The MSU Bioeconomy Institute is seeking a highly organized, collaborative individual for a full-time Engineer/Architect III/S position in Holland, Michigan. The successful candidate will plan, direct, and coordinate engineering and maintenance activities so that the Institute can execute its mission safely and efficiently.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the following activities.
- Providing input into process development and scale up activities, including the evaluation of equipment capability and the review and approval of batch records.
- Leveraging engineering knowledge to troubleshoot, maintain, and optimize plant electrical and mechanical systems, including site fire and safety systems, HVAC equipment, heating/cooling equipment, and boilers.
- Identifying and executing both capital and expense projects as necessary to improve the site''s capabilities and to upgrade/maintain site infrastructure to ensure the safety and efficiency of its operations.
- Ensuring necessary documentation to appropriately execute and record maintenance and engineering activities, including preventative maintenance forms, calibration sheets, purchase orders, invoices, and drawings, is completed and filed.
- Supervising, planning, scheduling, and coordinating maintenance activities at the site. The successful candidate will work closely with the electrical maintenance manager, the mechanical maintenance manager, and the pilot plant manager to ensure that all required work for the safe and efficient operation of the Bioeconomy Institute is completed in a timely manner.
- Assisting in financial aspects of the Institute, including reviewing financial projections and the expenditure of funds, planning and organizing objectives and long-range programs for departmental operations, preparing short-term goals and objectives for the unit, ensuring that safety procedures are followed, and checking the quality of work being performed.
Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in an appropriate field of engineering; three to five years or related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in the assigned field of engineering; including design, methods, materials, codes, maintenance and operation of appropriate systems; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. This job also requires the ability to handle export controlled materials.
A bachelor''s degree in engineering is strongly preferred. A master''s degree and/or a professional engineering license is be a plus.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.
Required Application Materials
- Cover letter
- Copies of any licenses or accreditations
This position is primarily a day shift position, but will require variable hours based on the unit''s needs.
Summary of Physical Demands
This position will occasionally require lifting and carrying items up to 50 pounds, and pushing items up to 100 pounds with a pallet jack and a hand cart. It will also require climbing a ladder to lift service parts.
Summary of Health Risks
This job will involve potentially dangerous chemicals used in chemical manufacturing. It will involve work in noisy (at or above 85 decibels) areas, and will also involve wearing a respirator.