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Human Resources

Coordinator of Science Facilities and Equipment

Date Opened: 6-11-2014
Closing Date: when filled

Southwestern University invites applications for the position of Coordinator of Science Facilities and Equipment.  This position is a half- time (20 hours per week), twelve-month, staff position reporting to the Director of General Chemistry Laboratories.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  overseeing the use, service, and maintenance of major teaching and research equipment; supervising installation and startup of major equipment; supervising storage and disposal of chemical and biological wastes; performing eyewash and shower safety inspections at required intervals in Fondren-Jones Science Hall; ordering, receiving, and maintaining all compressed gasses and cryogens; keeping cryogens at safe levels for proper operation and performance of NMR; overseeing routine maintenance of science division satellite facilities including the greenhouse and observatory; maintaining the shop room as a safe, clean and orderly facility, including the upkeep and tracking of all shop tools and equipment; performing minor carpentry and electrical repairs as needed for faculty (and students, as needed); and helping coordinate minor renovations and maintenance of science facilities.

Required qualifications include:  high school diploma or GED; general knowledge of wood working, carpentry, electrical work, plumbing, and shop tools; minimum of one year experience utilizing a technical background in carpentry or electrical work; minimum of one year experience in the operation of shop tools; possession of basic math skills; ability to work both independently, without close supervision, and also as a member of a team; ability to carry up to fifty pounds; ability to reach, twist, bend, stoop, stand, kneel, handle, push/pull, and lift. 

Preferred qualifications include: five plus years experience in carpentry, electrical work, or plumbing work; possession of a valid Texas driver’s license in good standing with the Department of Motor Vehicles and record meets standards of the University’s insurance carrier (this is a requirement for individuals in a position that requires driving on a regular basis, including golf carts and other University vehicles).

Interested persons may submit a formal letter of interest; resume; salary history and requirement; and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references to: Southwestern University, Office of Human Resources, Coordinator of Science Facilities and Equipment, Job #582, P.O. Box 770, Georgetown, TX  78627-0070, or fax to 512-863-1880, or email to

Resumes will be reviewed immediately and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.  Please no third party submissions.  Interviews will begin immediately.  Only application packets which include all requested information listed above, including salary requirement, will be considered.  Southwestern University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE/M/F.

Posted June 11, 2014.