The William States Lee College of Engineering operates educational and laboratory space in all or part of six buildings: Duke, EPIC, Smith, Cameron, Kulwicki Motorsports Lab, and Motorsports Research. These facilities support the education of nearly 4000 engineering students and support the research of 180 faculty members and laboratory managers and technicians. The college of engineering has laboratories supporting a wide range of technical disciplines including: civil engineering, environmental engineering, electrical engineering, computer engineering, mechanical engineering, advanced manufacturing, automotive engineering, and systems engineering. These laboratories house millions of dollars in specialized research and educational equipment. In order to manage these complex facilities, its inventory, and assure the safety of our students and employees the college proposes to employee a Facility Manager and Laboratory Safety Engineer. The Facility and Laboratory Safety Engineer will work with department chairs and deans to review facility use and make recommendations to optimize the use of classrooms, offices and laboratories. The facilities engineer will work with the UNC Charlotte's Facilities Management Office and the Office of Academic Affairs to develop renovation and remodeling plans to meet the needs of the college. The engineer will conduct reviews and inspections during renovation projects. The position will also oversee the college's considerable inventory of equipment and work with laboratory managers and faculty to complete the yearly inventory review. The engineer will also assist the faculty when selecting laboratory equipment to be purchased on research grants and from state funds, and the engineer will review and guide the installation of laboratory equipment. Facility management will also involve making long range projections of the college's space needs based on enrollment and research funding projections. Health and safety for students, faculty, and staff in the College of Engineering is also an important concern of the position of the Facility Manager and Laboratory Safety Engineer. This engineer will partner with the university Environmental Health and Safety Office to develop procedures and design systems to protect people from injury and illness, and property from damage. The Facility Manager and Laboratory Safety Engineer will do the following:
Review plans and specifications for new machinery and equipment to make sure they meet safety requirements
Identify and correct potential hazards by inspecting facilities, machinery, and safety equipment
Evaluate the effectiveness of various industrial control mechanisms
Ensure that a building or product complies with health and safety regulations, especially after an inspection that required changes
Install safety devices on machinery or direct the installation of these devices
Review employee safety programs and recommend improvements
Maintain and apply knowledge of current policies, regulations, and industrial processes
Minimum Experience / Education:
Bachelor’s degree in the engineering discipline related to the area of assignment and four years engineering experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience. Some positions may require licensure by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors.
Preferred Education Skills and Experience:
Candidates should hold an appropriate BS or MS degree with minor or concentration in facilities management, occupational health and safety, safety management, safety engineer or safety engineering technology with coursework in industrial hygiene, ergonomics, construction safety, safety management, pollution control, and safety regulations and law, or equivalent work experience.
Professional certifications are desirable (CSP, CIH, or GSP).
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research institution. Our campus is located in the piedmont of North Carolina, just two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean. A large public university with a small college feel, more than 27,200 students consider UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus their home away from home.