Assistant Director of the Physical Plant
Assistant Director of Physical Plant – Full-time position available at the Physical Plant. The Assistant Director of the Physical Plant is responsible for assisting in the supervising of operations and maintenance services for all campus buildings, private residences, grounds, utilities and capital equipment. The Assistant Director also aids in the management of the financial resources of the Physical Plant in a cost–effective and efficient manner. This position reports to the Director of the Physical Plant.
• Plan and coordinate the daily assignments for skilled trades maintenance staff
• Prioritize assignments and manage the work order backlog utilizing CMMS software package
• Interface with the Manager of Grounds and Custodial on a daily basis for coordination of work
• Project management for space renovations, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and life safety projects
• Plan, estimate, negotiate, and manage various projects using outside contractors
• Maintain information and cost data to support the 5 year deferred maintenance plan
• Prepare and schedule preventative maintenance work orders to maximize life of equipment
• Evaluate utility and building structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems for needs, deficiencies, and priority replacement
• Ensure continuity of operations during the absence of the Director of the Physical Plant
• Administer the afterhours on-call schedule and coordination of staffing
• Administer the on call program, hazardous waste and safety training programs
• Assist the Director of the Physical Plant with the development and maintenance of various capital and operations budgets and preparation of annual reports
• Supervise the 2 pm -11 pm maintenance technician
• Direct supervision of a maintenance crew including 10 full-time staff including (one of which is an after-hours maintenance technician) and several part-time student workers.
• Accept other duties as assigned
Critical Physical Demands
• Frequently required to lift/move 20-45 pound objects.
• Occasionally required to lift 50-100 pounds with assistance.
• Occasionally assist in moving heavy equipment, push and pull, climb ladders and work overhead
• Frequently able to sit, stand, walk and climb stairs
• Frequently stoop, kneel and bend, grasp and perform fine manipulation
• Shift and work areas vary
• Position is considered essential and must report to work, if possible, when the institution is closed due to extreme weather conditions and emergency closings.
Education and Preferred Experience: Bachelor’s degree or technical school graduate with journeyman status is preferred. 10 years of experience in a skilled trade or technical field. Additionally 5 years of direct supervision of staff. Project management experience in remodeling on projects $50k and above is desired. Working knowledge of building codes and life safety codes for an Institutional setting. Ability to work on multiple projects and meet deadlines. Experience with: CMMS, process improvement, office computer systems and other technology. Demonstrated experience in work force scheduling, coordinating and prioritization. Demonstrated ability to work in a customer service centered organization. Ability to effectively interface with a large and diverse customer base including faculty, staff and students. Communicate and deal effectively with all members of the University community. Willingness and ability for after hours and weekend work when job demands. Effective written and oral communications skills. A dynamic and committed Christian faith is vital along with the ability to support the University’s theological position, lifestyle standards and mission.
To apply please submit signed employment application and addendum along with the required essay answers to the Human Resources office. The application and addendum are attached below.
Posted: 1/28/2013 Deadline: Until filled