Facilities Technicians are responsible for the operation and maintenance of biomanufacturing buildings and equipment. They monitor operations daily. They oversee systems that include heating, lighting, refrigeration, air conditioning, plumbing, water purification, air filtering, and electrical systems.
Facilities Technicians perform preventative maintenance on equipment and troubleshoot problems. They repair equipment and systems when they break. They must document everything they do. A Facilities Technician must be able to understand, recommend and install new systems. They may provide and add corrections to Standard Operating Procedures and assist engineers in evaluating new equipment or technology. They replace equipment and components as necessary. Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Procedures (GMPs) and major trades, such as carpentry, electrical systems, plumbing, HVAC, refrigeration, is required.
Facilities Technicians conduct regular inspections to ensure compliance with all requirements, policies and procedures relevant to the position. They maintain accurate records for reporting. They may do both interior or exterior maintenance duties (such as floor and facility cleaning, snow removal, landscaping).
A two year associates degree is often sufficient.