Equipment Mechanic Supervisor

Connecticut, United States
29 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
29 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Focus:

The Physical Plant Supervisor directs and supervises a team of Facility Equipment Mechanics in repairing, maintaining, monitoring, scheduling and performing preventive maintenance on a variety of mechanical equipment. Including but not limited to warm air, chilled water, steam or hot water systems. Coordinates and supervises the activities related to routine and emergency building maintenance and environmental systems in a 24/7 operation. Manages and coordinates activities for service and maintenance response with service responders to ensure timely delivery and completion of service work throughout the University buildings and other related areas. Provides customer interface, response services, dispatch services, work order input and maintenance. Prepares and presents to higher level authorities reports on operations, maintenance problems and system performance. Must be available to respond to emergencies and determine on call coverage for three shifts, seven days a week.  Monitors the quality of a variety of maintenance and repair work and directs and evaluates the performance of maintenance staff through periodic inspections and direct supervision. Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes and work cooperatively and jointly with other supervisors and mechanics to provide quality customer service. Oversee the performance of outside contractors for quality and workmanship, billing, and timeliness of work.

Essential Duties

  1. Supervises the day-to-day maintenance operations of a unit, department, or school building within the University.
  2. Participates in the development and implementation of policies and procedures for building maintenance and security develops preventative maintenance schedules.
  3. Conducts building safety inspections ensuring that protection and safety systems are in operational order and comply with safety codes; oversees the installation and modification of safety and protection equipment and systems as needed.
  4. Determines staff assignments, tool and equipment requirements, and procedures for projects and work requests.
  5. Plans, estimates, coordinates, and follows-up on repairs, renovations, and trade projects.
  6. Coordinates activities for service response with various trades; ensures timely delivery and completion of service work in assigned buildings and surrounding areas.
  7. Provides direction and guidance to building occupants and service responders in both routine and emergency situations.
  8. Communicates information on the adequacy of safety and protection programs and the need to improve these programs to the facilities department.
  9. Interacts with internal contacts to provide guidance on building safety policies, discuss code violations and resolutions, and discuss maintenance and renovation projects.
  10. Interacts with outside contacts to discuss maintenance, renovation and construction plans, and to obtain information on fire and safety regulations.
  11. Manages a staff of nonexempt employees.
  12. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree.  Seven years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and trades-related experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Proven ability and expertise with the equipment to maintain building mechanical systems. Comprehensive knowledge of building codes and regulations.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Proven ability to manage and coordinate activities of staff engaged in planning and scheduling of maintenance and repair work. Well-developed supervisory skills including ability with progressive discipline and performance feedback.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Proven ability to prepare, maintain, and present scheduling reports, metrics and spreadsheet documents and reports. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines to effectively review project requirements, determining the deployment of supervision and trades people, work methods and procedures, tools, equipment, and other materials. Ability to make rapid and appropriate judgments during emergency situations.

Required Licenses or Certifications

Must possess a valid Connecticut S2 license.

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Evening Hours Required?


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Health Screening


Background Check Requirements

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Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

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