Facilities Technician I
For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we'll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.IMPORTANT: In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process. Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.Job SummaryThe Facilities Technician is responsible for keeping the facility in good operating condition and responding to normal and emergency service calls, taking corrective action via diagnosis and repairs. Conducts Preventive Maintenance. The Facilities Technician will be required to perform a wide range of repair and maintenance tasks throughout Vigene facilities.Essential Responsibilities:Perform routine maintenance and repair throughout Vigene facilities, such as repairing cosmetic damage, for example, minor window, door, and wall repair.Independently request and gather quotes for preventive maintenance contracts on all Facility Equipment as required.Repair plumbing leaks to avoid water damage and restore use of water fixtures to include faucets, toilets, sinks and purified water skids.Repair of damaged electrical wiring/cords when a short or severed wire occurs. Investigate and repair shorts and performs additional electrical issues beyond basic repairs.Maintain building HVAC equipment to keep climate control in the facility functioning properly. Schedule outside contractors for major HVAC issues apart from Facilities & Engineering Management.Applying and execution of established preventative measures to the building to reduce the risk of failures. Plumbing, HVAC, and electrical knowledge required for maintenance, repair and fundamental and advanced trouble shooting.Support Vigene staff for basic utility supply including, water, gasses, electrical and furniture requests, office relocations and general accommodations to assist employees with their work duties.Maintain DI water systems with the assistance of approved Vendors.Maintain inventory, order and maintaining stock of air filters for all air handlers, fan coils and HEPA filter assemblies.Process/Manufacturing equipment support/trouble shooting/written record keeping, and forms as required.Check and confirm process gasses are at service pressure daily.Monitor LABWATCH equipment monitoring system on daily basis.Work with the Equipment Manager to handle process equipment needs and understands how each system works.Job QualificationsAssociate degree in science OR High School Diploma or GED with 3+ years of prior work experience in the Biotechnology Industry in a GMP Facilities setting.Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams.Familiar with closed loop disposable technology a plus.Advanced Plumbing, HVAC and Electrical experience.Availability - Overtime work and schedule changes are required to meet business needs. Weekend and night work may also be required based on manufacturing schedule.IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV.Vaccine MandateCharles River is a US Federal Contractor. As a result, we must follow the Presidential Executive Order to mandate vaccinations, and ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021. Our main priority is the wellbeing, health, and safety of our people. We will be requiring proof of vaccination from all employees.Anyone with requests for disability-related and/or religious exemptions should contact Talent Acquisition (crrecruitment_US@) so that information can be provided about the accommodation process at Charles River.About Biologics Testing SolutionsWith more than 50 years of experience and proven regulatory expertise, the Charles River Biologics group can address challenging projects for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies worldwide. Offering a variety of services such as contamination and impurity testing, protein characterization, bioassays, viral clearance studies and stability and lot release programs, we support clients throughout the biologic development cycle, from the establishment and characterization of cell banks through preclinical and clinical studies to marketed products. Whether clients need stand-alone services, a unique package of testing, or insourced support, our Biologics group can create a custom solution to suit their needs. Each year more than 20,000 biologic testing reports are sent each and over 200 licenses products are supported by our biologics testing solutions team.