Facilities Maintenance Technician

Bachem is a leading, innovation-driven company specializing in the development and manufacture of peptides and oligonucleotides. With over 50 years of experience and expertise Bachem provides products for research, clinical development and commercial application to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies worldwide and offers a comprehensive range of services. Bachem operates internationally with headquarters in Switzerland and locations in Europe, the US and Asia. The company is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. For further information, see www.bachem.com.

A Brief Overview

The Facilities Maintenance Technician, in conjunction with the Facilities Maintenance Manager is responsible for assisting with the building maintenance and repairs

What you will do


  • Attend to all assigned work and general services orders, including but not limited to: painting, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, construction and flooring
  • Troubleshoot, evaluate and make recommendations during regular inspections
  • Perform routine and non-routine equipment maintenance, modification and repairs in a timely matter
  • Maintain effective preventative maintenance programs, as directed by Management
  • Document repairs, adjustments and replacement of equipment per SOP’s and cGMP regulations
  • Complete and coordinate with department heads all repairs, as necessary, to offset downtime and production delays
  • Assist maintenance contractors if applicable in trouble shooting of equipment
  • Order parts and components for repairs as needed
  • Assist with the organization and inventory of spare parts
  • Maintain a clean and well organized maintenance room
  • Provide after hours on call support, including holidays
  • Must follow all safety rules and ensure compliance
  • In conjunction with the safety committee, implement the policies and procedures necessary to adhere to all government requirements
  • Maintain, troubleshoot and repair electrical systems
  • Arrive to work on time
  • Remain up to date with all required trainings



  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience with electrical, plumbing, HVAC, carpentry, equipment and high mechanical ability 
  • Experience with VFD controllers, PLC logic controllers, chillers, boilers, electrical circuits, air handlers, air conditioners, refrigeration systems and all general facility equipment (preferred)
  • Experience with production equipment such as Lyophilizers, dryers, filter presses, ROI water systems, reactors with agitators, heating & cooling systems, vacuum pumps (preferred)
  • Experience in a GMP environment (preferred)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Basic computer knowledge, including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to effectively organize, multitask, and work in a fast-paced, deadline driven work environment
  • Ability to communicate in a proactive and solution-focused manner, including keeping management aware of potential issues
  • Detail oriented with the ability to troubleshoot and resolve problems
  • Ability to work independently and manage one’s time
  • Ability to communicate effectively and ability to function well in a team environment
  • Flexibility of working hours based on business needs, may include some nights and occasional weekends
  • Must be able to work a rotating on-call schedule (for weekends)
  • Familiarity with standard laboratory practices
  • Familiarity with Environmental Health and Safety regulations



Our people are passionate about what they do, the product they sell, and the customers they serve. If you're looking for an opportunity to be a part of a work family that values collaboration, innovation and dedication, we're the right company for you. 



Base Hourly Range:

Technician I: $18.62 - $25.60 (0-4 years experience)

Technician II: $22.78 - $31.31 (5+ years experience)

Placement of new hires in these wage ranges is based on several factors including education, skill sets, experience, and training.


Total Rewards 


We offer all Team Members a total rewards package including competitive pay, annual performance bonus, a generous benefit package with comprehensive Medical/Dental/Vision coverage, 401(k) plan with employer contribution, and paid vacation, personal and sick days. 


Corporate Social Responsibility 


Bachem takes responsibility for future generations by a careful handling of resources and avoiding environmental risks. We continually improve our ecological performance and develop and implement new approaches for enhancing employees’ environmental awareness.  EcoVadis has awarded Bachem Platinum Medal status in their assessment of Bachem. 


Bachem Americas is an Equal Opportunity Employer 


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status 

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