The MSU Bioeconomy Institute seeks a highly organized, collaborative individual for a full-time Service Manager III position in Holland, Michigan. This position will monitor, maintain, and optimize manufacturing equipment and facility infrastructure such that the site can execute its mission safely and efficiently.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the following activities.
- Ensuring the operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing and scheduling preventive maintenance as required, and troubleshooting and repairing machinery and mechanical equipment, including plant fire and safety equipment, when issues are identified.
- Leveraging HVAC and heating/cooling systems knowledge to troubleshoot, maintain, and optimize air handlers, chillers, cooling towers, steam boilers, and HTM systems.
- Identifying and executing small projects as necessary to improve equipment operation and facilities infrastructure, and also working with the engineering manager to implement larger capital projects by assisting in their design, estimation, and installation.
- Completing all necessary documentation to appropriately record activities, including the completion of preventative maintenance (PM) forms and drawing updates.
- Supervising, planning, scheduling and coordinating the activities of mechanical maintenance at the site working closely with the engineering manager, electrical maintenance manager, and pilot plant manager to ensure all required work for safe and efficient operations is completed in a timely manner.
- Assisting in the financial aspects of the department, and reviewing financial projections and expenditures of funds.
- Ensuring that safety procedures are followed and checking the quality of work performed.
Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
Knowledge normally acquired in the first two or three years in college, technical, or vocational school in a field related to the area of responsibility; five to eight years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in supervising operational activities related to the area of employment; OR knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in a field related to the area of responsibility; three to five years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in supervising operational activities related to the area of employment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The ability to handle export controlled materials.
At least related vocational or technical training with a Machine Repair Certification strongly preferred. A Journeyman Electrician License is a plus. A Refrigeration Certification and boiler experience are also plusses.
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
Copies of any licenses or accreditations
This is primarily a day shift position, but will require variable hours based on the unit''s needs.
Summary of Physical Demands
This job will require lifting and carrying items up to 50 pounds, and pushing items up to 100 pounds in weight 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.