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CBRE LIS (Lab Equipment) Technician in Boston, Massachusetts

RESPONSIBILITIES Performs preventive, routine, and corrective maintenance on Process Equipment (ie Autoclaves, Glass Washers, Cold Rooms, Cryo Units, Deli-Boxes, Environmental Chambers).

Provides installation support of lab equipment from delivery through start up.

Support the asset retirement program for lab equipment, including removal from lab and discharge from site.

Support Project Engineering with all laboratory moves and new equipment installations.

Under general supervision, installs, calibrates, repairs, and performs preventive maintenance of electronic, electro-mechanical, and/or mechanical instrumentation.


Disassembles, inspects, cleans, repairs, calibrates, tests, and performs periodic maintenance of specialty equipment, systems, and controls. Operates electronic test equipment, including multimeters, frequency generators and counters, galvanometers, digital logic probes, and oscilloscopes. Performs basic to complex repairs and coordinates the removal/replacement of instruments/devices needing overhaul during scheduled maintenance. Reinstalls, tests, evaluates, calibrates, and maintains instruments or devices upon completion of repairs. Locates part sources, estimates costs and prepares requisitions. Coordinates with outside contractors regarding repairs covered by maintenance agreements. Communicates with customer staff and outside contractors in the calibration, repair, and operation of equipment, as necessary. Documents daily records of inspections, maintenance activity, repairs, and other work performed within approved guidelines and procedures. Escalate instrument performance concerns or breakdown support for resolution to higher level staff or specialty vendors. Performs other duties as assigned.


No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position. May provide informal assistance such as technical guidance and/or training to coworkers. May coordinate work and assign tasks.

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required and a minimum of two years of related experience and/or training. Associates degree in scientific field of study preferred or equivalent related work experience. One to Five years of experience in instrumentation and control or installing, calibrating, maintaining and repairing equipment or equivalent experience is preferred.


Must have appropriate license or certification where required by law.


Ability to comprehend and interpret instructions, short correspondence, and memos and ask clarifying questions to ensure understanding. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from clients, co-workers, and/or supervisor. Ability to effectively present information to an internal department and/or large groups of employees.


Requires basic knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate simple figures such as percentages.


Ability to understand and carry out general instructions in standard situations. Ability to solve problems in standard situations. Requires basic analytical skills.


Experience with Desktop publishing, Microsoft Office Suite, and Online Help. Ability to read and work from blueprints, schematic diagrams and specification manuals. Requires specialist knowledge, training, and experience related to analytical instrumentation to include selected technique groups such as HPLC, GC, Liquid Handling, Automation, Optical Systems, Biology and Chemistry Analyzers.


Decisions made with general understanding of procedures and company policies to achieve set results and deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to co-workers and supervisor.

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer Women/Minorities/Persons with Disabilities/US Veterans