friday, April 5, 2024

Contract Facilities Technician 



Xencor is an innovative, clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company located in the Los Angeles area—near Pasadena—and in San Diego. We use our pioneering XmAb® technology to discover and develop better biotherapeutics, antibodies and cytokines with improved function, with the goal of improving patient outcomes and quality of life. We have an excellent opportunity for aContract Facilities Technician to join our team.


This is a contract position based in Pasadena, CA. and will be working fully onsite.



Job Duties Include:

  • Perform a variety of skilled work in the maintenance and repair of facilities and equipment.
  • Perform routine maintenance tasks, including but not limited to the maintenance and repair of industrial equipment (chillers, cooling towers, boilers, air handling units, and humidifier, etc.).
  • Maintain and repair equipment in cleanroom environment.
  • Support HVAC maintenance and troubleshooting.
  • Perform a variety of other skilled building maintenance tasks including repairs to doors, windows, and other building parts.
  • Support electrical wiring needs: Installs and repairs wiring, switches, and other electrical systems.
  • Operate a variety of equipment, machines, and power tools; maintain tools and equipment in a safe, clean, and proper working condition.
  • Estimate cost of labor and materials for work orders; obtain competitive prices for equipment and supplies needed. Purchase tools, equipment, and materials as needed.
  • Perform diagnostic testing to determine maintenance needs as necessary.
  • Monitor and respond to alarms generated from the Building Management System.
  • Receive, filter, and execute work order requests as necessary.
  • Maintain records on equipment manufacturers’ technical notices, upgrades and safety issues.
  • Contribute to the continuous monitoring system (Isensix) for the facility to prevent adverse impacts / events on critical equipment.
  • Support Laboratory equipment Maintenance/Calibration/Qualification program.
  • Other duties may be assigned from time to time.


Job Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree / Trade School / Technical Certification (HVAC/R, Electrical, Plumbing).
  • 3+ years of related Facilities and Maintenance experience preferred. Prior experience in BioPharma/Life Sciences is highly desirable.
  • Basic knowledge of electrical technology and tasks, HVAC systems, welding and/or other technical building maintenance fields.
  • Experience using Building Management Systems and Environmental Monitoring Systems.
  • Strong drive to learn and succeed.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and diagnostic skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Organized and detail oriented, with strong time management skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively on a team.
  • Requires one week per month on-call.
  • Must be able to work full-time, on-site, in Pasadena, CA (with occasional trips to other facilities in Monrovia and San Diego)
  • Certification as a journeyman electrician preferred
  • Certification as an HVAC journeyman preferred



Additional Requirements for Laboratory and Research Related Jobs

This role may involve exposure to experimental subjects and/or specimens including infected samples, plus various Hazardous Materials and infectious agents (Bloodborne Pathogens, or other potentially infections materials (OPIMs). Therefore, the following are also required:

  • Ability to follow the established Environmental Health & Safety rules, procedures, and/or BioSafety Guidelines
  • Ability to read and understand Safety Data Sheets (SDSs)
  • Knowledge of biosafety techniques and aseptic/gowning practices
  • Experience with laboratory safety standards and procedures, including biohazard handling and disposal techniques, and the ability to ensure laboratory compliance with required safety regulations


Expected Hourly  Salary Range:  $32.00 - $39.00

The actual salary will be based on the selected candidate’s qualifications, including skills, competencies, education and experience. 


Xencor requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.  Being fully vaccinated means that at least two weeks have passed since an individual’s final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen.  New employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status as of their start date unless an exemption or accommodation is approved.


Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Statement

The Company will provide reasonable accommodations (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance) with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please contact HR@xencor.com.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement

The Company is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.


Xencor does not accept profiles or resumes from recruiting vendors without a binding written agreement. Any unsolicited submission of services and or resumes in no way creates an obligation or duty by Xencor, implied or otherwise.


Other details

  • Job Family Contractor Jobs
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $32.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $39.00
  • Travel Required No
  • Required Education Associate Degree
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