Manager, Trades

Waltham, MA
May 22, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Bentley University

Trades/Building Operations

Employment Type

Summary of the Position

Manage daily operations of the carpenters, locksmith, and painter. Includes work orders, project management, quality control and preventative maintenance assurance inspections.

Plans, assign and supervise work for the contract vendors. Manage business operations for the Trades Dept. including the Trades contractor services budget, performing cost analysis for repairs versus replacement, soliciting bids for repairs.

A front line position that will have direct influence over trade people and contractors to achieve the highest level of service responsiveness.

Essential Functions

Daily management of Union trade people and outside contractors. Including work with CMMS system for scheduling, running reports entering labor, purchase orders and invoices.

Review, issue, inspect, and coordinate work orders according to department policies and procedures.

Work with Infor Work Order System to schedule, run reports, create WO. Review, issue, inspect & coordinate work orders.

Develop projects, budgets, manpower & trade utilization issues, inspection issues & PM schedules. Working with external contractors and in-house trades and verify that PM's are being performed to the campus standard.

Develop with Director design specifications, review plans and project management for major R&R operations and maintenance: roof repairs, welding repairs, ceramic tile installations.

Develop and oversee PM and Contractor Services Budgets.

Responsible for developing new PM procedures for contractors as necessary. Book all hours worked and procedures done on the equipment in Infor.

Minimum Qualifications (Education and Experience Requirements)

Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 7 – 10 years' experience in facilities, with an emphasis in facilities management processes.

Must be knowledgeable in design and operation of building mechanical and electrical systems.

Must possess knowledge of computerized maintenance management systems, developing operations and procedure manuals. Must have the ability to work in a highly technological environment utilizing Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Banner, Infor, Autocad, Cognos, and Kronos.

Must have experience with blueprints, including the ability to read mechanical, electrical, and process flow drawings.

Must hold and maintain a valid, unrestricted United States driver's license, with an insurable driving history as determined by Bentley's insurance carrier.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Facilities, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering preferred.

Experience in higher education is preferred.

Construction Supervisor, Electrical, Plumbing, or HVAC license preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Bentley University requires reference checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.

Documents Needed To Apply
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity.