The Jackson Laboratory

Maintenance & Utility Technician

Job Locations US-CA-Sacramento
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/20/2020 12:20 PM)
Job ID
2020-27783
Category
Facilities, Security, Custodial, Hospitality

Summary

The Maintenance & Utility Technician position is responsible for work of complex difficulty in operation, maintenance, modification, troubleshooting, and repair of utility plant systems which include all components but not limited to high pressure & low pressure steam boilers, water boilers, chillers, cooling towers, hot & cold water systems, pumping systems, steam systems, steam traps, PRV stations, water treatment, diesel generators, and building automation system.  Assists in the repair of Building Automation Systems, Fire Protection Systems, Security Systems, HVAC Systems, Lighting, Process Equipment Systems, Building Maintenance, and other tasks as they apply to demands of the department. 

Responsibilities

Operates, maintains, installs, repairs, replaces, troubleshoots, test and responds to routine and emergency service calls as they relate to Utility Plant Systems and its components (high pressure & low pressure steam boilers, water boilers, chillers, cooling towers, hot & cold water systems, pumping systems, steam systems, steam traps, PRV stations, water treatment, diesel generators, and building automation system).  Perform Preventive Maintenance inspections and services on Utility Plant Systems according to established schedule and provide input for upgrade or modification.  

 

Assists in the design, installation and commissioning of new and modification of existing Utility Plant Systems and its components

 

Assists with maintenance and operation of Building Automation System, Fire Protection Systems, Security Systems, HVAC Systems, Lighting, Process Equipment Systems (autoclaves, tunnel washers, bottle washers, and rack washers), Building Maintenance, and other tasks as they apply to demands of the department.  Monitors and responds to local alarm systems on HVAC, Fire and Security systems.  Acts as primary facility security, maintenance and operations response personnel as needed.  Provides immediate diagnosis and remedy to plant issues and/or contacts formal on-call maintenance personnel and/or contractors for assistance.  Performs monitoring and operations of facility and utility plant operations at maximum efficiency and reliability while meeting all regulatory requirements.  

 

Provides training and mentoring to others in the operation and repair of Utility Plant Systems and its components.  Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.  Provides general clean up, housekeeping, and maintenance of machinery & electrical spaces. 

 

Utilizes CMMS to track and preventive and corrective maintenance tasks and create work orders.  Provide detailed written and oral reports / presentation on equipment utilization, round sheets, records, and daily pass down logs for internal use along with state and federal agencies.  Develops new and improves existing SOPs to effectively document processes and procedures.

Qualifications

Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year college in electrical or mechanical engineering technology, computer sciences or related field or technical school in HVAC / Utility Plant equipment strongly preferred; or 8+ years of applicable work experience. Trade licenses & certifications will be held in high regard.

 

Knowledge of Utility Plant Systems (high pressure & low pressure steam boilers, water boilers, chillers, cooling towers, hot & cold water systems, pumping systems, steam systems, steam traps, PRV stations, water treatment, diesel generators) that incorporate pneumatic and digital control systems, HVAC Systems, and computer-based Building Automation System (BAS).

 

Ability to read schematics, blueprints, technical manuals, engineering drawings, wiring diagrams, sequences of operations, control drawings and control loops.

 

Understanding of Building Automation Systems, Fire Protection Systems, Security Systems, HVAC Systems, Lighting, Process Equipment Systems (autoclaves, tunnel washers, bottle washers, and rack washers), and Building Maintenance.

 

Ability to diagnose and repair Utility Plant equipment & components, programmable Building Automation Controls and monitoring systems. 

 

Ability to prepare engineering documents, specifications and cost estimates for projects.

 

Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.

 

Analytical ability for problem solving and to communicate effectively with others in writing and verbally.

 

Ability and willingness to rapidly learn new technical skills and apply them in the maintenance and operation of the facility. Analytical ability for problem solving and to communicate effectively with others in writing and verbally. 

 

Ability to bend, squat or crouch, crawl, kneel, stoop, stretch and stand and/or work in cramped areas for prolonged periods of times while repairing equipment both at floor level, overhead, and or/in confined space areas.

 

Ability to climb stairs and ladders (both inclined and vertical).

 

Ability to enter man-holes, vaults, and other classified and unclassified confined spaces.  A respirator and/or specialized personal protective equipment may be required to access certain confined spaces.

 

Certification in confined space entry or ability to qualify within 6 months. 

 

With or without assistance, must be able to exert 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects and job-related materials and/or equipment.

 

Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.

 

 

 

About Us

The Jackson Laboratory (JAX, www.jax.org) is a nonprofit biomedical research institute with over 2,000 employees whose mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for human disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health. A National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center, JAX has a mammalian genetics headquarters in Bar Harbor, Maine, a facility in Sacramento, California, and a genomic medicine facility, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (JAX-GM), in Farmington, Connecticut.

 

The JAX® Mice, Clinical and Research Services facility is located in Sacramento, the state capital of California.  Sacramento is less than a two-hour drive from San Francisco, Napa Valley, and scenic Lake Tahoe, and a short flight to both Los Angeles and Orange County.  Sacramento is the birthplace of the nation’s Farm to Fork movement, and offers excellent restaurants, gastro-pubs, wineries, theaters, and museums.  Outdoor activities are plentiful: Boating, white water rafting, and riding the scenic bicycle trails are popular.  Housing and other costs of living are more affordable in Sacramento and its surrounding suburbs than in most other neighboring areas in the North Bay, making Sacramento one of the hottest housing markets in the country year after year.

 

 

 

JAX employees work in a collaborative, value-driven, and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients’ lives. Researchers apply genetics to increase the understanding of human disease and advance treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging, and heart disease. JAX was voted among the top 15 “Best Places to Work in Academia” in the United States in a poll conducted by The Scientist magazine!

 

 

 

Our Values:

 

INTEGRITY - Courage and commitment to do what is right

 

PEOPLE - Inspiring our people to enhance the health of all

 

ONE TEAM - Unified by our promise to transform medicine and science

 

EXCELLENCE - Achieving world-class results

 

INNOVATION - Leading with discovery and creative solutions

 

STEWARDSHIP - Caring for and enhancing the resources entrusted to us

 

 

 

What do we have to offer?

 

                                                                                                                            

 

JAX offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including a medical plan, outstanding retirement plan, generous paid time off and tuition reimbursement. 

 

 

 

Most importantly, every position contributes to JAX’s mission of discovering precise genomic solutions for human disease and empowering the global biomedical community in our shared quest to improve human health.

 

 

 

The Jackson Laboratory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.

 

 

 

Learn more about at opportunities at JAX at http://www.jax.org/careers

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