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.
The Life Sciences Institute (LSI) is looking for an energized, team-player to join our facilities team that provides high-level facilities support for Mary Sue Coleman Hall. Facilities support includes, not limited to, daily building walk-throughs to identify and assess building issues, respond to building occupant inquiries and complaints, initiate work request and follow-through promptly. Perform and support facility activities that are physical and require lifting, squatting, climbing. You will become a member of the LSI operations team and will report directly to the Building Manager.
Identify, report and follow-up on facility related issues, including initiating work request for building problems and responding to inquiries and complaints regarding services performed in the building.
Answer and respond to facility related issues within ticketing system.
Support the planning, preparation and physical staging for events including scheduling rooms.
Support research activities including checks of cold rooms, and film processors to ensure they are working and maintained, replenish laboratory paper towel and soap.
Help with moves of lab equipment and lab changes, such as installation/removal of compressed gas cylinder restraints.
Help with the proper handling of incoming/outgoing packages and mail.
Help with the LSI Research Services Program which includes biohazardous waste and glass wash services.
Support U-M asset tagging system to track equipment within building.
Move and arrange office furniture.
Support CCure and Locknetic card reader systems.
Participate in recycling efforts and education with building occupants
Monitor and order office and facilities supplies.
Partner and build collaborative relationships with UM departments such as maintenance, grounds, custodial, movers, environmental health safety and security.
High School diploma or equivalent.
Customer service motivated with excellent interpersonal and listening skills along with a pleasant positive demeanor.
Dependable and flexible in working conditions.
Organized and communicative with supervisor, other team members and customers.
Experience with Google applications (email, calendar) and Microsoft products (Word, Excel).
Physically: Lift at least 30 pounds, stand/walk 80% of a workday, climb ladders, push/pull 50+ pounds of material on a cart, ability to work in different types of space including crawling or laying on the floor.
Minimum of 1 year of facilities support experience in a research environment
Minimum of 1 year of experience in shipping activities and knowledge of documents necessary for domestic and international shipments
Minimum of 1 year of experience working in shipping/receiving dock environment
Minimum of 1 year of experience with Google applications, Microsoft products, ticketing and inventory systems.
Minimum of 1 year experience with manual/power equipment such as hand tools, drill, pallet jack.
In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:
A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions
Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
Dental and Vision Insurance
Long-term disability coverage
Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses
Maternity and Parental Leave
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.
Our mission at the Life Sciences Institute is to promote the understanding of the fundamental processes of life, and to pioneer new ideas to improve human health.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
COVID-19 vaccinations, including one booster when eligible, are required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all campuses, including Michigan Medicine. This includes those working remotely and temporary workers. More information on this new policy is available on the U-M Health Response website or the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint websites.
A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.