HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology
  • 12-Nov-2018 to 11-Dec-2019 (CST)
  • Huntsville, AL, USA
  • Full Time
  • HudsonAlpha


The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology ( is a nonprofit institute dedicated to innovating in the field of genomic technology and sciences across a spectrum of biological challenges. Opened in 2008, its mission is four-fold: sparking scientific discoveries that can impact human health and well-being; bringing genomic medicine into clinical care; fostering life sciences entrepreneurship and business growth; and encouraging the creation of a genomics-literate workforce and society. The HudsonAlpha biotechnology campus consists of 152 acres nestled within Cummings Research Park, the nation's second largest research park. Designed to be a hothouse of biotech economic development, HudsonAlpha's state-of-the-art facilities co-locate nonprofit scientific researchers with entrepreneurs and educators. The relationships formed on the HudsonAlpha campus encourage collaborations that produce advances in medicine and agriculture. Under the leadership of Dr. Richard M. Myers, a key collaborator on the Human Genome Project, HudsonAlpha has become a national and international leader in genetics and genomics research and biotech education, and includes more than 30 diverse biotech companies on campus.


The Operations Department provides all aspects of operational support for the HudsonAlpha campus, including shipping and receiving dock, janitorial services, operation, maintenance and repair of facilities common supplies, environmental health and safety, security and surveillance.  The department accommodates varying requests while ensuring that overall standards for cleanliness, safety, and optimal operation are maintained.  The department serves the needs of HudsonAlpha staff as well as the other tenants on campus.


The Facilities Manager reports to the Director of Operations.  Responsible for a team of Facilities Technicians representing a cross-section of skilled trades and crafts capable of maintaining all aspects of the buildings and campus. Manages assigned tasks via a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS).  Responsible for managing a team of 3rd party providers for outsourced materials and services.   Staff may be given additional specialized assignments based on specific areas of expertise.

  • Develop and manage facilities/maintenance operations and capital budgets
  • Supervise and develop facilities/maintenance team (6 to 10 direct reports)
  • Develop/manage metrics, key performance indicators (KPI), and dashboard(s) for department and team members
  • Develop/manage systems to inspect, maintain, and repair building systems to include but not limited to: mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC to ensure optimal operation
  • Manage computerized maintenance management system (CMMS)
  • Maintain appropriate levels of maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) items, including tools
  • Manage and coordinate projects and services performed by outside contractors
  • Develop recommendations for cost savings, energy savings and waste reductions
  • Ensure departments' strict compliance with all safety, security, and environmental policies, procedures and regulations
  • Provide technical input and coordinate with Director of Operations on new construction and renovations
  • Other duties as assigned



  • BS in Engineering or related discipline; equivalent technical degree
  • Certified Facility Manager (CFM) preferred
  • 10 years of progressive experience and responsibility in a facilities maintenance field
  • 5 years of experience in facilities management role
  • Ability to interpret drawings, specifications, and schematics
  • Working knowledge of complex electrical, mechanical, HVAC, and Building Automation Systems (BAS)
  • Well-versed in technical/engineering operations and facilities management best practices
  • Experience in Class A office and laboratories a plus
  • Energy management experience and/or Certified Energy Manager (CEM) a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to interact with a wide range of people
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Advanced computer skills, Mac experience preferred
  • Professional appearance and demeanor
  • Exceptional discretion in dealing with sensitive information
  • Ability to prioritize competing tasks
  • Valid driver's license (MVR check required)



The physical requirements and environmental conditions of this position consist primarily of:

  • Frequent to continuously lifting or moving materials that are 1 to 40 lbs.
  • Frequent standing, sitting, and walking
  • Ability to use power and hand tools and operate a motor vehicle
  • Continuous mental and visual attention, requiring constant alertness and/or activity.

It is the policy of HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, in accordance with all applicable laws, to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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