Facilities Maintenance Technician

Location
Baltimore, MD, US
Posted
Oct 04, 2019
Ref
1694
Hotbed
BioCapital
Required Education
Doctorate/PHD/MD
Position Type
Full time
Paragon Gene Therapy, now a part of Catalent, hires people with a passion to make a difference. Your expertise, coupled with our advanced technologies and collaboration with innovative pharmaceutical, biotech and healthcare companies, will help bring life-enhancing products to the people you know and love. Your talents, ideas and passion are essential to our mission; to develop, manufacture and supply products that help people live better, healthier lives.

Paragon Gene Therapy, in Baltimore & Harmans, Maryland, provides industry-leading GMP development and manufacturing services for cutting-edge biopharmaceuticals such as recombinant viral vectors, next generation vaccines & hard-to-express recombinant proteins and oncolytic viruses.

The Facilities Maintenance Mechanic requires a good understanding of mechanical and electrical systems in a biopharmaceutical manufacturing/R&D facility, supporting the GMP production of Phase I/II bulk biologics. The Facilities Mechanic is responsible for supporting refrigeration equipment and utilities as well as general facilities operation in the GMP manufacturing of Phase I/II bulk biologics.

Positions available at both Harmans, MD (near BWI) or Baltimore, MD (BioPark)

Positions available for night shift only - 6:00 pm - 6:00 am

Key Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Understands mechanical and electrical systems in a biopharmaceutical manufacturing/R&D facility, supporting the GMP production of Phase I/II bulk Biologics
  • Has basic math and computer skills (WORD, EXCEL) and must be familiar with building automation systems (BAS)
  • Must have a detailed understanding of the refrigeration and heating systems/ components and associated controls throughout various applications of equipment
  • Must be proficient in troubleshooting refrigeration systems and completing repairs per required regulations and industry best practices including component change out.
  • Must obtain Grade 3 Stationary Engineer's License within the first year of service
  • Good mechanical ability for equipment troubleshooting and repair
  • Experience in working in an FDA regulated, clean room environment that requires full gowning (Tyvek coverall, gloves, hair cover, shoe covers)
  • Positive, professional attitude toward work and willingness to cooperate with co-workers and supervisors and to contribute to a project team.
  • Timeliness and accuracy in completion of projects and paperwork. (quantity of work)
  • Contributions to projects beyond general responsibilities. (quality of work)
  • Identification of problem areas affecting operations. (knowledge/problem solving)
  • Offers suggestions for correcting problems and for improving operations. (knowledge/problem solving)
  • Exercises good judgment in dealing with operational problems. (knowledge/problem solving)
  • Must be able to clearly communicate in English (verbally and written
  • Will participate in facility expansion, validation
  • Works under general supervision to meet project goals
  • Will recommend parts/supply purchases for equipment within the manufacturing/lab areas
  • Works closely with manufacturing/lab staff to troubleshoot and repair equipment problems
  • Works closely with various departments at Paragon and offers assistance as needed
  • Visibly supports and leads adherence to Paragon safety procedures, practices and the cGMPs


Education & Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 2+ years' experience with heating and refrigeration systems
  • Lifting to 40 lbs., and work on ladders/step stools required
  • Must demonstrate abilities in mechanical/electrical repairs and maintenance
  • Automation and controls operation, repairs and maintenance is preferred
  • Must have proficient knowledge of controls and automation operations
  • Requires basic math and computer skills (WORD, EXCEL) and must be familiar with building automation systems (BAS)
  • Requires working extended periods on his/her feet in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be able to clearly communicate in English (verbal, written)

Paragon Bioservices is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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