first_imgKEY RELATIONSHIPS :The electrician reports to the supervisor of mechanical andelectrical services and interacts regularly with faculty, staff,students, and visitors.WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS :The work environment characteristics described herein arerepresentative of those encountered while performing the essentialfunctions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made toperform the essential functions.Position hours are Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., withovertime as necessary to support operations. General indoor andoutdoor campus environment. Position involves frequent movement,must be able to walk, bend, stoop, and lift up to 50 lbs. Drivingof College vehicles required. Computer and tool usage involvingrepetitive hand/wrist motion is also necessary. The positionrequires a pre-employment physical.TO APPLY :Interested candidates should apply electronically by clicking the”Apply” button on the Colby College website. Please submit a letterof interest, resume, and the contact information of threeprofessional references. Materials should be addressed to:Electrician – Search CommitteeOffice of Human ResourcesColby College5500 Mayflower HillWaterville, ME 04901-8855A review of applications will begin immediately and will continueuntil the position is filled. Job DescriptionDepartment:Mechanical and Electrical ServicesPay Rate Type:HourlyEmployee Type:Job Summary:The electrician will construct, maintain, andrepair electrical systems common to college campuses. Systemsinclude primary and secondary power, fire alarm, energy management,telephone/data, card access, lighting controls, power plant wiring,and increasingly complicated control systems. The electrician isresponsible for answering and solving customer issues, work orders,and after hours calls. We encourage inquiries from candidates whowill contribute to the diversity of our College, including itscultural and ethnic diversity.ElectricianFacilities ServicesFull-Time, Non-Exempt, Hourly, Support Staff AppointmentESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES : Work on high voltage primary electrical systems and secondarypower systems including primary switch gear and motor starters High school diploma or equivalent required; professionalcoursework or post-secondary education are a plusState of Maine Electrician’s License preferredAbility to work with computers and Microsoft Office programsrequiredExperience working with electrical and control systems found ina heating/power plant requiredMust have experience installing, repairing, and troubleshootingcontrol systems and electrical systems found on college campusesincluding systems found in institutional buildings, power plants,and commercial kitchensProficiency with construction, maintenance, and repair ofprimary (12,470V) and secondary (120V, 208/240V, 277V and 480V)electrical systems preferredKnowledge/experience with energy efficient systems andsustainable building practices desiredCapable of working on and troubleshooting low voltage systemslike fire alarm, card access, and energy management systemsExperience with elevator controls and power systems associateddesiredAbility to operate all power tools and equipment currently usedin the electrical shopExcellent interpersonal, communication, and organizationalskills with a high level of motivationMust be able to work independently, exercise judgment, andmanage projects with minimal supervision as well as to adjust asnew projects are assignedAbility to make an impact through work as a member of a teamand diverse communityValid driver’s license required and must meet the College’sFleet Safety Policy requirements Maintain and repair low voltage systems such as fire/security,energy management systems, card access systems, and fume hoodsWork with highly technical electrical, electronic, and controlsystems found in the central heating plant, scientificlaboratories, and automated building systemsLocate and identify underground utilities including watermains, electrical lines, phone/fiber lines, and sewer linesRespond to emergency calls at all hours to correct electricalproblems on a rotating call in listComplete work safely in accordance with local, state, andfederal regulationsAssist the project management team with specifying technicalequipment and performance standards during planning and design ofnew buildings or the renovation of existing ones, includingexternal infrastructure considerationsPerform electrical inspections as assigned and replace lamps asnecessaryMaintain elevators and related power systemsEffectively operate all power tools and equipment currentlyused in the electrical shopReport major malfunctions immediately to the supervisorComplete work in a prompt, neat, and professional manner thatdisplays common sense, planning, and thoughtfulnessWork in a positive, cooperative manner with other departmentpersonnel and the campus communityParticipate in training programsPerform additional duties as assigned; duties,responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with orwithout notice QUALIFICATIONS : Construct, maintain, and repair electrical systems as found incommercial and institutional buildings, residence halls,classrooms, and administrative buildingslast_img read more

