Sr. Facilities Mechanical Technician

Raleigh-Durham, NC, United States
Feb 14, 2021
Bio NC
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time
GRAIL is a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early, when it can be cured. GRAIL is focused on alleviating the global burden of cancer by developing pioneering technology to detect and identify multiple deadly cancer types early. The company is using the power of next-generation sequencing, population-scale clinical studies, and state-of-the-art computer science and data science to enhance the scientific understanding of cancer biology, and to develop its multi-cancer early detection blood test. GRAIL is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA with locations in Washington, D.C., North Carolina, and the United Kingdom. It is supported by leading global investors and pharmaceutical, technology, and healthcare companies. For more information, please visit

The Sr. Facilities Mechanical Technician is primarily responsible for maintaining all building, utility and operations equipment. This position is responsible for assisting in the development and coordination of mechanical, controls and maintenance services to assure equipment reliability. Responsible for maintaining site HVAC systems, Building Automation System (BAS) and support systems supporting 24/7 site operations. The individual will need to work closely with the facilities team to assure utilities operate reliability, assist in the spare parts program to maintain inventory levels and qualify replacement parts. Maintenance activities would include troubleshooting, preventative and corrective interventions. This position reports to the Associate Director of Facilities.

This position will be required to use technical manuals, on-line resources and OEM representatives to maintain the equipment operational with a minimum of downtime. This position will work with other maintenance and technical trades, contractors, engineers, metrology, validation and quality to help maintain these systems operational while adhering to cGMP standards. Strict adherence to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Work Instructions and Quality Standards in a FDA regulated facility are mandatory. In addition, this individual will also be involved in the installation and start-up of new equipment and assist with any commissioning and qualification activity as required. This position will also work in support of the Environment, Health and Safety personnel (EHS) to ensure the systems are operated safely and within limits.

You Will:

• Monitor, troubleshoot, and repair the boiler hot water system, compressed air, house vacuum, air handling units, and other utilities while supporting 24/7 continuous operations.
• Skilled with routine preventive maintenance and complex troubleshooting of mechanical equipment and systems.
• Performs and/or coordinates planned and demand maintenance activities for HVAC systems, utilities and laboratory operations support equipment.
• Work closely with Department Heads and Automation Engineers to identify potential failure modes of equipment and maintenance strategies to mitigate impact.
• Monitor and troubleshoot Building Automation Systems (BAS) in support of 24/7 operations.
• Ensure the uninterrupted delivery of critical utilities including HVAC, electrical distribution, compressed air, vacuum, and process gasses to site customers.
• Must be able to work in a team-oriented, fast-paced start-up environment.
• Maintain a positive, professional, and customer oriented attitude.
• Seeks opportunities to implement a culture of continuous process improvement as related to equipment, processes and systems at the site.
• Maintain all mandatory training requirements ensuring compliance to site procedures and job performance qualifications.
• Able to perform routine repair and maintenance functions with little supervision and to provide support to other technicians, specialized maintenance contractors or OEM on more complex equipment interventions.
• Perform rounds to monitor equipment for proper operation and trending towards adverse conditions by assessing operational parameters, alerts and alarms.
• Develop, review, and/or approve maintenance SOPs, work instructions, JHAs, job plans, spare parts lists, risk assessments, and reports.
• Administers maintenance records and coordinates required training to employees and contractors. Document work utilizing site's Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).
• Work with equipment manufacturers, vendors, and support personnel to complete repairs, procure spare parts and schedule maintenance.
• Ability to be on a rotational on-call schedule responding to issues after hours and weekends/holidays.
• Strict adherence to EH&S guidelines and policies to ensure safe operation of the equipment and systems.
• Other duties that may reasonably be assigned by management/supervision.

Your Background Should Include:

• Technical Certification or Associates Degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Applied Engineering is preferred. Equivalent military training also considered
• Preferred candidates will have a minimum 10 years maintenance or operating experience in an FDA regulated environment
• Welding Certification preferred
• HVAC CFC Certification preferred
• Working knowledge of MS Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)

Physical Requirements for the Position:

• The ability to regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
• Climb ladders and stairs of various heights.
• This position will be on-call for maintenance issues in rotation with other technicians.
• This position may require coverage of different shifts, weekends and holidays.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

GRAIL, Inc. and its affiliates and subsidiaries ("GRAIL") does not accept any liability for fees for resumes from recruiters or employment agencies ("Agency"), without a binding, written recruitment agreement between GRAIL and Agency describing the services and specific job openings ("Agreement"). GRAIL may consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume and explicitly reserves the right to hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the Agency, unless an Agreement is in place. Any email or verbal contacts with any person within GRAIL is inadequate to create a binding agreement. Agencies without an Agreement are requested not to contact any hiring managers of GRAIL with recruiting inquiries or resumes. Agencies interested in partnering with GRAIL may contact GRAIL's HR Department through our Customer Service team .