Cleanroom Careers

Purchasing Assistant

Role Profile

The Purchasing Assistant’s primary role and responsibility is to process subcontracts, purchase orders and change orders for both product and construction projects. The Purchasing Assistant reports directly to the Purchasing Manager. The Purchasing Assistant also closely monitors shipping dates for all materials and advises the Construction Project Team of status. The Purchasing Assistant is also involved with obtaining drawings and specs for product submittal approval.

 

Responsibilities

  1. Creates and sends purchase orders and contracts to be sent to vendors and subcontractors from our project management system.
  2. Exceptional attention to detail needed creating purchase orders, tracking completed or pending work and handling confidential documents. 
  3. Maintains individual reports and enters updates for all commitments.
  4. Confers with vendors to obtain product or service information such as price, availability, and delivery schedule.
  5. Contact vendors on ship dates, necessary drawings, and expedited orders.
  6. Work directly with shipping company on orders and shipping instruction.
  7. Process and track all purchase order submittal cut sheets and drawings required for materials and equipment. 
  8. Tracking orders shall be performed in parallel with Project Managers and Project Coordinators on all projects. 
  9. Handle customer (product) and project manager calls regarding drawings, shipping, information requests, missing parts, problems with shipping/shipment etc. for product and construction.  
  10. Fill out required paperwork for export documents and monitor border crossing shipments.
  11. Set-up project vendor notebooks and product files.
  12. Update and maintain Project Management system vendors and contact information.

Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or two to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Individual should be proficient in Spreadsheet Software (Excel); Word Processing Software (Word); Electronic Mail Software (Outlook); Creating PDF’s; DocuSign; Google Sharing; Contract Management systems; Database software; Inventory Software; and Order Processing Systems.

  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, and percentages.

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  Work environment is indoors.

 

Senior Architectural Designer

Role Profile

The Senior Architectural Designer will be responsible for the overall architectural design efforts on multiple AES projects. The Senior Architectural Designer will develop AES detail design drawings, lead design meetings with clients, coordinate daily with engineering staff, collaborate with various A/E firms, develop project specific code analysis and participate in project design reviews. This position will also require coordination on a daily basis with the Sales, Estimating and Construction departments. The Senior Architectural Designer will ensure quality control of architectural documentation as well as participate in developing technical solutions to project design challenges. This position will report directly to the Director of Architecture.

Responsibilities

1. Will work directly with the Director of Architecture and VP of Engineering on business development and preconstruction services.

2. Will be responsible for the design and development of architectural documentation from Concept through to Detail Design on multiple projects.

3. Will direct and mentor less experienced architectural staff members.

4. Must have good understanding/knowledge of industry codes and standards.

5. Must possess working knowledge of construction materials and methods

6. Have the ability to effectively communicate with outside A/E firms

7. Have the ability to coordinate across all engineering disciplines.

8. Will participate in the development of architectural department standards and templates

9. Responsible for architectural quality control as well as shop drawing review.

10. Responsible for Construction Administration of designed projects.

11. Under the approval of the VP of Engineering, attend conferences, seminars and workshops

12. Coordinate with the AES Sales, Estimating and Construction departments as needed

13. Will coordinate with the AES manufacturing facility as required.

14. Coordinate with site installation team to ensure design documentation intent is met.

15. Ability to coordinate with Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) partners on architectural design solutions

16. Ability to travel on an as needed basis

Qualifications

  • Bachelors of Architecture Degree from an accredited university…or 10+ years of architectural design experience in the Life Science Industry.
  • Must have working knowledge of current building codes and standards.
  • Thorough understanding of building systems and construction methods.
  • Working knowledge of the following; AutoCad, Revit, Navisworks, Bluebeam, Microsoft office and Adobe Suite
  • Excellent communication skills

 

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Project Estimator

Position Description

This position is primarily responsible for planning and coordinating of pre-construction activities concerned with the bidding, construction and maintenance of proposed Cleanroom projects. This position will also be responsible for analyzing specifications, proposals, and other documentation to prepare material and labor cost estimates and proposals for proposed projects.

