Facilities Maintenance Technician

Durham, NC, United States
Dec 05, 2018
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
bluebird bio is developing potentially transformative, one-time gene therapies for severe genetic and orphan diseases. At the heart of bluebird bio's product creation efforts is its broadly applicable gene therapy platform for the development of new treatments for diseases with few or no clinical options. bluebird bio has two clinical stage product candidates in development, one for childhood cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy (CCALD) and one for beta-thalassemia major/sickle cell disease, and an early stage oncology program in partnership with Celgene Corporation.

Join bluebird bio's enthusiastic and collaborative team and contribute to the overall success of our novel gene therapy approaches. bluebird bio seeks a Facilities Maintenance Technician for our new manufacturing facility in North Carolina's Research Triangle.

Under the supervision of the Associate Director Facilities, the Facilities Maintenance Technician will utilize strong knowledge of multi-craft maintenance including electrical, mechanical and plumbing to maintain, operate and support the facility.

All duties must be performed in compliance with established company, department, and safety policies and procedures within GMP-regulated and non-GMP facilities. The incumbent will execute daily work assignments and ensure timely completion of all scheduled and unscheduled events for manufacturing and infrastructure equipment and systems.

About the role:
  • Assisting the Facilities Manager with the maintenance of all new and existing equipment (i.e. plant and manufacturing) and buildings in a cGMP environment
  • Oversight of plant utility systems, ensuring compliance to applicable CFRs.
  • Manage site electrical infrastructure, emergency generation and distribution.
  • Develop plant load shed policy and process to mitigate risks to manufacturing and life safety systems.
  • Plant infrastructure maintenance and repair management
  • Ensuring that all maintenance activities are documented and are traceable in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and company requirements.
  • Assisting the Facilities Manager with scheduling and performing planned and unplanned maintenance activities of all sites on new and existing equipment and buildings.
  • Liaising with all departments concerning maintenance matters
  • Procurement of third party services e.g. specialist contractors, such as gas engineers and refrigeration engineers, and parts.
  • Supervising suppliers/contractors who are on site, to ensure that all maintenance work is carried out in accordance with the contract, regulatory requirements and company Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Reviewing and implementing relevant SOPs.
  • Performing risk assessments for all facilities activities and reviewing/amending annually.
  • Providing 'hands on' technical support to production and other core disciplines, as required, during process development and when executing validation activities.

About you:
  • Competent in the inspection and testing of electrical equipment (i.e. fixed or portable)
  • High School diploma required
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering preferred
  • GMP experience preferred
  • Certification in an applicable trade; i.e electrical, HVAC, Plumbing
  • Knowledge of WFI, DI, air compressors, process steam
  • Excellent understanding of industrial plant electrical infrastructure including diesel emergency generators, UPS power systems and transfer gear. Good understanding of building services (e.g. HVAC, air conditioning and plumbing).
  • Excellent understanding of industry practices and standards.
  • Highly customer focused and passionate about delivering excellent customer service.
  • Ability to work accurately in a busy and demanding environment, whilst adhering to stringent deadlines.
  • Good project management skills
  • Highly numerate with strong analytical and problem solving ability.
  • Proactive with initiative.
  • Self motivated and forward thinking with drive and determination.
  • Self starter with a 'can do' attitude.
  • Excellent team player.
  • Reliable, conscientious and dedicated.
  • Ability to frequently bend, lift and carry materials and equipment throughout the day.
  • Ability to work to prescriptive standards.
  • Committed to learning and development.
  • Be ready to embrace the principles of the bluebird bio culture: b colorful, b cooperative, and b yourself