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GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

Senior Technician, Facilities



Full Time

On Site


Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Site Name: Cambridge Binney Street
Posted Date: Mar 15 2023

Getting ahead of disease is one of the most inspiring challenges there is on the planet. Join us on our unique journey to positively impact the health of 2.5 billion people over the next 10 years.

We are currently seeking a Senior Facilities Technician. Reporting to the Associate Director, Facilities you will be responsible for performing maintenance tasks for general, utility and lab areas as well as other duties as requested.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee operation of Johnson Controls Metasys BMS system.

  • Provide subject matter expertise for MEP systems (RODI, WFI systems, HVAC, Compressed Gasses, etc.).

  • Perform reactive and preventative maintenance as appropriate on MEP systems.

  • Coordinate external contractors for on-site repairs.

  • Perform preventive maintenance to include mobilization of tools, equipment, and materials; performing work with minimal disruption to occupants; properly maintaining required documentation, conducting immediate cleanup of work area including returning tools to workshop .

  • Assist the facilities team in identifying the maintenance objectives of the facility and incorporate those objectives into a documented plan that includes preventive, corrective, and reliability maintenance procedures.

  • Respond, evaluate, and document critical equipment alarms.

  • Monitor and communicate lab gas manifold levels for ordering purposes.

  • Review and complete assigned work orders in a timely manner.

  • Conduct daily inspection rounds and ensure the facilities utilities and space are in optimum condition.

  • Coordinate with vendors to procure vendor/contract prices for mechanical parts, equipment, and tools.

  • Maintain site cleanliness and overall appearance through routine inspection and CM/PM maintenance

  • Provide on-call support as needed and work overtime when required.

Basic qualifications:

  • Experience in working with mechanical HVAC, building controls etc

  • Critical understanding of the importance of documentation & data traceability

  • Team player, hard worker, good interpersonal skills, ability to communicate well in both oral and written reports.

  • Familiarity with executing SOP’s in a manufacturing or Life Sciences environment preferred.

  • Skilled and physically able to operate electric hand tools, work on a ladder, carry tools, lift and carry heavy loads, operate required equipment.

  • Prior experience in a biotech/lab or GMP environment preferred.

  • OSHA-10 or more preferred.

  • Strong computer and organizational skills.

  • Must be proficient in MS Office Suite.

  • The ability to lift 70 pounds.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Requires a High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Licensed HVAC preferred.

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Why GSK?

We want GSK to be a workplace where everyone can feel a sense of belonging and thrive. We’re committed to being more proactive at all levels so that our workforce reflects the communities we work and hire in, and our GSK leadership reflects our GSK workforce.

GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose – to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together – so we can positively impact the health of billions of people and deliver stronger, more sustainable shareholder returns – as an organisation where people can thrive. Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it, and we aim to impact the health of 2.5 billion people around the world in the next 10 years.

Our success absolutely depends on our people. While getting ahead of disease together is about our ambition for patients and shareholders, it’s also about making GSK a place where people can thrive. We want GSK to be a workplace where everyone can feel a sense of belonging and thrive as set out in our Equal and Inclusive Treatment of Employees policy. We’re committed to being more proactive at all levels so that our workforce reflects the communities we work and hire in, and our GSK leadership reflects our GSK workforce.

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