Facilities Jobs

The Critical Link for Keeping Companies Running

You can have a great product and great people, but a well-run facility is critical to making the company successful. If you are the type of person who likes to make things work behind the scenes, bioscience jobs in facilities may be a good fit.

If you see a Facilities job title that looks interesting, click it to learn more about the job, required education, the salary and work environment.

Overview

Annual salary range: $20,000 – $140,000+

Education range: HS Diploma – PhD

Factoid: Bioscience jobs in Ohio paid an average wage of $75,523 encompassing all occupations, not just scientists and executives… in comparison, the average wage for all industries in Ohio in 2011 was $42,588.

Entry Level Jobs

Facility Technician (AKA Multi-Craft Maintenance Technician, Maintenance Tech, Instrumentation/Calibration Tech, Facilities Tech)

Description:
Performs daily monitoring, repair and maintenance of critical systems and facility equipment; installs and modernizes new and existing systems; documents repairs, adjustments, and replacements to equipment; provides input and corrections to Standard Operating Procedures

Education:
A.A./A.S. or certificate of completion from 2-year technical program in mechanical/electrical field

Salary Range:
$36,500-$69,200; Average: $52,160

Work Environment:
This job is found in the Diagnostic, Medical Device and Pharmaceutical industry.

Occupational Health and Safety Technician

Description:
Monitors and evaluates occupational safety and health concerns including physical, chemical, and/or biological hazards. Provides Conducts incident investigations. Performs safety trainings, and ergonomic evaluations. Performs safety inspections and investigate incident reports, and recommend appropriate changes.

Education:
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 0-2 years related experience

Salary Range:
$36,500-$69,200; Average: $52,160

Work Environment:
This job is found in the Diagnostic, Medical Device and Pharmaceutical industry.

Mid Level Jobs

Facilities Manager

Description:
Manages design, planning, construction and maintenance of equipment, machinery, and buildings; ensures that facility meets health and safety standards; plans, budgets, and oversees facility repairs and modifications; oversees the coordination of building space allocation and layout, communication services, and facilities expansion

Education:
B.S./equivalent and 5 years experience in maintenance knowledge of building codes

Salary Range:
$41,200-$141,000; Average: $75,597

Work Environment:
This job is found in the Diagnostic, Medical Device and Pharmaceutical industry.

Health and Safety Manager (AKA Environmental Health and Safety Manager, AKA Industrial Hygiene Manager)

Description:
Manages the development, planning and implementation of environmental, industrial, health and safety programs within the company. Develops health and safety policies and procedures (chemical safety, ergonomics, illness and injury prevention, and building safety), including those pertaining to hazardous materials and work areas. May oversee compliance training and inspect lab and plant areas to ensure compliance with OSHA.

Education:
B.S./equivalent and 5 years experience. MS preferred

Salary Range:
$48,800-$98,000; Average: $73,987

Work Environment:
This job is found in the Diagnostic, Medical Device and Pharmaceutical industry.

Case Study

Josh - Pro-Diagnostic Imaging Systems

“This job has changed my life.”

Josh spend his 20’s exploring the country and working primarily at restaurants. After several years exploring the Western US working at national parks and ski resorts, he decided that it was time to return to Toledo, get a degree and find a career that would last longer and be more satisfying than waiting tables. He had always been mechanically inclined and was leaning towards studying electronics, but wasn’t sure where that would take him. He visited Owens Community College in Toledo where he learned about the Biomedical Technology program.

“I was intimidated at first – I hadn’t realized that mechanical and electrical work is now really mostly computer programming.” The two-year program got him ready to build on his mechanical and electrical skills, and to be a key player in making sure that patients across Ohio receive the services that they need.

During his time at Owens, Josh worked as an intern at ProMedica/Toledo Hospital where he helped maintain equipment like x-ray machines and blood analysis systems. While at ProMedica he met specialists called Field Service Technicians who provide a higher level of service and support for medical equipment than hospitals can maintain in-house, and he knew that that was the job he wanted.

Josh is now a Field Service Engineer at Pro-Diagnostic Imaging Systems. When hospitals and clinics have problems with the critical, expensive, high-tech machinery that they cannot solve in-house, Pro-Diagnostic dispatches Josh to address the problem. He fixes Ultrasound, X-Ray, Laboratory and other equipment, ensuring that the providers can continue to treat their patients using the most sophisticated tools available.

He especially enjoys the variety. One day Josh may be at a major hospital in a big city, the next he is trouble-shooting technology at a rural veterinary clinic, and the next at a catheterization lab at clinic in the suburbs. And after a few years of working and training, he will be prepared to work on even more sophisticated equipment. If he continues to enjoy the variety he will keep working in the field. Or, he may decide to work in-house at a healthcare provider or working on the equipment as it is being manufactured.

“Don’t’ hesitate” Josh advises. “It’s two years for a big payoff. I’ve been grateful for the opportunity – this has changed my life”.