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Field Refrigeration Technician (Life Sciences)

Company: CBRE
Location: Irvine
Posted on: June 8, 2024

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Field Refrigeration Technician (Life Sciences)

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Irvine - California - United States of America, Lake Forest - California - United States of America, Oceanside - California - United States of America, Orange - California - United States of America, San Clemente - California - United States of America

Full Spectrum Lab Services from CBRE offers a professional suite of services to a variety of clients in the life sciences industry, including those in pharmaceuticals, biotech, medical devices, and genomics, as well as contract research organizations (CROs) and contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs).

Our comprehensive range of services includes laboratory consulting, real estate services, instrumentation repair and maintenance, full asset management, and more-covering the entire spectrum of life sciences facilities. With expertise across various life sciences categories, CBRE is a leader in managing highly-regulated spaces within the industry.

About the role

The Refrigeration Technician supports the operations of the Thermal Service Department both in the field and occasionally in the shop. Assists with customer needs and work order management. Works closely with fellow technicians, Administrative Staff, and Project Managers. The primary focus of this role is meeting the customer thermal/refrigeration service needs.

Location: reporting office is in Orange County, CA. Working territory/ region is Orange, LA and North County San Diego

This role requires 25% to 50% overnight travel, including local/ regional travel

What you'll do!

  • Perform repairs, preventative maintenance, installations, and shop infrastructure work on various specialized hot and cold equipment
  • Field work may include pick-up and delivery of equipment, field service, shop service/repairs, calibration, and preventative maintenance of refrigerated (and some non-refrigerated) scientific equipment including freezers, refrigerators, lyophilizers, vacuum pumps, and other types of equipment.
  • Provides support for servicing customers' specialty equipment in shop.
  • Review work orders including, but not limited to: written work descriptions.
  • Maintain labor and material costing requirements on all jobs.
  • May be required to work scheduled and unscheduled overtime and "on-call" as needed.


    Environmental Test Chambers, Lyophilizers, Cold Room Service, Chillers (PMs), Dehumidifiers, Humidity Boilers, Sterilization/Autoclaves (PMs), Cage Rack Washers, glass Washers, RO Systems, among others

    What you'll need

    Education and/or experience

    • High School Diploma and minimum 5+ years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Prior experience in scientific or specialized refrigeration, or sterilization strongly preferred.

      Work environment

      • The noise level is moderate (may be loud on some job sites). Climates vary out of doors; typically ranging from 45-115 degrees. Office work is performed in a comfortable office environment. Customers' facilities where work may often be performed can vary depending upon type of work. Lowest temperature exposure (freezers & cold rooms) -4 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees Celsius). Highest temperature exposure (sterilization) 104 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius).
      • Daily driving in local territory is required as may be occasional overnight travel outside of home city

        Why CBRE?

        We offer comprehensive benefits such as health, vision and life insurance, 401k, personal time off, among others.

        Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future

        CBRE carefully considers multiple factors to determine compensation, including a candidate's education, training, and experience. The minimum salary for the position is $70,000 annually, and the maximum salary for the position is $100,000 annually. The compensation that is offered to a successful candidate will depend on the candidate's skills, qualifications, and experience.

        Equal Employment Opportunity: CBRE is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We have a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

        Candidate Accommodations: CBRE values the differences of all current and prospective employees and recognizes how every employee contributes to our company's success. CBRE provides reasonable accommodations in job application procedures for individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance due to a disability in the application or recruitment process, please submit a request via email at or via telephone at +1 866 225 3099 (U.S.) and +1 866 388 4346 (Canada).

        NOTE: Some, but not all, of our positions may have an additional requirement to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including COVID-19 vaccination proof and/or rigorous testing. If you have questions about the requirement(s) for this position, please inform your Recruiter.

Keywords: CBRE, Irvine , Field Refrigeration Technician (Life Sciences), Professions , Irvine, California

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