Maintenance Technician


Rockville, MD, US, 20850

Those who join Emergent BioSolutions feel a sense of ownership about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized by respect, innovation and growth opportunities. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect life.

I: Job Summary 

The Facilities Maintenance Technician is a skilled position responsible both predictive and preventive maintenance of all equipment/systems.  The individual must have a diversified background in GMP process equipment/systems as well as industrial equipment repair and maintenance. All work must adhere to current GMP and safety practices. 



II: Responsibilites


  1. Provide technical/mechanical support on all process equipment/systems for the filling/capping/labeling operations and supporting utilities. 
  2. Diagnose, repair and service equipment/systems which includes but not limited to Isolators, Autoclaves, RODI, WFI, boilers, chillers, Biowaste System, Clean Steam System, Incubators, Lyophylizer, HVAC, BMS, Compressed Gases, controlled temperature units, etc.  Also, includes pump seals / rebuilds, plumbing/piping work, etc.    
  3. Execute and review preventive and corrective work orders as scheduled and ensure timely closure of work orders.  
  4. Requires supervision of outside contractors performing facility and equipment related services.


  1. Respond to building alarms and/or equipment/system alarms during normal business hours and/or off hours.
  2. Assists with the development and improvement of department procedures, documents, and operating and maintenance practices. 


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work performed by those in this job.  It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, and other duties may be assigned.

III: Education, Experience & Skills

Minimum of High School degree and/or with 4-6 years of experience in the field of pharmaceutical/biotechnology (or equivalent)Sufficient experience the facility/equipment/system maintenance in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry.  This position requires a mechanic with multiple craft experience in the maintenance and repair of manufacturing equipment as to it pertains to biological processes and systems. Must have considerable experience in the troubleshooting of complex and specialized equipment consisting of process specific, utility, refrigeration and environmental control systems.     


IV: Physical/Mental Requirements 

Must be able to follow cGMP regulations during operations including adherence to written procedure and contemporaneous documentation.  Must be able to record data accurately and legibly.  Strong mechanical aptitude with ability to lift 50 lbs.  Must be flexible for on-call duties and shift rotation.  Adherence to strict safety regulations. 

There are physical/mental demands and work environment characteristics that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. This information is available upon request from the candidate.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform all essential functions.

Emergent BioSolutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values the diversity of our workforce.  Emergent does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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Emergent BioSolutions does not accept non-solicited resumes or candidate submittals from search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions’ approved agency list. Unsolicited resumes or candidate information submitted to Emergent BioSolutions by search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions’ approved agency list shall become the property of Emergent BioSolutions and if the candidate is subsequently hired by Emergent BioSolutions, Emergent BioSolutions shall not owe any fee to the submitting agency.


Protecting and Enhancing 1 billion lives by 2030 focuses our energy to improve the quality of life for individuals around the world, giving them the opportunity to experience the fullness of life.

Our drive towards this vision informs all of our actions—whether it is our approach to product development, manufacturing, encouraging employee health and wellness or giving back to the community—we strive every day to achieve this shared goal.


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Nearest Major Market: Washington DC