Senior Maintenance Mechanic

Arranta Bio
Watertown, MA, United States
Oct 31, 2020
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time

Arranta Bio is a rapidly growing and dynamic bio-pharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO). Our vision is to be the best in class CDMO providing development and GMP manufacturing services to microbiome innovators within the pharmaceutical industry. Therapies focused on the human microbiome are exhibiting incredible potential towards revolutionizing disease etiology and associated medical treatments. Arranta Bio's mission is to build a world class organization which provides microbiome bio-pharmaceutical innovators with a single source of supply from early process development through clinical and commercial GMP finished product.


Arranta hires people who are committed and passionate to the goal of bringing life enhancing products to patients. We want top talent who will render ideas and a relentless desire towards accomplishing our mission; when a job becomes a passion, it makes you feel ALIVE.

Here at Arranta Bio, we embrace ALIVE - our core values that we live and breathe daily! We are Agile, Leading, Innovating, Value Creating, and Engaging.

We embrace our challenges as opportunities.

We are empowered to think and act.

We never settle; we strive to improve through purposeful creativity.

We build aligned teams who learn, grow, and deliver.

We are committed to building strong relationships.

Are you ready to come ALIVE with a daring and intrepid team? Don't wait another minute; Apply today!


Reporting to the Facilities and Maintenance Manager, this position will be responsible for the execution of maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting of HVAC, High Purity Water Systems (WFI), GMP facilities/utilities, and grey utilities supporting Arranta Bio's Plasmid and Microbiome Manufacturing Facility in Watertown, MA. This position will provide hands on support for the utilities and HVAC to the campus, support the execution of day to day operations, and any troubleshooting efforts as needed. This position will investigate equipment issues, execute PMs/WOs as needed, and perform mechanical rounds to ensure equipment compliance. This position will require on-call off hours support per the business needs.


  • Perform daily operations, maintenance and repairs on utility systems, manufacturing equipment and building systems in a highly regulated cGMP environment with little to no supervision.
  • Operate, troubleshoot and repair complex utility systems which may include WFI, RODI, Clean Steam, CIP, Autoclaves, Glassware Washers, production vessels, HVAC, Cold/Warm Rooms, MV and LV electrical distribution, control systems, compressed gases, plant steam/condensate, bulk chemical distribution and waste water treatment under little to no supervision.
  • Interpret P&IDs, equipment/system layouts, wiring diagrams, and specifications in planning and performing maintenance and repairs.
  • Write/revise accurate operational procedures, training documents and maintenance procedures for various utility systems.
  • Supply information and technical data for securing spare parts.
  • Perform start up and commissioning activities, as required.
  • Work in a collaborative team environment and interact with other support groups such as Engineering, Validation, Quality Assurance and Metrology.
  • Perform preventative and corrective maintenance on manufacturing process related equipment within a cleanroom environment.
  • Complete and provide accurate documentation, as required in cGMP operations.
  • Oversee work and provide training of less experienced maintenance technicians and/or new technicians.
  • Complete mechanical walkdowns/rounds of critical utility and process equipment that supports cGMP and laboratory operations.

Experience and Skills

  • HS/GED with a minimum of 7 years' experience performing operations and maintenance on utility systems, HVAC systems and/or manufacturing equipment in a CGMP Biotech/Pharmaceutical manufacturing environment.
  • Experience reading control schematics, loop diagrams, and P&IDs. Proficient computer skills utilizing MS Office suite applications, Building Management Systems, Distributed Control Systems (DCS) and Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).
  • Proficient written and verbal communication skills.
  • Licensure any of the following areas preferred: Wastewater Treatment, Refrigeration/Air Conditioning, Electrician, or Plumbing or Pipe fitter.
  • Ability to train junior technician's in a 1-1 setting in their trade specialty.


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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The employee is frequently required to stand; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.
  • The employee is occasionally required to walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.
  • In the performance of the duties of this job the employee is required to travel occasionally, drive a motor vehicle.
  • Communicate using telephone and e-mail.