Plant Operations Technician

Jun 1, 2020

Sutro Biopharma, Inc. is looking for energetic and talented individuals to join its multidisciplinary research and development team. You will be working to develop new processes to maximize our technology and enhance our internal and collaborative product development initiatives in a fast paced environment.


As a member of the Sutro Biopharma Facilities and Engineering Team you will be an important and valued resource for the maintenance of the building, utilities and bioprocessing equipment at our cGMP Manufacturing Facility.  Your core duties will include some or all the following responsibilities.


  • Complete all required safety related training for the Sutro Manufacturing Facility.
  • Hazardous Waste and Biohazardous Waste program point of contact for pickup from contract service provider.
  • This job requires lifting 50 lbs.


  • Ability to troubleshoot complex problems and discern between cause and effect so that a lasting solution is put in place.
  • Ability to work with a variety of tools in multiple disciplines such as electrical and plumbing. All manner of electromechanical devices will be in your scope of work.
  • Performance of planned maintenance and work orders on GMP Bioprocessing Equipment and Support Equipment such as RODI, Plant Steam, Pure Steam, CDA, HVAC.
  • Follow established, written procedures for the Preventive Maintenance Program, Spare Parts Program, Calibration Program, Operation and Maintenance SOPs for the Sutro Manufacturing Facility.
  • On call, after hours response to support manufacturing and utilities equipment issues.
  • Scheduling service providers and point of contact during maintenance which often includes escorting in the cleanrooms and building during the maintenance activities.
  • Prioritizing emergency and non-emergency tasks.
  • Acknowledging incoming service requests from internal customers and creation of work orders.

Inventory and Computer Systems

  • Maintain the spare parts room by following the systems and processes associated with it.
  • Educate stakeholders and customers on the systems and procedures for equipment management.
  • Utilize the Computerized Maintenance Management Software to track assets, calibration and the entire work order and preventive maintenance process.
  • Able to use common desktop software to prepare and present information.

Documentation and Quality Systems:

  • cGMP Documentation Practices
  • Change Control authoring and execution
  • Deviation initiation, authoring and investigation, closure


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Provide a professional and responsible interaction with team members, service providers and internal customers.
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a clean and efficient manner
  • Work closely with team members and internal customers to accomplish a common goal
  • Ability to work in a fast paced goal oriented environment
  • Ability to stay focused on longer term projects

Additional Responsibilities:

  • This person will be the backup resource for the calibration program
  • This person will be a resource for utility equipment maintenance and monitoring including logbooks
  • This person will share on-call and afterhours response activities and must be must be flexible to work modified work shift as required



Associates Degree or Trades Certification / High School Completion

Previous Life Science/ GMP / Maintenance Role preferred.

Ability to wear PPE as the job requires

Control of Hazardous Energies Training

Confined Space Training

Ladder Safety Training

Please submit resume for Req. #2037 to Please visit our website at www.sutrobio.comfor more information.

Sutro provides a competitive benefits package that includes a choice of health, dental, and vision insurance, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, 401K plan, PTO, and stock options.

Sutro Biopharma is committed to the diversity of our team and we are committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion.

Salaries listed on jobsites may not be representative of salary ranges at Sutro Biopharma.

Please be advised, inquiries or resumes from recruiters will not be accepted.