Advertised Summary Job Description: Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Physics, Incumbent manages operation of the Physics Complex: Pupin Laboratories comprising of research and teaching labs, classrooms, offices and Machine Shop, comprising approximately 120,000 sq. ft. Surveys condition of building facilities and services. Monitors performance of building systems and support services such as custodial functions and prepares reports. Places work orders and coordinates performance of repairs or improvements by Facilities personnel and outside contractors. Coordinates set-up and use of departmental spaces for special events.
Assists Chair and departmental staff with temporary and long-term space planning. Participates in planning and scheduling of construction and renovation projects with Facilities Management. Monitors construction and renovation activity.
Promotes and monitors compliance with applicable policies and procedures governing chemical storage and waste disposal and laboratory safety. Provides liaison with the Office of Environmental Health and Radiation Safety (OEHRS). Monitors building security. Coordinates security provisions with Facilities Area Manager and Security Office. Manages the Department's keying systems.
Manages Physics Machine Shop operations. Consults with Purchasing Office to identify best vendors for specific commodities. Oversees preparation of requisitions and supporting documentation for contract purchase orders with appropriate vendors.
Manages financial functions related to Machine Shop operations. Manages initial steps of vendor invoice processing procedure and resolves vendor problems. Compiles charges incurred by each Departmental unit and prepares monthly reports of amounts to be re-charged. Plans development and implementation of automated systems for inventory tracking and control. collection and reporting of recharges and preparation of reports on Machine Shop activity. Performs other duties as assigned.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or equivalent and 2-4 years of related experience required.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Basic knowledge of mechanical and electrical services required. Managerial and mechanical aptitude with strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills required. Knowledge of building maintenance and principles of fire safety and laboratory safety required. Must be able to function independently and have the ability to interact well with individuals at all levels.
Preferred Qualifications: Degree in Science or Engineering preferred. Prior project management experiences a plus.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 126_167331
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