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Process Maintenance & Instrumentation Specialist

Operations: Bioprocessing/CTS | Research Triangle Park, NC | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

Humacyte's mission is to become the leading company in novel, off-the-shelf extracellular matrix tissue products, and especially those that could provide lifesaving improvements in treatments for vascular conditions.

Humacyte, Inc., a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative, award winning human biotherapies.  We are currently developing multiple vascular tissue engineered therapies and expanding our business model.  With a broad pipeline of potential new therapy applications, we continue to build our organization and scientific teams.

Responsibilities:

The Process Maintenance & Instrumentation Specialist is responsible for the routine maintenance, calibration, and repair of biotech/bioprocessing production equipment while ensuring accurate and timely GxP documentation.  These responsibilities extend to but are not limited to:

  • Perform routine preventative and predictive maintenance of process equipment
  • Perform complex troubleshooting and repair of process equipment when required
  • Identify and resolve equipment malfunctions
  • Develop equipment preventative and predictive maintenance plans, spare parts lists, and calibration  assessments
  • Perform calibrations  on  manufacturing  and  laboratory analytical equipment
  • Perform new equipment commissioning
  • Execute equipment IOQ protocols
  • Work with equipment manufacturers to procure repairs, spare parts and schedule  maintenance
  • Document work utilizing site’s Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).  ProCal experience is preferred, but not required.

Requirements:

  • A two-year degree in Engineering, Life Sciences, other related technical field   or equivalent military training.
  • Technical Certification or Associates and/or BS Degree in Electrical Engineering  is preferred.
  • 5-7  years’ experience  in  maintaining  manufacturing equipment
  • Hands-on experience with compressors, low and high voltages, PID loops and AC/DC drives
  • Ability to climb stairs; climb on equipment such as tanks. Moderate to heavy lifting

Bonus Points:

  • Skilled with routine maintenance and complex troubleshooting of mechanical production  equipment.   Specific types of  equipment to be maintained  include:
    • Biosafety Cabinets and Fume Hoods
    • Refrigerators, Freezers and Cold Rooms
    • Incubators
    • Autoclaves
    • Parts Washers
    • VHP
  • Skilled with pneumatic, mechanical, and electrical instrumentation; as well as manual and computer-based process control loops and   systems.
  • Understanding and application of instrument, equipment, and loop calibrations    of  various  parameters in manufacturing,  utilities,  and  laboratory environments.
  • Understanding of Traceability, Substitution of Standards, Test Accuracy and Uncertainty Ratios.

Perks:

  • Stock Options
  • 401k Plan with Matching
  • Medical, Vision and Dental Plans
  • Long Term/Short Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • 3 Weeks’ Vacation
  • 5 Personal Floating Days
  • 8 Sick Days
  • 6 Company Holidays
  • Career Development and Training