The MSU Bioeconomy Institute seeks a highly organized, collaborative individual for a full-time Service Manager III position in Holland, Michigan. The successful candidate will monitor, maintain, and optimize instrumentation, devices and electrical systems, including control systems, for manufacturing equipment and facility infrastructure so that the Institute can execute its mission safely and efficiently.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the following activities.
- Executing instrument calibrations using appropriate calibration tools, maintaining a calibration list/schedule, and diagnosing and repairing instrumentation, devices, and electrical systems when issues are identified.
- Leveraging control system and networking knowledge to troubleshoot, maintain, and optimize plant floor HMI’s, DCS and PLC controllers, I/O panels, racks, and cards, building IT and telephone infrastructure, fire and safety systems, and building automation.
- Identifying and executing small projects as necessary to improve electrical and control infrastructure, and working with the engineering manager to implement capital projects by assisting in their design, estimation, and installation.
- Completing all necessary documentation to appropriately record activities, including the completion of calibration sheets, I/O lists, and drawing updates.
- Supervising, planning, scheduling and coordinating the activities of electrical maintenance at the site, working closely with the engineering manager, pilot plant manager, and mechanical maintenance manager to ensure that all required work for the safe and efficient operation of the Institute is completed in a timely manner.
- Assisting in financial aspects of the department, and reviewing financial projections and expenditures of funds.
- Ensuring 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 an Associate''s degree in an electrical related field and a Journeyman Electrician License strongly preferred.
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 is primarily a day shift position, but will require variable hours based on the unit''s needs.
Summary of Physical Demands
This position will require some lifting and carrying of items up to 50 pounds, and pushing items up to 100 pounds in weight with a pallet jack or 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.