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Charles River Laboratories: Maintenance Technician 1

Charles River Laboratories

This is a Full-time position in Ashland, OH posted October 7, 2021.

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies.

When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe.

Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform.

In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.Job Summary We are seeking a Maintenance Technician 1 for our Safety Assessment group site located in Ashland, Ohio.Perform basic routine preventative maintenance throughout the facilities.

Responsible for gathering and transport of hazardous and bio-hazardous waste to and from facility accumulation points.

Responsibilities:Perform basic facility and equipment maintenance (e.G., construction, electrical, plumbing, painting, vehicle upkeep, floor/wall coating/painting, cage repairs)Secure facilities (open and close procedures) on a rotating basis.

Respond to after-hour security callsPerform monitoring and basic operating functions for the Building Automation System (BAS)Operate and maintain the facilities digester.

Responsible for waste removalPerform scheduled inspections/repairs on assigned facility systemsClean assigned areas (e.G., maintenance building, boiler rooms)Maintain appropriate maintenance logs and other required paper documentationsParticipate in snow removal and ice remediation activities such as shoveling and spreading deicing agents on walkways and parking lots, where site weather conditions necessitateAssist in moving equipment and office furniture within the facility or between sitesPerform all other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:High school diploma, General Education Degree (G.E.D.) or equivalent.

Additional training/education in construction, electrical, HVAC, plumbing desired1-3 years preventative facility maintenance experienceAn equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed aboveValid driver’s license requiredMust be able to understand and follow verbal directionsMust be able to operate assigned maintenance power tools and equipmentAbout Safety AssessmentCharles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance.

From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market.

Each year approximately 120 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities.