Cell Signaling Technology

  • Facilities Technician

    Job Locations US-MA-Danvers
    Posted Date 5 months ago(7/2/2018 10:26 AM)
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  • Company Overview

    Cell Signaling Technology, Inc. (CST) is a worldwide leader in the development and commercialization of antibodies, assays and research tools. As a company of scientists for scientists, we have developed PTMScan®, a technology to discover protein post-translational modifications, P hosphoSitePlus®, an online resource for investigation of post-translational modifications, and XMT® technology, a proprietary method to develop exceptional monoclonal antibodies. We are fully committed to developing new research tools to help define the mechanisms underlying cell function and disease, thereby broadly accelerating progress in biomedical research and medicine.

    Position Summary

    CST is searching for a Facilities Technician to join our fast-paced, customer-focused Facilities team!  The successful candidate will be responsible for a variety of duties, which involve mechanical and electrical aptitude, and will be responsible for maintaining, and repairing mechanical systems including HVAC, refrigeration, steam, and electrical systems, directly or by managing 3rd party specialists/service providers. Significant equipment includes autoclaves, industrial glass washing units, chillers, ULT freezers, and gas delivery systems.


    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:


    • Perform highly diversified duties to install, maintain or repair lab or facility support equipment
    • Provide emergency/unscheduled repairs of facility equipment as needed and perform scheduled maintenance repairs of equipment through arrangement of acceptable schedules with equipment users
    • Perform a variety of plumbing, carpentry and mechanic functions including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic issues and maintenance
    • General knowledge of troubleshooting/repair of lab or facility support equipment
    • Ability to understand and use the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) to respond to service and preventive maintenance requests
    • Read and interpret equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service requirements
    • Diagnose lab or facility equipment problems, replace or repair parts, test and validate proper operations
    • Perform regular preventive maintenance on equipment and facilities directly or where appropriate with 3rd party specialists
    • Use a variety of hand and power tools, electric meters and material handling equipment in performing duties
    • Detect faulty operations, defective material and report those and any unusual situations to proper supervision
    • Comply with all environmental, health and safety regulations
    • Maintain clean and orderly work area


    Required Skills/Experience:

    • High school diploma or GED
    • HVAC/Refrigeration license
    • Three (3) years relevant experience, ideally within a laboratory environment
    • Proven experience as a maintenance mechanic
    • Ability to work overtime, be on-call and support emergency after-hours situations, as needed
    • Certifications:
      • Basic electrical energy training
      • Lockout/Tagout training

    Preferred Skills/Experience:

    • LEED experience a plus
    • Basic Hazardous Material training a plus
    • Strong general mechanical aptitude and knowledge of laboratory equipment and support systems
    • Self-starter, needing minimum direction to accomplish job responsibilities
    • Must be able to work well in a team
    • Must be able to handle a dynamic environment and adapt to changes
    • Must be able to read, understand and follow job plans, procedures and other pertinent job-related documents
    • Must be able to read blueprints and understand technical specifications
    • Communicate effectively within the facilities team and with all members of CST

    Cell Signaling Technology, Inc. is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, status as a veteran or as a member of the military or status in any group protected by applicable federal or state laws.


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