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Maintenance Technician II

Netherlands - HoofddorpFacilities Operations/EH&SRegular

Job Description

Today, Kite Pharma is the leader in cell therapy. We are advancing a pipeline of oncology therapies centered on what we believe is the power of cell therapy to fundamentally change the way cancer is treated. As we extend our global reach with a new, state-of-the-art facility in Hoofddorp, we need colleagues interested in change, in challenge, and in building a new future together.

Join us and discover your sense of purpose!

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join us at our site in Hoofddorp, Netherlands as a Maintenance Technician.


You will be part of our Maintenance team responsible for the repair, supervision and maintenance of a variety installations and equipment across our modern pharmaceutical site.

In addition, you will be required to

  • Follow up and permanently fix breakdowns on installations and equipment

  • Accurately document executed work according to the cGMP regulations

  • Support development of engineering guidelines and standards

  • Perform multi-shift work as well as Stand-By duties as required

Skills & Knowledge

We are looking for someone who is able to

  • Provide technical expertise on utility systems and small equipment

  • Perform with guidance fairly routine evaluation studies of manufacturing equipment

  • Analyze issues to seek simple solutions or escalates 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

  • Demonstrate experience with execution and starting improvement projects

  • Be a collaborative project team member

Your Profile

  • Minimum MBO level 4

  • At least 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

If you have the ability to thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment and are willing to transform this environment in a proactive and stable one, 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.

Apply now!

Would you like to know more about this job before you apply? Please contact Neil Richardson, Talent Acquisition Business Partner, via:

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

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 Talent Acquisition team directly, since we will not be able to respond to you