Facilities Technician II

Seracare Life Sciences Inc Milford , MA

Posted 3 weeks ago

Facilities Technician II

LGC's Clinical Diagnostics Division develops and manufactures a comprehensive portfolio of catalog and custom-developed diagnostic quality solutions and component materials for the extended life sciences industry. We partner with IVD assay developers, and pharmaceutical, CRO and academic institutions in commercialization activities across the entire diagnostic pipeline - from concept and early stage research, through expedited product development and onwards into routine clinical use. Laboratorians and diagnostic professionals across disciplines of clinical chemistry, immunochemistry, serology, molecular diagnostics and clinical genomics rely on LGC's products to support accurate and reliable diagnostic results.

Our operating entities include SeraCare Life Sciences and Maine Standards Company, which are in vitro diagnostics (IVD) manufacturers of quality measurement tools (calibrators, controls, linearity, EQA/PT, biological materials) and the Native Antigen Company, which is a manufacturer and supplier of viral antigens. Our 300+ employees operate FDA-registered and ISO 13485-accredited facilities in Maine, Massachusetts and Maryland, USA, and an ISO 9001-accredited facility in Oxford, UK.

Each day, our world-class staff, scientific expertise, operational efficiency and superior quality systems are ready to support the range of advanced technologies that collectively improve patient outcomes - from the widely adopted and established through to cutting-edge NGS and precision diagnostics.

Job Purpose

The Facilities Technician is tasked with day-to-day facilities activities, including general maintenance tasks and ensuring that the facility is well organized, safe, and clean. Activities are managed and documented via work orders within Faciliworks - CMMS database. The position conducts routine inspections of premises and equipment, performs preventative maintenance and basic repairs (carpentry, painting, plumbing, etc), and completes work orders in a timely and professional fashion.

Key Responsibilities

  • Equipment Maintenance & Repair

  • Schedule, conduct and maintain records of Preventative Maintenance (PM) on key pieces of equipment located around the facility. Including sourcing replacement parts and maintaining critical parts

  • Coordinate with department managers & supervisors on equipment acquisition and installation

  • Ensure equipment availability to support production and logistics activities to efficiently advance products through production to shipment.

  • Compliance and ensuring a safe and clean working environment for all employees, vendors and visitors

  • Recognize safety and compliance issues and alert staff and management of any non-conformances

  • Oversee activities performed by contracted vendors

  • Support Safety Committee activities (i.e. fire safety equipment checks, etc.)

  • Maintain tools and workspace in an orderly, clean, and working condition at all times.

  • Understand and implement appropriate waste disposal activities

  • Act as a fully proficient user of the CMMS (e.g. Faciliworks) across available modules, including work order management, asset management, maintenance, and calibration activities, etc.

  • Support the company's commitment to continuous improvement by executing best practice solutions.

  • Ability to respond to the facility's emergency demands including on-call availability during warehouse or manufacturing emergencies/outages and weather events.

  • Perform other duties as they arise.

Knowledge, Experience and Technical Skills

  • A minimum of 5 years' experience performing basic facility maintenance within a cGMP manufacturing environment.

  • Previous exposure and working knowledge of automation equipment and exposure to ISO8 Cleanrooms

  • Knowledge of RODI water systems a plus.

  • Experienced with the repair, PM, and installation of existing and new equipment/systems

  • Familiarity with CMMS; entering and completing work orders, PM's, calibrations, etc.

  • Ability to read electrical / mechanical schematics, blueprints, repair manuals or parts catalogues as necessary.

  • Able to perform general maintenance tasks such as basic carpentry, plumbing, painting, and other duties as required.

  • Must thrive working in a fast-paced, innovative environment while remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful, efficient and attention to detail.

  • Good interpersonal skills, able to connect and communicate effectively to internal and external customers as well as vendor and service organizations

  • Fast learner and adaptable to ongoing changes

  • Must be a highly independent, self-directed, pro-active individual with a positive attitude.

  • Passion for continuous improvement and demonstrated initiative towards these goals

Education and/or Experience

  • Trade school, High school diploma or general education degree (GED) with five years experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Or related degree from a technical college with additional professional experience

Physical Demands

The physical demands 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.

  • May occasionally be required to lift and move material weighing up to 50 lbs with appropriate equipment.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics 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.

  • Working in both open office settings and biological / chemical manufacturing environments.

  • Weekend and off-hour work to accommodate operations schedule, as needed.

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