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Facilities Manager

Active Surfaces

Active Surfaces

Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Facilities Manager

Product development
Greater Boston Area
Hiring Manager
Start date
August 2024
3 more properties

About Us

At Active Surfaces, we are on a mission to redefine solar energy's role in combating climate change by unlocking vast solar potential where it was previously unimaginable. Pioneering an MIT-patented, ultra-thin film flexible solar technology, we envision transforming urban landscapes and other structurally limited areas into power-generating assets, significantly increasing solar adaptability to the built environment.
Founded in 2022, Active Surfaces is a venture-backed company supported by Safar Partners, Lendlease, QVT, Sabanci Holdings, MassCEC, Venture for Climate, and Third Derivative amongst others. Our team boasts over 60 years of experience in roll-to-roll manufacturing and has been recognized on TEDx and the Forbes 30 under 30 list. Active Surfaces has already garnered strong support from F500 firms, national labs, and top accelerators that all believe our efficient, low-cost, flexible panels can significantly accelerate solar deployment, achieving gigaton-scale CO2 emission reductions.
Our team is now looking to expand. We are seeking a highly motivated and creative Facilities Manager to join our our R&D team and contribute to the development, prototyping, and building of next-gen solar devices and beyond!
Come join us to revolutionize solar and fight climate change!

About the Role


As the Facilities Manager, you will be responsible for managing the day-to-day laboratory operations and managing our physical assets, including material procurement, inventory management, maintenance, experimental support, and adherence to compliance protocols. You will be part of the Manufacturing and R&D team, coordinating efforts in lab and contributing to groundbreaking research at the support level. Your strong background in managing lab operations will be essential to support the R&D development efforts. You will work directly with the Founder & Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and quickly see your work translate from into larger scale manufacturing and production of the next generation of thin-film photovoltaics.


Provide technical support to resolve facility-related issues, ensuring equipment and projects meet operational, budgetary, and environmental objectives.
Support installation and build out of facilities, including logistics of installation, building upgrades, and contractor management.
Develop maintenance strategies and perform evaluations to enhance facility efficiency and compliance with safety standards.
Collaborate with teams to set project specifications, timelines, and budgets to ensure adherence to codes and environmental regulations.
Lead continuous operational improvement efforts by analyzing project outcomes to refine future initiatives.
Oversee safety strategy and maintain and inspect safety equipment in line with regulatory and manufacturer guidelines.
Conduct safety inspections and audits to ensure compliance and address potential workplace hazards - implementing site-specific safety programs.
Manage corrective actions for unsafe conditions, incident investigations, and safety oversight.
Oversee the management of hazardous materials, including proper labeling, storage, and disposal in accordance with regulations.
Perform environmental compliance audits and contribute to spill response and prevention strategies.

Key qualifications

Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Civil Engineering, or related field with 3-7 plus years of proven facilities engineering, management, or related project experience.
Experience implementing and overseeing aspects related to an environmental, health and safety program.
Technical experience in building systems, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and other facility-related infrastructure.
Ability to analyze complex issues and provide practical solutions.
Strong knowledge of lab safety and chemical safety standards and compliance regulations.
Adaptable and detail-oriented, able to quickly assess and prioritize competing priorities.
Well-developed collaboration, communication, organizational, and time-management skills.
Ability to work in high-volume, fast paced environment.
Ability to occasionally lift up to 50 lbs.
Work in a facility that contains industrial hazards including heat, cold, noise, fumes, strong magnets, lead (Pb), high voltage, high current, pressure systems, and cryogenics.

Nice to Haves

Highly regarded Professional Engineering (P.E.) license or the pursuit thereof.
Experience with roll-to-roll manufacturing processes or similar high-throughput production technologies.
Certifications in Facility Management (e.g., Certified Facility Manager, Facilities Management Professional).
Advanced training in environmental health and safety regulations.
Background in Lean Six Sigma or other continuous improvement methodologies.


Top-tier health and dental insurance
15 days vacation, 5 days personal leave
Commute reimbursement (75%)
Wellness program ($50/month)
Phone program ($50/month)

How to apply

If you are a talented and ambitious Facilities Manager with a passion for manufacturing, we encourage you to apply. Please submit your resume, cover letter and any relevant supporting documents to careers@activesurfaces.xyz.
Join our dynamic team and contribute to the future of renewable energy technology!
Active Surfaces is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse work environment.

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