ENVIRON PROTECTION EQUIP SPEC

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Ann Arbor, MICHIGAN

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.


Maintain daily operation of fume hood exhaust air scrubbers and acid waste neutralization systems.
Clean sump tank, monitor conductivity readings and pH readings.
Maintain daily operation of biocide pump system. Order biocide chemical as needed.
Test sump solution for bacterial and fungal growth, adjust biocide levels as needed.
Clean spray heads, replace heads as needed.
Clean conductivity sensors and pH probes, calibrate and replace as needed.
Check pH readings with hand-held pH probe, calibrate pH probes, and replace pH probes as needed.
Test pH probes and pH monitoring equipment using pH buffer solutions, calibrate as required.
Maintain daily operation of chemical feed pump (CFP) systems.
Replace and repair chemical feed pumps and system components.
Rebuild chemical feed pumps, install diaphragms and check valves, test and replace electronic control modules, prime pumps as required.
Maintain sodium hydroxide and sulfuric acid solutions to chemical feed pump stations, order chemicals as required.
Exchange empty chemical vessels.
Monitor computer systems for chemical feed stations.
Research and prepare sketches and specifications for process systems for use in improvement of existing systems and design of new systems.
Perform preventative and predictive tasks such as: monitoring and ordering chemicals, cleaning work area and equipment, replacing and repairing component parts and chemical supply tubing.
Perform periodic testing of process equipment and safety equipment.
Troubleshoot system and equipment failures, and alarm notifications.
Maintain personal protection equipment (PPE) for working with equipment and process chemicals.
Retrofit out-of-date equipment to current industry standards.
Assemble, disassemble, and fabricate parts as needed to test, repair and maintain environmental protection equipment.
Program, troubleshoot and calibrate conductivity sensors and pH probes.
Damp mop machine room floor surfaces, clean machine/equipment surfaces, and cleanup spills during and following any spill/flood event. Maintain cleanliness and order of machine room. 

Assist in the commissioning of new equipment.
Provide in-service training to other employees on the operation, inspection, maintenance, and repair of system equipment.
Provide system operational overview and safety procedures for all equipment and process chemicals.
Plan and schedule tasks requiring cleanroom/lab shutdowns with cleanroom staff, building facilities staff and others.
Act as Safety Officer, and assist individuals when they work on the environmental protection equipment.
Maintain MSDS information for chemicals.
Inspect, maintain, repair and replace other specialized equipment and facilities systems.
Inspect, maintain, repair and replace pumps, compressors, motors.
Inspect, repair, and replace water, sewer, air, and gas lines.
Inspect and test steam and hot water systems, fire and sprinkler systems, compressors and air and exhaust systems to assure correct operation, cycling and functioning of gauges, valves and controllers to determine maintenance needs.
Repair and replace sheet metal structures such as ducts, roof gutters, flashing, tanks, blowers, drain pipes, machine guards, and fan or filter housings.
Repair and replace electrical outlets, switches and light fixtures.
Braze, solder, and weld pipe, sheet metal and metal fixtures.
Adjust, repair, and replace sheaves, bearings, belts, and guards.
Repair and replace sinks, commodes and urinals, including faucets and valve assemblies.
Read and interpret blueprints, diagrams, sketches and job specifications to locate machinery, ducts, piping and valves, etc. and to apply manufacturer’s instructions for maintenance and repair procedures.
Prepare sketches and specifications for structural components and building fixtures


Must have a high school diploma or equivalent. 

Must be able to fulfill the requirements to operate a UM vehicle. 

Candidates for this position must be able to routinely move and position heavy objects. 

Good record-keeping skills.  

Familiarity with current computer application software is desired.  Familiarity with use of hand tools is desired.  

Prior experience in customer service and excellent customer service skills are desired. 

Facilities and Operations seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to sustain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


View or Apply

Similar Positions