Position Responsibilities
  • Reads and analyzes request for proposals (RFP), assigning responsibilities between department personnel to meet deliverables and schedule of RFPs.
  • Reviews contractual requirements with corporate officers and utilizes their input in generation of estimates and proposals.
  • Ensures all contract bid documents are complete and accurate prior to submission.
  • Attend pre-construction meetings on or off-site as required.
  • Performs or directs the preparation of quantity take offs and obtaining of competitive quotations from sub-contractors and vendors.
  • Interprets and explains plans and contract terms to administrative staff, co-workers. Participates in turn over meeting with Engineering & Construction departments after award of project.
  • Coordinates with construction department on changes in scope, directing or generating costs associated with scope changes. Resolves scope questions or clarifications that arise on current projects.
  • Organizes and maintains a centralized cost estimating/quotation database and a formal process to support cost estimating to ensure historical data is utilized.
  • Analyzes completed projects to compare estimated costs to actual costs and determine the reason for any discrepancies.
  • Provides improvement recommendations to cost estimating procedures to reduce future discrepancies between estimated and actual costs.
  • Studies job specifications to determine appropriate construction methods.Seeks clarification and direction from the department lead or other managers to meet timelines of the project.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) from four-year college or university in Engineering; and five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have a degree.
  • An individual should be proficient with the following software: Estimating Software(Sage Timberline Estimating Extended), Take-Off Software (On-Screen Take-off); Database Creation & Reporting Software (Crystal Reports and Access); Development Software or minimum VBA proficient; Spreadsheet Software (Excel); Design Software (AutoCAD LT or Equiv), Project Management Software (Primavera Contract Manager); Word Processing Software (Word); Electronic Mail Software (Outlook); Presentation software (PowerPoint).
  • Knowledge of Architectural, Mechanical HVAC, and Electrical Engineering design concepts.  Ability to work with engineering and mathematical concepts such as calculus, probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Experience with “National Estimating Means” standards.
  • Active in a Professional Estimating Society.
  • Excellent judgment and discretion; ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously, meet deadlines, and handle work-related stress is required.
  • Friendly, courteous, professional, outgoing, and customer service oriented.
  • Detail-oriented and work effectively under pressure while meeting all applicable deadlines.
  • Must be able to work independently and productively with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional atmosphere for employees, clients and customers.
  • Able to work a flexible schedule to include weekends.
  • May require some domestic overnight travel.
  • Analytical – Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data.
  • Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations.
  • Professional development  – Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.

 

Production Team Member

Looking to join a fast-growing company that values its employees? Want to challenge yourself physically while contributing to the greater good?

If so, you may be a perfect fit for the production team at AES Clean Technology.

AES is a world-class cleanroom design and construction company that has been building facilities for the world’s leading pharma and biotech companies for over 30 years. Our cleanrooms are critical to the manufacturing of life-changing products such as medicines and vaccines. At our Suwanee, Georgia factory, our production team builds the wall and ceiling systems that make these cleanrooms possible.

The work at our factory is as fast-paced and physical as it is critical — desk jockeys need not apply. You will be on your feet all day, operating equipment and performing daily manufacturing operations, as well as cross-training in all areas of the floor.

Responsibilities include:

  • Machine operation and setup: Shear, Roll Formers, CNC Milling & Cutting Machines, Brake Press
  • Welding
  • Simple and complex assembly
  • Material handling

Bring your drive and a great work ethic. You must be able to operate basic equipment, use hand and power tools, use measuring tools, follow work instructions, work in a team environment, and lift up to 50 lbs.

We offer competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, and life insurance, as well as a 401K match, paid holidays, vacation, and sick time. You will have the ability to advance via our skills progression program. We follow all local, state and federal employment laws. Our factory follows strict hygiene and safety protocols to protect the health and well-being of all our workers during COVID-19.

Pay: $15.00 – $18.00 per hour plus overtime shift differential and bonuses

Schedule:

  • 1st shift: Monday-Friday, 10 hours, 6:00am – 4:00pm; plus selected Saturdays, 8 hours
  • 2nd shift: Monday-Friday, 8 hours, 2:00pm – 10:00pm; plus selected Saturdays, 8 hours; $1.50/hr. premium pay.

