Technician III, Instrument & Calibration

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Based in Cambridge, MA and Gaithersburg, MD. We are committed to improving the health of people worldwide with our fundamental research and our work in the area of development of immunotherapies utilizing the full potential of the immune system to fight cancer, infectious diseases and other serious diseases. We believe in scientific rigor, innovation and passion as driving forces. BioNTech was founded by scientists and physicians to translate science into survival by combining fundamental research and operational excellence.

With decades of deep immunology expertise and experience in developing and optimizing mRNA as part of its broad suite of novel technologies, the company is working with the global community to defeat life-threatening and serious diseases such as cancer, COVID-19, malaria and tuberculosis. The first ever approved mRNA vaccine was created in the labs of BioNTech in Mainz, Germany. A fully integrated immunotherapy powerhouse. We remain focused on bringing our broad pipeline of next-generation immunotherapies and vaccines to people around the world to address cancer, infectious diseases, as well as a growing list of other medical conditions. To accomplish this, we continue to be deeply rooted in science and academic research while also having built a fully integrated, global immunotherapy company with cGMP and GMP manufacturing facilities anchored around deep expertise in immunology and complemented by an expanding set of capabilities.



Technician III, Instrument & Calibration 



Supporting BioNTech’s Facilities team by:

  • Assist manufacturing and laboratories operation personnel in trouble shooting and diagnostic analysis on process and utility equipment.
  • Test control systems and assist in validation of new and existing manufacturing facilities
  • Continuously evaluate maintenance/calibration practices to eliminate nonproductive activities and implement productivity enhancements
  • Familiar with NEC and local electrical codes and electrical equipment such as: electrical switchgear, power distribution equipment and emergency generator.
  • Additional basic functions:
    • Ability to use basic hand tools
    • Utilize precision tools measuring instruments
    • Must be able to read, write and utilize drawings, mathematics, and handbook formulas.
    • Read mechanical schematics and piping diagrams P&ID’s


  • Minimum requirements; High School Diploma, GED, Certificate of completion at a 2-year technical school with equivalent experience in plant and equipment maintenance.
  • 6 plus years of facilities and maintenance operations experience in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry or military training and experience in relevant field.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Must possess full knowledge of the fundamental operating principles of industrial process instrumentation and process control systems
  • Be proficient in ISA standards and practices for instrumentation
  • Knowledge of and ability to use Computerized Maintenance and Calibration Management Systems
  • Previous experience working in highly regulated manufacturing environments desirable.
  • Demonstrates extensive understanding and application of maintenance principles, concepts, and practices, and standards.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and safety regulations.
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
    Ability to:
    • To life, carry, push and/or pull up to 50 lb. of equipment or supplies.
    • To squat, bend, kneel, climb, and/or reach throughout the day.
    • Apply common sense, understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written and oral instructions.
    • Deal with problem involving a few concrete variables in a standardize situations.
    • Work with minimal supervision. Work may be done without establish procedures.
    • To read, understand and work from Standard Operating Procedures, OEM Manuals, P&ID’s, electrical and piping schematics.
    • Self-managed, self-starter, detailed oriented and be able to complete any required (GxP) documentation in a timely manner, including logbooks, log sheets and work orders
    • Read Electrical schematics and single line diagram
    • Must be able to work in a clean room environment

Preferred Requirements

  • Associate’s Degree
  • Experience in life sciences





Benefits for you:

BioNTech US is committed to employee wellbeing and offers best-in-class benefits & HR programs to support an inclusive & diverse workforce. Salaried/Position-Targeted Hourly Employees working 30+ hours per week are eligible for our comprehensive benefits package. Benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Life, AD&D, Critical Illness Insurance
  • Pre-tax HSA & FSA, DCRA Spending Accounts
  • Employee Assistance & Concierge Program (EAP) available 24/7
  • Parental and Childbirth Leave & Family Planning Assistance
  • Sitterstream: Virtual Tutoring & Childcare Membership
  • Paid Time Off: Vacation, Sick, Bereavement, Holidays (including Floating) & Year-End U.S. Shutdown.
  • 401(K) Plan with Company Match – could be convinced to use the word “competitive.”
  • Tuition Reimbursement & Student Loan Assistance Programs
  • Wellbeing Incentive Platforms & Incentives
  • Professional Development Programs
  • Commuting Allowance and subsidized parking
  • Discounted Home, Auto & Pet Insurance (consolidate)

…and more! More details to be shared.

Have we kindled your pioneering spirit?


Then apply now for our location Gaithersburg and simply send us your application documents using our online form.

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