Building Facilities Technician

Req ID:  186052

Keele, GB, ST5 5SP

At Charles River, we are passionate about improving the quality of people’s lives. When you join our global family, you will help create healthier lives for millions of patients and their families. 


Charles River employees are innovative thinkers, who are dedicated to continuous learning and improvement. We will empower you with the resources you need to grow and develop in your career. 


As a Charles River employee, you will be part of an industry-leading, customer-focused company at the forefront of drug development. Your skills will play a key role in bringing life-saving therapies to market faster through simpler, quicker, and more digitalized processes. Whether you are in lab operations, finance, IT, sales, or another area, when you work at Charles River, you will be the difference every day for patients across the globe.


IMPORTANT:   In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process.  Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.   

Job Summary

Responsible for the maintenance of facilities, equipment and plant to appropriate standards at a named site within the CRL Keele group. Responsibilities will include: the management of all site maintenance ensuring that financial, operational, quality, health & safety targets and standards according to the Code of Conduct are met, as required by the Company.

Profile and Requirements

•    Manage, monitor and perform daily checks on plant equipment, ensuring that plant and utilities are operating to specified parameters, documenting critical parameters.
•    Completing shutdown activities in accordance with a detailed programme and written Standard Operating Activities.
•    Managing and performing minor repairs to building fabric and services by carrying out the works yourself. Or by the procurement of external contractors.
•    Carry out preventative maintenance activities to schedule.
•    Managing and performing grounds maintenance to schedule in a controlled and safe manner.
•    Interacting and liaising with external contractors ensuring, that all work is thoroughly documented to H&S and cGMP standards, ensuring the safety of contractors and staff.
•    To contribute towards the execution of 5S system of facility management.
•    Supporting Maintenance Engineers when required and to support no lone – working as required.
•    To maintain an awareness of current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) and ensure consideration for cGMP needs are met when purchasing and maintaining equipment.    
•    All works to be carried out in accordance with Site Quality policies and standard operating procedures.
•    Provide subject guidance within area of expertise to multidisciplinary teams.
•    Acquiring a detailed knowledge of all aspects of the plant and utilities on the Keele / Alderley Park site.
•    Support with the installation and movement of process equipment with a safe and controlled approach.

•    Education & Experience: Experience in all disciplines of DIY ( Building, plastering, carpentry).
•    Experience of working within a GMP facility
•    Knowledge of cGMP and impact of plant operations on maintaining cGMP compliance.
•    Able to work at height and in confined spaces such as roof voids.

•    Must regularly operate a computer and occasionally operate other office productivity machinery such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer. 
•    Must regularly communicate with employees/contactors; must be able to exchange accurate information.
•    Must occasionally use step and ladders for access, etc.
•    Must enter manufacturing areas, complying with appropriate PPE.

•    This position requires occasional domestic and occasional travel between Sites.

IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV. 

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 20,000 employees within 90 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. 

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 2021.

At Charles River Laboratories, we recognize and recruit all talent. We are a company committed to the principle of diversity and inclusion and work daily in this direction.


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