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Facilities Technician

Date:  Nov 24, 2022

Maryland Heights, MO, United States

About Curium

Curium is the world’s largest nuclear medicine company with more than a century of industry experience. We develop, manufacture and distribute world-class radiopharmaceutical products to help patients around the globe. Our proven heritage combined with a pioneering approach are the hallmarks to deliver innovation, excellence and unparalleled service.


With manufacturing facilities across Europe and the United States, Curium delivers SPECT, PET and therapeutic radiopharmaceutical solutions for life-threatening diseases to over 14 million patients annually. The name ‘Curium’ honors the legacy of pioneering radioactive researchers Marie and Pierre Curie, after whom the radioactive element curium was named and emphasizes our focus on nuclear medicine. The tagline ‘Life Forward’ represents our commitment to securing a brighter future for all those we serve: An enhanced quality of care for our patients. A trusted partner to our customers. A supportive employer to our valued team.


Summary of Position

To support the preventative maintenance and repair of industrial equipment and special projects as required of the manufacturing and support groups.  Perform a variety of duties in the electronic, mechanical, electromechanical, or optical areas, including troubleshooting, calibrating, adjusting, testing, and maintaining equipment, components, devices, or systems.  

Essential Functions

  • Be self-motivated and able to work as a member of a team when needed.
  • Ensure a safe and quality working environment through training, awareness, and compliance to safety guidelines and SOP’s.
  • Follow and promote on-the-job safety expectations, including wearing proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and following cGMP rules and guidelines in all designated areas.
  • Maintain proper housekeeping expectations.
  • Work from schematics, engineering drawings, and written or verbal instructions.
  • Perform all assigned PM’s and work orders on time and make preventative maintenance checks and inspections as required.
  • Perform calibration and alignment checks; make adjustments, modifications, and replacements as directed.
  • Respond to production-down issues in a manner that minimizes downtime.
  • Troubleshoot electrical, hydraulics, pneumatics and mechanical system in an industrial environment.
  • Test equipment after repairs and leave equipment and area in a clean, safe condition.
  • Operate related equipment, conduct tests and report data in prescribed format.
  • Use predetermined methods, sequences, and setups to inspect or test specific equipment or product; making modifications and adjustments as necessary.
  • Performs EHS functions, as assigned.


  • Associate level degree or technical certification in Industrial Maintenance, HVAC, or related field and/or relevant military experience preferred.
  • 1-3 years maintenance experience preferred, preferably in pharmaceutical manufacturing or related industry.


Preferred experience with the following: 

  • Industrial Electrical Controls
  • Building Management Systems
  • HVAC equipment
  • Air Compressors and Vacuum systems
  • Boilers and steam systems
  • Strong Troubleshooting Skills
  • The following experience is preferred: 
  • Pipefitting 
  • WFI or USP Water systems
  • Clean steam generator
  • Chilled water system Operation and Maintenance
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Must be willing to work on cross-functional teams to solve various issues throughout the plant.


Working Conditions

  • The plant’s open-air construction exposes employees to the normal year-round outside climate.  Some relief from the elements is available in the control rooms and break area.
  • Dirty conditions and chemical fumes are occasionally present in the work areas.
  • Corrosive, flammable, and toxic material, all which are normally handled in the plant, pose potential leak points for slips, trips and falls.  Extra care must be taken while navigating the site.
  • Must handle average to heavy weight materials by hand.  Material handling devices (e.g., hand truck, fork truck, and conveyors) are used when possible, but use of proper lifting and movement techniques is necessary to prevent injury.
  • Must be able to physically negotiate stairs and evacuation ladders, to wear and operate safety equipment, enter vessels, inspect equipment, drive forklifts.
  • Must be able to wear the required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as deemed necessary by EH&S, leadership team, corporate, or safety guidelines.
  • Willingness to work in a team based environment. 
  • Close attention to detail required. 
  • May be required to stand or sit for long periods of time while performing duties. Must be able to stand 8+ hours a day.
  • Willingness to work in plant producing radioactive materials and requiring all employees to participate in safety programs designed to minimize potential and/or actual exposure levels.
  • Responsibilities also include the ability to lift heavy objects (50 to 70 pounds), kneeling, crouching, twisting the upper body, walking, bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, and reach with or without accommodation.  
  • Must possess good hand-eye coordination.
  • Must be able to work indoors and outdoors with exposure to mechanical/moving parts hazards, dust, dirt, odors, and irritants. 
  • Exposure to high noise levels.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.


Equal Opportunity Employer

Curium is an equal opportunity employer and believes everyone deserves respect, dignity and equality.  All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


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