Maintenance Technician 2

Req ID #:  150911

Spencerville, OH, US, 45887

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.

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

Perform basic to moderately complex preventative maintenance, construction and machine repair of the physical plant.  Performs transport of materials and/or supplies for the facilities, to include food, litter and cleaning chemicals, etc. pertaining to facility support.  
•    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).  
•    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 incinerator.  Responsible for waste removal.
•    Transport items from the loading dock area; keep free of supplies and debris.
•    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).
•    Sanitize assigned areas (e.g., storage 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.
•    Perform all other related duties as assigned.

•    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to handle tools and maintenance equipment.  
•    Frequent reaching, bending, pulling and crouching is required.
•    Frequently lifts bags weighing up to 40 pounds.
•    Frequently climbs ladders, kneels and/or lies on concrete flooring.
•    Frequent reaching, bending, pulling and crouching is required in the repair of cages that weigh approximately 400 pounds (on casters).
•    Walks or stands for up to 90% of the workday.

Job Qualifications

•    Education:  High school diploma, General Education Degree (G.E.D.) or equivalent desired.  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).

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. 

Vaccine Mandate
Charles River is a U.S. Federal Contractor.  As a result, we must follow the Presidential Executive Order to mandate vaccinations, and ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021.  Our main priority is the wellbeing, health, and safety of our people. We will be requiring proof of vaccination from all employees. 

Anyone with requests for disability-related and/or religious exemptions should contact Talent Acquisition ( so that information can be provided about the accommodation process at Charles River.


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 18,000 employees within 100 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 >80% of the drugs approved by the FDA for the past 3 years.

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 This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


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