Facilities Engineer I

at Exact Sciences
Location Madison, Wisconsin
Date Posted June 22, 2021
Category Bioscience
Job Type Full-time
Address 441 Charmany Drive


Summary of Major Responsibilities

The Facilities Engineer I will provide engineering support and document changes to existing and new qualified and non-qualified systems in support of infrastructure and production. This role will act as system administrator for building automation systems maintaining settings, sequences, alarm management, and developing improvement opportunities. The Facilities Engineer I will guide system design by quantifying requirements, calculating required capacities, reviewing drawings, and working with third-party designers. This position will rely on a strong background with facility systems, to include HVAC, plumbing, electrical, fire, and refrigeration, as well as a background in control systems design and administration.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide engineering support to existing and new qualified and non-qualified building, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, and production support utilities.
  • Create statements of work, perform engineering calculations to size equipment, solicit and evaluate vendor proposals, manage the procurement and contract process, and oversee technical aspects of installations or modifications to mechanical, electrical, plumbing, refrigeration, building automation, and fire-protection systems based on stakeholders’ input and in collaboration with internal and external partners.
  • Perform engineering calculations to troubleshoot system operation and implement corrective actions to improve reliability and performance.
  • Maintain building automation systems to ensure performance continually meets environmental requirements and root cause analysis results in the elimination of system-driven excursions; manage the system to provide meaningful warning of system or equipment failure and eliminate nuisance alarms.
  • Monitor building systems operation for energy usage, suggest improvement opportunities, and implement as approved.
  • Develop and maintain documentation necessary to ensure consistent, high-quality projects; including, but not limited to, record drawings, standard operating procedures, user requirements, design specifications, component specifications and selection, and commissioning protocols.
  • Process owner for revision changes on existing qualified systems following change control requirements; write and manage change requests and change orders for facilities systems.
  • Participate in and/or lead meetings and routinely represent facilities engineering in project meetings.
  • Act as a resource, mentor, and train facilities personnel on building systems operation and troubleshooting.
  • Participate in investigations and troubleshooting associated with internal review, corrective and preventive actions (CAPA), audits, or complaints.
  • Apply engineering practices, knowledge, and skills to perform a wide variety of standard and nonstandard activities.
  • Apply effective technical writing skills.
  • Apply excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Apply excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work in a detail-oriented manner with superior organization skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in project team situations, as well as work independently.
  • Uphold company mission and values through accountability, innovation, integrity, quality, and teamwork.
  • Support and comply with the company’s Quality Management System policies and procedures.
  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance.
  • Ability to act with an inclusion mindset and model these behaviors for the organization.
  • Ability to work designated schedule.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds for approximately 5% of a typical working day.
  • Ability to work seated for approximately 50% of a typical working day. Ability to work standing for approximately 50% of a typical working day.
  • Ability to climb ladders and effectively access equipment and areas of buildings that include traversing unlevel surfaces, and entering hot, cold, dirty, dusty, and loud environments.
  • Ability to work on a mobile device, tablet, or in front of a computer screen and/or perform typing for approximately 70% of a typical working day.
  • Ability to comply with any applicable personal protective equipment requirements.
  • Ability and means to travel between local Exact Sciences locations.
  • Ability to travel 5% of working time away from work location, may include overnight/weekend travel.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or field as outlined in the essential duties.
  • 2+ years of professional experience in an engineering role with progressively increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Demonstrated success in technical proficiency, scientific creativity, collaboration with others, and independent thought.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, and Planner.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodation.
  • Authorization to work in the United States without sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in an FDA, CLIA, and/or CAP regulated industry.
  • Experience working with building systems, such as HVAC, refrigeration, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection.
  • Experience with BAS software, such as Automated Logic and Ecostruxure.


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