 

Internal Project Manager (IPM)

Position Description

The Project Manager’s primary role and responsibility is to manage the AES project team and client as a while entity. Maintain good communications throughout each phase of the project and follow AES protocol and SOP’s through completion of the project. This process starts with the turnover meeting with sales, estimating, VP of Construction and engineering. The Project Manager will manage the Project Coordinators, Purchasing and Project Management Team to ensure each project is being maintained per the contract scope of work, project schedule and budgets. Project Managers interface with AES engineering department to maintain requirements of project schedules.

Position Responsibilities
  • Develop and maintain project budget.
  • Develop AIA breakdowns for billing.
  • Manage the development of the subcontractors scope of work by the Project Coordinators and interface with Q/A on development of scope of work.
  • Manage the development of the Equipment Materials Delivery Schedule by the Project Coordinators and Project Manager.
  • Manage and develop the purchasing scheme with the Purchasing Manager and Project Coordinators.
  • Maintain and manage the change orders with the Project Coordinators, Project Managers and Project Administrator.
  • Follow all organizational SOPs and capture project Lesson Learned, also Root Cause to identify all project issues.
  • Interface with Quality Assurance to establish Q/A Plans for project scope for each task.
  • Attend meetings for constructability with client.
  • Monitor process and schedule of project in the Engineer phase.
  • Visit jobsite and review installation with Project manager and review project with client and also confirm all Quality Plan items are being performed.
  • Maintain communication with client throughout project.
  • Contract requirements with client
  • Project schedule
  • Site conditions
  • Project schedule
  • Safety program
  • Project game plan
  • Expediting material schedule
  • Project manager manuals
  • Project drawings and specifications
  • Schedule and manage internal project kickoff review meeting with field project management team
Supervisory Responsibilities

Directly supervises 1-6 employees in the Construction Department and indirectly with the Field. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Competencies

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Intellectual

  • Analytical – Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures.
  • Design – Generates creative solutions; translates concepts and information into images; uses feedback to modify designs; applies design principles; demonstrates attention to detail.
  • Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Technical Skills – Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.

Interpersonal

Interpersonal Skills – Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things.

  • Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings.
  • Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.
  • Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.

Organization

  • Diversity – Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educates others on the value of diversity; promotes a harassment-free environment; builds a diverse workforce.
  • Ethics – Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.

Self-management

  • Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Quantity – Meets productivity standards; completes work in timely manner; strives to increase productivity; works quickly.
  • Safety And Security – Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Attendance/Punctuality – Consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Timely and reliable attendance is considered an essential job function.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) from four-year college or university in Engineering, Architecture, or Construction Management; or eight to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience in Pharma Systems.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of: Database Software (Access); Development Software; Internet Software; Manufacturing Software; Spreadsheet Software (Excel); Contract Management Systems; Design Software; Inventory Software; Order Processing Systems; Project Management Software; Word Processing Software (Word); Electronic Mail Software (Outlook); and Presentation software (PowerPoint).

Other Qualifications
  • Excellent organizational, leadership, interpersonal communication and computer skills.
  • Clear and conceptual thinking ability is required.
  • Excellent judgment and discretion; ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously, meet deadlines, and handle work-related stress is required.
  • Friendly, courteous, service-oriented, professional, outgoing, and customer service oriented.
  • Remain calm and professional in stressful situations.
  • Detail-oriented and work effectively under pressure while meeting all applicable deadlines.
  • Must be able to work independently and productively with minimum supervision.
Physical Demands
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.
  • Must be able to fulfill essential job function in a consistent state of alertness and safe manner.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
    Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Ability to review physical job site maneuvering through uneven terrain, climbing stairs, using ladders, etc.
Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.  Work environment is indoors and outdoors.

Field Installer

Position Description

We are currently looking to grow our staff with talented, well-trained field installers and mechanics. We have openings for quality Field Installers who put pride into their work and understand teamwork is the key in the success of our projects.  

Employees must be able to handle many general construction labor duties including, but not limited to building and erecting structures as follows:  

  • Able to climb ladders and work at different heights
  • The job often requires lifting great amounts of weight (up to 100lbs safely)
  • Interpret drawings and schematics
  • Have quick thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Maintain a safe work zone and work neatly
  • This is a construction job so you must be able to perform the physical requirements
  • Be dependable
  • Have pride in your work
  • Ability to travel within United States and also out of the country

In addition to dependability, we are looking for those who are willing to travel, as this is a requirement due to our projects being nationwide and occasionally international. Employees would have a rotation of three (3) weeks on the job, and one (1) week home.

