Lead Maintenance Technician

Req ID #:  71135

Wilmington, MA, US, 01887

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.

Job Description

We are seeking a Maintenance Lead Technician for our Corporate site located in Wilmington MA. The Technician will be responsible for daily preventive and reactive maintenance and repairs.  Assist with oversight and daily work load of technical personnel. Provide leadership, technical guidance, and serve as a mentor to less experienced staff. Assist with oversight of external contractors and vendors who work on-site.

The following are responsibilities related to the Maintenance Lead Technician:

•    Perform and direct maintenance and construction of physical plant mechanical and environmental systems.
•    Monitor and maintain maintenance systems buildings and grounds. Isolate and identify malfunctioning equipment for repair, adjustment, and replacement.
•    Perform preventative maintenance and reactive repairs on mechanical equipment  and environmental systems.
•    Ensure compliance with safety and quality practices and procedures.
•    Coordinate purchasing and contractor services for maintenance operations.
•    Respond to emergencies as needed and review, evaluate and support all site maintenance related emergencies and critical repairs.
•    Assist Maintenance Supervisor in facility and system design and utility cost reduction programs.
•    Assist with training and development needs of assigned staff.  Assist in the development, implementa¬tion and delivery of depart¬mental training programs and ensure that assigned staff receives departmental orien¬tation and necessary on-the-job training.  
•    Monitor performance of assigned staff.  Assist with Maintenance Supervisor in providing regular coaching and counseling.  Serve as a mentor to less experienced staff.
•    Provide guidance in the day to day activities of assigned departmental employees to ensure accurate, high-quality work, and adherence to pertinent departmental policies, practices and procedures (SOPs, safety procedures and biosafety protocols).  Ensure schedule is prepared daily, accurately reflecting required tasks and work load.
•    Serve as a model as it relates to effective time management, communication and utilization of resources.  Provide leadership and motivation to departmental personnel.
•    Schedule overtime as directed; assist in the coordination of vacation/time off schedules.
•    Assist in the maintenance and communication of departmental systems and SOPs.  
•    Assist in the interview and selection of qualified non-exempt personnel.  Assist in developing recommendations regarding personnel actions, including hiring, promotions and raises.  Assist in the drafting of appropriate personnel action paperwork.
•    Assist in preparing responses to both internal and external quality assurance audits.
•    Use SOPs, processes and company policies when performing all job functions.
•    24/7 emergency duty coverage as assigned
•    Perform all other related duties as assigned.


The following are minimum qualifications related to the Maintenance Lead Technician position:

•    Education:  High school diploma, General Education Degree (G.E.D.) or equivalent. Refrigerant certification preferred.
•    Experience:  5+ years of facility and mechanical equipment experience required. 
•    An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
•    Certification/Licensure:  Licensure in one or more trades preferred. Valid license holder in specialized discipline including: Waste water Treatment, Boiler operator (Firemen, Engineer) Plumbing, Electrical, HVAC etc 

About Corporate Functions 
The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.

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 17,000 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. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.

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 2019.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet.


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.

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