• Asst Director Mechanical Engineer, Facility Operations and Maintenance, Physical Plant (Yerkes)

    Job Number
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Yerkes National Primate Resear
    YRK: O&M 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., Working with radioactive materials or devices.
    Job Category
    Facility Support & Building Maintenance
  • Description

    Emory University's Yerkes Division is seeking a Mechanical Engineer, preferably with a P.E. license, for the position of Assistant Director of the Yerkes Physical Plant.



    • Responsible for building operations and maintenance, receiving and distribution of deliveries, shuttle services and vehicle operations and maintenance within the Yerkes Physical Plant unit.
    • Establishes preventive maintenance program and ensures safe and efficient operations of building equipment including boilers, HVAC systems and controls, life safety systems and vehicles.
    • Supervises and manages assigned staff and teams.
    • Assumes leadership of the physical plant unit in the absence of the Director.
    • Maintains all facilities in accordance with OSHA standards and other federal and state guidelines and mandates.
    • On call 24/7.
    • Performs related responsibilities as required.


    • A bachelor's degree in business administration, architecture, or engineering.
    • Seven years general building/facilities maintenance experience. Ability to read blueprint.
    • Must clear federal background screening for select agent work.
    • Must pass medical evaluation and clearance to wear a respirator.
    • Must be evaluated for immunization requirements.
    • Valid Georgia driver's license and an insurable driving record. 


    • A Mechanical Engineering degree and a Professional Engineering (P.E.) license.


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