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Environmental/Custodial Technician

Ossium Health

Ossium Health

Indianapolis, IN, USA
Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2023
Ossium’s mission is to improve the health, vitality, and longevity of human beings through bioengineering. We develop, manufacture, and bank cell therapy products that apply the power of stem cell science to revolutionize treatment for patients with blood and immune diseases. At Ossium, we empower our employees, maintain the highest standards of operational excellence, and are a force for good.

About the Job

We’re hiring an Environmental/Custodial Technician who will provide critical custodial support to ensure that our facility is clean so our team can process and bank life-saving bone marrow. In this role, you’ll be responsible for a variety of facility and equipment cleaning and clerical functions to keep operations running smoothly in our cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practice) facility. This is a hands-on role, and we’ll train you on Good Documentation Practices, preparing tools for sterilization, and other support tasks which are key for a biotech manufacturing facility.

This role reports to the Lab Support Tech Floor Supervisor, and will work closely with both the Facilities team and the Clinical Production team.

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Capability to operate with a high level of organization and excellent time management in a dynamic startup environment
  • This is an hourly, non-exempt role based in our Indianapolis facility

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure the office areas are in sanitary and orderly conditions at all times:
    • This includes conference rooms, offices, workspace areas, reception areas, warehouse, bathrooms, locker rooms, support area hallways, decontamination rooms, and cryogenic storage rooms
  • Properly restock and store cleaning equipment after each shift
  • provide other necessary services such as floor care, carpet care, specialized cleaning projects, recycling, solid waste removal, and biohazardous waste removal
  • Perform facility cleaning, trash removal, and routine and non-routine upkeep
  • Perform routine mopping, cleaning, wiping, and restocking of cleaning products
  • Ensure break areas and office supplies remain stocked
  • Receive, unpack, and deliver cleaning items to utility/cleaning room; re-stock items as necessary; label shelves
  • Assist Support Team with support tasks, including but not limited to restocking cleanrooms, facility cleaning, Dycem cleaning and routine ISO-8 hallway mopping
  • Document all activities and record results following Good Documentation Practices where applicable;

In your first six months some projects you’ll work on include:

  • Training on gowning and cleaning practices for the cleanroom support areas
  • Learning the basics of safety, sterility, and the general flow of our methods and operations
  • Developing a cleaning regiment with the facility team based on usage of area
  • Updating inventory count and maintaining inventory records to share with management

Physical Requirements

  • Requires training in blood borne pathogen safety measures
  • Requires use of cryogenic substances (liquid nitrogen); training in the use of liquid nitrogen is required and provided
  • Must be able to work in controlled environments requiring special gowning (ie. over the head, hands, feet and body)
  • Must be able to work in a moderately noisy environment
  • Must be able to work around biohazardous materials and chemicals
  • Must be able to lift, push, pull and/or carry up to 25 lbs
  • Must be able to use hands and fingers to handle and feel objects, tools, and controls
  • Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time. Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch; use hands to handle or feel; and reach with arms.
  • Must be able to work in aseptic areas and in compliance with 21 C.F.R. 211.28

We offer a full slate of employee benefits including:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Stock options
  • 401(k) matching
  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Four weeks of PTO accrued (vacation & sick time) annually + 11 company holidays
  • Employer paid life insurance and long term disability
  • Gym membership/recreational sports reimbursements

Ossium provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Ossium provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.