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Maintenance Technician II - $8,000* Sign On

United States - California - San DiegoFacilities Operations/EH&SRegular

Job Description

We are seeking a Maintenance Technician II to join our team here at our biotechnology facility in Oceanside, CA

Specific responsibilities:

  • Install, calibrate, troubleshoot, repair, and modify process control instruments or systems for manufacturing applications.
  • Install, calibrate, troubleshoot, repair, and modify electronic, electromechanical, and pneumatic control devices for utility systems which support the manufacturing facilities.
  • Perform calibrations and scheduled preventive maintenance on analytical and other laboratory instruments
  • Test control systems and assist in validation of new and existing manufacturing facilities
  • Continuously evaluate maintenance/calibration practices to eliminate nonproductive activities and implement productivity enhancements

Required skills:

  • Must possess full knowledge of the fundamental operating principles of industrial process instrumentation and process control systems
  • Be proficient in ISA standards and practices for instrumentation
  • Understands impact of equipment and system changes and alarms through DCS, Delta V, and/or local loop controllers
  • Knowledge of and ability to use Computerized Maintenance and Calibration Management Systems

Essential duties and job functions:  

  • Performs installation, maintenance and repairs of line manufacturing equipment.
  • Independently locates and diagnoses failure, replaces defective components, and performs basic troubleshooting using standard electronic equipment, detailed drawings, diagrams, sketches, specifications, prints, manuals and verbal and/or written instructions. 
  • Maintains appropriate maintenance and repair logs. 
  • Uses a variety of hand, power and test tools and equipment.  
  • Provides general maintenance support as designated by supervisor to include any or all of the following areas: utility equipment; HVAC equipment; water for injection; product storage; welding, fabricating, construction, and installations.
  • Coordinates maintenance on critical systems/equipment with supervisor.
  • Creates or revises standard operating procedures.
  • Complies with all safety regulations and current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs). 
  • May be required to perform the duties of Maintenance Tech I as required by supervisor.
  • Performs multi-shift work as required.
  • Is required to respond to emergency notifications via phone after hours as needed.


  • May be required to perform calibrations per Metrology procedure as designated by Supervisor.
  • Calibration responsibilities may include: temperature; pressure differential room pressures; chart recorders; freezers/refrigerators; incubators; HVAC.
  • May create calibration procedures for new systems.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 2+ years of experience in maintenance in a biotech/pharma industry Or
  • AA degree with 4+ years of experience in maintenance in a biotech/pharma industry Or
  • High School diploma with 5+ years of experience in a biotech/pharma experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and safety regulations.
  • Previous experience with initiating and owning quality records such as deviations, CAPAs, and Change desirable. 
  • Previous experience in biotech or pharmaceuticals commercial manufacturing environment desirable.
  • Utilizes established precedents and policies.  
  • Possesses good verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of maintenance systems, methods and procedures.
  • Is able to recognize deviation from accepted practice and troubleshoot.
  • 3+ years of relevant experience and a high school diploma.
  • Current Leaving Certificate and Trades Certificate GSL.