1) Routinely monitors environmental conditions (lights, temperature and humidity) and verifies proper operation of building systems and equipment.Responsible for proper environmental parameters and awareness of effects on animals if ranges exceed specifications.
2) Coordinates responses to environmental deficiencies. Generates reports to support ARC activities for all applicable federal, state, local and AAALAC requirements. Shares on call duties with the Maintenance Manager by carrying a pager for emergency situations and troubleshootingproblems with environmental parameters.
3) Assists with on-site maintenance and equipment repairs, new equipment installation and equipment preventative maintenance of facilities specialized equipment. Assists with diagnostics evaluations of specialized equipment malfunctions.
4) Participates in building renovations and ARC facilities construction projects. Responsible for obtaining quotes and proposals from contractors and vendors. Responsible for minimizing negative impact on research for investigators during renovations and contractor activities.
5) Maintains certification logs for the ARC. Functions as a resource for the Maintenance Manager in matters regarding equipment operation. Organizes temperature, humidity, lighting data, and AAALAC HVAC reports. Coordinates pest control and BSC certification visits from service providers.
6) Frequent contact with research staff, faculty, other university departments, outside vendors and contractors. Communicates with all levels of faculty and staff within the institution in an accurate and concise manner as required by the situation.
7) Changes burned out bulbs in fluorescent and incandescent lights, cleans diffusers and fixtures. Un-crates, assembles, installs and otherwise prepares and maintains miscellaneous equipment (carts, housing racks, dispensers). Loads/unloads and transports equipment within and between facilities. Operates ARC transport vehicle.
8) Position requires employee to share on call rotation, after hours and on weekends, not required to come in but rather to answer calls or pages.
1) Excellent written, verbal and organizational skills.
2) Ability to demonstrate excellent interpersonal/communication skills.
3) Willingness to work successfully as a member of a team, ability to communicate effectively with faculty, graduate students and various administrative offices at all levels of the University, ability to prioritize.
4) Decision making skills and ability to work under pressure of frequent deadlines.
5)Computer knowledge and skills strongly preferred: excel, project manager, access, etc.
1) Bachelorâ™s degree or Associate degree in facilities operations/building engineering related field.
2) Certification in HVAC, basic electrical, plumbing, piping and fluid-handling systems, refrigeration, building automation systems or physical plant maintenance.
1) Work experience in an academic environment and biomedical research.
2) Work experience in shop equipment repair, machine tools and welding.
3) The ability to push or pull objects weighing up to 100 pounds maximum.
4) Requires 80% walking and standing and 20% sitting.
1) Cover Letter
3) Valid Illinois Driverâ™s License required at the Background Check Stage
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
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