Specialist, Maintenance Control


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 HVAC/R Craftworker is primarily responsible for Corrective and Preventative Maintenance of the HVA, Refrigeration, and CTU (freezers, refrigerators, incubator systems); and the Operation control and monitoring of the HVAC systems, chillers, cooling towers, and humidification systems via the Building Automation System (BAS)(Siemens, Allen Bradley, EMS or others). Develop HVAC/R improvements, resolve issues with air balancing, differential pressure, temperature, and humidity conditions. Provide technical support to air balancing, BSC and HEPA certification, and Engineering projects. Comply with cGMP/GDP requirements and applicable codes and EPA guidelines. 

II: Responsibilities (Include key responsibilities only. This should not be an all-encompassing list)

•    Perform and document Corrective and Preventative maintenance work on HVAC/R systems (HVAC, Chillers, Cooling Towers, Humidifiers, Dryers, Refrigerators, Freezers, Incubators, and Cryogenic units)
•    Operate and maintain HVAC/R equipment via the Automation systems. Optimize the operation of the Automation system and provide detailed documentation of the systems alarm management and system updates via change control support. 
•    Operate the BAS in 21CFR part 11 compliant manner. Manage the BAS data system/ backup, upgrades, point list. 
•    Perform troubleshooting and document equipment alarms occurring and the resolution of alarms occurring in the EMS/ BMS/ RENO systems. 
•    Suggests improvement possibilities and problem resolution to HVAC/R systems 
•    Performs technical and administrative updates to preventive maintenance plan
•    Maintain a current and detailed knowledge of cGMP, HVAC/R equipment, the critical performance criteria, and impact
•    Participate in air balancing and HEPA certification
•    Participate in special projects as assigned by management 
•    Seek ways to increase operational efficiency 
•    Will have the proper training to perform various SAP maintenance functions, and participate on: Deviations, CAPAs, and Change Control and SOP revisions
•    Obtain and maintains training requirements
•    Provide technical support for engineering projects within their functional area
•    Assists other trades as required 
•    Monitors HVAC/R systems on EMS/BMS 
•    Performs controls measuring via process meters in support of HVAC/R and other team equipment
•    Perform vibration monitoring, Infra-Red thermography, and water testing in support of HVAC/R and other team equipment 
•    Reports all refrigerants used, lost, or recovered in accordance with EPA guidelines
•    Provide set-up and logistical support for VIP visits and on campus corporate functions 
•    Perform campus snow removal and lawn and landscaping maintenance as required

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

•    HS Diploma/GED
•    5- 10 years of experience in the HVAC/Refrigeration field, Journeymen license preferred
•    Must have a Universal Refrigeration license in HVAC/R
•    5 years of general maintenance experience is required
•    Prior cGMP experience is strongly preferred
•    Prior experience with SAP preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Project, Word, and Excel. Excellent organization and communication skills. Project management skills are essential
•    Must have the ability to multi-task and coordinate workload by priority
•    Must be customer service and quality driven
•    HVAC/R Craftworker is on call for after-hours emergencies
•    Must comply with all rules and regulations of Emergent and the Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry. This includes FDA regulations such as cGMP, GDO, EH&S regulations, and company regulations such as the employee handbook

Per CDC guidelines, Emergent strongly recommends that all employees working on site are vaccinated to help ensure their safety, as well as the safety of fellow employees. This includes the use of good judgment when determining when the CDC guidelines advise that you stay home when ill.


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.


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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