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
Internal Number: 339669
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