Facilities Operations Technician – Night Shift (Norton, MA) - Cambridge - job 676490

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Date: 04/08/2021

City: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Employment type: Full-time


Alnylam is the world's leading RNA interference (RNAi) company.

Founded in 2002, Alnylam was built upon a bold vision of turning scientific possibility into reality by harnessing the power of RNAi for human health as an innovative new class of medicines. We are a growing biopharmaceutical company with three approved medicines and a robust pipeline of investigational medicines focused in four strategic therapeutic areas: genetic medicines, cardio-metabolic diseases, infectious diseases, and central nervous system (CNS) and ocular diseases, including several in late-stage development.

Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., Alnylam employs over 1,500 people in 19 countries and is rapidly growing globally, with additional offices in Norton, Mass., Maidenhead, U.K., Zug, Switzerland, Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Tokyo, Japan. Alnylam is proud to have been recognized as one of The Boston Globe's Top Places to Work six years in a row (2015-2020), a Great Place to Work in the U.K. and Switzerland two years in a row (2019-2020) and a Science Magazine's Top Employer two years in a row (2019-2020). Please visit www.alnylam.com for more information.

This position is responsible for the operation, maintenance, and repair of the Norton manufacturing site clean CUP and GMP manufacturing equipment, monitoring plant conditions and responding to alarms for building systems, utilities, process equipment and warehouse/storage areas. This role will also support routine building operations and shutdowns as needed, maintaining logs and required documentation as applicable and aiding in the development of Standard Operating Procedures and lock out tag out plans/activities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support of plant operations during the night shift including the operation and maintenance of utility systems, tank farm, and process equipment.

  • Responsible for alarm response and remediation as well as trouble call triage

  • Position will be heavily involved with the start-up of the various systems Norton Manufacturing Site

  • Ensure a safe work environment is maintained through adherence to environmental and health safety guidelines and policies.

  • Support installation, repair, and troubleshooting for a wide range of equipment and instrumentation used for all functions of a cGMP facility.

  • Perform scheduled, corrective, and emergency maintenance on manufacturing support equipment.

  • Ensure timely review of records and reviewing work to ensure it is performed accurately and in compliance.

  • Responsible for the operational readiness of the plant working closely with peers insuring deficiencies are resolved and with completeness.

  • Capable of full participation in an onsite Chemical Spill Emergency Response team including being able to utilize respiratory protection and being able to successfully complete required medical clearances to utilize personal protective equipment while performing strenuous activities.


  • High school diploma with a minimum of 4–8 years of related experience

  • Extensive knowledge of building utility systems

  • Experience documenting work in a CMMS preferred

  • Familiarity with documentation practices used in a GMP environment Wastewater treatment license (or ability to obtain)

  • Boiler operator's license (desirable but not required)

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals is an EEO employer committed to an exciting, diverse, and enriching work environment.

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