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 clean room and low-noise, low-vibration requirements for laser labs.
Routinely conducts inspections of the building for deficiencies.
Assist in movement of equipment and materials, including assisting in timely set up of new equipment and work spaces.
Assist in coordinating renovation and other facilities-related projects.
Inspect work performed by University of Chicago facilities and provides technical assistance when necessary.
Follow up service requests and ensures timely delivery of FS work orders requested by unit employees.
Provide administrative and technical assistance and support to IME Facilities Director and to WERC Administrator.
Work 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
Assist in monitoring the completion and the quality standard for janitorial services.
Work 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 safet 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 required.
Demonstrated experience working independently and as apart of team required.
Demonstrated solid planning and organizational skills with an emphasis on detailed and follow through required.
Strong administrative and organizational skills required.
Effective communicator in both written and verbal format required.
Effective time management skills required.
Effective decision making and problem skills required.
Familiarity with general business practices required.
Education, Experience or Certifications:
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.
Basic knowledge of relevant building codes and governmental regulations required.
Experience handling or overseeing the handling of hazardous materials and/or chemicals required.
Ability to identify the scope of the project and to follow through until complete required.
Experience consistently working to improve daily routines required.
Proactive team player who is actively seeking opportunities to make IME occupied areas more efficient, comfortable and safe work space required.
Strong administrative and organizational skills, ability to complete tasks in timely manner required.
Effectively communicate in both written and verbal format required.
Able to work independently with a high degree of initiative required.
Able to inspect facilities, including mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems required.
Knowledge of building operations and experience performing or overseeing a full range of building operations preferred.
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
Knowledge and general understanding of standard software packages preferred.
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