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Maintenance Technician

Req ID #:  42563

Voluntown, CT, US, 06384

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.


We are seeking a Maintenance Technician to support our CT sites. The Maintenance Technician will lead and perform routine and complex skilled work in the maintenance and service activities related to Facility maintenance.



  • Perform a wide variety of complex skilled tasks to assist in the daily repair and preventive maintenance of physical plant and expansion projects, including carpentry, masonry, electrical, heating/air-conditioning, plumbing, painting, mechanical and floor/wall coating installation.
  • Perform specialized electrical, plumbing or HVAC/boiler inspection and maintenance tasks.
  • Operate maintenance equipment and power tools; maintain hand tools and assigned equipment; perform preventive maintenance on equipment.
  • Examine machinery and equipment to diagnose trouble using basic mechanical tools 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 preventive maintenance procedures as directed.
  • Perform monitoring functions, basic operating functions and troubleshoot malfunctions using the Building Automation System.
  • Maintain accurate records of maintenance repairs, services, permits, and licenses.
  • Gather information on maintenance equipment, parts, and products as needed.
  • Respond to emergencies as needed.  Provide 24-hour on-call maintenance coverageas scheduled in rotation.
  • May operate yard equipment such as tractors and pallet jacks.
  • Take proper safety precautions and utilize appropriate safety gear/equipment in the performance of all duties.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.



The following are minimum requirements for the Maintenance Technician position.

  • High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.) and three (3) years related experience in building construction/maintenance/commercial light industrial equipment maintenance; or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience.
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • Must be able to read and interpret basic maps and blueprints. 



  • Additional training/education in HVAC preferred.
  • Specialized experience/ license in the Electrical or Mechanical Field preferred.


***For biosecurity reasons, employees in this position may not own or have other contact with birds/poultry/ducks/etc.***


About Avian
Our Avian business group provides vaccine manufacturers and researchers the comfort of knowing that the raw materials used in their manufacturing process are free of extraneous agents. Charles River has established flock handling and egg production procedures that set the global industry standard.


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 11,000 employees within 70 facilities in 18 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 2016, revenue increased by 23.3% to $1.68 billion from $1.36 billion in 2015.


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 ~70% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2016.


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Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet

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Nearest Secondary Market: Chesterfield

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