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Building and Lab Operations Specialist

Boston College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jun 6, 2022

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The Building and Lab Operations Specialist will be a member of the Academic Building Operations Management Team, reporting to the Academic Building Operations Manager, under the Executive Director, Research Infrastructure & Operations, in the Office of the Vice Provost for Research.  

Working together with other members of the Operations Management Team, this position will be primarily responsible for supporting faculty research and teaching laboratories in Higgins Hall and 245 Beacon Street.  Some support of general building and classroom operations may be required as well.  The main functions of the Building & Laboratory Operations Specialist will include Safety and Security, Maintenance, Renovation, and Equipment Support.  The Building & Laboratory Operations Specialist will assist the Academic Building Operations Manager in their roles as Building Safety Contact and Export Liaison. 

Safety functions will include matters of general building, laboratory (including bio-, radiation, chemical, and laser), classroom, and storage space safety, including emergency response.  Responsibilities regarding maintenance of the building’s general and research and teaching infrastructure include observation for building disrepair, processing and following up on work orders, and participation in renovation projects, personnel, and equipment installation, maintenance, and replacement. 

Collaboration with colleagues from different groups and departments will be required such as other staff in the Office of the Provost/VPR, academic department research, teaching, and administrative staff, Environmental Health & Safety, Facilities Management, Planning and Construction, Student Services, Space Management, Emergency Management.  

Bachelor’s degree in a STEM discipline and experience with operations management (>2 years) is required.  This position requires knowledge of research lab operations, and lab equipment, and documented training in some aspects of lab safety is preferred. 

Night/Weekend presence on-site, in particular in response to emergencies, will be occasionally required.  Must be able to lift ~50 pounds.

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