Mar 06, 2023

Assistant Facilities Manager

  • Purdue Research Foundation
  • West Lafayette, IN, USA
Full-Time Facilities

Job Description

Essential Functions
  • Assist Physical Facilities Manager in providing services for all buildings owned and managed by PRF.
  • Interact with tenants regarding facilities-related questions and maintenance. Assist in connecting tenants to Client Services, University Departments and similar services.
  • Interact with building inspectors and remedy issues related to facilities.
  • Plan and coordinate preventative maintenance schedules.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Interact with tenants regarding facilities- related questions and maintenance, including:
    • HVAC diagnostics/minor repairs (thermostats checked, timers reset, valves unfrozen, fume hood inspections/certifications, monitor building control systems).
    • Electrical diagnostics/minor repairs (appliances, switches, outlets, breakers, fuse stats, ballast replacement, interior and exterior tubes/lamps, weekly monitoring of generators).
    • Plumbing diagnostics/minor repairs (stopped toilets, leaks, water fountains, faucet rebuilds, ice/water filters replaced, backflow inspections documented).
    • Roof diagnostics/minor repairs (roof drains cleaned, inspecting ceiling leaks to determine origin/who to call (roofers, masons, or window vendors), inspect regularly).
    • Maintenance of doors, openers, locks (inspect, lube, and adjust/repair), lock changes, coring, keying.
    • Manage tenant requests (furniture moving/removal, hanging pictures, bulletin boards, equipment deliveries/placement).
    • Manage and monitor the security and fire alarm systems as applicable:  Safety and Security-Fire protection/monitoring equipment (water valves, switches, flow meters, fire extinguishers, emergency lights), weekly-monthly inspections
  • Manage elevator inspections.
  • Maintain warranty information as appropriate.
  • Weekly review of properties for appropriate levels of service and professionalism, including exterior appearance, lighting, lawn care, landscaping, signage, and building inspection issues.
  • Provide scheduled and routine maintenance on PRF vehicles.
  • Participate in regular on-call rotation schedule.
  • Assist with other needs of PRF as requested, including delivery of items to campus or all other areas of PRF.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills, Knowledge and Expertise

  • Ability to read blueprints.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Strong work ethic and ability to work effectively with peers. 
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills required.             
  • Frequent travel and driving PRF vehicles required.
  • Valid Indiana driver’s license required.


  • HS Diploma/GED Equivalent required.
  • One to five years' building trades/construction experience.

About Purdue Research Foundation

Purdue Research Foundation is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. PRF views, evaluates, and treats all persons in all Foundation-related activities solely as individuals on the basis of their own personal abilities, qualifications, and other relevant characteristics.  All qualified applicants for employment will receive consideration without regard to race, religion, color, gender, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or status as a veteran.

A criminal conviction check and negative controlled substance test are required for employment in this position.



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