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Facilities Specialist – (Waltham, MA)

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

Waltham, MA
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
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Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

Location:Waltham, Massachusetts, United States
Job reference: R-003057

Posted date: Jul. 13, 2017

At AstraZeneca every one of our employees makes a difference to patient lives every day. Each and every one of us believes that science has the ability to change lives and that to deliver this takes many people with many skill sets. When we deliver a life-changing medicine, that success comes from the combined efforts of all of our people. As an In House Facilities Specialist-Building Automation Operator in Waltham, MA you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

In this exciting role, you will have the opportunity to provide support for technical optimization, training, and operation of the building Automation System, Controls, and site alarms. You'll coordinate, supervise and work with third party contractors, ensuring work is completed in a highly collaborative teamwork environment, relying on strong interpersonal communication and use of computer aided business programs. You will need to communicate daily with employees of AstraZeneca and the Biohub working to bring the right balance of resources to solve problems, while acting as a member of the core Facility system working with the group on Johnson Controls, Simplex fire systems, Access controls, CCTV etc. You will be trained to utilize, implement and maintain Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) for work orders, repairs, PM’s, and inventory control. Scheduling and coordination of contractors for repair and maintenance of assigned equipment through use of multiple vendors, will be required, along with providing assistance with review of data from energy management systems, including troubleshooting, diagnostics, and energy savings analysis, and actively supporting company and department commitment to safety excellence.

Additionally, in this role, you will be required to maintain safe work areas and equipment, comply with and promote company safety policy, procedures, PPE, training, etc., ensure safety culture and requirements are upheld by related contractors as well, and serve as a member of building emergency response team.. You'll have the opportunity to work on projects to review specifications and installations to confirm compliance with deliverables, contract drawings, codes, and site standards, verify acceptable documentation received from project closeouts, and coordinate and perform installations as required to support daily and project requirements.


Essential Requirements

  • Minimal experience working with HVAC and facilities equipment with knowledge in digital/analog, electrical, and pneumatic control systems.
  • Bachelor’s degree OR equivalent experience is required
  • Strong computer skills required - Microsoft office and Outlook.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Required to pass FBI background check as a trusted and reliable person
  • Must be able to be “on call” as required and carry a cell phone to respond to facility emergencies.
  • Prior supervisory or contractor management experience

Internal and External Contacts/Customers

  • Work internally with all AstraZeneca Site departments
  • Work externally with AstraZeneca personnel, Biohub companies, vendors, contractors, and consultants as required.

Next Steps – Apply today!

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity. If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.