Facilities Technician

at Bachem
Location Vista
Date Posted June 21, 2022
Category Trades & Services
Job Type Not Specified


The Swiss based Bachem Group is a public, innovation-driven company specializing in the development and manufacturing of pepTides and oligonucleoTides. As a full service provider Bachem offers products for clinical development and commercial applications as well as a comprehensive catalog and exclusive custom synthesis. With 50 years of experience and subsidiaries in Switzerland, the United States, the United Kingdom and Japan, Bachem is the partner of choice for the biotech and pharma industry worldwide.
Bachem. Leading Partner in Tides

In order to continue our organic growth, we are constantly looking for talent.

Your Responsibilities

The Facilities Technician, in conjunction with the Facilities Maintenance Manager is responsible for

assisting with the building maintenance and repairs. This position is an intermediate skilled position

with skillset based on an electrical background. The Facilities Technician will work on all the

electrical systems and be responsible for all electromechanical repairs.

Your Tasks

  • Maintaining electrical and electromechanical systems within the facility including but not limited to, breaker panels, generators, electrical motors and motor controls
  • Attend to all assigned work and general services orders, including but not limited to: painting, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, construction and flooring
  • Troubleshoot, evaluate and make recommendations during regular inspections
  • Perform routine and non-routine equipment maintenance, modification and repairs in a timely basis
  • Cross-train other Facility Technicians and build their current skillset
  • Maintain effective preventative maintenance programs, as directed by Management
  • Document repairs, adjustments and replacement of equipment per SOP's and cGMP regulations
  • Complete and coordinate with department heads all repairs, as necessary, to offset downtime and production delays
  • Assist maintenance contractors if applicable in trouble shooting of equipment
  • Order parts and components for repairs as needed
  • Assist with the organization and inventory of spare parts
  • Maintain a clean and well organized maintenance room
  • Provide after hours on call support including holidays
  • Must follow all safety rules and ensure compliance
  • In conjunction with the safety committee, develops and implements the policies and procedures necessary to adhere to all government requirements
  • Must arrive to work on time for both scheduled shifts and unscheduled call in shifts

Your Profile

  • High School diploma
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience as a maintenance technician or maintenance engineer
  • Experience in electrical, plumbing, HVAC, carpentry, equipment and high mechanical ability
  • Intermediate experience with electrical systems and controls
  • Familiarity with VFD controllers, PLC logic controllers, chillers, boilers, electrical circuits, air handlers, air conditioners, and all general facility equipment
  • Ability to troubleshoot malfunctions within various systems throughout the facility
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver's license and good driving record
  • Familiarity with building code and electrical related laws and regulations
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Basic computer knowledge, including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to effectively organize, multitask, and work in a fast-paced, deadline driven work environment
  • Ability to communicate in a proactive and solution-focused manner, including keeping management aware of potential issues
  • Detail oriented with the ability to troubleshoot and resolve problems
  • Ability to work independently and manage one's time
  • Communicate effectively and ability to function well in a team environment
  • Flexibility of working hours based on business needs, may include some nights and occasional weekends
  • Must be able to work a rotating on-call schedule (for weekends)


  • Familiarity of standard laboratory practices
  • Environmental Health and Safety regulations

We Offer

You will be part of a motivated team overseeing the entire development cycle of respective APIs. If you are

looking for a new challenge and want to join a motivated team in an internationally renowned company,

you should seize this opportunity.

Candidates for positions as US employees of Bachem Americas, Inc. ("Company") must be in the process of or fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and provide the Company with proof of vaccination as a condition of employment, except for U.S. employees who request and qualify under applicable law for disability and religious accommodation from the COVID-19 vaccine mandate. An applicant who receives an offer of employment from the Company for a position as a U.S employee will be required to provide proof of vaccination status, or request and receive a disability or religious accommodation for which the applicant is entitled under applicable law, before their first day of employment or any later deadline specified by the Company in the offer letter. The Company is an equal opportunity employer and provides employment opportunities and makes employment decisions without regard to an individual's disability, religion or on any other basis prohibited by law.

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