Trades Technician III

Prince William, VA, VA
Feb 14, 2019
Apr 05, 2019
Analyst, Research
Full Time

Job Category : Classified Staff

Working hours :

Salary : Commensurate with education and experience.

Web Announcement :
BRL Building Engineer

The George Mason University, National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Diseases in the College of Science is seeking an experienced and highly responsible Building Engineer to work on mechanical, electrical, and associated control systems in the Biomedical Research Laboratory (BRL). George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Responsibilities: The selected applicant will be part of a team that is responsible for making sure the equipment in the building is running smoothly including: air handling and specialized HVAC systems; plumbing systems; electrical systems; emergency generators; and lighting. Duties include: monitoring, maintaining, repairing, and operating mechanical, electrical, and associated control systems of the BRL; assist in coordinating HEPA filter testing and changing; maintaining records; and performing general maintenance.

The selected applicant may share “on-call” shifts during which he or she must respond to building emergencies and alerts outside of regular business hours.

Required Qualifications: The successful candidate will be detail-oriented, conscientious, and motivated with strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. The successful candidate will also have knowledge of the principles and practices of facilities operations, work order systems; basic computer skills; the ability to effectively read and interpret blueprints, and a general knowledge of plant maintenance. The ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously and to solve problems quickly is required.

A valid driver’s license and the ability to safely and independently lift up to 50 pounds are required.

Because of the nature of the research conducted, employees working in this facility have special conditions to remain employed. These include, but are not limited to: Successfully completing background investigations; drug and alcohol screening; attend required training; participate in the medical surveillance program and receive preventative vaccinations; and continuous adherence to all policies and procedures.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education and Experience:

  • An Associate’s degree or trade school diploma, or a combination of education and training related to the posted responsibilities and qualifications.
  • Multiple years of experience in the technical trades.
  • Experience with Siemens building automation system or equivalent.
  • Working knowledge of programmable logic controls or building automation systems programming and or operations.
  • Experience maintaining laboratory facilities.
  • Prior experience in a bio-containment facility is a plus, but not required.

Special Instructions : For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

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George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report Up and Coming spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Masons diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

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Equity Statement : George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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