Facilities Technician I (1st Shift) 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m./Thursday-Sunday

Req ID #:  214516

Memphis, TN, US, 38118 Memphis, TN, US, 38118

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.


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Job Summary

8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (CST) 
Note: As needed, overtime is available to cover personnel.


We are seeking a Facilities Technician I for our Cell Therapy Manufacturing Facility located in Memphis, TN


The Facilities Technician performs maintenance for all production and process equipment. The Facilities Technician will function as an integral part of the maintenance team, provide technical support to team member on a variety of instrumentation and equipment, and manage all documentation relating to maintenance. The Facilities Technician will also maintain a safe work environment for all employees, approve maintenance work orders, and create/review/approve SOPs for maintenance of new and existing equipment.


The following are responsibilities related to the Facilities Technician I position:


  • Install, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair production equipment, process equipment and facilities equipment.
  • Responsible for the quality of product through the repair and maintenance of production and process equipment.
  • Complete scheduled and unscheduled work orders and preventative maintenance duties, while completing required documentation.
  • Develop, review, and perform preventative maintenance and repair operating procedures for required equipment.
  • Assist in the training of plant personnel on new and/or modified equipment or procedures relating to equipment.
  • Assist with validations and revalidations, as needed.
  • Assist in the procurement of stock and repair parts.
  • Work cross functionally to ensure scheduling of PMs and repairs.
  • Comply with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP).

Job Qualifications


The following are minimum qualifications related to the Facilities Technician I position:


  • High School Diploma or GED required. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in life sciences or engineering preferred. 
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience as a Maintenance Technician.

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 Biologics Testing Solutions
With more than 50 years of experience and proven regulatory expertise, the Charles River Biologics group can address challenging projects for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies worldwide. Offering a variety of services such as contamination and impurity testing, protein characterization, bioassays, viral clearance studies and stability and lot release programs, we support clients throughout the biologic development cycle, from the establishment and characterization of cell banks through preclinical and clinical studies to marketed products. Whether clients need stand-alone services, a unique package of testing, or insourced support, our Biologics group can create a custom solution to suit their needs.  Each year more than 20,000 biologic testing reports are sent each and over 200 licenses products are supported by our biologics testing solutions team.


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 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, or 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 crrecruitment_US@crl.com. 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.

Nearest Major Market: Memphis

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