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Facilities Technician

Department: Facilities
Location: East Syracuse, NY


INFICON is a growing, global, leading provider of innovative technologies that enhances productivity and quality in sophisticated industrial processes. The products provided by INFICON are world-class instruments for gas analysis, measurement, and control and are vital to manufacturers and end-users in the complex fabrication of semiconductors and thin film coatings for optics, flat panel displays, solar cells, and industrial vacuum coating applications. INFICON is headquartered in Switzerland and has world-class manufacturing facilities in Europe, the United States and China with subsidiaries located throughout the world.  This position will be located at INFICON's U.S. headquarters in East Syracuse, NY.  For more detailed information about INFICON, please visit our website at

Under general supervision, this position is primarily responsible for the maintenance and successful, productive and efficient operation of all facilities equipment. Responsibilities include equipment maintenance, calibration, movement, installation, troubleshooting, and repair as well as facility evaluation in preparation of new equipment. The overlying function for this position is support and optimization for production and R&D activities related to facilities equipment. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Performs mechanical, electrical, welding, plumbing, and carpentry installation and repairs of facilities equipment.
  • Defines, performs, and schedules PM activities for equipment.
  • Helps establish and maintain all equipment maintenance logs.
  • Performs equipment upgrades and installations to improve production methods, equipment performance and quality of product.
  • Ensures all activities are completed in a timely and correct manner.
  • Assists with maintaining an adequate spare parts inventory for all equipment.
  • Assists and coordinates with outside contractors as needed.
  • Complies with all provisions of lock out / tag out program and ensures all contractors comply with the program.
  • Monitor and respond to issues in the Building Management System
  • Lead or Provide support for energy reduction programs
  • Provide direction as needed to internal and contracted maintenance resources performing activities related facility maintenance
  • Assist the EHS analyst with implementation of environmental health and safety initiatives and the completion of environmental health and safety maintenance activities. 
  • Comply with requirements of the Quality and Environmental Management Systems. 

Skills & Abilities 

  • Must be able to lift, push, bend, and stand for up to 8 hours a day.  Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds on a daily basis.  May be exposed to fumes, electrical and chemicals. 
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.  Will consider applicants that have a minimum of two (2) plus years of relevant experience in lieu of degree.
  • PLC programming and troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.
  • High mechanical and electrical aptitude.
  • Ability to safely use hand and power tools to perform maintenance tasks.
  • Hands on experience with electrical, electromechanical, plumbing, carpentry, pneumatic installation and repair or equivalent
  • Requires a working knowledge of HVAC, Boilers, Cooling Towers, Heat Pumps and other facilities equipment.
  • May occasionally be required to work overtime.

Education/Experience Requirements 

  • Typically requires an associate’s degree (Mechanical or Electrical Technology), or high school education or equivalent and 6-7 years of hands on experience with electrical, electromechanical, plumbing, carpentry, pneumatic installation and repair or equivalent.

Compensation will be commensurate with experience including a competitive base salary, bonus opportunity, competitive benefits package, and relocation assistance.

INFICON, is committed to ensuring that our online application process provides an equal opportunity to all job seekers that apply without regard to race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, gender, age, protected veteran status, disability status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other protected  characteristic.    A notice describing Federal equal employment opportunity laws is available here and here to reaffirm this commitment.  

INFICON is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities.  If you are interested in applying for an employment opportunity at INFICON and require special assistance or an accommodation during the application process, please contact Human Resources at 315-434-1100.  Determination on requests for reasonable accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis.


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