Maintenance Technician (REMOTE)

Kite pharma

Job Description

Kite is continuing to hire for all open roles. Our interview process may be conducted virtually and some roles will be asked to temporarily work from home. Over the coming weeks and months, we will be implementing a phased approach to bringing employees back to site to ensure the health and safety of our teams.

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Job Description

Kite Pharma, Inc. is focused on the development and commercialization of novel cancer immunotherapy products designed to harness the power of a patient's own immune system to eradicate cancer cells.We believe our immunotherapy is a market-redefining approach to the treatment of cancer.We are an innovative and growing company at our site in El Segundo we have a highly energized and accomplished team.

We are seeking a Maintenance Technician to join our team here at our biotechnology facility in El Segundo, California that includes general laboratories for bio-processing. In addition to facilities oversight activities, the Maintenance Technician will assist in the operation and maintenance of the company's facility for production of cell-based therapeutics.

We strive to ensure manufacturing and all labs and lab personnel are supported to meet business needs, as well as all other facility support requests that lay the foundation to a world class support organization.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to.

Perform routine maintenance tasks including: maintaining of utility equipment, pumps, boilers, chillers, lab equipment. Ensure clean rooms and general facility is maintained in optimum conditions and in compliance with GMP requirements including writing and documenting work performed on all tasks. In addition plumbing repairs, painting, office furniture installation, general building repairs, replace light bulbs, cleaning, building exteriors and other duties may be assigned.

Our Maintenance team Works independently and makes Judgments regarding work methods and tools. Proactively supports the Corporations, Companies, departments, and Personal goals and objectives while following GMP rules and practices. In this role the mechanic may also be required to Monitor contractor's performance when needed, and work closely with outside vendors to ensure work is completed according to specifications. Understanding of building P&IDs, as-built, schematics and flow diagram and electrical, is desired however, not required.

Our team members are to work in a safe manner following all safety SOP's and wear Personal Protective Equipment as required. Work areas could contain hazardous chemicals, high and low temperature liquids, high pressure liquids and gasses, steam, and moving machinery. Protecting ourselves and others are our number one priority.

We also we stay compliant with all applicable regulatory agencies including FDA, CA FDB, OSHA, DOH, EPA, Fire Department, city audits, Health Department, etc.


High School diploma, or relevant trade certification, or some college or vocational training in engineering or facilities.
Must have a strong work ethic and demonstrate dependability and timeliness.
At least 3+ years of maintenance experience in a biotech or pharmaceutical company with direct experience with GMP facility operation preferred.
Exposure to operations involving engineering disciplines including Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, Structural, Environmental, and Industrial.
Demonstrated understanding of systems needed to manage a GMP facility such as: HVAC, electrical, process systems, plumbing/piping, general maintenance, pest management, both interior and exterior.
Must be able to lift, carry, push and/or pull 40 lb. of equipment or supplies
Good interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are essential in this collaborative work environment
Comfortable in a fast-paced small company environment with minimal direction and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities

Kite is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of innovative cancer immunotherapies with a goal of providing rapid, long-term durable response and eliminating the burden of chronic care. The company is focused on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) and T cell receptor (TCR) engineered cell therapies designed to empower the immune system's ability to recognize and kill tumors. Kite is based in Santa Monica, CA. For more information on Kite, please visit Sign up to follow @KitePharma on Twitter at

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