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Facility Technician

Gaithersburg, MD
Start date
May 19, 2023

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Manufacturing & Production, Facilities & Site
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time

Job Details

ATCC is hiring for full time direct hire on site Facilities Technicians in Gaithersburg, MD.  This role will primarily support our ATCC facility in Gaithersburg, MD with emergency support in Manassas, VA as needed.  Competative base salary, corporate bonus, and full benefits including two rich retirement plans. This position is ideal for candidates with electrician, plumbing  and HVAC experience.


The Facility Technician is responsible for maintaining and repairing the organization's facilities, systems, and equipment. Monitoring operations daily, they oversee systems containing electrical, plumbing, and mechanical components. They monitor, inspect, and perform preventative updates or as-needed repairs and assist vendors, as necessary. They aim to ensure systems run efficiently and work is performed in a timely and prompt manner. They perform semi-routine assignments with general oversight, normally following established procedures on routine work and requiring instructions on new assignments.


The Facility Technician performs regular inspections to ensure compliance with all requirements, policies, and procedures. Prioritizing order requests, they use judgment to ensure the most critical issues are addressed to meet the needs of the organization. The Facility Technician follows established protocols to conduct the qualification, validation, and/or calibration of equipment in support of the metrology program. They follow established calibration schedules, ensuring equipment is maintained in state of readiness.


  1. Monitor, inspect, and perform preventative updates or as-needed repairs on facilities or systems. Perform work in one or maintenance trades including carpentry, electrical, plumbing and painting. This may include work on mechanical, electrical, HVAC, or other environmental management systems, generators or power management systems, fire, or safety systems.
  2. Receive work order requests, mechanical service calls, and in-house repair requests for facility maintenance. Triage requests and use judgment to prioritize the most critical repairs.
  3. Make basic repairs, troubleshoot problems, and coordinate the work of outside technicians when more complex repairs are needed. Perform regular or special inspections of premises and grounds to determine repair work necessary.
  4. Perform installation and relocations of office fixtures, lab equipment, and repository equipment. Dismantle, adjust, repair, and assemble equipment according to layout plans, blueprints, repair manuals, rough sketches, or drawings.
  5. Order and maintain inventory levels of equipment, supplies or replacement parts.
  6. Schedule maintenance or repairs to minimize disruption to organizational operations whenever possible.
  7. Provide corrections to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), recommendations and regular updates to Senior Management and elevate any major concerns in a timely manner.
  8. Perform all duties with the highest ethical safety standards and a continued emphasis on a cleanliness to ensure a safe work environment for all.
  9. Perform accurate and timely recording of entries in Facility Management, Document Management and Records Management systems.
  10. Follow established protocols to conduct equipment validation and/or qualification, to include physical setup, monitoring, and results analysis and recording. Perform on-call duties as needed.


Education and Experience: 

  • High School Diploma required and 2-5 years' experience or equivalent experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Good communication and people skills.
  • Available to work during extended and/or weekends.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to handle several tasks simultaneously.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Able to lift 50 lbs. 

Other Duties:

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Founded in 1925, ATCC is a non-profit organization with a mission to acquire, authenticate, preserve, develop, standardize, and distribute biological materials and information for the advancement and application of scientific knowledge. 


ATCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.


ATCC is a private, nonprofit, global biological resource center and standards organization. We provide the scientific community credible biological products, advanced model systems, and high-quality services that support complex research in a variety of innovative applications resulting in incredible achievements in basic science, drug discovery, translational medicine, and public health.

We support the scientific community with the world’s largest and most diverse collection of human and animal cell products, as well as molecular genomic tools, microbe products, and biological materials. We offer a host of services, as well, including cell and microbial culturing and authentication, development and production of controls and derivatives, proficiency testing, and biomaterial deposit services. Through our ATCC Federal Solutions initiative, we lend our expertise to federal agencies in areas that include global health and infectious diseases, biodefense, and noncommunicable diseases.

We've developed a quality commitment, which includes ISO accreditations and standards, that has allowed ATCC to evolve from a traditional culture collection founded in 1925 to a biological resource center with an infrastructure that supports the future of life science and biotechnology.

Our newly expanded headquarters and bioproduction facility is located in Manassas, Virginia, near Washington DC, and a recently renovated research and technology center of excellence in Gaithersburg, Maryland.



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