Facilities Maintenance Technician
Paragon Bioservices, Inc. (PBI) is a growing biopharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing organization with an internationally recognized tradition of quality and service. PBI provides process development and GMP manufacturing services for Phase I/II clinical trials to industry leaders as well as innovative start-ups utilizing novel technologies to produce state-of-the-art vaccines and therapies for people when they are most in need. As a PBI employee, you will actively contribute to the delivery of our services and products to our customers and their patients. The Facilities Maintenance Mechanic requires a good understanding of mechanical and electrical systems in a biopharmaceutical manufacturing/R&D facility, supporting the GMP production of Phase I/II bulk biologics. The Facilities Mechanic is responsible for supporting refrigeration equipment and utilities as well as general facilities operation in the GMP manufacturing of Phase I/II bulk biologics. Positions available at both Harmans, MD (near BWI) or Baltimore, MD (BioPark) Positions available for night shift only - 6:00 pm - 6:00 am Key Roles & Responsibilities: Understands mechanical and electrical systems in a biopharmaceutical manufacturing/R&D facility, supporting the GMP production of Phase I/II bulk Biologics Has basic math and computer skills (WORD, EXCEL) and must be familiar with building automation systems (BAS) Must have a detailed understanding of the refrigeration and heating systems/ components and associated controls throughout various applications of equipment Must be proficient in troubleshooting refrigeration systems and completing repairs per required regulations and industry best practices including component change out. Must obtain Grade 3 Stationary Engineer's License within the first year of service Good mechanical ability for equipment troubleshooting and repair Experience in working in an FDA regulated, clean room environment that requires full gowning (Tyvek coverall, gloves, hair cover, shoe covers) Positive, professional attitude toward work and willingness to cooperate with co-workers and supervisors and to contribute to a project team. Timeliness and accuracy in completion of projects and paperwork. (quantity of work) Contributions to projects beyond general responsibilities. (quality of work) Identification of problem areas affecting operations. (knowledge/problem solving) Offers suggestions for correcting problems and for improving operations. (knowledge/problem solving) Exercises good judgment in dealing with operational problems. (knowledge/problem solving) Must be able to clearly communicate in English (verbally and written Will participate in facility expansion, validation Works under general supervision to meet project goals Will recommend parts/supply purchases for equipment within the manufacturing/lab areas Works closely with manufacturing/lab staff to troubleshoot and repair equipment problems Works closely with various departments at Paragon and offers assistance as needed Visibly supports and leads adherence to Paragon safety procedures, practices and the cGMPs Education & Experience: High School Diploma or GED 2+ years' experience with heating and refrigeration systems Lifting to 40 lbs., and work on ladders/step stools required Must demonstrate abilities in mechanical/electrical repairs and maintenance. Automation and controls operation, repairs and maintenance is preferred Must have proficient knowledge of controls and automation operations Requires basic math and computer skills (WORD, EXCEL) and must be familiar with building automation systems (BAS). Requires working extended periods on his/her feet in a fast-paced environment. Must be able to clearly communicate in English (verbal, written). Paragon Bioservices is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.