Maintenance Technician

KitePharma (Hoofddorp NH, Nederland) 12 dagen geleden gepost

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

As Technician you are responsible for the repair and maintenance of the sites installations and related equipment. In this role you will be responsible for the technical state of the building related equipment such as HVAC and other critical utilities as well as laboratory and process equipment. You will support our new innovative biotechnology facility in Hoofddorp that includes general laboratories for bio-processing.

You will be joining a new team joining a newly formed team in which people of all backgrounds and experiences are respected, and where working together focused on saving lives, by finding the cure for cancer, is a daily activity. The team is diverse, enthusiastic and hardworking. Your manager will be the Manager Maintenance & Calibration.

Kite, A Gilead Company

At Kite, we are at the forefront of immunotherapy and engineered T cell therapy. We are helping change the paradigm of cancer treatment and we are revolutionizing individually tailored treatments. That means a fast paced and constantly changing environment, where we make discoveries every day – discoveries that include our own capabilities and our individual potential.

We’re currently seeking to recruit highly motivated talents for different positions, to join us and be part of our exciting journey in the development of innovative cancer immunotherapies and their translation to the treatment of patients with cancer.

Key responsibilities
  • Responsible for the repair and maintenance of installations and equipment of the pharmaceutical site
  • Supervising work performed by outside contractors
  • Follow up and permanently fix breakdowns on installations and equipment
  • Documentation of executed work according to the cGMP regulations
  • Supports development of engineering guidelines and standards
  • Performs multi-shift work as well as on call duties as required
  • Provides technical expertise on utility systems and small equipment
  • Performs with guidance fairly routine evaluation studies of manufacturing equipment
  • Analyses issues to seek simple solutions or bring ups to engineer for further processing
  • Able to communicate on several organizational levels within the organization
  • Able to perform (simple) Problem solving and root cause analysis
  • Experience with execution and starting improvement projects
  • Project member
Your Profile
  • Preferably minimum MBO level relevant education
  • Preferably 1-3 years of maintenance experience in a biotech, pharmaceutical or food company with direct experience with cGMP or highly regulated work environments
  • VCA-VOL certificate (or prepared to get this on short term)
  • Good interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills in Dutch and a good understanding of English
  • Able to work both independently and in a team
  • Result and service oriented
  • Ability to work safely

As we extend our global reach, we need colleagues interested in change, in challenge, and in building a new future together.

If you have the ability to thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment and feel that the moment has come for you to be part of such an exciting journey towards eliminating the burden of chronic cancer care, don’t miss out on this opportunity to join us and discover your sense of purpose.

As part of our recruitment process, you will be asked to complete a short 20-minute online Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ) and/or a capability test.

Apply now!

Would you like to know more before you apply? Please visit us at [...] or contact Robert-Jan Verwaal, Senior Recruiter TA, at

Only candidates in possession of a valid EU work permit will be considered.

Recruitment agencies: We seldom make use of agencies, and when we do, we have a PSL in place. We would appreciate if you did not contact hiring managers or the recruitment team directly, since we will not be able to respond to you.


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 [...] Employment Opportunity (EEO)

It is the policy of Gilead Sciences, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively "Gilead" or the "Company") to recruit select and employ the most qualified persons available for positions throughout the Company. Except if otherwise provided by applicable law, all employment actions relating to issues such as compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, returns from layoffs, company-sponsored training, education assistance, social and recreational programs are administered on a non-discriminatory basis (i.e. without regard to protected characteristics or prohibited grounds, which may include an individual’s gender, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, medical condition, veteran status, and age, unless such protection is prohibited by federal, state, municipal, provincial, local or other applicable laws). Gilead also prohibits discrimination based on any other characteristics protected by applicable laws.

For Current Kite Pharma Employees and Contractors:

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