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Facilities Maintenance Technician IV

San Diego, CA 92152

Job Function: Skilled Trades Job Number: 401770

Job Description

Johnson Service Group, a nationally award-winning staffing firm, is currently seeking a Facilities Maintenance Technician IV for a large biotech research facility located in San Diego. This role is essential for ensuring the smooth operation and maintenance of the facility.

This role is Temporary | Onsite | $34 - $39 per hour depending on experience |Candidate must have authorization to work with in the US as our client isn’t able to provide current or future sponsorship.

The Facilities Maintenance Technician is responsible for performing, assisting with, and managing the repair and preventative maintenance of the building's interior and exterior, infrastructure, and equipment. This role will assist in overseeing the day-to-day facilities operation and maintenance.

Must have experience serving as the liaison with external maintenance contractors, providing guidance for the completion of necessary tasks. The responsibilities of this role encompass maintaining high-pressure air systems, vacuum systems, HVAC, plumbing, carpentry, and the DI water system. Additionally, this role supervises general maintenance, equipment installation, and furniture relocation.

 Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Assists in the continued operation, maintenance, and repair of central plant electrical, mechanical, structural, and control systems, including chillers, exhaust fans, air handlers, pumps, steam systems, and other equipment.
  • Timely and efficient completion of work order requests for general maintenance items.
  • Proactively identifies problems or potential situations and collaborates with the Chief Facilities Engineer to determine necessary course of action.
  • Actively researches and makes recommendations on system improvements for the purpose of better efficiency and/or cost savings.
  • Supervises preventative maintenance, servicing, and repair of laboratory equipment, such as CO2 manifold delivery systems, air compressors, DI water system, vacuum system, environmental rooms, BSC’s, pumps, ice machines, centrifuges, refrigerators, freezers, and other equipment used in research operations.
  • Oversees all contracted maintenance and performs daily and monthly inspections and/or testing of the DI water system, emergency generator, safety equipment, air conditioning, and heating.
  • Performs routine repair and maintenance of the building's interior and exterior, including floors, walls, ceilings, doors, drains, restrooms, lunchrooms, laboratories, electrical, plumbing, lighting, and the parking lot.
  • Maintains accurate logs, records, and service manuals.
  • Responds to equipment and building alarms both during and after operational hours.
  • Assists in managing the facility work order system assignments and progress daily.
 Skills and Abilities
  • A minimum of 5 years of prior experience in Building Engineering is required.
  • Must be willing to work in a research environment and be willing to sign an employee confidentiality agreement.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to read blueprints, technical manuals, and manufacturer's data. Proficiency in computer skills and familiarity with MS Office and Facility Preventative Maintenance Programs are essential.
  • Must have working knowledge of diagnostic equipment and machine shop tools.
  • Working knowledge of Cal-OSHA, HazMat, building, and fire codes is expected.
  • High School Diploma/GED required.
  • Regular, reliable, on-time attendance and reliable transportation.
  • Must be able to work overtime as needed and adjust work schedule based on workload and deadlines.
  • Must participate in 24/7 on call rotation schedule and arrive at Institute within one hour of notification.
Physical Requirements
  • Must be able to stand for prolonged periods of time.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to use and work on step stool/ladder and work from heights.
  • Must have manual dexterity in both hands.
  • Must be able to bend down and/or stoop repeatedly throughout the workday.
  • Must be able to pull carts that could require a rolling starting force of 125lbs.
  • Must be able to open doors and pull loaded supply carts through them.

** Johnson Service Group (JSG) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. JSG provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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