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The Integrated Facilities Management team has an outstanding opportunity for a Maintenance Supervisor 2.
Integrated Facilities Management employees work as a team in their dedication to develop, operate, maintain, repair and renovate over 500,000 square feet of space encompassed by 19 structures located on 46 acres. Quality and service are our foremost goals to provide healthy and safe learning and working environments for students, faculty and staff. The position supervises an established team of approximately 20 staff consisting of diverse trades, with strong union ethic. This position’s priorities will include development and implementation of departmental policies and procedures in partnership with Human Resources and the union. An ideal candidate will create successful partnerships with divisional leads to ensure work efficiencies and quality assurance is applied to campus services. Visit the UWT Integrated Facilities Management web page for more information: https://www.tacoma.uw.edu/uwt/fa/facilities .
Supervise maintenance and operation work on campus buildings, grounds, equipment, and other facilities. Supervise trades workers' performing maintenance and operation work in the fields of plumbing, carpentry, electrical, sheet metal, roofing, etc. Supervise lead workers and various journey trades workers and helpers.
Supervise full-time journey and lead workers in operation, installation, repair maintenance, and alteration of plant facilities and equipment; coordinate with, and advise trade/maintenance supervisors on job requirements.
Read plans and blueprints; determine scope of work, materials needed, their cost, and availability; write specifications for projects; and prepare documents for contracts.
Develop project schedules for resource allocation in collaboration with division Leads.
Assist in the development of the departmental procedures, policies, and budgets; make cost estimates of construction, remodeling, and special projects.
Develop and implement policy and procedure improvements in partnership with UW/UWT HR and Labor Relations in alignment with the union contract.
Select, train, and evaluate employees; participate in employee performance management and/or discipline.
Coordinate personnel training per collaboration and guidance with UW EHS and other authority entities, maintain records as required.
Order and approve purchase of equipment materials and maintain an adequate inventory of required supplies to carry on shop or maintenance work.
Inspect campus building; develop preventative maintenance programs on buildings and facilities and incorporate within department computer management maintenance system (eMaint); identify key benchmarking and incorporate in assessment of departmental performance.
Enforce safety rules and regulations.
Maintain records on work performed; write reports as required.
Perform related duties as required.
This position is designated as one that performs an essential service. This means that the position's incumbent must continue to report to work in the event that the University suspends operations because of severe weather, natural disaster, or other emergency condition.
Three years' full-time experience as a journey trades worker, or General Maintenance Mechanic II, or equivalent; including one year, full-time experience in a lead or supervisory capacity. Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license may be required.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Ability to successfully lead a team.
Proven experience with clear and concise communication of policies and procedures; strong interpersonal and communication skills. Experience creating budget or cost estimates.
Working knowledge of all building systems, including electrical, HVAC, plumbing, etc.
Five to seven years full-time experience as a journey trade-worker, including three to five years full-time experience in a lead or supervisory capacity.
DDC Controls, Electrical and HVAC experience.
Computer Management Maintenance System (CMMS) experience.
Project management experience.
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