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Facilities Technician III/Sr. Facilities Technician

Facilities Technician III/Sr. Facilities Technician

ID 
2018-1215
Category 
Facilities
Job Location 
US-MD-Rockville
Type 
Regular Full-Time

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Overview

MacroGenics is a leader in the discovery and development of innovative medicines that utilize our next generation antibody-based technologies.  Our team of 300+ dedicated individuals is advancing a pipeline of product candidates to treat patients with cancer as well as various autoimmune disorders and infectious diseases.  Our products and platforms have attracted multiple partnerships with leading pharmaceutical companies around the globe.

 

The Company considers its employees to be its most valuable asset and we are committed to providing opportunities for individuals to learn and grow as a means to further their professional development. MacroGenics' corporate culture promotes an atmosphere of innovation, open communication and teamwork where employees can see firsthand how they contribute to the success of the organization.

Summary of Position

The Facilities Technician III/Sr. Facilities Technician is responsible for the facilities and the critical utilities at MacroGenics. This is a hands-on position responsible for effective and efficient operation of equipment along with complex-level repairs, troubleshooting, and preventative maintenance of equipment and systems in compliance with cGMP requirements. The technician must be able to work both independently and as a team member and must possess considerable independent judgment and innovation to solve challenging and complex issues and an ability to react to change productively.

 

Responsibilities and Job Duties:

  • Support general facilities systems, including City Water Pre-Treatment Systems, RO Water System, WFI, HVAC, Boilers, Chillers, Clean Steam Systems, Compressed Air, Vacuum and Laboratory Gas Systems, Emergency Generators, Electrical, Plumbing, all controlled temperature boxes, and house air conditioning units by performing maintenance, basic repairs and troubleshooting in compliance with all quality and safety standards. Raise more complex problems or concerns to senior management for guidance and assistance.
  • Ensure work is appropriately communicated to system operators and key stakeholders, including time lines and any issues that impact the work area, to avoid disruptions.
  • Perform “On-Call” duties requiring a 1-hour response time to the MacroGenics facilities. Monitor and adjust building systems as needed and respond to after-hour notifications from BMS and/or employees.
  • Proficiently carry out all duties associated with controls and control logic wiring in a computer controlled building system.
  • Modify and/or adjust building infrastructure, including laboratory case work, modular furniture, sheet rock walls and wood cabinetry, using common shop tools.
  • Identify and make recommendations for possible improvements and efficiencies in the work processes. Partner with team to implement changes and/or modifications. 
  • Troubleshoot plant operational, mechanical, electrical problems and provide corrective action.
  • Perform Preventative Maintenance procedures and troubleshooting for GMP Biologics drug substance manufacturing and QC equipment as defined by specific equipment protocols.  Assist in troubleshooting mechanical and automated equipment issues to ensure optimal functionality while adhering to cGMPs and in the execution of ongoing validation efforts for biologics drug substance manufacturing and QC equipment and processes.
  • Prepare maintenance, quality, and other documents/reports following good documentation practices, including deviations, corrective actions preventative actions (CAPA), change controls, and SOP revisions. Maintain equipment records including new equipment forms and system life cycle documentation.
  • Follow and promote on-the-job safety expectations, including wearing proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and following cGMP rules and guidelines in all designated areas.
  • Other duties and essential tasks as assigned.

Qualifications

Education & Experience

Facilities Technician III

  • High School Diploma or equivalent, preferably including hands-on or vocational school training, and a minimum of four (4) years’ experience as a general maintenance mechanic in a manufacturing environment; or
  • Associate’s Degree in Mechanical/Utilities Technology, or Licensed Journeyman, with a minimum of two (2) years of experience as a general maintenance mechanic in a manufacturing environment
  • Prior experience with general utility systems, boilers, electrical, HVAC and refrigeration systems

Sr. Facilities Technician

  • High School Diploma or equivalent, preferably including hands-on or vocational school training, and a minimum of four (6) years’ experience as a general maintenance mechanic in a manufacturing environment; or
  • Associate’s Degree in Mechanical/Utilities Technology, or Licensed Journeyman, with a minimum of two (4) years of experience as a general maintenance mechanic in a manufacturing environment
  • Prior experience with general utility systems, boilers, electrical, HVAC and refrigeration systems

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to work and interact effectively and professionally with and for others to achieve company goals
  • Strong understanding of facility/utility systems
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Proven system troubleshooting skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Ability to interpret drawings, such as as-builts, P&ID’s and equipment schematics/wiring diagrams
  • Ability to follow written procedures
  • Willingness to work with a “hands-on" approach in project construction, testing, and support
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 25 lbs., occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.
  • Availability for after-hours standby and on-call duties

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in biotech or pharmaceutical industry operations and maintenance
  • Direct experience with GMP facility operation
  • Knowledge and experience working in a highly regulated function
  • Knowledge and experience working in Blue Mountain and/or Master Control Software
  • Universal CFC Refrigerant License

Supervisory Responsibilities:

None

Statement

MacroGenics is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email info@macrogenics.com or call (301) 354-3566 and/or 711 for TTD/TTY service.

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