The Veterinary Service Center (VSC) within the Department of Comparative Medicine is seeking a full time Maintenance Person III Premium to perform necessary maintenance and repairs to ensure the proper operation of lighting controls, automatic watering and HVAC systems, as well as a variety of equipment (cage washers, bottle washers, autoclaves, cage racks, laminar flow hoods, biosafety cabinets and any other equipment that is utilized to support the VSC operations). Other responsibilities include fabricating and installing shelving, pictures, clocks, seismic bracing and providing other customized solutions/repairs, such as, door closures, door stops, painting and patching of holes in walls and ceilings; coordinating the maintenance/repair of systems and equipment with internal and external groups; use of the Work Order system to document the submission, tracking and completion of work orders; developing, writing and reviewing standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the operation, care, and routine maintenance of systems and equipment; provide training on the proper use of equipment; and operating department vehicles as well as purchasing supplies at local stores.
The employee must be skilled in the use of the tools, material, and equipment used in these trades. Plumbing Maintenance, Heating and Ventilation Maintenance, Machinery Maintenance and Electrical Maintenance. Must have sufficient skill and experience to qualify as a journey-level worker in one of these trades while at the same time be capable of performing work of moderate complexity in at least two other trades. This level of skill would generally be associated with four years of actual work experience in the trade. This may include time as an apprentice or in vocational training. A California driver's license is required.
The Maintenance Person III Premium must possess the ability to withstand extensive walking, pushing, pulling, stooping, and squatting. Must be capable of lifting materials weighing up to 50 pounds and pushing or pulling equipment weighing several hundred pounds. Employee must also have the ability to climb and work from stepladders. Must be proficient in using email, building automation systems, be able to learn Oracle work order system, and other common software programs (i.e. Word, Excel). Must have basic knowledge of or an ability to learn water mechanical/filtration and sterilization systems maintenance. May be required to work on weekends and after hours as necessary. Prior experience working in a research animal facility, working with aquatic housing system maintenance, HVAC and ventilated cage systems preferred. Experience with Siemens Building Automation Systems preferred.