Facility Maintenance Specialist (for New Facility in Northern VA)

Northern VA - Leesburg/Sterling
Feb 03, 2019
Mar 10, 2019
Career Level
Entry Level
Full Time

The Specialist - Facility Maintenance (US) is responsible for the Inspections, Maintenance, Documentation and Training of the Archives’ facilities and equipment. The Specialist - Facility Maintenance (US) performs a variety of archive functions and should develop a sense of responsibility toward his/her duties.


  • Perform daily inspections of all Archives facilities, and equipment.
  • Maintain and keep current all maintenance logbooks and exercise logbooks.
  • Coordinate with outside vendors for inspections and service.
  • Keep the Supervisor - Facility Maintenance (US) informed on the day-to-day state of the Archives, including irregularities and deviations from the normal.
  • Knowledgeable of Standard Operating Procedures of the Archives.
  • Awareness of technical problems that may affect quality or safety, and bringing them to the attention of the Facility Supervisor.
  • Maintain manufacturer’s maintenance specifications and industry standards.
  • Perform general building maintenance and internal ad hoc maintenance requests to your best ability.
  • Maintain inventory and accountability of all company tools.
  • Ability to solve certain technical problems with the help of the Facility Supervisor and/or Archives personnel.
  • Performance of other duties as assigned by the Facility Supervisor and Facility Operations Management.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education/Training, Experience and Certifications)

  • High school graduate (or equivalent).
  • At least 1 year of related experience.
  • Working knowledge of instruments and equipment used in the Archives and the ability to troubleshoot.

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES (Those necessary to perform the job competently)

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to apply and explain information in compliance with applicable regulations, policies, or standard operating, safety, and quality control procedures.
  • Able to effectively communicate to all levels of an organization (internally and externally).
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office (Word and Excel).

ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL EFFORT (Under Typical Positions) The work environment characteristics and physical effort described here are representative of those personnel may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Typically works in an office, laboratory, or archive environment with adequate lighting and ventilation and a normal range of temperature and noise level.

Personnel are required to stand and walk for a portion of the working day. The physical requirements of the job are for associates to talk, hear, bend/stoop, squat, crawl, climb height, reach above shoulder height, crouch, kneel, balance, and push/pull.

Personnel use both hands for repetitive actions such as grasping and manipulating. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with a job.

DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position. Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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