Facilities Maintenance Technician

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Fort Collins, COLORADO
Deadline: 05 Jul 2022

Posting Details
Posting Detail Information


Working Title Facilities Maintenance Technician
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Research Professional Position No
Posting Number 202200745AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Classification Title Technical/Support I
Number of Vacancies
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range $35,000 - $40,000
Employee Benefits
Colorado State University (CSU) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas: https://hr.colostate.edu/hr-community-and-supervisors/benefits/benefits-eligibility/ & https://hr.colostate.edu/prospective-employees/our-perks/ .
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 07/05/2022
Description of Work Unit
The mission of Laboratory Animal Resources (LAR) is to use our expertise to provide the highest standard of care for laboratory animals in support of the CSU research community. This position fulfills a vital role in the administration of LAR to carry out this mission.
Position Summary
This position exists to distribute animals, materials, equipment, food stuff, and other supplies to all LAR buildings. Repair, maintain, and make modification to moveable equipment. Transport animals and biohazard materials between CSU campus facilities, vendors, corporate sponsors, and collaborating institutions. Perform various custodial job duties for LAR facilities.
Required Job Qualifications
  • A High School Diploma, General Education Development (GED), or equivalent.
  • One year of experience which includes warehousing, handling, shipping, receiving, storing, inventory, and/or distribution of goods.
  • Necessary Special Requirements: a valid driver’s license and yearly motor vehicle record reports.
  • Must be willing to complete the Colorado State University Department of Transportation Short Haul training program.
  • Staff work in various environments including outdoors, close quarters, increased heat and humidity, and dusty surroundings.
Preferred Job Qualifications
  • Six months experience in bio safety level 1, 2, and 3 in a research facility.
  • Experience with industrial equipment including but not limited to; tommy gates, shop tools, floor scrubbers, washers, dryers, large 2-axel delivery trucks.
  • Possess a strong work ethic, excellent communication skills and the ability to work as part of a large, multi-disciplinary team providing research support involving animal care, facilities management, and research technical services.
  • A positive attitude, a desire to learn, and the commitment to provide excellent customer service.
  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
Diversity Statement
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties


Job Duty Category Pasture Care/Maintenance
Duty/Responsibility
Ability to hook up, pull and back trailers, operate equipment safely around animals, repeatedly lift and stack square hay bales weighing up to 60lbs, +/- on to carts multiple times per week, ability to climb up and work on top of stacked bales of hay and straw, use hand and power tools for maintaining buildings and fences, maintain equipment, work independently and with others, ability to use pitchfork and shovel to clean up manure where the skid steer can’t access, ability to change a wheel and tire on pickup or trailer if needed, prioritize and schedule work to be done. Clean stalls and dispose of waste without destroying fencing.
Percentage Of Time 60%
Job Duty Category Equipment, Materials, and Animal Transfers
Duty/Responsibility
Transport sanitized/sterilized equipment, bedding, food, and other supplies to all LAR facilities. Transport animals between facilities as well as pick up and deliver animals from suppliers, collaborating institutions and corporate sponsors. Lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds. Filling and delivering orders for LAR facilities and contacting supervisor or staff when discrepancies are found.
Percentage Of Time 15%
Job Duty Category Facility Maintenance
Duty/Responsibility
Maintenance of LAR facilities. Repair, maintain, and modify fixed and moveable equipment. Perform routine operator maintenance on CSU vehicles. Respond to work orders generated by LAR staff, researchers, and supervisors.
Percentage Of Time 10%
Job Duty Category Biohazard Waste Handling
Duty/Responsibility
Coordinate the disposal of biohazard waste with other components of the university in accordance with university policy, federal and state guidelines.
Percentage Of Time 5%
Job Duty Category Custodial
Duty/Responsibility
To provide custodial services to all LAR facilities. Duties include but are not limited to laundry, sweeping, mopping, dusting, vacuuming, and scrubbing bathrooms, anterooms, breezeways, break rooms, kitchens, offices, etc. as needed.
Percentage Of Time 5%
Job Duty Category Inventory Control
Duty/Responsibility
Make appropriate adjustments to inventory, supply orders and work schedules as projects are initiated and terminated.
Prioritize orders and schedule to meet demands in a timely fashion.
Communicate with team leaders to ensure supplies are ready for delivery by the desired time.
Percentage Of Time 5%

Application Details


Special Instructions to Applicants
The position is open until filled but for full consideration, please apply by 11:59 PM on July 5, 2022. Please upload a cover letter that addresses the required and preferred job qualifications of the position, a current resume or CV, and the contact information for three professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Driver’s License - Valid State of Colorado Driver's License and yearly motor vehicle record reports
Search Contact Sheryl.Carter@colostate.edu
EEO Statement
Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity and equal access institution and affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.
The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715, titleix@colostate.edu .
The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, oeo@colostate.edu .
The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, oeo@colostate.edu .
Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education .
Background Check Policy Statement
Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks for the finalist before a final offer. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

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