Maintenance Technician III

Real Estate & Facilities Bothell, Washington



Seattle Genetics is seeking a Maintenance Technician to support the North Creek Facilities Engineering team.  Under minimal supervision, the skilled craftsperson responsible for performing advanced installation, troubleshooting, maintenance, repair, testing, and documentation/logs of a wide variety of plant utilities, process utilities, manufacturing production equipment and lab equipment. Technician will also provide maintenance and support to general building and utility systems.  The role will be a part of the REF organization to support the site with growing manufacturing capabilities. 

Principal Responsibilities: 

  • Plan, organize and manage daily facility operation and maintenance activities for building and equipment with site management and operations staff
  • Identify needs and recognize problems for repair projects in order to establish work priorities or make appropriate operational changes
  • Evaluate facility management operations procedures and contributes to the development of techniques and procedures to increase efficiency and effectiveness
  • Prepares, plans and performs building and laboratory equipment moves and installations
  • Accurately estimate equipment, labor and material costs for repair of machinery, maintenance projects
  • Enter and retrieve information from a computer system; Microsoft Word/Excel, SAP, and Internet
  • Prepare specifications for, maintenance work
  • Prepare standardized reports and maintain accurate records
  • Reviews and technically approves maintenance reports, forms, and records
  • Develops, revises, and reviews equipment, maintenance or other related procedures
  • Supports Facilities Management and Quality Assurance with development of maintenance SOPs and protocols to comply with regulatory requirements
  • Evaluates current PM cycles and makes appropriate recommendations to optimize the Maintenance Program
  • Perform preventative maintenance tasks and inspections on all associated systems.
  • Operates, logs, and maintains building and utility systems in accordance with standard Operating Procedures
  • Work performed must be completed and documented/logged in accordance with written SOP's and GMP guidelines, when applicable
  • Comply with Data Integrity principles while maintaining all documentation pertaining to maintenance and repair of equipment
  • Leads the start-up of new equipment to ensure it meets all mechanical design specifications
  • Maintains, interprets and updates electrical schematics, P&IDs, panel/building drawings, and equipment/building O&M manuals
  • Effectively troubleshoot the systems both mechanically and electrically
  • Supports development of detailed training for facility operations and equipment to drive compliance and commercial manufacturing support of team
  • Maintain corporate training requirements with the expectation being 100% on-time compliance
  • Take charge of personal training and ongoing education in alignment with continuous development plan
  • May be required to work in GMP manufacturing clean rooms and restricted environments using specific procedures and PPE
  • Fully complies with all company health and safety procedures and practices
  • Must be able to work Monday - Friday during regular business hours and support occasional evening and weekend on-call/emergency needs
  • Read and interpret reports, regulations, standards and laws pertaining to buildings and equipment, public access, fire and safety, environmental concerns, etc.
  • Must be able to safely perform all physical demands. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position
  • Operate fork lifts, scissor lifts and similar equipment
  • May be required to work in awkward locations and lift items in excess of 50 pounds 

Supervisory Responsibilities: 

  • Supervises contractors and outside vendors 


  • 7+ years combined education and experience in building maintenance and Facilities Management
  • 4+ years in an FDA regulated environment (GMP)
  • Advanced knowledge of GMP production systems and equipment, including ASME BPE
  • Advanced knowledge of Facilities Equipment and Utilities systems such as Electrical Distribution; HVAC; Refrigeration; Power generation / UPS; Water – Potable, WFI, PurW, DI; High Pressure systems – Compressed Air, Clean and Plant Steam production and distribution; Process Waste Treatment; Fire Alarm and Sprinkler
  • Advanced skills in the building trades such as carpentry, plumbing, and painting
  • Effectively communicates ideas through verbal and written forms, interacts constructively with peers/teams, and can seek outside resources as needed
  • Possess a high mathematical understanding, advanced reading, writing and computer skills
  • Knowledge of word processing, electronic spread sheets, and database software programs (CMMS/EAM experience)
  • Advanced technical writing skills
  • Advanced knowledge and experience of regulatory requirements of ISO and GMP
  • Self-motivated
  • Remains current on industry and applies best practices where applicable

 Education / Certification:

  • 2 year technical or AA/AS degree in facilities maintenance, mechanical, or related technical discipline, or equivalent experience
  • Boiler Operator Certification
  • Building Operator Certification (BOC)
  • Electrical License or Certification
  • Thermal Imaging Certification
  • Pure Water System Operation/Maintenance Training or Certification

As the leading employer in our industry in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle Genetics is proud to offer a competitive total compensation package as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the whole lives of our employees and their families. Benefits include medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, relocation assistance and much more. To learn more about Seattle Genetics, please visit

Seattle Genetics is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.