Job Details:

As a Specialist I, BMS at Sentry, you will provide support to ensure Sentry’s validated Building Management System (BMS) software is maintained and operates in a manner that meets quality standards. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Facilities, Operations, IT, and Quality Assurance, to ensure seamless integration of our software systems into our daily operations. Your attention to detail and ability to effectively communicate will be essential in achieving our objectives. You will contribute to the development and implementation of new technologies and best practices within our validated BMS. With our focus on GMP storage and distribution, as well as stringent quality standards, you will play a critical role in maintaining the integrity of our clients’ products.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Operations, IT, Quality Assurance and Facilities teams to troubleshoot and evaluate building systems controls such as HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning), refrigeration, lighting, energy management, alarming, and system performance. Conduct regular inspections and testing to ensure compliance with regulatory standards.
  • Provide support for the operation and maintenance of the BMS.
  • Collaborate and take direction from IT teams to ensure secure and efficient data flow, system availability, and scalability.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot BMS alarms, ensuring a prompt response to any system issues or abnormalities.
  • Perform routine inspections and preventive maintenance on the BMS equipment to ensure optimal functionality.
  • Ensure vendors and contractors follow Sentry established procedures when working within the BMS.
  • Participate in developing and implementing standard operating procedures for BMS operations.
  • Participate in training sessions for employees on the proper use of the BMS and digital tools. Provide technical support and guidance to users, addressing their queries and resolving issues.
  • Maintain accurate records and documentation related to BMS activities, including calibration and maintenance logs.
  • Report any process or quality problems regarding validated/qualified equipment and implement approved corrective actions.
  • Comply with all Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for business needs.
  • Follow biotech/pharmaceutical industry standards and applicable regulations in generating and updating required documentation.
  • Assist other departments as needed.
  • Additional duties as assigned by manager.
  • May be required to travel to attend training.


  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills (written, technical writing, and oral)
  • Experience in Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Self-motivated and require little direction or supervision
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Excellent attendance and punctuality during normal business hours
  • Effective time management when dealing with and working under time constraints and other pressures associated with performing all aspects of this job
  • Ability to organize work
  • Detail oriented
  • Knowledge of quality, compliance and training requirements for product safety
  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) regulations and reporting requirements
  • Embraces change and is dedicated to continuous improvement
  • Consistently searches for more efficient and effective ways to improve processes and procedures
  • Ability to understand basic job functions and relate those to other job categories within the company
  • Excellent verbal and written skills with all levels of the organization and ability to develop rapport with other members within the company
  • Drives results through personal initiative and perseverance
  • Excellent Teamwork skills
  • Can act as mentor to team members and interfaces with other departments
  • Capacity workload planning and prioritizing
  • Excellent software proficiency and ability to learn/use Warehouse Management System (WMS)

Education and/or experience

  • A High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Degree or certification in building automation, computer science, or a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.
  • Tridium Niagara N4 Certification is a plus.
  • Relevant certifications and additional training are a plus.
  • 1 to 3 years’ building systems experience is preferred.
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical and/or biotech industry or related field is a plus.
  • Experience with Tridium Niagara or equivalent system is preferred.
  • Experience in front-end development with HTML, CSS, and/or JavaScript is preferred.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job including work, at times, inside cold storage chambers.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Department: Building Systems

Schedule: Full Time, On-Site

Experience: High School Diploma or Equivalent (Required)