Supervisor, Facility Maintenance Technician (Maintenance Shop Supervisor)

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Emory Primate Center
EPC: O&M Main Station
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals., Working with nonhuman primates (nhp), nhp tissue, body fluids or equipment contaminated by nhp.
Job Category
Facility Support & Building Maintenance
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

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The Operations and Maintenance department within the Emory National Primate Research Center at Emory University is currently seeking a full-time Facility Maintenance Technician Supervisor to join our team located in Atlanta, GA. The Emory Operation and Maintenance team maintains the safe operation and maintenance of building facilities which include electrical, mechanical, and plumbing systems. We are responsible for operating and maintaining specific equipment, preventive maintenance activities, responding to customer needs, and repairing equipment. We rapidly and appropriately respond to emergency events such as leaks, floods, power outages, or any other situation which could adversely affect humans, animals, and/or research at the Center. This can include responding quickly and appropriately to remote notification alarms including animal housing temperature, pressure, and humidity alarms, laboratory freezer alarms, and other space condition and equipment status alarms.


Dedicated to discovering causes, preventions, treatments, and cures of disease, Emory National Primate Research Center (EPC) is improving human and animal health and lives worldwide. One of seven NPRCs funded by the NIH, EPC conducts studies that make breakthrough discoveries possible. Learn more at http://enprc.emory.edu


Collaborate. Innovate. Serve. These three simple words capture what we do at EPC to help advance science and improve the health and well-being of humans and non-human primates. If you are someone with maintenance experience, this is an amazing opportunity to indirectly save and change lives and make a positive impact in the science and research community.



  • Supervises the planning, layout and execution of projects and the repair and maintenance of equipment.
  • Consults with faculty regarding specialized equipment. Maintains perimeter fencing, shop supplies and equipment. 
  • Supervises staff.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • A high school diploma or equivalent and eight years of experience in the repair and maintenance of a research facility, research or general equipment, or a machine shop, which includes experience in a supervisory or managerial capacity.


  • Excellent verbal communication skills.
  • Motivated, dependable, detail-oriented, have a positive attitude and passion.
  • Team player who is willing to learn on the job and collaborate with center members.


  • Supervises maintenance shop personnel including HVAC Mechanics, Plumber Pipefitters, & Facility Maintenance Techs.
  • Assures all shifts are filled; including at least two workers during normal business hours, and at least one worker at all other times.
  • Schedules overtime as necessary to meet these requirements.
  • Assigns and schedules work.
  • Assigns work orders and preventive maintenance tasks to department personnel.
  • Trains direct reports in maintenance department activities and responsibilities, Emory University policy, AiM computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), Siemens Insight building automation system (BAS), and other on-site temperature and humidity monitoring system.
  • Responds to trouble calls and assigns appropriate personnel to the task.
  • Responds quickly and appropriately to remote notification alarms including animal housing temperature, pressure, and humidity alarms, laboratory freezer alarms, and other space condition and equipment status alarms.
  • Conducts routine inspections of facilities, including animal areas, to ensure mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems are in proper working condition.
  • Works in high containment areas when necessary. This involves getting the proper vaccinations, wearing personal protection equipment (PPE), and attending regularly scheduled training sessions. 
  • High containment areas can include biosafety level 3 (BSL3) facilities, animal holding rooms, confined space, and others. 
  • Voluntarily fills in as after-hours on call mechanic when conditions dictate.
  • Performs 2-3 rounds per shift on buildings and major equipment when working as after-hours on call mechanic. 
  • Monitors contractors as needed to ensure work is completed correctly.
  • Involves working in the elements, cold/heat/rain/snow.


  • 40 hours per week between the hours of 8:00—4:30 Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, and Fri.
  • On call 24/7.


Emory NPRC in conjunction with Emory University conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which may include an INA and criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications, drug screening, health assessment, requirement of various vaccinations (including COVID-19 plus one booster if job requires hands-on contact with animals/NHP). Employment is contingent upon a clear background screening.


NOTE: Position tasks are required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location; working remote is not an option. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

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