The Institute for Molecular Engineering occupies a number of Laboratory and office spaces thorough the University of Chicago and is quickly growing. The IME is largely located in the William Eckhardt Research Center, which also houses The Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, and the Department of Astronomy and PSD Deans Office. The IME occupied buildings and spaces are unique in composition of diverse science and engineering programs and their concomitant requirements. Each facility and building spans a wide range of disciplines and hence necessitates a full understanding of diverse infrastructure and operational requirements. The successful operation of these building demands balanced issues such as air handling ventilation for biological laboratories; clean air provision for the cleanroom and low-noise, low-vibration requirements for laser labs.
Routinely conducts inspections of the building for deficiencies.
Assists in movement of equipment and materials, including assisting in timely set up of new equipment and workspaces.
Assists in coordinating renovation and other facilities-related projects.
Inspects work performed by University of Chicago facilities and provides technical assistance when necessary.
Follows up service requests and ensures timely delivery of FS work orders requested by unit employees.
Provides administrative and technical assistance and support to IME Facilities Director and to WERC Administrator.
Works closely with Facilities services and contractors to assist with the delivery of all building-related services with a minimum disruption to operations.
Assist researchers with equipment installations, movement and minor repairs and guidance
Assists in monitoring the completion and the quality standard for janitorial services.
Works closely with the Lab Safety Specialist to assist in implementing laboratory safety requirements. Trained in emergency procedures including internal emergency preparedness, fire safety, hazardous materials, basic laboratory safety, waste handling procedures and other safety procedures. May assist occupants and University vendors in pick-up of infectious, radioactive and chemical waste.
Other administrative or technical duties as assigned or needed.
Knowledge of building operations and building codes
Strong administrative and organizational skills
Effective communicator in both written and verbal format.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor of Science degree and two years of Laboratory and facilities-related experience OR at least 5 years of facilities-related experience. Completion of advanced job-related education or designation programs preferred, but not requiredâ‚â‚â‚
Knowledge of building operations and experience performing or overseeing a full range of building operations preferred.
Basic knowledge of relevant building codes and governmental regulations.
Experience handling or overseeing the handling of hazardous materials and/or chemicals required.
Ability to identify the scope of the project and to follow up until it is complete.
Experience consistently working to improve daily routines.
Proactive team player who is actively seeking opportunities to make IME occupied areas more efficient, comfortable and safe workspace.
Strong administrative and organizational skills, ability to get things done in timely manner.
Effectively communicate in both written and verbal format.
Able to use a personal computer and standard software packages.
Able to work independently with a high degree of initiative. Able to work as part of a team.
Able to inspect facilities, including mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
Skilled and able to use basic hand tools.
Able to climb stairs/ladders and orient body to complete inspections.
Able to lift up to 50 pounds and move small items (boxes, cylinders, etc.).
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