Facilities coordinator CAR-T

Auris Health

Auris Health

Ghent, Belgium
Posted on Thursday, September 7, 2023
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EPS, part of the Janssen Supply Chain Group, a member of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies, is recruiting a Facility Coordinator for the CAR-T hubs in Ghent. The position will be based in Ghent Belgium and reports to the local facilities manager and is part of the facilities team.
CAR-T (chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy) is a new approach to eliminate cancer cells, which work by harnessing the power of a patient’s own immune system. They are created from the patients’ own T cells and are engineered to eliminate cancer cells expressing a specific antigen.
To support the CAR-T program in EMEA, Janssen is building two CAR-T manufacturing centres in the Ghent area (Belgium).
The Ghent E&PS team’s main task is to make sure the building and building systems are available (24/7) in a safe and compliant way for the occupants and their activities. This will be realized in collaboration with multiple external partners.
Major Responsibilities:
During construction:
- Participate in the construction and commissioning activities for two brand new manufacturing centres (2022 – 2023)
- Follow up on the required test and commissioning activities
- Prepare future maintenance activities
Once the facility is up and running (EO 2022, 2023):
- Supervise maintenance activities performed by contractors:
- Plan the required maintenance activities incl shut down
- Prepare work permits and comply with safety procedures/guidelines
- Follow up on and document activities performed
- Place necessary orders for services and/or spare parts
- Follow up financials
- Provide input for and update maintenance plans and checklists
- Apply all required GMP procedures
- Provide input for improvements to current buildings and systems
- Participate in a standby system for interventions outside of office hours


- Master’s degree in engineering, life sciences etc. Or equivalent experience required
- Minimum of 5+ years maintenance/ facility mgmt experience
- Strong problem-solving skills and a ‘Can do’ mentality
- Able to delegate, steer a large contractor population
- Good knowledge of maintenance in a GMP environment required