A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position with LSA Facilities and Operations and outline your skills and experience that relate to this position.
The LSA Facilities and Operations Department at the University of Michigan is searching for a Facilities Coordinator for the Biological Sciences Building. The primary responsibilities of this position include facilities maintenance, providing assistance with construction and renovation projects of labs and offices, coordinate furniture furnishings and equipment, perform administrative duties, and monitor building custodial services. We seek an individual who demonstrates commitment to high quality customer service to students, faculty, and staff and the ability to manage multiple projects independently.
Conduct daily building walkthroughs to determine maintenance issues and opportunities for facilities improvements.
Manage and maintain the internal BSB Facilities maintenance request process / ticketing system and keep departments informed of the status of their requests and facility issues.
Issue work orders, process purchase orders, and coordinate telephone and date line services as appropriate to support general operations.
Work closely with central Facilities and Operations service units and LSA FO in the oversight and coordination of building maintenance, housekeeping, security, and grounds.
Coordinate correction of deficiencies identified in OSEH Inspections.
Construction and Renovation
Collaborate with BSB Building Manager in the oversight and coordinate of Construction Services and outside contractors to ensure construction does not interfere with departmental activities.
Monitor construction project schedules, and communicate construction impacts to faculty, staff, and students in Building.
Facilitate solutions to potential construction impacts.
Issue work requests for signage and coordinate installation.
Furniture Furnishings and Equipment
Partner with LSA movers to upgrade furnishings, coordinate property disposition runs, and conduct general office moving needs.
Specify and order furniture, oversee and coordinate activation activities.
Upgrade lab and office furniture when newer furniture becomes available.
Assist with the annual property inventory.
Maintain research equipment or coordinate repairs when necessary.
Administration and Operations
Coordinate all aspects of departmental moves.
Lead the Building Incident Response Team (B.I.R.T).
Attend facilities related group meetings (FUN, CSPIT).
Collaborate with event organizers to advise them of facility usage and set up, and move furniture for departmental events.
Issue work requests, process purchase orders, and ITCom orders as needed.
Coordinate Risk Management claims.
Building (Custodial) Services
Monitor custodial services and communicate deficiencies to custodial supervisors for action.
Coordinate requests for additional custodial services needed for special events.
The successful candidate will have three years of experience in Facilities Operations or a related field. Effective interpersonal skills to deal with a diverse variety of constituencies. Exemplary customer service skills, effective communication as well as a demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects independently with minimal direction or supervision. Ability to perform a wide range of physical activity that may include moving and transporting furniture and equipment, up to 50lbs.
Bachelor of Science in a facilities related field - Engineering, Architecture, Facilities Management, Construction Management, or certification in Project Management. Ability to work in CAD. Working knowledge of University organization, policies and procedures.
The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitments to serve the diverse people of Michigan, fulfill the College’s Guiding Principles, and sustain the excellence of LSA.
The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future. The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by:
Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences.
Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.
The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 180662
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