Maintenance Technician 2

Req ID #:  55511

Ashland, OH, US, 44805

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary

We are seeking a Maintenance Technician 2 for our Safety Assessment Group site located Ashland, Ohio.


The following are responsibilities related to the Maintenance Technician 2:

  • Perform basic routine and moderately complex facility and equipment maintenance (e.g., basic skills and moderately complex construction, electrical, plumbing, painting, vehicle upkeep, floor/wall coating/painting, cage repairs). 
  • May operate in one area of expertise and only provide back-up in other listed duties and responsibilities.
  • Secure facilities (open and close procedures) on a rotating basis.  Respond to after-hour security calls.
  • Perform read-only monitoring functions and basic operating functions for the Building Automation System (BAS).
  • Operate and maintain the facilities digesterincinerator.  Responsible for waste removal.
  • Receive and transport items from the loading dock area; keep free of supplies and debris.
  • Inventory, order, transport, and transfer feed, litter and bedding materials.
  • Perform scheduled inspections/repairs on all facility systems.
  • Examine and troubleshoot machinery and equipment.  Disassemble machines and equipment and adjust, replace or repair broken or defective parts and pieces.
  • Inspect completed mechanical repairs for quality, safety, and proper operation.
  • Perform equipment calibration and preventative maintenance procedures as directed.
  • Replenish supplies in assigned areas (e.g., copy machines, feed and litter, water softener salt).
  • CleanSanitize assigned areas (e.g., maintenance buildingstorage area, litter and feed rooms, boiler rooms).
  • Maintain appropriate maintenance logs and other required paper documentations.
  • Participate in snow removal and ice remediation activities such as shoveling and spreading deicing agents on walkways and parking lots, where site weather conditions necessitate.
  • Assist in moving equipment and office furniture within the facility or between sites.
  • Provide guidance to less experienced/skilled maintenance workers.
  • Operate pressure washers and industrial cage washers, when assigned.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.


The following are minimum qualifications related to the Maintenance Technician 2 position:

  • Education:  High school diploma, General Education Degree (G.E.D.) or equivalent.  Additional training/education in construction, electrical, HVAC, plumbing desired.
  • Experience:  3-5 years preventative facility maintenance experience.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Certification/Licensure:  Valid driver’s license required.
  • Other:  Must be able to understand and follow verbal directions.  Must be able to operate assigned maintenance power tools and equipment.  Demonstrates the ability to troubleshoot and make decisions with minimal guidance.  Demonstrated proficiency in moderately complex assigned function(s).

About Safety Assessment
Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market.  Each year approximately 120 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities.


About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.


With over 14,000 employees within 80 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2018, revenue increased by 22% to $2.27 billion from $1.86 billion in 2017.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2018.


Equal Employment Opportunity 


Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet


Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Mansfield

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