Thermo Fisher Scientific Building Maintenance Technician I in Grand Island, New York

Job Description

Position Objective:

To provide electrical and mechanical services for the Grand Island, NY site of Thermo Fisher Scientific, including equipment and facility installation as it relates to site infrastructure and utilities, repair and preventative maintenance.

Essential Functions:

Perform equipment and facility installations and repairs as needed by internal customers or as determined through routine audits (including but not limited to electrical, plumbing (boilers, pretreatment systems, stills, etc.), refrigeration systems (ultra-low freezers, walk in freezers & coolers, rack systems), HVAC (rooftop package units and systems with desiccant driers), chillers and associated pump packages. Work with various departments to troubleshoot and resolve issues. Complete emergency repairs as needed.

Complete preventative maintenance on equipment and building systems as established in department procedures and audits, and required by regulatory agencies. Order and maintain inventory of spare parts, consumables and change tooling equipment

Monitor Facilities and Manufacturing operating equipment on a daily basis, troubleshooting problems and inefficiencies and recommending possible solutions. Coordinate the services of outside vendors when necessary. Identify existing and potential operational problems and inefficiencies and recommend resolutions. Assist in developing and maintaining required documentation including but not limited to blue prints, plans, and permits according to Company procedures and the requirements of external parties. Document daily facilities and manufacturing equipment operation and maintenance activities.

May perform other related duties as required and/or assigned.

Nature and Scope:

This position interacts with all levels of internal customers and external vendors. That interaction requires solid communication, customer service and technical skills in identifying needs and problems and implementing efficient solutions that are cost effective. Effectiveness in this role also requires thorough working knowledge of the assigned site’s facilities and equipment, the related regulatory requirements, and the relevant technical training required to service them. The incumbent works on moderately complex problems where judgment is required in resolving problems and making routine recommendations. The position requires judgment within generally defined procedures in selecting methods and for obtaining results. The incumbent receives minimal instruction on routine work and general instruction on new assignments. Must be self-directed and possess a high attention to detail.


High school diploma or equivalent with technical certification in more than one relevant mechanical and/or electrical trade required.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

High School Diploma or Equivalent preferred. Advanced industrial mechanic skills and knowledge. Basic skills in industrial, electrical, hydraulics, and pneumatics. Basic experience and skill in sourcing and purchasing industrial supplies. Basic experience with air compressors, compressed air dryers, refrigeration, HVAC and Chillers. Basic experience with painting, carpentry and small scale construction. Basic knowledge of 5-S principles. Ability to work in fast paced production environment under high volume/high quality standards. Ability to work overtime, off shifts and call ins as required. Work well within a team environment and ability to work independently, self-motivated. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Follow company policies and safety rules. PC skills required including Microsoft Office. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds.

Third Shift

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.