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Facilities Engineer


Location: Waltham, Massachusetts

Job Type: Full time


Company Description

For over 20 years, Abcam has been providing tools the scientific community needs to enable faster breakthroughs in critical areas like cancer, neurological disorders, infectious diseases, and metabolic disorders.

We believe that to continue making progress, we need to work together in new ways. We need your own unique perspective as well as this of our people to make an always greater impact on the world. This community needs people like you: dedicated, agile and above all audacious so we can truly bring progress forward.

Job Description

Our Workplace team based in our Waltham, MA facility is looking to add a Facilities Engineer to their team. Working alongside our other engineer, this person will be responsible for the building's maintenance, water, wastewater, and power and execute any ongoing maintenance and operations of the physical building infrastructure.

The role involves:

  • Develop and implement maintenance, operation and calibration programs and standard operating procedures to ensure facility safety, reliability and compliance with quality policies and regulatory requirements.
  • Assist in the building automation/management system including responding to and resolving alarm conditions
  • Coordinate with Landlord to ensure the timely maintenance and repairs to base building
  • Ensure certification and maintenance for the building’s wastewater pH neutralization system, life safety systems, fume hoods, BSC’s and custom ventilated enclosures.
  • Effectively collaborate with key customers and support groups regarding operations, maintenance activities, strategies, scheduling, and planning.
  • Identify and implement opportunities to improve equipment performance, reliability and minimize impact of maintenance activities to ongoing operations


You have 8+ years of work experience within a manufacturing environment (life science background is a plus but is not required). You have an understanding of quality systems, water systems, compressed air, gas distribution systems, HVAC, etc. You have a basic understanding of BMS - preferably Trane.

You are licensed in MA as a Grade 1 industrial wastewater operator (or are willing to obtain license upon hire). You have experience coordinating all maintenance in relation to the building services including building fabric and structure using internal and external resources. You have experience in managing both in-house and sub contracts within agreed financial and time constraints.

This role requires lifting, carrying, reaching, bending, pushing, pulling, climbing, kneeling, and twisting on an occasional basis. You must be comfortable climbing ladders. Standing and walking are performed on an occasional to frequent basis.

If this sounds like you and you’d like to be a part of a fast paced, growing business with the vision to become the most influential company and best-loved brand in life sciences please apply now!

Additional Information

We know that when it comes to benefits, no one size fits all. Flexibility and choice matter which is why, in addition to market competitive salaries, we offer you a flexible benefits package which is tailored to your unique needs and support your financial, physical and emotional wellbeing. This includes our award-winning share scheme, 18 weeks fully paid maternity leave, 6 weeks fully paid paternity leave as well as highly flexible working and much more. Besides, your development will be integral to your experience here. You will grow alongside other talented minds, in ways you may often find unexpected.

When people come together, incredible things happen. Here you’ll work in a safe environment where you can be who you truly are. We’ll champion and celebrate your uniqueness throughout your journey with us. This is how we excel at partnering with the scientific community no matter the challenge, ultimately helping solve the world’s most critical diseases. Find out more about Diversity & Inclusion at Abcam.