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Biosecurity Maintenance Specialist

Apply now Department: 3670050040 Biosecurity Research Institute
Job no: 516042
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Facilities / Grounds / Skilled Trades
Pay Grade: 09B

About This Role:

Responsibilities include complex building automation and management systems (BMS) that control and monitor BRI’s physical plant operations including utilities, heating systems, and the ventilation and air conditioning system associated with requirements for biocontainment and continuation of operations.  All activities and programs are to fulfill compliance requirements for local, State, Federal and Kansas State University policies, procedures, codes and regulations affecting biocontainment and facility operations of the BRI.

Why Join Us:

The Biosecurity Research Institute (BRI) at Pat Roberts Hall on the Kansas State University Manhattan campus is a unique biocontainment research and education facility.

The BRI supports comprehensive multidisciplinary research, education and training programs that address threats to plant, animal, and human health, including food-borne pathogens.  Home to 113,000 square feet of laboratory, education, and administrative space, this BSL-3, ABSL-3 and BSL3-Ag facility offers a diverse range of research and education opportunities.

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

Worksite Options:

This position is required to be performed on-site. Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location.

Visit this link for K-State’s guidance and policies on remote work and flexible work arrangements. Remote work agreements are required for all flexible work arrangements and are subject to review.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Requires one year of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associated degree in HVAC or technical degree related to facility operations. This position may use an educational equivalency as determined relevant by a hiring manager.
  • More than 5 years of experience with Building Management Systems or compatible training.
  • Target education in mechanical engineering, architectural engineering, construction science, architecture, or related field.
  • Specialty target training with WebCTRL and Automated Logic is preferred.
  • Preference given to additional knowledge, education, or experience in the life sciences field.
  • Demonstrated experience in multi-tasking, customer service, leadership, supervision, and management of complex facilities organization with a diverse work force is highly preferred.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience with biocontainment or life science research programs and facilities.
  • Accredited technical coursework in related topics relevant to building automation and controls such as computer operating systems, electronics, heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC).
  • Ability to work with office personnel, researchers, laboratory technical personnel, external contractors and government agencies at all levels is required.
  • Personal computer experience with working knowledge of Windows-based software required.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Carries cell phone and/or pager and responds to BRI emergencies 24/7.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.
  • Must be able to undergo and maintain a favorable background investigation as well as ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government security clearance if required.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover letter
  3. Online application

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

$30.00 - $35.00 Hourly

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

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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