Essential Functions: Oversee and monitor the maintenance and repair of the physical facilities and services to ensure established standards are maintained. Assess space requirements and inventory usage of occupied space and recommend and implement changes in allocation.
May serve as technical liaison to facility researchers and students to identity and address unit needs and provide recommendations regarding resource allocation and prioritization. Prepare and provide related reports and data as requested.
Determine operational inventory and equipment needs. Coordinate purchasing activities, analyze needs, research products, contact vendors for prices, create specifications and oversee the purchasing process to ensure appropriate selection, cost effectiveness and prompt delivery of equipment and services.
Develop and maintain property control records to ensure all property and equipment usage is handled in a responsible manner. Initiate calls for service for unit equipment and utilities. Review and approve all telecommunication services within the School, College or Division.
May act as liaison to various departments, personnel and service groups to request service, resolve problems and implement new and effective services. Attend meetings and participate in related programs and events. Provide information on department facilities and activities.
May provide advice and instruction to students, faculty and researchers regarding a technical specialty. Utilize specialized knowledge in the execution of highly technical skills to provide assistance units and support with research and instructional activities. Design, fabricate, repair and maintain laboratory equipment.
Assist in special projects which require long range planning, needs assessment and coordination of various departments, staff and outside groups in terms of facilities maintenance and renovation and sustaining physical operations. Assemble and direct the resources necessary to achieve goals set by administrators.
Supervise and schedule work assignments for regular and part-time support staff. Train and instruct on policies and procedures to accommodate School/College/Division services.
Perform related work as assigned.
Qualifications: Graduation from a four year college or university or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
Considerable experience in facilities management.
Reasonable supervisory experience.
Strong oral and/or written communication skills.
Ability to communicate effectively with others.
Knowledge of University operational policies and procedures.
May require specialized skills and extensive experience in the application of those skills in a research environment.
Typically, incumbents have held positions such as Facilities Coordinator I or have been involved in facilities upkeep.
Internal Number: 76_207608
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Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.