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Thermo Fisher Scientific Sr Skilled Tradesman in Cambridge, Massachusetts

GMP Building mechanic, Facilities Job description

Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Viral Vector Services (VVS) is a rapidly growing, dynamic gene therapy contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) that is seeking sharp individuals to bring the highest quality processes, products and testing to our clients. Our employees are committed to making a difference in our organization, for our client partners and the patients we serve. We are looking for top talent with proven competencies and strong character to join our team and help lead our organization into the future.


Cambridge, MA

How will you make an impact?

Facilities Technician, Maintenance: A motivated self-starter with high levels of initiative. Responsible for supporting and maintaining the Cambridge, GMP clinical/commercial manufacturing facility utility systems, including HVAC, WFI, PW, RO, Pre-Treatment, Incubators, Compressed Gases, Waste Neutralization, and other building systems. Respond to utility and equipment related alarms, and maintenance issues during manufacturing campaigns. Identify areas of potential, to improve operational performance and compliance. Uphold safety procedures and safe practices. Provide technical support and troubleshooting for manufacturing support equipment during shift. The role will also be responsible for providing maintenance support for new processing equipment, installations, and modifications to existing equipment. Documents all work in SAP, and equipment logbooks. Participates in the “On-Call” duties of providing 24/7 Maintenance support.

What will you do?

  • Performs preventative, routine, and non-routine maintenance on GMP equipment.

  • Makes daily inspection rounds and ensure all utilities and equipment in area of responsibility are operated and maintained per GMP guidelines.

  • Tracks utility systems through the BMS and Delta V control systems.

  • Logs readings on various plant equipment systems and investigates when alarms occur.

  • Documents all work on validated systems including equipment logs, readings, and alarm investigations.

  • Investigates equipment failures and troubleshooting and repairs.

  • Responds to critical alarms for equipment systems.

  • Reacts to loss of electrical power.

  • Adhering to all established Standard Operating Procedures and Safety Policies (i.e., lockout/tagout, arc flash, OJTs)

  • Reviews and completes assigned work orders in a timely manner.

  • Ensures adequate inventory of spare parts is available.

  • Partners with team members to ensure daily production goals are met.

  • Works independently but collaborates with equipment Responsible Engineers.

  • The ability to lift 50 lbs to a height of 4 feet.

  • Follows standard operating procedures (SOP).

  • Assesses equipment needs and provides recommendations on system improvements.

  • Participate in the Maintenance on-call responsibilities.

How will you get here?

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The candidate must be very motivated, a self-starter, and a willing listener.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required


  • A minimum of 2-3 years of experience operating and maintaining facility equipment in a medical device or pharmaceutical GMP Environment preferred

  • Training or field experience in Autoclaves, Clean Steam, WFI, water systems, HVAC, refrigeration, plumbing, electrical systems, and/or water treatment

  • Experience with HazMat procedures is preferred

  • Experience with most of the following unit operations or technologies:

  • WFI systems, Purified Water, Clean Steam

  • Compressed gas

  • HVAC Operation

  • Environmental chambers

  • Building Management Systems

  • Waste treatment and Bio-inactivation systems

  • Practical knowledge of GMP’s and working in an SOP environment

  • Requires excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to work independently

  • Prior experience as a utility operator in a complex pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical manufacturing

  • environment

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