Facility Maintenance Technician - Emory Primate Center

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Emory Primate Center
EPC: Shop Main Station
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals., Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials., 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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Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


The Fabrication Shop within the Emory National Primate Research Center at Emory University is currently seeking a full-time Facility Maintenance Technician to join our team located in Atlanta, GA. The Fabrication Shop team fabricates and maintains the safe operation and maintenance of primate caging and collaborates with the Operations and Maintenance Department to maintain the safe operation and maintenance of building facilities. The Fabrication Shop team designs and fabricates research devices in collaboration with laboratory scientists. The team collaborates with clinical staff to ensure optimal conditions for primate and rodent housing rooms. We are responsible for 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.


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 fabrication shop experience, this is an amazing opportunity to indirectly save and change lives and make a positive impact in the science and research community. 


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



  • Fabricates, repairs, and maintains primate housing and caging, enrichment devices and research apparatus.
  • Reads and interprets blueprints, sketches, and schematic drawings according to welding and/or fabricating equipment.
  • Installs and maintains water main supply lines, natural gas supply lines, sewer mains, detention/retention ponds, general grading and tree/stump removal.
  • Installs and maintains building electrical including lighting and power distribution, plumbing, and HVAC systems.
  • Performs installation and maintenance of hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
  • Operates various heavy equipment including wheeled and tracked machines, forklift trucks and aerial lift equipment.
  • Abides by and monitors staff compliance with applicable federal and state regulations.
  • Maintains vehicle fleet including vans, trucks, golf carts, and heavy equipment.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.
  • Monday through Friday 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM.


  • A High School Diploma or equivalent and five years of experience in the repair and maintenance of an industrial shop, research facility, or machine shop.
  • Welding experience, preferably in manufacturing environment, is required.
  • Must be familiar with common welding terms, symbols and procedures including metal fabricating, grinding and finishing tools.
  • Basic electrical, plumbing, and carpentry skills.
  • Ability to perform various welding operations including MIG, TIG and Arc.
  • Must be able to work outside in the elements.
  • A valid driver's license is required.
  • Ability to stand, bend, stoop and twist and occasionally lift heavy equipment in a myriad of weather conditions.


  • Through a hands-on welding test, the candidate must demonstrate proficiency in creating high-quality GTAW welds in 22-gauge, 304 stainless steel sheet.
  • Experience working with plastics and wood.
  • Experience with safe & efficient use of milling machine and lathe.


  • Work environment involves working with biohazardous blood and tissues.
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical laboratory environment.
  • Requires the ability to bend, kneel, and/or squat.


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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Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.


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