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The EERC welcomes Shane Filipy as a Building Services Technician (BST) at the EERC, where he cleans and maintains specific areas of the EERC building complex. The quality and appearance of the EERC facilities have garnered many compliments from clients and visitors through the years, due in large part to the efforts of the Building Services team. Maintaining those high standards is something Shane and the BSTs do extremely well. 

“I like the décor of the buildings,” Shane said. “I like the people I work with, and I have a great boss,” he said of EERC Building Services Supervisor Don Schaffer, who oversees the training, scheduling, and administrative aspects of the EERC’s Building Services team and their work.

Shane has worked at the University of North Dakota (UND) for 2 and a half years. Before coming to the EERC, he first started in Building Services at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences. It seems Shane has always been drawn to jobs that require him to be detail-oriented. He was a supervisor at a car wash in Grand Forks for 23 years before he started at UND.

“Shane is a very hard worker and has great attention to detail,” Schaffer said. “I am very proud of him and my team for providing EERC employees and clients with the cleanest and nicest looking facility around. They take great pride in their work, and it shows.”

Originally a native of Thompson, North Dakota, Shane has lived in Grand Forks for 36 years. Shane likes to go fishing and Frisbee (disc) golfing with his 16-year-old son, who is a sophomore at Red River High School.