Maintenance and Reliability Technician I, Utilities Operator (Night Shift)

Libertyville, IL, US
Nov 21, 2020
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time

Ready to join a team committed to developing and commercializing gene therapies for patients and families devastated by rare neurological genetic diseases? Since 2013, Novartis Gene Therapies (formerly AveXis) has had one focus: bringing change to those devastated by genetic diseases.

The Novartis Gene Therapies culture embraces this mission. As a compassionate and dedicated team, we are enthusiastic about the science behind our work and finding answers to difficult questions. We are dedicated to communities affected by rare diseases, and these patients and families are the motivation for everything we do.

We have built a team with exceptional depth of experience, unified by a common vision; to develop gene therapies with the potential to positively impact the lives of the patients and families devastated by rare and life-threatening neurological genetic diseases. Though we are proud of what we have achieved to date, we remain relentlessly focused on making that vision a reality.

With cutting-edge technology, we are making progress in the treatment of rare and life-threatening neurological genetic diseases. Our initial gene therapy for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) has been approved in the U.S., Japan, EU and Brazil.

The Maintenance and Reliability Technician I, Utilities Operator is responsible for the reliable, efficient and sustained operation of site facilities and equipment. This role monitors systems, perform preventive and corrective maintenance to support objectives and ensure compliance with regulatory, corporate, and site requirements.

  • Routine monitoring of systems, facilities and equipment.
  • Operate, troubleshoot and repair utility systems including HVACR, WFI, steam, wastewater and compressed gases.
  • Support 24x7 site-based operations.
  • Perform preventive and predictive maintenance on equipment and utility systems.
  • Provide responsive customer support with emphasis on customer satisfaction.
  • Work in a collaborative team environment to maximize equipment uptime.
  • Complete accurate cGMP documentation.
  • Perform troubleshooting activities to identify improvement opportunities.
  • Use shop equipment to repair or modify parts and equipment.
  • Perform Lockout/Tagout.
  • Other Related duties as assigned.

  • High School Diploma with 1 year of experience performing operations and maintenance on utility systems.
  • Strong HVACR background preferred.
  • Experience operating and maintaining mechanical systems in a cGMP or other regulated environment.
  • Proven reasoning, troubleshooting and analytical thinking skills.
  • Must be flexible to work nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Ability to interpret P&IDs, equipment/system layouts, wiring diagrams, and specifications.
  • Good communication and organizational skills.
  • Proficient computer skills utilizing MS Office suite applications, Building Management Systems, and Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS).
  • Must have a good attitude regarding safety and lock out procedures.
  • Good understanding of GMPs with experience in pharmaceutical environment.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

The level of this position will be based on the final candidate's qualifications.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Novartis Gene Therapies is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, sexual orientation or veteran status.