San Marcos, TX
Texas State University
Research Associate -Technical Operations Manager
Required Qualifications: Applicants must specifically address how they meet these required qualifications to meet the requirements of the position.
Ability to create rapport w/ diverse population of clients, students, faculty, vendors, other professionals, and officials.
Ability to read, interpret, and apply advanced/complex technical materials and scientific concepts relative to installation, calibration, operation, and maintenance of scientific/facility systems, equipment and instruments.
Competent in use of independent judgment, problem solving, and analytical thinking to complete duties and assignments
Demonstrated knowledge of advanced scientific instrumentation operation, repair and maintenance, including polymer/nanomaterial equipment; electronics; equipment hardware and software; related physics, engineering, chemistry principals; industry standards for repair, maintenance, and safety.
Demonstrated knowledge of OSHA and other risk management regulations related to operations of STAR Park lab facilities.
Ability to align work and develops strategies to meet organizational goals; seek to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; and uphold organizational expectations and values.
Demonstrated ability to respond to management direction, adapt to changes in work environment.
Ability to manage competing demands, take calculated risks, and exercise discretion and sound judgment.
Ability to supervise student workers.
Master's degree or higher in Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Chemistry/Biochemistry.
STAR Park at Texas State University is seeking a full-time Technical Operations Manager. This position is responsible for overseeing facility operations of STAR One, Texas State's 36,000 square foot technology incubator. The position will also be responsible for operations of the future Advanced Prototyping Lab. STAR Park is Texas State's 58-acre technology park.
Serve as the lead person responsible for management of hazardous/chemical and other environmental elements, including coordination with EHSRM for permit compliance, associated with operations at STAR Park. Assist with the overall management and future operations of the Advanced Prototyping Lab (APL) located at STAR Park.
Serve as primary technical support and training person to faculty, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, undergraduate students and industry clients in proper operations of equipment with the APL.
Serve as a STAR Park team member; anticipate needs for shared services upgrades; provide recommendations for meeting aggregate client needs.
Develop and maintain a utility and shared services capacity/demand matrix; provide STAR Park Executive Director periodic reports reflecting existing and anticipated demand/capacity ratios; assist STAR Park Executive Director in analysis of utility/services demand of prospective new or expanding clients as part of the negotiation of new or amended lease agreements.
Assist in the implementation of utility/shared services solutions to support efficient and effective facilities operations including but not limited to HVAC, chilled water, deionized water, compressed air, vacuum systems, electrical. Coordinate timely response to return to service for all shared systems. Assist with installation of new or donated equipment and instruments for use in research and student labs. Insure maximum weight, electrical, or other utility loads are not exceeded.
Provide recommendations to STAR Park management concerning means of addressing utility/shared service needs.
Manage a well-organized lab facility through developing, revising and maintaining accessible technical operational manuals, instrument maintenance and inspection logs, inventories for facility materials and University assets.
Other duties as assigned.
Additional Information to Applicants
Job Open Date06/13/2018
Job Close Date
Job Close Date (Posting closes at midnight)
Open Until FilledYes
Normal Work DaysMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Normal Work Hours Start8:00AM
Normal Work Hours End5:00PM
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Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.
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Texas State is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in administrative and professional positions.
Why work @ Texas State?
Amazing health insurance: various coverage options starting your first day of employment for full-time employees with Texas State paying 100% of the employee premium and 50% for your dependents!
Generous paid time off: vacation, holidays, sick days and many more!
Excellent work life balance resources: mother and family-friendly resources in addition to a comprehensive FREE wellness program
Great professional development opportunities: choose from a variety of workshops, training, online learning and even access educational leave opportunities and reimbursement for academic courses
An inclusive Bobcat community: join our many social networks offered on and off-campus
Retirement peace of mind: TRS pension, retirement plans and voluntary saving options with generous employer contributions
By joining the Texas State Bobcat team, you'll be a part of one of the most beautiful, diverse, and growing universities in the nation.
For full application instructions and position description, please visit the Texas State Job Board