Covance Facilities Technician in San Carlos, California

Job Overview

  • Hands-on involvement in maintenance of all facilities and equipment.

  • Responsible for the maintenance and/or enrolling the following in preventive maintenance programs for all equipment: boilers, autoclaves, washers, HVAC system, etc.; and maintaining all associated documentation

  • Responsible for changing out lights and ballasts, patching holes, painting as necessary

  • Responsible for the maintenance and/or enrolling the following in preventative maintenance programs of medical equipment (C-Arms, ultrasound, TEE, ICE, etc.), ORs, OR tables and other medical/surgical/laboratory equipment; and maintain all associated documentation

  • Responsible for maintaining animal housing areas, including vents, drainage system (including maintenance of grinder and pump system), automatic watering system, light cycles, and environmental monitoring

  • Provide support for standard office equipment, including phones, copiers, printers, computers, etc

  • Responsible for maintenance of audiovisual system

  • Report any malfunction of equipment and systems with direct and immediate impact on animals to Supervisor and Veterinary Staff

  • Attend Management Meetings, provide weekly reports, status reports, etc. as needed

  • Assists Director with equipment and budget planning, as well as inventory of supplies

  • Responsible for the Metasys program; printing and reviewing reports.

  • Maintain controlled access system

  • Landscape duties of facility grounds as assigned

  • Organizing outside areas, mezzanine, utility corridor, boiler area, etc.

  • May be required to work weekends and holidays

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Associates Degree or equivalent in related field and/or two years of related experience.


  • Experience in a laboratory setting preferred

  • Engineering experience specific to physical plant maintenance

  • Knowledge of boilers and HVAC systems

  • Knowledge/use of sanitation techniques, autoclaving, cage washing, chemical cleaning compounds, clean room concepts, and hazardous agent usage

  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel

  • Strong communication and written skills

Job Number 2018-25851

Job Category Facilities/Maintenance

Position Type Full-Time

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