Hill-Rom Purchases German-Based Company

first_imgHill-Rom has purchased TRUMPF Medical, based in Germany.Hill-Rom announced today the signing of a definitive agreement to purchase TRUMPF Medical.The Batesville-based company acquired the medical unit The medical unit of the privately held TRUMPF Group, for approximately $250 million in cash.The transaction is expected to close late in the Company’s fiscal fourth quarter and will be immediately accretive to adjusted earnings per share.TRUMPF Medical, based in Germany, provides a portfolio of well-established operating room (OR) infrastructure products such as surgical tables, surgical lighting, and supply units. Hill-Rom’s surgical portfolio already includes leading products for surgical safety and efficiency such as Bard-Parker scalpels, the Allen Advance Spine Table, patient positioning accessories, surgical supplies and surgical fluids management systems.The addition of TRUMPF Medical’s line of integrated OR solutions doubles Hill-Rom’s surgical portfolio with market leading operating room products and positions the company to capitalize on new customer partnerships. This acquisition also strengthens the Company’s geographic footprint in high-growth markets, including Asia/Pacific, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Latin America.“The acquisition of TRUMPF Medical reflects our focused and disciplined strategy to pursue acquisitions that capitalize on Hill-Rom’s brand equity in targeted areas, diversify our portfolio and meet our objectives for growth and value creation,” said John J. Greisch, President and CEO of Hill-Rom.“The TRUMPF Medical business expands our portfolio beyond patient handling and mobility with innovative solutions for the operating room and diversifies our revenue stream with a sizable international surgical platform that will allow us to capitalize on emerging market growth. As a result, we will be able to leverage our existing sales channels and customer relationships in order to better address their needs. We look forward to playing an even greater role in improving patient care achieving greater levels of efficiency and reducing healthcare costs.”last_img read more

Point-counterpoint: New Super Bowl venue

first_imgAckerstein:With football holding firm as the last major sport still dominatedby Americans, it only makes sense that the Super Bowl be played right in theheartland of the United States, Nebraska?s Memorial Stadium.Holding the most-watched sporting event of the year in acity not traditionally viewed as glamorous may seem out of line with the recentnorm, but it is just what the NFL needs to restore the true meaning of theSuper Bowl: football.Playing the game in Nebraska is the remedy the event needsto get back to its roots now that it has become just as much of a party as ithas a football game. When recent hosts like Miami, Phoenix and Houston hold thegame, there are plenty of glitzy places for the stars to hold parties, takingattention away from the game itself. Sure Maxim, Victoria?s Secret and Playboy can still hosttheir star-studded Super Bowl parties in Nebraska, but good luck finding hiphangouts loaded with paparazzi in Lincoln, and just try convincing Paris Hiltonand John Mayer to make the trip out to a state that has about as many hotnightclubs as it does beaches.Unlike other sites, in Nebraska it is Tom, and not Ozzy,Kelly or Jack, who?s the most likely Osborne to have his picture taken.With fewer people coming to the Super Bowl for the parties,more tickets become available for real fans, bringing the sport?s mostimportant game back to the people who matter most.Plus, playing the game in a state without a professionalteam eliminates the possibility that a team has a home-field advantage in thebig game, although only having it in Detroit, Miami and Phoenix practicallyguarantees that as well. Less glitz and more hits. Nebraska for the win.Mason:Nebraska? Are you kidding me? Who on earth would want totravel to Lincoln for the Super Bowl?I’ve got to rack my brain to think of things to do inNebraska. Right now, all I can think to do there is husk corn. Good luckgetting the media, fans, Playboy and Victoria’s Secret models there for aweek-long excursion, especially in early February. (It could be as cold as 26degrees on Super Bowl Sunday in Lincoln this weekend.)So if not Nebraska, then where should the next big game be played?Simple: Hawaii.But wait, isn’t the Pro Bowl already played there? Yes,which is why I say we do away with the Pro Bowl and just have Honolulu host theSuper Bowl instead. Football’s version of an all-star game is one of the leastentertaining to watch anyway.And what’s wrong with the fact that the Super Bowl hasturned into a media frenzy and party central? That’s half the fun of the weeklongpreparation for the game.Just picture pregame tailgates with pigs roasting on spits,hula dancers shaking their grass skirts and plenty of poi and tropical drinksto go around. Plus, you can’t beat the Hawaiian weather, no matter what time ofyear it is.And Mike wants a state without a professional team, he says.What a coincidence, because Hawaii has zero pro sports franchises.As far as travel is concerned, I realize Honolulu is a bitfarther than Lincoln to travel to for most people. But if you’re going to spendan exorbitant amount of money to go to the game, you might as well make itworth your while and travel somewhere enjoyable. Super Bowl XLIII in Hawaii. Aloha.last_img read more

