Research Facility Manager

Lexington, KY
May 17, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The responsibilities for the Research Facility Manager will include:

• Specifying, designing, constructing, assembling, operating and maintaining experimental equipment, including CNC machines, measuring/metrology equipment, all experimental equipment and apparatus, and software
• Responsible for procurement, storage, logging of supplies, tools and equipment
• Responsible for handling identification, packaging and storage of raw materials, supplies and samples
• Providing technical support for ISM faculty and researchers in their lab activities for research projects and day-to-day management
• Interacting with clients to assess requirements, obtain project input data and negotiate contracts
• Developing project proposals, status reports and final project reports
• Participating in university or area teams, committees and forums

Job Title
Research Facility Manager

Requisition Number

Working Title

Department Name
8H600:Institute for Sustainable Manufacturing

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience

3 yrs

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Lifting, pushing, and/or pulling objects up to 50lbs. Sitting at computer workstation for extended periods of time. Repetitive motion tasks. Risk of injuries from use of equipment on the job. Exposure to:Loud noises, Hazardous chemicals and fumes including waste.


Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How many years experience do you have operating and maintaining experimental equipment?
    • None
    • 0-3 years
    • 3-6 years
    • More than 6 years
  2. * Do you have experience with CNC machines?
    • No
    • Yes
  3. * How many years experience do you have working on computer-based databases?
    • None
    • 0-3 years
    • 3-6 years
    • More than 6 years
  4. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter


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