• Fabrication/Building Maintenance Specialist (Lawrenceville, Georgia)

    Job Number
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Yerkes National Primate Resear
    YRK: O&M Field 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
  • Description

    Official Job Title: Engineering Specialist


    This position is located at the Yerkes Field Research Station of Emory Univerisity in Lawrenceville, GA.




    • Fabricates, repairs and modifies animal caging.
    • Replaces and maintains chain link fabric wire mesh and chain link fencing.
    • Repairs cage locks, door rollers, and hinges.
    • Fabricates special research equipment, custom cabinetry and shelving.
    • Modifies animal housing to meet regulatory requirements.
    • Reads and interprets blueprints, sketches and schematic drawings.
    • Abides by and monitors staff compliance with applicable federal and state regulations.
    • Uses personal protective equipment as required.
    • Performs related responsibilities as required.


    • A high school diploma or equivalent.
    • Three years of experience in the repair and maintenance of a research facility, research or general equipment or a machine shop.

    Additional Details

    Work schedule is Monday through Friday 7:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

    Essential personnel may be required to work in emergency situations during inclement weather, holidays and/or weekends, as necessary.


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