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Operations Technician

Apply now Department: 3670060130 Fac Power Plant & Utilities
Job no: 506973
Work type: Staff Full Time (USS)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Facilities / Grounds / Skilled Trades
Pay Grade: 08A

About This Role:

Core duties for this position includes: Fire/Security Systems – Work with various departments on campus and Honeywell on programming & development on a variety of fire & security systems; DDC Controls & Preventive Maintenance – Assist team members and other various departments on campus and Honeywell on programming & development on controls and PM work; Project Development – Participate and assist with startup and verification of new projects to ensure successful operational functionality and testing of fire & security systems; Information Technology Support – Work with Controls Team and other departments in Facilities on various technology and Hardware/Software Support – Assist in the setup of new IPads, computers, etc. Troubleshoot and maintain Facilities stand alone computer systems.

Why Join Us:

The Division of Facilities is an action-oriented service organization within the

K-State family. We plan, budget, build, operate, maintain, clean, supply and transport. We are custodians, landscapers, carpenters, plumbers, electricians, mechanics, project managers, engineers, architects, accountants, and administrative professionals — all stewards and leaders of an inspiring campus shared by many.

We wholeheartedly embrace the K-State traditions of excellence, integrity and professionalism, and we are enthusiastic champions of K-State's visionary goal to become a Top 50 Public Research University by 2025. 

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks individuals whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's dedication to the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements

  • Requires a high school diploma and five years of relevant experience. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5 years of experience with troubleshooting, installing and maintaining fire and/or security systems. This will include multiple types of systems including Honeywell, Simplex, Seimens, and others.
  • 3 years of experience with fire and/or security systems in a commercial or university setting.
  • CISCO or other networking certification
  • Familiarity with open systems and/or 3rd party integrations
  • Familiarity with Networks, Routers, WANs and other IT applications
  • Ability to read and understand electronic and electrical specifications, diagrams, and manuals, and use standard electronic test equipment and bench tools
  • Familiarity with JAMF, AIM or other software packages utilized by KSU
  • Ability to interface and effectively work with various groups and cultures.
  • Individual must balance multiple competing priorities, meet deadlines, be responsive and thrive in a team environment.
  • Self-driven, results-orientated with a positive outlook and clear focus.
  • Outstanding organizational and analytical skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Microsoft Project, and AutoCAD.   
  • Associates Degree in Information Technology or another technical field
  • NICET Level I (National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies)
  • NICET Level II or higher (National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies)
  • Training on Honeywell Fire Systems
  • Training on PCSC Security Systems
  • Networking Certification
  • Training in other Honeywell Systems

Other Requirements:

  • Valid driver’s license upon employment 
  • Operate various state vehicles for transportation to job sites and delivery of materials/equipment as needed. 
  • Pass / maintain medical certification for respirator use upon employment.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Online Application

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until filled.

Anticipated Salary Range/ Pay Rate:

$18.35 - $22.93 per hour

Actual salary will be determined based on the candidate's experience, education, internal equity, and departmental funding. 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

 

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