Reporting directly to the Facilities Manager, the Facilities Technician assists in performing work related to general facilities, maintenance, custodial services, special projects, building enhancements, and ensure that OSHA requirements are met. The Facilities Technician assists in conducting and recording safety walks, following up on safety issues to resolution, and ensuring the safety and well-being of the facilities and occupants. Assists the Facilities Manager in managing and scheduling routine tasks and prioritize responsibilities to meet the needs of the business. Assists in assuring that weekly, monthly, and annual safety procedures and walks are performed.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Perform basic building maintenance such as light (basic) plumbing, electrical, mechanical, paint and drywall, housekeeping (cleaning), tile and carpet, landscaping repairs and upgrades.
Schedule and perform preventative maintenance and repair, while maintaining, tracking and documenting repairs and maintenance.
Assist with planning and executing projects, equipment shutdowns, testing procedures, and vendor repairs.
Assist Bioskills, Veterinary, and Events Teams with set up and tear down duties.
Follow all company and facilities service protocols, policies and procedures
Work with vendors as needed, report and document progress, changes and completions.
Required to learn, know and comply with Occupational Health and Safety regulations that apply to work actions and conduct on the job including SDS sheets / instructions and the use of proper personal protective equipment whenever and wherever required. Continuously promote a safe work environment.
Maintain an adequate supply of normal maintenance items, repairs parts etc.
Learn and understand building mechanical systems, HVAC, plumbing, electrical as they relate to the building and its operations.
Maintain housekeeping cleaning supplies and paper products, assist as needed with spot cleaning, emergencies or additional support as schedule requires.
The above list reflects the general details necessary to describe the principle and essential functions of the position and shall not be construed as the only duties that may be assigned for the position. An individual in this position must be able to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
3‐5 years experience in facilities or building maintenance.
Good knowledge of the rules, regulations, policies, and procedures of the WVC; chemicals and supplies used for cleaning and related safety precautions; tools, materials, and methods used in general building maintenance; safety procedures involved in performing manual labor and using hand and power tools.
Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as proficiency with office equipment.
Must be self‐motivated, take initiative and have great problem solving skills.
OTHER POSITION DETAILS
This position requires the ability to work a schedule in accordance with business needs. This position is expected to work hours a routine schedule of 40 hours per week. Overtime, as preapproved by the COO, may be occasionally required. Additionally, this position may require working occasional weekends, holidays and nights.
Physical Requirements and Qualifications
The daily duties of this position are not physically demanding however, the position does require sitting, standing, walking, use of fingers and hands, stooping, bending, reaching, and lifting.
During the annual conference the level of activity increases and the amount of time spent standing and walking will be heavy.
The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Any work done remotely must be preapproved by the COO. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is low to moderate.
Safety in the Workplace
Every team member has the responsibility of providing a safe work environment by following all safety policies & standards, completing specified safety training, immediately correcting hazards & unsafe conditions or reporting conditions to the Manager on duty and/or the Human Resources Assistant, and working safely as not to endanger themselves, co-workers, vendors, or customers. Team Members must follow all laboratory safety policies and participate in safety education programs.
WVC is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, discharge, compensation or any other term or condition of employment on the basis of race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, gender, or on the basis of disability if the employee can perform the essential functions of the job, with a reasonable accommodation if necessary.
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