Serves as the primary point person between the researchers and other building occupants, ARC and facilities services with regard to the building environmental and mechanical systems, particularly the critical areas (animal spaces and laboratories).
On 24-hour page for environmental alarms in those critical areas and intrusion alarms, with responsibilities to take appropriate actions in the event of mechanical failures that threaten experiments and/or animals.
Monitors trends associated with the mechanical systems and recommends changes, as necessary.
Contributes to the development of internal operating procedures addressing contacts and actions associated with mechanical failures and disaster plans.
Serves as the primary point person between the building occupants and facilities services with regard to Radiation Safety and Safety and Environmental Affairs.Â Monitors all building areas for conformance to safety regulations.
Contributes to internal training programs and/or the development of operating procedures addressing occupant safety.
Maintains Biometric access and security system; provide biometric access and access templates according to the levels of authorization approved by the IMB Executive Committee.
Develops and conducts orientation programs for access holders regarding selected access to secure areas within the building.Â
Contributes to internal training programs and/or the development of operating procedures addressing use restricted access within the building.
Supervises shipping and receiving and maintains dock equipment.Â Inspects incoming equipment and furniture and delivers to appropriate lab or office.
Maintains vendor information, and documentation; assists with equipment set-up, maintenance, and fabrication.
Maintains schedule of laboratory and building equipment preventive maintenance; initiates service calls and assures scheduled maintenance per contract.Â Coordinates with Building Engineer and laboratory personnel so that scheduled maintenance activities have minimal impact on research projects.
Initiates and follows up on facilities work orders. Operates AV equipment.
Updates computerized lighting systems. Monitors lobby and atrium areas.
Serves as the primary point of contact for SSD principal investigators (PI) and research teams and acts as a liaison for these PIs to ORS and EHS on research safety issues.
Collaborates with PIs on a regular basis as a partner in addressing research safety needs, meeting as often as necessary to discuss research work performed, safety risks, training and safety material needs, and other measures to mitigate risk. Works with the Office of Research Safety to identify training offerings and/or assists the PI in determining training elements that the PI will need to provide via team-specific training.
Demonstrates a regular presence in the laboratories, building a strong partnership with PIs and their research teams.
Works with PIs to assess safety risk and develop appropriate safety controls for research experiments or procedures with significant safety risks with support from the Office of Research Safety.
Provides research safety knowledge and support to departments, PIs, and respective research teams with support from the Office of Research Safety.
Works with the Office of Research Safety to monitor adherence to training requirements and inform PIs about non-compliance.
Works mostly independently to create and proactively maintain partnerships with clients, internal and third party service providers and other University partners in an assigned campus area.
Proactively identifies substandard conditions and services and recommends corrective actions.
Performs other related work as needed.
Minimum education- High School Diploma. Relevant training/certification beyond high school is highly desirable
Completion of job-related apprenticeship program
Advanced job-related training programs
Coursework completion or certification in one or more of the following core competencies
HVAC, basic electrical, plumbing, piping, and fluid-handling systems, refrigeration, building automation systems or an encompassing certification such as in physical plant maintenance
At least three yearsâ™ experience in facilities management, particularly with research facilities
Knowledge of maintenance practices for equipment
Proven customer service skills
Good communication skills, both oral and written
Strong ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks, particularly in projects involving
coordination with other groups
Knowledge of BAS desirable
Ability to work independently.
Ability to move and lift moderately heavy equipment and supplies (up to 50 lbs)
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
Must demonstrate mechanical aptitude and manual dexterity and be physically capable of strenuous activity over extended periods of time.
Must be able to lift and move loads appropriate to job requirements and be able to bend and work in a kneeling position for periods of time.
Must be able to climb stairs and ladders, be capable of working at heights as required, be able to enter and work within tight spaces, and be able to withstand hot and cold temperatures.
Cover letter (required)
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Internal Number: JR11468
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