Facilities Manager

Job description

Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-10-05
Req: R0018662

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia seeks applications for a Facilities Manager in the University of Virginia Microfabrication Laboratories (UVML). The UVML is a newly renovated17,500 sq-ft cleanroom facility with processing and manufacturing capabilities for both hard and soft materials. Microfabrication includes lithography, dry etching and deposition, wet processing, plating and metrology tools such as optical and physical thickness profilometry, SEM, microscopy, and stress measurement. The integrated soft materials capabilities includes soft-lithography and new CAD Bio capabilities for R&D on innovative regenerative materials, biomaterials synthesis, biomanufacturing, lab-on-a-chip, and rapid prototyping. Given the education setting, these positions include interaction with students, staff and faculty.


  • Laboratory safety officer [manage policy and protocol for chemical & laboratory safety; monitor users and practices; supervise technician for chemical waste pickup with EHS].

  • Supervise laboratory technicians.

  • In concert with laboratory technicians- monitor, perform preventative maintenance and repair laboratory equipment and electronics, and install new equipment.

  • In concert with laboratory technicians- keep laboratory chemicals, solvents and supplies stocked.

  • Interact with and assist UVA Facility Management on their maintenance of the larger facility and building infrastructure.

  • Work with the director of the facility to manage the facility account, create laboratory policy, realize a safe and productive laboratory environment for all facility users and plan to meet future user needs.

  • Work the director of the facility to manage the training of new users.

  • Interact with faculty, staff and student users of the facility and develop policies and procedures for laboratory personnel.


  • High school diploma required; Bachelor's degree strongly preferred.

  • Ten years of experience working with vacuum based systems, analytical laboratory instrumentation and facility maintenance in a production or research environment is required.

  • At least five years supervisory or leadership experience is required.

For questions about the position, please contact Professor Arthur Lichtenberger, Professor, at arthurw@virginia.edu.

This position will remain open until filled. Review of Applicants will begin October 15, 2020. This is an Exempt level, benefited position. Salary will commensurate with education and experience. This position is a restricted position and is dependent upon project need, availability of funding and performance. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. For questions about the position or the application process, please contact Ashley Cochran, Senior Recruiter at alc6dk@virginia.edu.

How to Apply:

Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration, please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box.

Process for External Applicants: Please apply through Workday, and search for R0018662. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address).

Process for Internal UVA Applicants: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs,” and search for R0018662. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address).

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Posted: 10/6/2020
Application Due: 1/4/2021
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