Building Maintenance Technician

at University of Minnesota
Location Minneapolis
Date Posted May 12, 2021
Category Construction
Job Type Not Specified


The UMN has suspended hiring for most positions. However, we will continue hiring for positions critical to the University's mission and operations at this time. Applications are being accepted for this position and you are encouraged to apply. In-person interviews are suspended indefinitely and will be replaced by interviews in a virtual format. Thank you for your continued interest in working at the University of Minnesota. Qualifications Required Qualifications:• BA/BS degree or a combination of related education and work experience to equal four yearsPreferred 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 anddisinfection• Knowledge of washing and sterilization protocols and processes to clean effectively a variety oflaboratory animal facility equipment• Excellent communication and time management skills• Clean driving record About the Job 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 equipmentStrategic 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 campusProfessional Development (5%):• Participate in department, college, and University events, meetings, projects and initiativesAdditional Duties (5%):• The RAR Director may change or assign other duties to this positionWork Schedule and Hours: Monday - Friday, 6:30 am - 3:00 pmSome 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 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 Facilities Maintenance Supervisor 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. 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 or call 624-UOHR (8647). Diversity 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: . Background Check Information 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. 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.