Maintenance Supervisor

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Barton College currently has a vacancy for a Maintenance Supervisor, who will report to the Director of Facilities Management and Services. The Maintenance Supervisor will plan, direct, schedule, assign, organize, and participate in skilled and semi-skilled work in the operation, maintenance, repair, or modification of buildings and equipment; inspect facilities and identify deficiencies in structures, fixtures, and adjacent landscapes and in heating, electrical, plumbing, air conditioning, ventilation, and refrigeration systems. The incumbent will supervise a maintenance staff of six (6) full-time maintenance employees; perform employee work performance evaluations; manage shop budget, overtime, and compensatory time; and assist the Director in implementing unit goals.

Note: This job description indicates in general the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other essential functions (as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act) expected of an incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of an incumbent. An incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.

Essential Functions

Supervision (40%)

  • Supervise staff in performing technical diagnosis, service, and repairs to campus wide HVACR, electrical, and structural equipment including lights, doors, locks, chillers, boilers, pumps, motors, fans, piping systems, control valves, pneumatic and digital control systems, compressed air and vacuum systems, and all related electrical components.
  • Supervise staff by using effective written and oral communication. Hire, train, and provide technical assistance to staff. Provide on-going feedback to employees regarding performance, conduct, and attendance.
  • Ensure personnel comply with federal and state laws, regulations, and agency policies and procedures.
  • Ensure certificates that are required by law to test, repair, and complete field audits for all equipment are maintained by shop personnel.
  • Coordinate standby and leave schedules.
  • Ensure staff is properly trained to perform assigned tasks.
  • Conduct weekly toolbox meetings. Develop others using personal mentoring; create a learning environment; challenge others to seek opportunities to learn; and use assessments to identify short- and long-term unit development needs.
  • Record and track employee training and development activities.

Implement and Monitor Program Activities (30%)

  • Assign, review, repair, and perform supervisory and technical maintenance work orders; determine complexity of work and establish job priorities.
  • Plan, schedule, and coordinate all maintenance work orders, contractors, job layouts, job design, field audits, procurement of parts, materials, supplies, and safety equipment. Utilize the work order system to plan, schedule, and record labor, materials, and supplies.
  • Track all compliance and permits for safety equipment required by OSHA.
  • Work with personnel installing new equipment, testing the devices, and performing field audits.
  • Inspect work of other maintenance personnel.
  • Evaluate unit work activity to identify efficiencies and continuous improvements.
  • Function as essential personnel during facility emergencies and perform standby duty as required.
  • Meet and coordinate work with customers, contractors, and consultants.
  • Prepare mechanical estimates for time, material, and cost.
  • Purchase and order materials and supplies, actively manage budget within approved levels, store supplies per established guidelines, maintain records, and prepare reports.

Coordinate Policies/Procedures (15%)

  • Be responsible for rule compliance within shop. Understand and implement current college, state, and federal rules and regulations and agency policies and procedures.
  • Maintain all working conditions and jobs so they comply with all applicable college, state, local, and federal rules and regulations, including the use of personal protection equipment.

Training and Development (10%)

  • Ensure staff is properly trained to perform required tasks.
  • Ensure certificates that are required by law to test, repair, and complete field audits for all equipment are maintained by shop personnel.

Other Duties as Assigned (5%)

Work Environment

This job requires working with and around hazardous building materials containing asbestos and solvents; biohazards; frequent lifting, climbing, and moving heavy objects; preparing work and installing equipment in awkward, confined, restricted, or high locations; and exposure to extreme heat, cold, noise, vibration, and electrical hazards. High ethical standards and good judgement required. Position impacts public safety and security. This position is considered essential personnel and may be required to work evenings and weekends to maintain campus operations.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While this job does have some sedentary duties (i.e. computers, paperwork, building plan review, etc.), this is a working supervisor role requiring moderate physical strength. Requires frequent lifting, moving, carrying, pushing, pulling of 50-75 lbs., and occasionally lifting up to 100 lbs. Requires frequent standing, walking, stooping, kneeling, and crouching.

Desired Education, Skills, and Experience

Graduation from high school or equivalent education and five years of building and facilities maintenance and/or construction experience, which must have included project planning, preparation of cost estimates and budgets, and scheduling. Two years of experience must have included supervision of skilled and semi-skilled workers. Must possess a journey-level certificate in HVAC or electrical work. Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Working Knowledge of:

  • Building and construction codes.
  • Safe work practices.
  • Materials, tools, and equipment used to maintain buildings.
  • Budget preparation.
  • Project management of all trades, including, but not limited to, excavation, masonry, carpentry, roofing, plumbing, electrical, heating, ventilating, and air conditioning.

Ability to:

  • Inspect facilities to identify deficiencies in the facility structure, systems, and equipment and to ensure preventive and correct maintenance is performed.
  • Organize and prioritize a wide scope of building maintenance, repair, replacement, modification, and construction activities.
  • Solve related technical problems and select an effective course of action.
  • Develop and implement a preventive maintenance program for all facilities.
  • Assist in tracking utility costs and energy use in facilities.
  • Direct the work of staff engaged in a wide range and level of construction trades activities.
  • Convey maintenance and repair priorities, budget and staffing needs, and policy and procedure concerns to higher-level administrative personnel.
  • Delegate assignments and evaluate staff effectiveness. Maintain effective working relationships with employees, vendors, and the general public.

Application Process

Please submit a current resume and contact information for at least three professional references (all should be MS Word or PDF format) to Human Resources at employment@barton.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Barton College is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and welcomes all applicants. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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