Integrated DNA Technologies

  • Facilities & Engineering Technician I

    Job Locations US-CA-San Diego
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/7/2018 12:30 PM)
    # of Openings
    MTWTh 2:00P-11:00P F 1:00P-10:00P (United States of America)
  • Overview

    The Facilities and Engineering Technician I is responsible for supporting daily operations of IDT by maintaining facility equipment, coordinating and assisting with lab/office equipment or furniture arrangements, performing preventative and corrective maintenance services on IDT’s laboratory equipment. This includes addressing immediate operational maintenance and/or safety concerns, and maintaining equipment, tools, and materials.



    Job Specific Essential Functions:

    • Repairs and performs preventative maintenance of DNA/RNA synthesizers, synthesis benches and related systems, cleaving machines, purification systems, laboratory automation and other laboratory equipment.
    • Repairs, monitors, performs diagnosis and preventative maintenance of certain building-related systems, including but not limited to: HVAC systems, water purification systems, compressed air systems, nitrogen generation systems.
    • Installs/assembles new equipment as required.
    • Follows standard operating procedure and work instruction documents while performing repair, maintenance, and assembly procedures.
    • Completes logs, reports, and forms as required to document service procedures and calibration data.
    • Manages equipment downtime by informing production workers of routine preventive maintenance.
    • Maintains a clean and orderly work area, routinely putting away tools and disposing of trash.
    • Practices safe working habits, follows all IDT safety policies, performs safety checks on equipment and systems, and identifies, corrects, and reports potential safety hazards.
    • Records and updates maintenance management system upon completion of work.
    • Requisitions and/or purchases supplies, materials, tools, machine parts, and other necessary equipment.
    • Demonstrates behavior consistent with the Integrated DNA Technologies Core Values.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.




    • High school diploma or equivalent required.
    • Associate’s degree in Engineering or Maintenance-related program preferred.


    • Previous experience in a facilities and/or mechanically-related field required.
    • Previous experience in an HVAC service field preferred.


    Other Job Qualifications

    • Knowledge of electric motors, generators, pumps, pressure systems, water systems and other equipment and systems found in buildings and manufacturing facilities.
    • Knowledge of the maintenance and repair of air handling equipment, fans, belts, drives, and drives.
    • Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the building maintenance trades.
    • Knowledge of the proper use of chemicals used in the facility.
    • Ability to use hand and power tools as well as electrical service tools (soldering iron).
    • Ability to follow diagrams, operations manuals, manufacturer’s instructions and engineering specifications
    • Ability to interact in a professional manner with customers, employees, and all levels of management.
    • Ability to perform under stress when confronted with emergent, critical, unusual, or dangerous situations, or situation in which working speed and sustained attention are make-or-break aspects of the job.
    • Ability to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another without loss of efficiency or composure.
    • Ability to maintain both a high standard of courtesy and cooperation in dealing with co-workers.
    • Ability to accept responsibility for the direction, control or planning of an activity.
    • Adaptability to situations requiring the precise attainment of set limits, tolerances or standards.
    • Ability to perform repetitive work or to perform continuously the same work, according to set procedures sequence or pace.


    Physical Requirements:

    Exert 50-100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or 25-50 lbs. of force frequently

    Constant (67%-100% of work day)

    • Standing: maintaining an upright position.
    • Walking: moving about on foot to accomplish tasks.
    • Talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken work- those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
    • Hearing: perceiving the nature of sounds at normal range; ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discriminations in sound, such as when auscultating and percussing.

    Frequently (34-66% of work day)

    • Reaching: extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
    • Lifting: raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position.
    • Using Fingers/Grasping/Feeling: writing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers or palm and perceiving attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touch.
    • Repetitive Motion: substantial movements (motion) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
    • Bending: bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist and/or bending leg; bending legs at knee to come to rest or kneel.

    Occasional (33% or less of work day)

    • Sitting: to assume a position in which the weight is largely supported by the buttocks, usually with the body vertical and the thighs horizontal.
    • Pushing/Pulling: using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward/using upper extremities to exert force in order to drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
    • Climbing: stairs, stools, ramps, ladders.


    Visual Acuity:

    • Work requires close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
    • Ability to read pertinent printed material and distinguish colors.
    • Ability to accurately read measurements on equipment.
    • Ability to prepare and read written documentation; use of computer.


    Integrated DNA Technologies is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.



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