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Facilities Technician

Posted: 03-22-18 Company: LabCentral Location: Cambridge, MA

Are you mechanically minded and always tinkering with things, but not sure how to apply these skills to a professional work environment? Do you like to think up new ideas that disrupt the status quo and work with a team to build solutions? Our team collaborates across disciplines, relying on our skills to add value to this unique culture, positively impacting the successes of our community.

LabCentral, a rapidly growing launch pad for early stage biotech companies in Cambridge, is seeking a Facilities Technician (reporting to Sr. Manager, Safety Services and Facilities Operations). 

You’ll be the best fit for this role if you have a high school diploma and 2 – 3 years of relevant trade experience (plumbing, electrical, carpentry, etc.); or technical/trade school program or certification and a minimum of 1 year of relevant trade experience. This role requires both organizational skills, ability to lift at least 50 lbs., ability to climb and do work off a ladder, and be the resident handy person. Hard workers, critical thinkers, organizational nuts, and tinkers are encouraged to apply!

What your day looks like:

• Maintain facility appearance and ensure optimal functionality and cleanliness

• Display a high-level of customer service and ensure residents have a positive experience • Manage and respond to daily facilities requests and perform preventive maintenance

• Oversee the organization of packages, supplies, and materials

• Create, implement, and follow facility standard operating procedures

• Coordinate and communicate with outside vendors and contractors

• Any other duties needed to help drive our vision, fulfill our mission and abide LabCentral’s values

Some “you shoulds” that will enhance your day:

• Have basic knowledge of carpentry, plumbing, and/or mechanical equipment

• Have strong time management, organization, and decision-making skills

• Have ability to ensure assets are up to date and all requests are processed in the CMMS

• Love being part of a team while being capable of working independently

• Believe work and having fun can be synonymous 

What your first six months will look like:

• Dive into the day-to-day upkeep of the LabCentral facility

• Complete necessary training on aspects of facility management

• Learn our systems and provide feedback on how we might do things better

• Crosstrain with other LabCentral departments and provide coverage/backup in other areas

• Develop an understanding of the LabCentral community and the amazing work being done here 

Instructions to Apply:

Only complete applications will be reviewed. Applications are submitted at and will
include a resume/cover letter specifically discussing your interest in joining the LabCentral team.