NSLS Facility Building Manager
Bob Kiss started working at BNL in July 1977 as a Mechanical Technician. After a three-year tour of duty in the U.S. Army as a Plumber/Water Purification Technician, he joined the 7-foot Bubble Chamber of Alternating Gradient Synchrotron (AGS), operating the Helium and Hydrogen Liquefiers at the 8 Degree and HUBIE Bending Magnets of AGS. In 1985, Bob became the Compressor Room Operator/Supervisor for the Isabelle Helium Liquefier. Transferring to the High Flux Beam Reactor in 1986 as a Maintenance Technician, Bob worked his way up to Reactor Maintenance Group Technical Leader and finally Maintenance Supervisor for the two BNL nuclear reactors.
In 2000, Bob joined the NSLS as the Alternate Building Manager. In 2006 he advanced to the position of Building Manager. His duties include the everyday maintenance and repairs of the 5 primary NSLS buildings. Duties include arranging for all BNL Facilities and Operations Group repairs to the NSLS complex, which include custodial services, roof leaks, carpentry, plumbing, locksmiths, painting, rigging, movement of office equipment, and the maintenance of the grounds around the buildings. He is the Work Control Coordinator for the users on the experimental floor. He is NSLS point of contact for hoisting, rigging, and material handling.