The Operations Technician is responsible for the day to day operations for the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Science group located at OHSU within the Richard Jones Hall building (4 floors). This role supports the Associate Directors, Director, faculty and staff with building and laboratory operations, safety and maintenance, IT/AV support for faculty and staff along with Institute operated conference rooms. This person should be comfortable acting as a liaison with ITG as an ITC with related skills for computer set-up, networking access, PC and Mac support, etc. The position serves as a key liaison between scientific staff of all levels and internal (OHSU) and external operational support providers. Reports to the Associate Director of Administration.
Serve as building and laboratory Operations Technician for the Institute space, coordinate with DCM regarding animal facility, conference and/or meeting rooms, autoclave, cold rooms, washing & sterilization, microscopy, and other specialized research areas. Supervise projects that may include repairing equipment, assist with moving and/or installing furniture and coordinate minor alterations in laboratories and offices (i.e.. paint, floors).
Responsible for the proper functioning of the buildings’ infrastructure and environment, including computer network infrastructure (CARS), individual PCs and Mac computers as well as tablets for faculty and staff (liaison with ITG and ITC), heating/air conditioning and air balance, deionized water, compressed air and vacuum systems, fume hoods, biological safety cabinets, and common research equipment and facilities, including cold rooms, radioactive material usage rooms, and seminar and meeting rooms and their audiovisual equipment. Coordinate closely with OHSU Facilities personnel on core building and systems maintenance. Help troubleshoot and facilitate repair of critical lab equipment and systems.
Plan and supervise laboratory remodeling projects, minor renovations and energy efficiency efforts. Act as Institute representative (with guidance from Associate Director (s)) for major remodeling projects; interact with faculty, OHSU project management, architects, and contractors. Supervise laboratory moves and the set-up of laboratories for new faculty, including moving arrangements from other sites and analysis of startup needs. Responsible for Space Survey reporting.
Coordinate and schedule building, laboratory and common equipment repair and upgrade expenses. Assist Institute staff with specs on equipment purchasing and provide backup coverage as necessary, ensuring that campus purchasing procedures are followed. Work closely with Associate Director for authorization on large purchases for lab start-ups, core equipment, etc.
Lead the Institute’s safety committee to maintain a safe work environment. Coordinate and collaborate with OHSU Environmental Health and Safety on proper basic science practices; handling of radioactive material accidents and waste, as well as acid and chemical spills. Manage the common materials and ensure that fire codes and fire inspection stipulations are met. Ensure that safety equipment is in proper working order. This includes 24/7 incident response by becoming an Incident Commander through the Research and Education committee (holding pager once per quarter).
Monitors expenitures against departmental budget; prepares necesary documentation for supervisor review/approval; tabulates budgetary data, calculates figures,and checks for accuracy.
Typical office environment with added basic and applied lab environment with primary daytime work schedule. Offices are located adjacent to research laboratories. Position is on call for building emergencies which could simply be communicating with researchers and/or PIs.
Able to sit, stand and move as needed to accomplish varied work tasks. Will be expected to move small items (~20 lbs) as well as use dolly, hand truck to assist with freezer relocation, shelves moved, transportation to remote worksites, etc.