Senior Maintenance Technician

Exact Sciences Madison , WI 53706

Posted 2 months ago

Summary of Major Responsibilities

The Senior Maintenance Technician is responsible for operating, maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing facility related mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, refrigeration, control systems, and equipment located within office, R&D, and GMP manufacturing locations. Additionally, this position supports automated fill, cap, and labeling, conveying, and product finishing equipment from set-up, to change-over and performs associated maintenance and troubleshooting.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide technical support and expertise for building infrastructure, systems, and controls to maintain efficient and reliable operation, including the completion of accurate and up to date GMP documentation.

  • Provide technical support and expertise for all automated equipment as required.

  • Function as primary production line maintenance staff to support automated fill, cap, and labeling equipment by working with the manufacturing and product finishing groups to conduct periodic maintenance and ensure that equipment is operable at all times.

  • Provide assistance and participate on projects that involve building system modifications or new equipment.

  • Perform work in accordance with practices, priorities and assignments as directed.

  • Execute preventive maintenance and demand maintenance tasks.

  • Complete all work as required following Exact Sciences, GMPs, OSHA and other Federal and State regulations.

  • Perform on-call emergency service as required.

  • Analyze, diagnose and repair equipment documenting work as required by the Quality Management System.

  • Self-perform all monitoring, repair, and maintenance on all electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems and equipment or coordinate the services of contractors and/or the landlord.

  • Conduct building inspections to assess the current operational condition, document findings, and take appropriate follow up action.

  • Respond to critical alarms.

  • React to loss of electrical power and other utility outages, as well as assist in restoration efforts following weather related events.

  • Ensure contractor compliance with EHS policies and procedures, including hot work and lock out tag out.

  • Execute general building maintenance including minor construction activities (painting, wall patching, electrical distribution changes, etc.).

  • Follow standard operating procedures (SOP).

  • Recommend changes to equipment to improve safety, performance, and reliability.

  • Ability to be flexible to changing production needs and must be willing to adjust work schedule as required to meet departmental and company production objectives.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and customer service oriented.

  • Proven ability for problem solving and trouble shooting.

  • Independent self-starter with positive attitude and above average organizational skills.

  • Adaptable, open to change, able to work in ambiguous situations and respond to new information and unexpected circumstances required.

  • Demonstrated attention to detail.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Uphold and role model safety procedures and safe practices.

  • Uphold company mission and values through accountability, innovation, integrity, quality, and teamwork.

  • Support and comply with the company's Quality Management System policies and procedures.

  • Regular and reliable attendance.

  • Ability to work designated schedule.

  • Ability to work nights and/or weekends.

  • Ability to work overtime as needed.

  • Ability to lift up to 75 pounds for approximately 10% of a typical working day.

  • Ability to work seated for approximately 25% of a typical working day. Ability to work standing for approximately 75% of a typical working day.

  • Ability to work on a mobile device, tablet, or in front of a computer screen and/or perform typing for approximately 50% of a typical working day.

  • Ability to grasp with both hands; pinch with thumb and forefinger; turn with hand/arm; reach above shoulder height.

  • Ability to work on a computer and phone simultaneously.

  • Ability to use a telephone through a headset.

  • Ability to comply with any applicable personal protective equipment requirements.

  • Ability to use and wear safety protective gear/equipment (e.g. safety glasses, lab coat, gloves, respirator, etc.) and follow safety guidelines.

  • Ability to work with hazardous or flammable materials so as not to endanger oneself or others.

  • Ability to use hand and power tools, climb ladders, enter tight spaces requiring awkward postures.

  • Ability to frequently and accurately communicate with employees, customers, and vendors in person, via the telephone or by email.

  • Constant walking or motion to coordinate work and interact with co-workers.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

  • Ability and means to travel between Madison locations.

  • Ability to travel 10% of working time away from work location, may include overnight/weekend travel.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Associates degree in mechanical maintenance or related field; or high school degree/general education diploma and 2 years of relevant experience in lieu of degree.

  • 5+ years of experience in repair and maintenance of automated equipment.

  • EPA Universal 608 Certification.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

  • Possession of a valid driver's license, no more than two moving violations in the past 36 months, and no unresolved license revocation or suspension issues.

  • Authorization to work in the United States without sponsorship.

  • Demonstrated ability to perform the Essential Duties of the position with or without accommodation.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience working with laboratory equipment in a laboratory type environment.
  • 5+ years of experience with automated packaging and process systems and components, including PLC programming (Allen-Bradley).
  • 5+ years of experience in regulated environment, e.g., ISO 13485, FDA GMP, or USDA.
  • 5+ years of experience in using a computerized maintenance management and building control system.
  • 10+ years of experience in equipment maintenance or related field.


We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other status protected by applicable local, state or federal law. Applicable portions of the Company's affirmative action program are available to any applicant or employee for inspection upon request.

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