Facilities Maintenance Technician

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Date: Sep 29, 2021

Location: San Diego, CA, US

Company: Wacker Chemie AG



Our world needs ideas! As one of the world’s most research-intensive chemical companies, Wacker has been developing leading solutions for numerous sectors – from construction to photovoltaics and cosmetics to rubber – for over 100 years. We have a global presence with production sites on three continents and 13,800 employees from 70 nations.


Wacker Biotech, as part of Wacker, is a leading global biotechnology organization specializing in the production of biopharmaceuticals. The company has outstanding technologies for the rapid, efficient and thus cost-effective production of therapeutic proteins for clinical and commercial supply. Currently it is the biggest dedicated microbial Contract Development & Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) in the world. Its four dedicated and fast-growing production sites are currently based in Germany (Halle and Jena), The Netherlands (Amsterdam) and The United States (San Diego, CA).


Our regional presence in the U.S. is focused on GMP-compliant manufacturing of plasmid DNA products up to 500L. The team has extensive experience up to phase III clinical supply and successfully released more than 100 GMP batches for advanced therapy applications. 


At our San Diego site, we are currently looking for a ​Facilities Maintenance Technician​ to be a part of our growing team.


Job Responsibilities

This job requires a person who has a desire to work in a Facilities organization who has a great attitude, desire to learn, be reliable and on time, and be flexible with scheduling.  This role requires working some hours alone, on nights/weekends with little oversight but is able to accomplish task lists left from the day shift. The person must be highly focused on safety and never put themselves in a position where they could be injured while at the facility alone.  This role requires someone who is a good communicator via cell phone, e-mail as well as verbally.  The role requires the person to carry a cell phone and to be 100% available and in contact with the Facilities Site Services (FSS) on-call person as their back-up. This person will be responsible for the security of the site after everyone has gone home for the night and on weekends.

  • 3x Security rounds per shift checking all pre-identified locations using RFID tags and phone app.
  • 1x - Daily rounds of the rooftop, mechanical yard and facility interior to log key system parameters.
  • Conduct routine light preventative maintenance of facilities equipment including HVAC, refrigeration units, physical plant, clean utilities and site support equipment.
  • Close contact and coordination with FSS on-call person for equipment/building/system issues.
  • Operation of the fire, security, building management and other facilities related systems.
  • Interface with customers as necessary and assist in resolving facilities related work requests.
  • Light maintenance such as: Painting, replacing lamps, and light preventative maintenance tasks.
  • Administrative duties such as: Mail sorting/delivery, document review, filing and labeling.
  • Respond to building and equipment alarms and resolve equipment/instrument issues.
  • Upkeep of the general facility (painting, light repairs, doors/locks, restrooms, etc.)
  • Stocking break rooms and restrooms with supplies as needed.
  • Filling all copiers with paper and maintaining copy station supplies.
  • Execution of miscellaneous facilities related projects as directed.


  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Must be comfortable working alone at night and on weekends.
  • Must be able to walk and be on feet for 4 hours at a time.
  • Must not fear heights and be able to climb stairs and ladders and be on a roof top.
  • Must be able to crawl, stoop, kneel, climb and be comfortable working around equipment.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs. from the floor to work bench height.
  • Must be able to physically use hand tools and equipment required to complete work requests


WACKER, as an innovative chemical company, makes a vital contribution toward improving the quality of life around the world by developing intelligent solutions for sustainable growth. Our culture focuses on building and retaining diverse and inclusive teams. WACKER offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, competitive benefit offerings and beyond through giving back to our communities.


Be part of our WACKER family, across all nations!


We are looking forward to your online application at www.wacker.com.
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The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. A minimum requirement for this US-based position is the ability to work legally in the United States on a permanent unrestricted basis.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position, including for any type of US permanent residency (e.g., for a Green card).


WACKER is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

Nearest Major Market: San Diego