The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine is seeking a Maintenance Technician / Plumber to perform a wide variety of corrective and preventive maintenance with an emphasis on plumbing and process piping systems in order to assure proper and safe operations to the entire facility and all occupants. Assignments are broad in nature and encompass maintenance and operation of all building equipment.
The Jackson Laboratory Facilities Department is a small shop of technicians who manage all facilities needs for the research and educational activities that occur within the 183,500 sq ft site. At full staff, we include: a building trades technician, a maintenance mechanic / licensed plumber, a licensed electrician, an HVAC technician, and a Building Automation Technician, supervisor, manager, and administrative assistant. While the building systems and research operation around the clock, we staff for 5 days per week during a “day shift.” We also rotate on call responsibilities in order to cover needs during off-shifts and weekends, often utilizing remote building automation software. Planned work is coordinated and tracked using a work order management system.
Utilizing contractor support for specialty work, we manage the operation and maintenance for: fire system protection systems, electrical generators, electrical distribution, data center UPS & cooling, chillers, towers, boilers, compressors, air handlers, specialty lab water and gasses, irrigation, elevators, café services equipment, etc. With a state of the art, 200 seat auditorium, JAX offers a wide variety of educational and scientific symposium, which we also support throughout the year.
Guided with Engineering support and standard practices from our parent site in Bar Harbor, Maine, we work autonomously to meet the local needs of our researchers, educators, and administrative staff.
The Jackson Laboratory (www.jax.org) is a nonprofit biomedical research institute with over 1,800 employees across three campuses nationwide. Our mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for human disease, and to empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health. JAX's research institute in Connecticut, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (JAX-GM), is transforming medicine by improving patient care, lowering costs, and increasing life span and health span. JAX-GM’s research focuses on the complex genetic causes of disease, and on the development of genomic solutions tailored to each person's unique genetic makeup.
JAX-GM sits on a 17-acre site on the campus of the University of Connecticut Health Center. The 183,500-square-foot facility opened in the fall of 2014. Now, it houses over 300 biomedical researchers, technicians and support staff in state-of-the-art computing facilities and laboratories. Our employees work in a collaborative, value-driven, and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients’ lives.
JAX-GM resides in the scenic town of Farmington, in the state’s capitol region. The Hartford region, which offers some of the best public schools in the country, is made up of both bigger cities and smaller, charming historic New England towns. JAX-GM is also geographically located within 2 hours of Boston and New York and is close to multiple transportation systems including bus lines, highways, railroads and international airports.