Job no: 500246 Position type: Full-Time 12-Month Department: 014000 - North MS Research and Extension Ctr Location: Verona, MS Categories: Support Staff Position Open Date: Jun 11 2020
Engineering Technician with the North Mississippi Research and Extension Center at Mississippi State University. To perform mechanical and electrical repairs on all equipment related to agricultural operations. To set-up, operate, repair and calibrate machine tools; to make, repair, fit equipment mechanisms, devices, precision components and diagnostic equipment.
The North Mississippi Research and Extension Center (NMREC) is one of four Research and Extension Centers in the MSU System. The NMREC is located in Verona, MS
Area of Specialization:
Facilities Management Support
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Assists Facilities Coordinator with the general management and operation of facilities to include maintenance management, facilities operation, custodial operations, ground maintenance, environmental compliance, and space scheduling. 2. Supports the maintenance of facilities, buildings, and equipment, as appropriate, to ensure optimum functionality; identifies, assesses, negotiates as necessary, and resolves building maintenance and usage problems. 3. Works with outside vendors, and assists with remodeling activities, as appropriate to the position. 4. Carries out maintenance support in cooperation with the Facilities Coordinator, unit faculty, and staff for vehicles, equipment, and other station resources to including management of motor pool, vehicle maintenance, and scheduled services and repairs, vehicle purchases, and supervision of motor pool personnel. 5. Assists with property inventory control and monitoring of facilities related spending (non-research). 6. Performs other duties as assigned.
Three years of experience performing technical maintenance duties. Previous experience in Facilities or Shop Operations.
An equivalent combination of education and/or experience approved by Human Resources Management.
Additional experience beyond the minimum of practical, hands-on experience maintaining equipment, diagnosing mechanical problems, and maintaining facilities. Experience with personal computers and common software; be willing and learn the operations of new scientific equipment; be flexible and adaptable; enjoy assignments each day. Individual should possess excellent communication skills.
Working Conditions and Physical Effort
Regularly involves lifting, bending, or other physical exertion. Regularly exposed to one or more elements such as heat, cold, noise, dirt, chemicals, etc.
Job frequently requires walking, standing, lifting, sitting, reaching, talking, hearing, and handling objects with hands.
Requires handling of heavyweight objects up to 60lbs.
Instructions for Applying:
Applications must be submitted online at https://www.jobs.msstate.edu by completing the support staff application and submitting a resume and 3 professional references.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.
Internal Number: 500246
About Mississippi State University
Mississippi State University represents the highest level of research activity for doctorate-granting institutions and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation as an R1-Very High Research Activity University. Also, a National Science Foundation “Top 100” research University, MSU shelters a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society, and values the talents of our distinguished faculty, staff, and student scholars. Here, a culture of inclusion is fostered and we’re driven each day to make a difference at the local, state, regional, national and global levels. At Mississippi State University we invite you to join us as we continue our momentum in research, teaching, and service.
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