Utilities and Facilities Tech

Facilities Horsham, Pennsylvania


Job Summary - a concise overview of the job

The Utilities and Facilities Technician will assist in the operation and maintenance of the Horsham facilities and utilities, perform routine building and utility maintenance, and provide on-call response to respond to security and building alarms.

All incumbents are responsible for following applicable Division & Company policies and procedures.

Scope of Authority - span of control (work unit, site, department, division, etc.), monetary value of budget/spend authority ( capital, operating, etc.), P&L responsibility, etc.

Facilities Department


Key Accountabilities - key outcomes/deliverables, the major responsibilities, and % of time



% of Time

Site Manufacturing and Horsham Campus

§  Assist Utilities & Facilities Services/Maintenance Supervisor in responding to building / security alarms 24 hours per day, 7 days per week plus occasional emergencies.  Individual will be part of the on-call rotation and will be required to respond to off-hours alarm per the department schedule.


§  Perform preventive maintenance and make repairs to the facility and support equipment including but not limited to: administrative areas, building grounds, production, warehouse, laboratory, restrooms, cafeteria, emergency showers, toilets, sprinkler system, etc. Help maintain utility equipment as required to support operations.


§  Collect hazard waste daily, identify, and stage in the holding area for pick-up.  Escort Iron Mountain for weekly document destruction pick-ups.


§  Work with Facilities Services/Maintenance with the moving and installation supervision of major laboratory equipment when needed

§  Conduct daily utility rounds and report findings


§  Attend training seminars and courses as required.


§  Oversee Janitorial Management Inc.


§  Site Safety Support program. Participate in audits and safety committee meetings.  Serve on the spill team for chemical spills.  Maintain spill kits in ready condition.



§  Author and revise Facility Standard Operating Procedures as required.


§  Assist with Building Renovations including moving equipment, painting walls, minor repairs, and overseeing contractors.


§  Coordinate with service contractors and oversee work to completion.







Education & Experience

Minimal acceptable level of education, work experience and  certifications required for the job

§  2 year Degree, technical school degree or equivalent experience. High school diploma or equivalent required.

§  Experience as a Maintenance Mechanic, Facilities Technician, or appropriate trade (2 years minimum).


Proficiency in a body of information required for the job   

e.g. knowledge of FDA regulations, GMP/GLP/GCP, Lean Manufacturing, Six-Sigma, etc.

§  Experience working in a GMP environment and completion of GMP documentation.

§  OSHA Safe Work Practices.




Often referred to as “competencies”, leadership attributes, skills, abilities or behaviors that may be enterprise, functional or job specific       e.g. coaching, negotiation, calibration, technical writing etc.

§  Good mechanical / carpentry skills.

§  Documentation skills.

§  Good communication and organizational skills.

Physical Requirements

Physical & mental requirements     e.g. lift 40 pounds, walk across plant/warehouse, business travel (% of time), driving as part of work responsibilities, etc.

§  Must be able to lift 50 pounds.

§  Exposure to elements (i.e. hot weather, cold weather, precipitation) for brief periods.

§  Operate computer controlled equipment which requires a combination of standing, sitting, and walking to and from the operator interface terminal.

§  Required to work around live electrical circuits and mechanical devices in the execution of their duties.


Disclaimer:  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications.  Management reserves the right to change or modify s