Covance

  • Facilities Technician

    Job Location(s) US-CA-San Carlos
    Job Number
    2018-25851
    Job Category
    Facilities/Maintenance
    Position Type
    Full-Time
  • Job Overview

    • Hands-on involvement in maintenance of all facilities and equipment.
    • Responsible for the maintenance and/or enrolling the following in preventive maintenance programs for all equipment: boilers, autoclaves, washers, HVAC system, etc.; and maintaining all associated documentation
    • Responsible for changing out lights and ballasts, patching holes, painting as necessary
    • Responsible for the maintenance and/or enrolling the following in preventative maintenance programs of medical equipment (C-Arms, ultrasound, TEE, ICE, etc.), ORs, OR tables and other medical/surgical/laboratory equipment; and maintain all associated documentation
    • Responsible for maintaining animal housing areas, including vents, drainage system (including maintenance of grinder and pump system), automatic watering system, light cycles, and environmental monitoring
    • Provide support for standard office equipment, including phones, copiers, printers, computers, etc
    • Responsible for maintenance of audiovisual system
    • Report any malfunction of equipment and systems with direct and immediate impact on animals to Supervisor and Veterinary Staff
    • Attend Management Meetings, provide weekly reports, status reports, etc. as needed
    • Assists Director with equipment and budget planning, as well as inventory of supplies
    • Responsible for the Metasys program; printing and reviewing reports.
    • Maintain controlled access system
    • Landscape duties of facility grounds as assigned
    • Organizing outside areas, mezzanine, utility corridor, boiler area, etc.
    • May be required to work weekends and holidays
    • Other duties as assigned

    Education/Qualifications

    • Associates Degree or equivalent in related field and/or two years of related experience.

    Experience

    • Experience in a laboratory setting preferred
    • Engineering experience specific to physical plant maintenance
    • Knowledge of boilers and HVAC systems
    • Knowledge/use of sanitation techniques, autoclaving, cage washing, chemical cleaning compounds, clean room concepts, and hazardous agent usage
    • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
    • Strong communication and written skills

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