Maintenance Technician

Durham, NC, United States
Oct 10, 2019
Bio NC
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The Maintenance Technician provides facilities and maintenance support for all office, lab and GMP environments within Precision BioSciences. The role of the Maintenance Technician is to execute corrective and preventative maintenance (PM) of building systems, equipment, and utility infrastructure and respond to emergency maintenance issues. The Maintenance Technician will report to the Associate Director, Facilities and work closely with IT, Laboratory support and Facilities to help ensure smooth operations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. This list contains the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform role-related duties other than those contained in this document.
  • Support the operation and maintenance of facility operations with an emphasis on driving efficiency, reliability and consistency in functions and processes at the companys three sites
  • Help maintain and trouble shoot all new and existing utilities equipment and site electrical infrastructure for laboratories, administration and GMP buildings
  • Work with utility suppliers/contractors to ensure that all maintenance work is completed and documented in accordance with the contract, regulatory requirements and company Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Perform preventive maintenance and predictive maintenance procedures for the sites utilities
  • Assist with scheduling and performing planned and unplanned maintenance activities for all sites, including the GMP operations facility
  • Document all maintenance activities in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and company requirements
  • Liaise with all departments concerning maintenance matters including implementation of project management needs
  • Stay current with emerging facilities technologies and practices and champion opportunities to improve infrastructure reliability, performance and/or cost structure
  • Must be able to work limited weekends and be on call 24/7/365


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform this job successfully.

Education/ Experience
  • AAS in Engineering or Maintenance Services Management or similar education from accredited university, Community College or equivalent knowledge and work experience
  • 5-8 years of facilities and/or utilities experience in a laboratory and facility environment
  • Demonstrated experience in managing contractors and vendors per approved service contracts
  • Demonstrated experience supervising maintenance and operation of mission critical infrastructure and utilities systems experience
  • Knowledge of industry standards /practices in the Facilities Maintenance arena; extensive experience and knowledge of building maintenance and repairs, and crafts including carpentry, HVAC, electrical, plumbing, roofing, fire/life safety systems, general maintenance and labor, etc.
  • Experience with planning/scheduling and equipment controls methodologies
  • Industry Designation/Certification (i.e.: BCM, CEM, CPM, FMA, RPA) or like certification preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word/Excel/PPT)

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee could potentially encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.
  • The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.

Travel Requirements
  • The Maintenance Technicianis expected to travel to 3 local Precision BioSciences sites, as needed

Precision BioSciences mission and vision is to translate the worlds most powerful genome editing technology into greatly needed products throughout the life sciences, by being the conduit through which the greatest genome engineering challenges are solved. Precisions wholly proprietary ARCUS genome editing platform enables the production of highly specific nucleases that can insert, remove, and modify DNA at essentially any location in a complex genome. Through our ARCUS platform, we are developing genome editing-based products to address critical needs in oncology, genetic disease, agriculture, and beyond. For additional information, please visit

Precision BioSciences provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Precision BioSciences complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.