Facilities Engineer Position Summary

If you’re interested in joining our team, please send your resume and cover letter to hr@cryoport.com. Make sure to include the job title of the position you are interested in the subject line of your email. 

Job Title: Facilities Engineer
Job Category: Staff
Department/Group: Technology
Reports To: Chief Technology Officer
Travel Required: Up to 60%

Position Summary
Design, review and implement new processes or improvements in the operations and/or construction of  supply chain centers (plant) and/or related facility. Analyze material and labor costs, set procedures and standards, review construction or production bids, and be responsible for overall functioning of plant operations.  Plans, designs, and oversees the reconfiguration, maintenance, and alteration of equipment, machinery, buildings, structures, and other facilities. Provides pharmaceutical GMP operating environments.

Responsibility include but are not limited to:

  • Work with all departments to develop plans for implementing new Global Supply Chain Centers, which include logistics and bioservices.
  • Aid in the selection process of architects, contractors, and designers that will work on projects.
  • Develop requirements and implementation plans and documentation to be used in the validation of equipment and facilities. Documentation will include:
    • Description of work and services to be conducted
    • Demand at capacity for determining the amount of assets and resources required
    • Facility layouts including; mechanical, electrical, plumbing, warehousing, material flow, shipping, receiving, re-qualification activities, emergency services and evacuation plans.
    • Standardization of equipment to be procured and implemented in these facilities.
    • Preventative maintenance documentation
    • Work instructions to be used for process description and training

Competencies:

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, maintain detailed and accurate records, and prepare clear and concise written reports.
  • Ability to apply engineering principles and techniques to the solution of equipment, buildings and infrastructure.
  • Vendor management experience.
  • Familiarity with regulations and building codes.
  • Read, understand and develop Electrical, Plumbing and Mechanical blueprints
  • Ability to prepare engineering specifications, statements of work, and estimates for a wide range of facility related projects.
  • Knowledge of architectural designs, building codes, construction/project management principles.
  • Mission driven
  • Ability to work with others on a team to accomplish goals.
  • Ability to formulate projects and, after approved, take them to finality
  • Self-starter
  • Team player
  • Ability to document
  • Individual commitment to the corporate endeavor

Qualifications and Education Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Plant, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering
  • 10 or more years of relevant experience in the following: Facility layout design, construction and project management, process improvement, work instruction and process description documentation.
  • Intermediate-Advanced user - MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Visio and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with IT network design, security system design & AV design.
  • LEED accreditation.
  • Air Handling, hydraulics, pneumatics associated with the manufacturing, construction, and power environments.
  • AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor and Inventor Vault
  • Architectural and Manufacturing blueprints
  • Plant engineering experience
  • Budget management experience.

What our clients are saying

“I contacted Cryoport to transport stem cells from Denver, Colorado, to Albuquerque, New Mexico, and the service provided was excellent. It was a hassle-free transport. I was especially impressed with the continuous communication throughout the transport and particularly appreciated the fact that not only did my shipment arrive in good condition, but Cryoport also made all of the arrangements for the return of the shipper so that I didn’t have to. Our facility will definitely use Cryoport’s service in the future and would recommend it to others.”
Stem Cell Transplant Coordinator – Cryoport Customer
“Cryoport does an amazing job of handling the shipping and logistics for transporting cryopreserved materials. We have switched to them for all of our exports.”
Bioengineering Core Employee – Cryoport Customer
“As a customer I'm very pleased with the service I received from Cryoport. Cryoport’s team always answered my questions, provided help in a professional manner and were extremely attentive.”
Cryoport Customer
“Had I known how great Cryoport’s dry vapor shipper and logistics system worked, we would have used Cryoport for all our previous shipments to the U.S. In the past we have used dry ice and several times we lost valuable cells because our shipments would sit in customs forever and the dry ice would evaporate. Cryoport eliminated that concern altogether. I will certainly be utilizing Cryoport’s services for future shipments.”
Principal Investigator – Cryoport Customer
“By using Cryoport I experienced much less stress as my shipment went through customs!”
Principal Investigator – Cryoport Customer
“I called Cryoport after hours for information about a shipment I needed to schedule and received absolutely outstanding customer service. Cryoport provided me with a lot of helpful information and great advice. It's rare and refreshing to receive such great service.”
Cryoport Customer
“Not only did my cells arrive safely, Cryoport’s service was professional and efficient. I highly recommend Cryoport.” 
Hematologist – Cryoport Customer

“Working with Cryoport was a truly remarkable difference compared to my experience with other shippers. With the previous shipping company I was working with, it took almost three months to establish a ‘deep frozen account’ and required numerous hoop-jumping shenanigans only to ultimately be informed that the company could not arrange a shipment to or from Israel, which they were informed from the start was our desired shipping source.

Our sales rep at this organization was as dumbfounded by our experience as we were. To his credit, after his company declined our business, he suggested I contact Cryoport. I have written thanking him for his suggestion and to let his ‘powers-that-be’ know how different my experiences were.”

Cryoport Biopharma Customer
“When compared to other shippers, I am highly satisfied with Cryoport’s pricing and service.”
Lab Manager – Cryoport Customer
“Our organization is more than impressed by our experience with Cryoport. We feel confident our material is being well-managed throughout transit. Cryoport provides extraordinary customer service and continuously they not only meet, but exceed our expectations. Late yesterday afternoon Cryoport worked tirelessly to coordinate a shipment to Japan and today seemed to effortlessly manage a late-day return. It is a pleasure working with Cryoport.”
Senior Supply Chain Analyst – Cryoport Customer
“Cryoport’s service is easy, straightforward and very convenient. We used to run into issues with transporting specimens to outside labs and Cryoport has eliminated this hurdle. Knowing Cryoport has it handled helps me sleep at night.”
Professor of Anatomy, Histology and Cell Biology – Cryoport Customer
“I'd like to commend Cryoport for their fantastic service. Our collaborator was also similarly impressed and will be recommending Cryoport to her colleagues. In addition to the great service and quality product, Cryoport’s pricing is second to none. We look forward to working with Cryoport for all of our future temperature-sensitive shipments."
Lab Manager – Cryoport Customer

"I want to thank everyone at Cryoport who was involved in the rapid recovery of the missing Cryoport shipper containing a patient’s tumor tissue. By promptly locating the shipper and recharging it while in transit, the patient was able to receive the vaccine manufactured from this tissue on time. We are so very appreciative of Cryoport’s customer service. Without the services that Cryoport provides, our clinical trials would not be available to patients."

Director of Clinical Operations — Cryoport Customer
“Cryoport provides a reliable solution to ship temperature-sensitive biologics around the world. The Cryoport solution is easy for scientists to use. They respond quickly, have great customer service and anticipate problems. I am able to speak to someone 24/7 who is an expert on MY package. It is personal service focused on deep frozen life sciences. I consider Cryoport to be an extended member of my team.”
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