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Facilities and Engineering Senior Technician at New England Biolabs, Inc. in Ipswich, Massachusetts

Posted in Manufacturing 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

New England Biolabs (NEB) is seeking to hire a Senior Technician with a strong project and production support background.  The ideal candidate will have 5-10 years of experience supporting biopharmaceutical production facilities.


Primary Responsibilities:


Production & Development Support

  • Responsible for corrective and preventative maintenance of production equipment and systems.

  • Provide support for ongoing production operations at both Rowley GMP and Ipswich facilities. 

  • Responsible for development and maintenance of the facilities procedures (SOPs).

  • Maintain critical production equipment spares inventory.

  • Failure/Contamination Investigations.

  • Recommend process and equipment design improvements to gain efficiency and minimize downtime.

  • Manage production equipment vendors through installation, start-ups, scheduled maintenance, and troubleshooting failures.


Project Support

  • Manage vendors and contractors through the execution of small projects and renovations.

  • Coordinate with vendors on expediting, installation, and start-up activities. 

  • Perform training related to new equipment and systems to production and facilities personnel. 


QA/QC Support

  • Commissioning and Start-Up of Building Services and Qualified Systems.

  • Support Change Control Process (GMP Production).

  • Support Validation Activities.


General Facilities

  • Execute work orders assigned through a maintenance management program.  Organize reports for maintenance activities.  Ensure that maintenance is performed, and deficiencies are identified and corrected within a timely manner.

  • Continuously evaluate the operation of all utility systems; identify specific process improvement needs and provide recommendations for system upgrades.

  • Manage the day-to-day operation of plant utility systems; monitor the overall operation and status of the utility systems and submit work notifications for system repairs as needed.

  • Ensure/maintain all utility equipment areas in a constant state of inspection readiness.


Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of progressive experience in life science and/or related industry.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of mechanical and process systems employed in the biopharmaceutical manufacturing process.

  • Strong management skills to successfully lead and implement various projects.

  • Must be able to organize and prioritize on a daily basis based on current needs.

  • Demonstrated strong verbal & written communication.  Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively as part of a team.

  • Ability to use word processing, spreadsheet, database, and email applications.

  • Practical knowledge of equipment maintenance, operation, control, and cleaning for process equipment; HVAC; Chilled Water; Electrical; Waste Neutralization; Bulk Chemical and Process Utility systems.

  • General knowledge of shop tool operation, organization, and safety.

  • Willingness to participate in an on-call rotation requiring a response to building alarms during off-hours (nights, weekends, and holidays).  Willingness to work overtime or a temporarily modified shift schedule to support production operations and needed.

EEO Statement

New England Biolabs is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community; as an EEO/AA employer, New England Biolabs considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability. More in-depth details of EEO are available here.

Information regarding New England Biolabs commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion can be found here.

New England Biolabs is a participating employer in the Employment Verification (E-Verify) program.

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If you need an accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a medical condition or disability, please send an email to or call 978-927-5054 to let us know the nature of your request.