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Facilities/Lab Technician

Arvinas is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company leading the way in targeted protein degradation therapeutics. Arvinas is the first company to focus solely on protein degradation and its platform technology is the most advanced in the field. Since its founding in 2013, Arvinas’ PROTAC® Discovery Engine has been driving the most significant breakthroughs in the industry. Arvinas’ pipeline encompasses a range of validated and undruggable targets in oncology, immuno-oncology, and neuroscience. This includes three clinical-stage programs: bavdegalutamide (ARV-110) and ARV-766, which are being developed as potential treatments for men with late-line metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer, and ARV-471, which is being developed as a potential treatment for patients with breast cancer.

#TeamArvinas is made up of more than 350 passionate and curious employees, whose diverse thoughts and perspectives are highly valued. Arvinas employees embrace the freedom to pursue innovation, think creatively, and give back. They are driven by the company’s values and purpose – to improve the well-being of patients and families impacted by the devastating diseases Arvinas is working to treat. It’s an exciting time to be in drug development and it’s an exciting time to be at Arvinas. But don’t just take our word for it – here’s what Arvinas employees are saying. For more information, please visit www.arvinas.com.

 

Position Summary

As Arvinas continues to expand, we have a need for a Facilities Lab Technician to support our exciting growth plan!  This key role will perform light building, and equipment, maintenance, liaise with employees and vendors, prepare for on- and off-site events, support environmental, health, safety, shipping, receiving, and waste management efforts, among other varied tasks.  The Facilities Lab Technician will work to ensure that Arvinas facility and laboratory operations run safely and smoothly while being efficient and cost-effective.

This is an hourly, overtime-eligible position.  Typical working schedule will be Monday-Friday, however, occasional weekend/ after-hours work may be required as driven by business need. 

This position reports to the Facilities Supervisor and will be located at our headquarters in New Haven, CT.

 

Principal Responsibilities

  • Maintenance and repair of building and lab based equipment
    • Conducts and/or assists in troubleshooting, repairs (corrective maintenance) and preventative maintenance of process equipment, building support systems, utility systems, automation systems, and laboratory systems
  • Complete costumer work requests as assigned
  • Perform general shipping and receiving duties when required
  • Constructively, collaboratively, and professionally interact with peers, company leadership, vendors, and visitors.
  • Manage and execute office/ laboratory moves, respond to employee requests, assist in space-planning efforts, and maintain accurate records
  • Works to limit any interruptions, disruptions, or losses arising from unscheduled downtime of client services. Systems operations and maintenance must be safe, reliable, and cost-effective.
  • Attends all mandatory safety training and maintains a safe work environment by following OSHA/ IACUC/ etc. guidelines, relevant GxP regulations, and all facility safety policies and procedures.
  • May assist in designing and drafting facility-related SOPs. Takes prompt action to correct conditions found to be out of compliance or unsafe.
  • General laboratory maintenance
    • Cleaning water baths
    • Defrosting freezers
    • Refilling carboys
    • Stocking consumables (flasks, pipette tips, tubes, etc.)
    • Monitor and change out high pressure lab gases
    • Emptying vacuum flasks
    • Monitoring equipment
  • Laboratory stock room management
    • Organizing laboratory stock room
    • Taking inventory and ordering items that are low
    • Stocking ordered items
    • Laboratory stock room management
    • Organizing laboratory stock room
    • Taking inventory and ordering items that are low
    • Stocking ordered items
  • Escalate risks and concerns throughout the organization appropriately
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Five (5) years of facility maintenance experience is required.
  • Pharmaceutical/ Biotech/ Laboratory/ Vivarium-related experience required; knowledge of GxP standards is a plus.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills required, to facilitate interactions with diverse group of internal and external stakeholders (including employees, senior leadership, external vendors, etc.)
  • Strong oral and written communication skills are required.
  • Must be willing to work overtime to include starting work early or staying late past scheduled work hours based on business needs, if required.
  • Must be willing to work some weekends/ company holidays based on a relevant business need, if required.
  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs.
  • Must be able to work using respirator

Education

  • High school diploma from an accredited school.
  • Vocational/trade school training is a plus.

 

Arvinas is proud to offer a competitive package of base and incentive compensation as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the health, wellness and financial security of our employees and their families. Benefits include group medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, and much more. To learn more about Arvinas, please visit www.arvinas.com

Arvinas is an Equal Opportunity employer   

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