Reports to supervisor and is responsible for the overall daily operation of departmental laboratories, inventory, and equipment maintenance. Coordinates with electricians, plumbers, carpenters, and facilities management for work in the labs. Maintains department equipment; -80˚, -40˚ and -20˚ degree freezers, freezer alarm systems, autoclaves, centrifuges, incubators, microbeta counters, motors, vacuum pumps, cell presses, NMR, etc.). Monitors storage areas (on- and off-site storage units). Monitors radiation, biomedical, and hazardous waste disposal. Assists Administrative Manager with department space and equipment inventories. Assists Administrative Manager with laboratory safety inspections, lab renovations, and assists in the development and revision of lab policies and procedures.
Note: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
Responsible for upkeep and maintenance on laboratory equipment (-80˚, -40˚ and -20˚ degree freezers, freezer alarm systems, refrigerators, autoclaves, centrifuges, incubators, microbeta counters, motors, vacuum pumps, cell presses, NMR, etc.).
Be available to address departmental emergency maintenance issues on call and assist maintenance staff with departmental maintenance problems during emergencies.
Manage on- and off-site storage areas, chemical storage area, liquid nitrogen storage, waste and radiation room, and manage departmental maintenance shop.
Monitor waste disposal (biomedical, radiation, hazardous). Collect and take chemicals to storage area for disposal, and manage department's liquid nitrogen tank fillings.
Set up departmental conference rooms for seminars and meetings, and maintain and repair audio/visual equipment in departmental conference rooms.
Help to coordinate and prepare laboratories for the annual equipment inventory and laboratory safety walk through with Safety Officers. Oversee all corrections.
Coordinate/oversee work of electricians, plumbers, carpenters, and facilities management work in labs.
Assist the Administrative Manager with coordinating and overseeing departmental renovation projects.
Place service calls on departmental autoclave and schedule back-up freezer usage.
Manage, inspect, and install equipment after it has been delivered. Check to make sure equipment is functioning properly.
Minimum qualifications (mandatory):
High School Diploma/GED
5 years of relevant experience including building maintenance, safety compliance, building management and customer service.
Technical School Training.
Prior experience working in an academic setting is preferred.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Ability to adapt to difficult emergency situations and think creatively to mitigate operational impacts.
Internal Number: 52316-en_US
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