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Facilities Assistant

Job Location

Centerbrook & Norwich, CT

Type of Job

Full Time


$15 - $25 per hour

About the Job

The Facility Support person is responsible for maintaining lab cleanliness, escorting sub-contractors as needed, maintaining outside grounds, receipt of packages, and providing overall support to Nalas Engineering. If you have expertise and knowledge working with Laboratory Equipment (e.g., analytical instruments, pumps, reactors, chillers) in either field services or a scientific capacity and have a passion for excellence and learning new technologies, we have a career opportunity at Nalas.

Role Responsibilities

  • Diagnostic, troubleshooting, installation & qualifications, training, repair, preventative maintenance, and calibrations

  • Communicate with internal customers and external vendors as needed to troubleshoot, diagnose, and provide repair updates

  • Prepare and maintain internal Preventative Maintenance Plans for all equipment

  • Prepare and maintain internal Calibration Plans for all equipment

  • Prepare and maintain Standard Operating Procedures for equipment

  • In-depth operation and testing of various types of lab equipment

  • Repairing and troubleshooting of electronic, electro-mechanical and mechanical equipment

  • Conducting inspections of incoming new equipment: testing, diagnostic reporting, repairing (if needed) and photo documenting for inventory and listing purposes

  • Installing and troubleshooting equipment software

  • Working and coordinating with external laboratory equipment technicians

  • Troubleshooting technical problems with customers and potential clients

  • Demonstrated proficiency in the operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of laboratory equipment

  • Coordinating problem resolution with internal customer, vendor customer service, and other personnel to expedite repairs

  • Maintaining lab cleanliness to include; cleaning of floors, wiping down surfaces and trash removal

  • Escorting contractors as needed throughout the facility

  • Providing support to the management team as needed

  • Receiving incoming packages, deliver to designated personnel, and support processing purchase order

  • Monitoring and replacing light bulbs in all assigned facility areas as needed

  • Assisting with departmental and employee moves; hanging pictures, shelving and furniture

  • Performing immediate cleaning duties necessary to maintain a clean facility

  • Performing other job duties as needed


Qualified Facility Support person should be a high school graduate with at least 2 years experience working in a professional facility. Able to work a 40-hour week minimum with possible weekends.

  • Must be able to communicate effectively with team members, contractors and vendors via email, oral or written.

  • Understand and follow oral instructions.

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multi-functional tasks.

  • Ability to use standard powered and non-powered tools.

  • Ability to operate a forklift (training will be provided).

  • Requires basic knowledge of and ability to maneuver a hand truck and pallet jack.

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.

  • Ability to use automated floor cleaning equipment.

  • Computer skills required and knowledge of Microsoft Suite/365.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Must be proficient with the use of management software to track service, manage inventories, and complete job tasks.

  • Exceptional problem solving skills.

  • In-depth knowledge of laboratory equipment.

  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Previous experience in a chemical environment strongly preferred.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident

  • Drug Screening

  • Background Check

  • HAZARDOUS DUTY: Incumbent is regularly exposed to the hazards of chemical and explosive ingredients. The danger inherent in this type of work cannot be completely eliminated by established SOP's and/or safety equipment.

  • Security and Background Requirements:  Applicants are advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation.  False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.

About Us

Nalas Engineering offers chemistry and chemical engineering expertise enabling the development and transition of safe, sustainable, robust and lowest-cost chemical processes. Implementation of innovative technologies can result in signifi­cant annual cost savings for our customers. We evaluate existing or new processes and provide recommendations tailored for implementation with the equipment and capabilities of your facil­ity. We provide engineering services through all aspects of process development, enabling value-added solutions that scale to meet your needs. No job is too big or too small!


Centerbrook, Essex, CT 06409 & Norwich, CT 06360, USA


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