Facilities Maintenance and Reliability Engineer

Req ID #:  219504

Mattawan, MI, US, 49071

For 75 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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
•    Review and create Job Plans and Preventive Maintenance schedules designed to maximize asset life.
•    Evaluate equipment need for critical spares to be kept in inventory.
•    Inspect evaluate conditions of facilities and equipment to provide data for the facility Master Plan.
•    Support construction planning, purchasing, and commissioning of new facilities assets.
•    Support engineering project design from a MEP standpoint.
•    May assist with scheduled PM's, calibrations, inspections, repairs; ensure tasks are completed by outside services or performed in house.  
•    Develop and maintain equipment records.
•    Update building and equipment records to ensure all preventive maintenance (PM) activities and unscheduled repairs are reliably performed and documented. 
•    Support operations, as needed, to ensure client needs and company goals are met.
•    Other duties as assigned.  

The pay range for this position is $80,000 (USD)/yr. - $100,000 (USD)/yr. Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location.”

Job Qualifications

• Required Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering or Engineering Technology and 3 years related experience; or, associate degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering or Engineering Technology and 5 years related experience

•    Experience with SharePoint or any other CMMS or work order and access control systems, preferred.  
•    Demonstrated experience in HVAC, boilers, chillers, and other mechanical systems.
•    Ability to function effectively in a high-paced and occasionally demanding environment.
•    Ability to work well within a team, while still being self sufficient when needed. 
•    Ability to communicate verbally and in writing at all levels inside and outside the organization.
•    Basic familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite.
•    Computer skills, commensurate with Essential Functions, including the ability to learn a validated system.
•    Ability to work extended hours beyond normal work schedule to include, but not limited to evenings, weekends, extended shifts, and/or extra shifts, sometimes on short notice.
•    Ability to work under specific time constraints.

•    Ear Protection, when necessary. Glove and eye protection and standard uniforms. 
•    All applicable PPE per recommendations for entry or process by Environmental Health and Safety department, including animal room entry requirements (when necessary); safety glasses; dosimeters when in restricted radioactive material rooms.


Lead - We lead when we advocate our purpose and model our values, when we deliver innovation, when we embrace change, and when we appreciate and celebrate the great work of others.
Care - We show we care when we respect each other, our animals and the communities where we work and live, when we create a positive healthy workplace, when we are mindful of our compliance standards, and when we choose to do the right thing.
Collaborate -We collaborate when we partner with each other and promote teamwork, when we communicate clearly and effectively across the hall or around the globe, and when we welcome all forms of diversity and encourage inclusiveness.
Own - We act like owners when we hold ourselves accountable for our actions, when we respond to internal and external client needs with speed and accuracy, when we set and achieve meaningful goals, and when we strive towards continuous improvement.

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 300 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 110 facilities in over 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 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to [email protected]. This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


For more information, please visit www.criver.com.

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