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Building Maintenance Tech

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Position Overview:
This position will be responsible for, but not limited to, the maintenance of the department's fixed and movable equipment and the storage warehouse, and will assist the facilities operations manager with complex equipment maintenance on the department's cage washers, tunnel washers, cabinet washers and autoclaves.
Position Responsibilities:
Equipment Maintenance (80%):
--- Perform preventative maintenance, equipment modifications, and troubleshooting of department's movable equipment
--- Assemble, disassemble, replace, or repair, defective parts; reassemble as required; troubleshoot or adjust movable equipment
--- Order replacement parts for equipment
--- Order replacement equipment when needed
--- Manage the department's storage warehouse
--- Assist the area supervisors with their equipment needs, repairs and replacement
--- Responsible for moving equipment to and from the warehouse
--- Assist with repairs to cage and rack washers, tunnel washers, bottle washers, bottle fillers, bedding dispensers, automatic watering systems, autoclaves, etc.
Inventory Control (5%):
--- Maintain inventory of equipment at the warehouse
--- Coordinate with supervisors for any needed equipment
Strategic Planning (5%):
--- Based on the strategic plan for the department asses the future need for equipment
--- Assist with schedules and reviews of maintenance and operation of assigned areas of the department's physical plant systems and fixed equipment located in multiple buildings throughout the Twin Cities U of M campus
Professional Development (5%):
--- Participate in department, college, and University events, meetings, projects, and initiatives
Additional Duties (5%):
--- The RAR Director may change or assign other duties to this position
Work Schedule and Hours: Monday - Friday, 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Some weekends and holidays may be required.
Physical and Environmental Requirements:
--- Proof of current Tetanus vaccine must be provided before starting of employment
--- Rabies vaccines or titer will be complete, or employee may complete a declination form
--- Measles vaccine or titer will be completed
--- Toxoplasmosis titer will be drawn, or declination form completed
--- There will be exposure to animal allergens
--- Annual test for Tuberculosis will be completed
--- Due to high level of noise, annual hearing test are performed
--- The employee may work in wet rooms
--- Employee may work in outside environments in all weather conditions
Required Qualifications:
--- BA/BS degree or a combination of related education and work experience to equal four years
Preferred Qualifications:
--- Have basic mechanical skills
--- Have basic knowledge to program development for PLC (Programmable Logic Controllers)
--- Have basic knowledge of installation, troubleshooting and de-bugging PLC hardware and software
--- Have basic knowledge of steam and water properties as they pertain to sterilization and disinfection
--- Knowledge of washing and sterilization protocols and processes to clean effectively a variety of laboratory animal facility equipment
--- Excellent communication and time management skills
--- Clean driving record
About the Department
Research Animal Resource (RAR) is overseen by the Office of the Vice President or Research. RAR's primary focus is on the service and administration of the animal care and use program at the University of Minnesota. The position of Building Maintenance Technician is part of staff of over 100 employees including Professional and Academic faculty, Civil Service staff, and Union Represented employees. RAR has a daily census of 24,000 rodent cages in 20 buildings split into 7 geographic teams between the Minneapolis and St. Paul Campus.
Working at the University
At the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.
The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Scholarship
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity
  • Financial counseling services
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost
    Please visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding benefits.
    How To Apply
    Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.
    Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.
    To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).
    The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.
    The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.
    Employment Requirements
    Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.
    Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University's Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit: https://safe-campus.umn.edu/return-campus/get-the-vax
    About the U of M
    The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)
    The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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