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Facility Specialist Job Description

Under the direction of the Facility Manager the primary function of the Facility Specialist is the planning, scheduling and coordination of the facilities projects, repairs and the creation and maintenance of their records. In addition they will help certify and audit contractors and vendors that provide site services to ensure agreement compliance. They will support all required facility needs in a fast paced DNA synthesis environment. They will support the site’s  goals by collecting data for all  routine and preventative maintenance on the facility systems and schedule service calls as needed. The ideal candidate would be self-motivated and perform other production duties as required.

Duties and Responsibilities

Plans facilities changes for plant, office, and production equipment layouts, working toward economy of operation, maximum use of facilities and equipment, and compliance with laws and regulations.

Coordinates with architecture/engineering firms in developing design criteria and preparing layout and detail drawings.

Prepares bid sheets and contracts for construction and facilities acquisition.

Coordinate and oversee operations, maintenance, administration, and improvement of properties.

Reviews and estimates design costs including equipment, installation, labor, materials, preparation and other related costs. Inspects construction and installation progress for conformance to established drawings, specifications, and schedules.

Develops criteria and performance specifications required to meet unique operating requirements and building and safety codes.

Facilities Engineers responsible for operational efficiency of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems in a high-risk or high reliability environment dependent on mission-critical equipment and sensitive operating conditions should be matched to Critical Facilities.

Maintain records of maintenance, operating costs, and special permits issued

Determine and certify the eligibility of prospective vendors

Routinely inspects site to ensure suppliers are meeting contractual agreements

Need to have experience with Project Coordination and Project Management, budgeting and scoping the project

Manage the facility operation through both direct employees and third-party service providers, to ensure that all KPI and SLA are met or exceeded

Provide project management assistance for the Facilities Manager on large-scale renovation projects

Possess a firm knowledge and understanding of facility lease agreements for Twist sites

Provide expertise and define facilities management requirements to meet all company goals and needs

Assesses and monitors facility repairs to ensure cost effectiveness and establishes procedures and schedules for repair and maintenance

Participate in all planning and budgeting associated with facility needs

Supports the Facility Manager in the day-to-day operational management of all aspects of the property to assure maintenance of approved quality standards

Assists the Facility Manager in the preparation and coordination of fire, life safety and other safety programs

Assists the Facility Manager in the preparation and coordination of all maintenance programs relating to interior and exterior conditions and appearance of the properties

Support the Facility Manager to assure full compliance with standards established within contractor and vendor service agreements

Participates in the selection of contract services, vendor negotiation of service agreements

Assist and support the Facility Manager on the day-to-day financial management of the property and maintenance of financial records and files, as needed


Must have strong understanding of facilities management, construction and base building operating systems

Familiar with Lease Agreement contracts and contract negotiating methods

Excellent customer, computer, managerial, verbal and written communication skills, Maintenance Management System (CMMS) preferred

Occasionally lift or move up to 40 pounds

Minimum of 3 years of experience in Facility Maintenance

Minimum of 5 years recent experience in Facility Management

Associates Degree in general business (Experience will be considered in place of formal education)

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