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4 May 2021

Full-Time Director of Facilities and Equipment

Antora Energy – Posted by alexyoung Sunnyvale, California, United States

Job Description

Position Summary: We are seeking an exceptionally driven and passionate individual to manage Antora’s facility and equipment, including the build-out, operations, and maintenance of our R&D TPV cell fabrication and characterization line. Specifically, you will help identify facilities upgrade requirements and oversee their implementation; oversee the installation of new equipment; oversee equipment maintenance, repairs, and upgrades; and ensure high tool uptime. In addition, you will lead the scheduling of tasks within our facility operations, and be the driver of our environmental health and safety (EH&S) culture. As such, the role requires teamwork and leadership skills, as well as ‘hands on’ willingness to do what it takes to get the job done, no matter how big or small. You will be a key member of a cross-functional and rapidly growing organization.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Manage all aspects of the facility, equipment, operations, and EH&S.
  • Lead the identification and specification of facilities requirements, for existing and future equipment and staff.
  • Oversee getting facilities work completed, through a combination of doing the work oneself and bringing in external contractors.
    • Ensure that such work is done to code, and receives the necessary permitting.
  • Oversee routine maintenance, repairs, and tooling upgrades, to ensure highest-possible tool uptime, through a combination of doing the work oneself and bringing in external contractors.
  • Craft and implement policies and procedures for the highest possible safety of all employees and equipment.
  • Manage the timely and safe disposal of hazardous waste from the toolset.
  • Minimize hazards throughout the facility.
  • Prepare facilities budgets and monitor expenditure.
  • Ensure compliance with regulations and laws.

What You’ll Need:

  • Extensive experience (e.g. 10+ years) in Facilities Management and/or Equipment Engineering.
    • Experience managing teams of equipment maintenance technicians, contractors, and suppliers.
    • Advanced project management skills, and experience delivering projects on time & on budget.
  • Specific experience in equipment and/or facilities management in a semiconductor cleanroom environment, including deep knowledge of the mitigation of the associated hazards that are present in such an environment (electrical, chemical, etc.).
  • Computer literacy, in standard office software packages, but also specialized tools such as CAD software and work scheduling/ticketing software.
  • A degree in an engineering or technical field, or equivalent.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Empathy, sensitivity, and the ability to effectively interact with a broad and diverse range of colleagues.

Additional Skills Desired:

  • Experience with the processes and hazards associated with III/V semiconductor device fabrication (including semiconductor wafer handling, photolithography, metal and dielectric deposition, semiconductor etching, wet bench processes, and inspection).
  • Machine shop experience, and the ability to design and build custom fixturing as required

Successful applicants will likely have most or all the above attributes. However, we encourage you to apply even if your experiences and qualifications deviate somewhat from this list.


  • A competitive salary
  • Stock options
  • A premium benefits package, including:
    • 100% employer-coverage Anthem PPO Gold heath plan
    • Option for Anthem PPO Platinum heath plan, with employer-coverage up to Gold level
    • Vision and dental coverage
    • Life insurance
    • 50% coverage for dependents
    • 401(K) plan
  • A flexible schedule
  • The opportunity to be a leader in a rapidly-growing organization
  • A supportive, respectful, and creative environment
  • The ability to work with a team of kind, energetic, and passionate people
  • The opportunity to work in an environment in which your everyday actions have the potential for enormous impact in clean energy and climate

Location and hours: Antora’s operations are currently highly distributed, especially so given the current situation with COVID-19. While our core team is concentrated in the San Francisco Bay Area (and our new HQ is in Sunnyvale, CA), most team members are currently working from home, and we partner with contractors and suppliers across the US. For this role, a large amount of on-site work will be required (i.e. in Sunnyvale, CA), although some flexibility in schedule can be accommodated. This is a full-time position, but we are also open to temporary contract work in the near-term.

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: engineering. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

Job expires in 80 days.

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