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Job Opening: Minnesota State Fair – Operations Technology Assistant Manager

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 5:28 PM | Junia Joseph-Benham

Minnesota State Fair – Operations Technology Assistant Manager
(Full-Time, Exempt)

The primary role of the operations technology assistant manager is to develop and maintain a technology project plan, which provides advancement of technology systems in current facilities and new construction, as well as outlines project tasks, milestones, status, and allocation of resources to stakeholders and other interested parties.

To apply, please follow the instructions at the bottom of this posting.

Essential Functions

  • Liaison with departments in the maintenance and improvement budget process including estimating.
  • Coordinate with Operations Division and IT Department to design, develop and manage all operations technology.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with vendors, contractors and consultants.
  • Lead in advancement of technical systems on the fairgrounds such as fiber-optic and copper cable plants, metal detection, Distributed Antenna System (DAS) with cell providers, and RFID.
  • Coordinate the grounds mapping program.
  • Develop electronic preventative maintenance program.
  • Coordinate camera system design, development and installation.
  • Coordinate access control systems design, development and installation.
  • Coordinate HVAC control systems design, development.
  • Evaluate and purchase new technologies to determine if applicable to current business needs and compatible with current business applications and hardware.
  • Understand safety issues related to the division.
  • Monitor industry trends related to the division.
  • Work environment may include working with hazardous substances heat/cold, noise, unprotected heights, bright/dim lighting and mechanical hazards.
  • During peak activity times work extra daily hours and periods with no days off.
  • Assist with tasks as assigned by either the immediate supervisor or General Manager.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related area of study; and four years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to manage contractors and budgets and coordinate projects with various departments.
  • Familiar with a variety of IT concepts and ability to perform the technical, mathematical and scientific aspects of a project.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Valid driver’s license.
To apply, please visit the Minnesota State Fair career portal at:

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