“Nation’s Destiny Must Rest on Its Shoulder”

first_imgChinese Ambassador to Liberia, Zhang Yue has challenged the Government and people of Liberia to take responsibility for the destiny of the country, adding, “The destiny of a nation should and can only dwell on the shoulder of the nation itself, big or small.”In his speech marking the handover of the newly constructed Monrovia Vocational Training Center (MVTC), Ambassador Zhang emphasized that hard work, perseverance, strong leadership; right policies and unity are some of the defining factors behind success.He said it is from such experience that China has become great as it is in the world. According to Ambassador Zhang, both China and Liberia are developing countries facing similar development challenges which he said compel them to consider development as a top priority for which they must engage in mutually beneficial cooperation.The construction of the MVTC is one of China’s promised development projects to Liberia.The Chinese Ambassador expressed the hope that young Liberians will shoulder the responsibility to make better use of the facility to acquire knowledge that will help build their country.“I wish you can take this precious opportunity of getting access to modern training facilities in the new MVTC and devote yourselves to the development of Liberia,” Ambassador Zhang urged the youth.He reiterated China’s commitment to reliable partnership with Liberia, noting that it is not only in training and education, but also in all fields that could benefit Liberians.“Each generation has its own mission and it is our generation’s responsibility to further promote China-Liberia cooperation and inject new vigor into the comprehensive cooperative relationship between our two countries,” he emphasized.He urged Liberians to engage in team work, expressing China’s readiness to dedicate itself to work with Liberia.The MVTC, Ambassador Zhang said, is equipped with sufficient modern facilities to meet the learning needs of young Liberians.With a budget of roughly US$9 million, MVTC’s entire campus is composed of a large teaching, laboratory, and administrative building, and two dormitory buildings for faculty and students respectively.It is also composed of a library that can accommodate 300 people with energy and water supply systems that can serve the entire facility.It also has special facilities that will cater to the needs of the disables people and a sewage disposal system for environmental protection. The new facilities were constructed by the Shanxi Construction Company.In her words of appreciation to the Chinese Government, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf described the project as a “long awaited” one to get young Liberians to take charge and contribute to the development of their country.The President told Liberians that “the facility is ours, and so its operation and maintenance rest upon us.”She said poor maintenance and destruction of facilities have made it difficult for the country’s infrastructure to be maintained, expressing the hope that other government functionaries including the Legislature will cooperate in making the facility useful.She then commended the Chinese Government for the project and reiterated her call for the completion of the rest that include the ministerial complex and the refurbishing of the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex.Earlier, Youth and Sports Minister, Eugene Nagbe, said the completion of the project brings to realization President Sirleaf’s mandate to officials that they should not only break ground for a project, but the project should be fully implemented.He said considering that a greater portion of Liberia’s population is youth, the vocational training center was important to the Training Vocational Education and Training (TVET) program in meeting the skills needs of many young Liberians.The center, Minister Nagbe said, will teach electricity, plumbing, welding, masonry, carpentry, and other skills to prepare Liberians yearning for skills to make them productive in society.Meanwhile, the MVTC is a part of many projects the Chinese Government has completed and dedicated to the Liberian Government in aid. Others are the Jackson F. Doe Memorial Hospital in Nimba County and the Fendall campus of the University of Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more