Department: National Center for Biodefense & Infectious Disease (NCBID)
Building Engineer, National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Diseases
The George Mason University Biomedical Research Laboratory (BRL), within the College of Science, is seeking an experienced and highly responsible Building Engineer to work on the mechanical, electrical and associated control systems of a highly specialized building, which operates under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Biosafety Level 3 guidelines and oversight.
George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
The selected applicant will be responsible for performing maintenance and repair work on HVAC, electric, mechanical and plumbing systems and equipment. The ideal candidate should be able to install, maintain and troubleshoot the following: cooling towers; hot and chilled water piping and controls; direct expansion systems; fans and blowers; starters; pneumatic and electrical controls; condensate drains; domestic and commercial refrigeration; walk-in coolers and freezers; water fountains; ice machines; various ventilation systems such as air handler units, variable air volume systems, fan coil units, split air conditioning systems, and other similar equipment such as motors, pumps, and compressors. The incumbent will also be expected to learn how to start/stop/adjust/modify equipment parameters from the central computer that controls the mechanical equipment.
The selected applicant will share "on-call" shifts during which he or she must respond to building emergencies and alerts outside of regular business hours.
Because of the nature of the research conducted, employees working in this facility have special conditions to remain employed. These include, but are not limited to: successfully complete background investigations; drug and alcohol screening; attend required trainings; participate in the medical surveillance program and receive preventative vaccinations; and continuous adherence to all policies and procedures.
Preference will be given to applicants who are experienced in all, or a combination of, the skills described above. However, applicants who possess some basic working knowledge of the skill sets described are also encouraged to apply.
Significant demonstrated related experience;
Valid driver's license;
Ability to safely and independently move up to 50 pounds;
Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously;
Ability to respond to and solve problems quickly; and
Detail oriented, conscientious, and motivated with strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
Prior experience in a biocontainment facility; and
Understanding of direct digital control (DDC) systems.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Criminal Background Check: Standard Background Check
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 01241z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a list of three professional references with contact information. Submission of a resume and cover letter are optional.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
George Mason University is Virginia's largest public university located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. With strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering, information technology, public policy, economics, visual and performing arts, life sciences and biotechnology, Mason prepares its alumni to succeed in the workforce and meet the needs of the region and the world.