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Actualmente estamos buscando expandir nuestro personal con instaladores y mecánicos talentosos, competentes y bien entrenados. Tenemos posiciones abiertas para Instaladores de Campo calificados que se enorgullezcan de su trabajo y entiendan que el trabajo de equipo es la llave para el éxito en nuestros proyectos.

Empleados deben ser capaces de manejar diferentes tareas generales de construcción incluyendo, pero sin limitarse, a construir y erigir estructuras de la siguiente manera:

  • Capaz de subir escaleras y trabajar a diferentes alturas
  • El trabajo frecuentemente requiere levantar fuertes cantidades de peso ( hasta 100lbs de forma segura)
  • Interpretar dibujos y esquemas
  • Facilidad en la toma de decisiones rápidas y resolución de problemas
  • Trabajar ordenadamente y mantener una zona de trabajo segura
  • Este es un trabajo de construcción, por lo tanto usted tiene que ser capaz de cumplir los requerimientos físicos.
  • Confiable
  • Orgulloso de su trabajo
  • Capacidad de viajar dentro y fuera del país

Además de confiabilidad, estamos buscando aquellos que estén dispuestos a viajar, esto es un requisito debido a que nuestros proyectos son a nivel nacional y ocasionalmente internacionales. Empleados tendrían una rotación de tres (3) semanas en el trabajo y una (1) semana en casa.

Ofrecemos beneficios pagados por la compañía y beneficios voluntarios que incluyen: seguro de salud médico, dental, visión, STD, LTD, 401K, ESOP, vacaciones, seguro de vida y otros beneficios.

Project Coordinator, PC

Position Description

Project Coordinator’s role and responsibility is to manage the assigned project scope from the internal kick-off meeting thru the engineering phase and procurement. The Project Coordinator will report directly to the In House Project Managers for all scopes of work. The Project Coordinator is to work daily with the assigned project management team in the field. This position supports the following and ensures all AES SOPs and Q/A plan is being maintained throughout the project.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assists the In House Project Manager, IHPM, where applicable in the day to day duties of a project’s administration. Working closely under the guidance and direct of the SPM.
  • Assist in plan and spec analysis in order to provide clear, trackable and coordinated interpretations of the design/drawings for construction.
  • Answer RFI for design changes and/or clarification on drawings and maintain a RFI log. Solicit support from IHPM and Engineering for answers.
  • Research and recommend solutions to design document problems, including conflicts, interferences and errors/omissions.
  • Acts as a liaison with subcontractors in expediting drawings and related information.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to date logs (RFI, Vendor/Subcontractor, Purchase, Owner etc.), track responses and advise the IHPM of the status of all.
  • Maintain and update the EMDS, review drawings and submittals.
  • Coordinate submittals and procure all close-out documents including warranties and Operating and Maintenance Manuals.
  • Develop project checklist on AES submittals that need to be issued to the subcontractors for their installation scope of work.
  • Pre-award quote comparisons for all subcontractors and vendors prior to awarding to include invitations to bid.
  • Follow the Material/Equipment Delivery Schedule developed by the IHPM.

Experience & Skills:

  • Able to work a flexible schedule to include weekends when needed.
  • In-depth knowledge of project management processes and project execution best practices.
  • Understands, documents, and communicates project risk
  • At least four (4) years of project coordination experience preferred.
  • Reads and interpret mechanical drawings as required
  • May require some travel on an as needed basis.
  • Detail-oriented and work effectively under pressure while meeting all applicable deadlines.
  • Must be able to work independently and productively with minimum supervision.
  • Recognize problems, identify possible causes and resolve routine problems.
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional atmosphere for employees, clients and customers

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university
  • 2-3 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of:
    • Database Software (Access)
    • Spreadsheet Software (Excel)
    • Contract Management Systems
    • Design Software
    • Project Management Software
    • Word Processing Software (Word)
    • Electronic Mail Software (Outlook)
    • Presentation software (PowerPoint)

Environmental Working Conditions & Physical Effort:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Location:

  • Montgomeryville, PA (Corporate Headquarters)

Position Type

  • Full-Time