The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) Shared Services is seeking a Facilities Manager 1 to ensure the smooth operation of a multi-building portfolio and act as a liaison between the building occupants and Facilities Operations. Under the direction of the Director of Facility Services, the candidate must have a strong understanding of both building systems and building programs within assigned areas, as well as the impacts of each upon the other. The successful candidate will work to ensure the functional integrity of teaching and research programs during the course of necessary maintenance and repairs to the building's infrastructure.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Serves as main contact for building occupants for all maintenance and repair issues.
Walk assigned buildings regularly to monitor condition. Report maintenance or cleaning needs to proper staff through prescribed methods.
Assist building occupants with submitting work orders to Facilities as needed.
Coordinate with Facilities and University personnel to give them access to space when requested.
Work with faculty and staff to evaluate building problems.
Respond to building emergencies when contacted. Serves as primary emergency contact 24 hours a day throughout the year, including semester breaks, weekends, and holidays.
Responsible for building security, including maintenance of keys and electronic security systems; monitoring and interacting with Building Management System.
Assists with deliveries and returns.
Installs some laboratory equipment when requested.
Has knowledge of University's CMMS system (AiM).
Monitors the progress of building occupant work orders and communicates with requestors as needed.
Communicates with the appropriate Facilities staff when critical work in assigned buildings is incomplete.
Serves as liaison to Fire & Police Departments, Facilities and Grounds, Transportation, and other university departments to facilitate responses to emergencies and safety issues.
Purchase materials and supplies for maintenance and renovation projects as necessary, maintains standing contracts with vendors when applicable.
Prepares rooms for occupancy after renovations or major repairs occur.
Serves as member of assigned CLAS committees.
Serves as troubleshooter for problems that arise regarding safety of building or laboratory facilities.
Remain up to date on University safety training.
Department contact for Office of Environment, Health and Safety
Understand hazardous material safety guidelines per University protocols
Assists in chemical/solvent deliveries as necessary.
Performs other duties as assigned by the College.
Five to ten years of experience and demonstrated skill in a variety of trades including carpentry, plumbing, electrical and broad knowledge of mechanics
Sound knowledge of structural design
General abilities with the Microsoft office suite, particularly with Excel and Outlook
Ability to work with faculty members, staff, and students
Driver's license (ability to drive university vehicles)
Bachelor's degree in a science or engineering field of study or a combination of education and experience
Experience in specifying and purchasing parts or equipment
Experience working in an academic or laboratory/research setting
Understanding and minor maintenance of: water purification systems, laboratory hoods, and electronic locksets
This is a full-time position. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment. Salary will be commensurate with the successful candidate's background and experience.
Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #495131 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on May 10, 2021.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.
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Internal Number: 495131-2276_1619469326
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