Facilities Maintenance Manager

Lexington, KY
Aug 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Reporting to the Associate Director for Campus Facilities Maintenance & Operations, this position leads in planning and implementing effective and efficient maintenance of University buildings and facilities within assigned zone; Ensures optimal operation of building mechanical and electrical systems; and repair and replacement of building components; Applies preventative maintenance and predictive maintenance practices, energy efficiency, and a continual building assessment program; Employs cost-effective and cost-efficient operations to optimize facilities resources to add value and reduce overall costs. The Manager leads and directs the zone maintenance team in the development, planning, and implementation of goals and objectives in cooperation with zone customers/coordinators to support the strategic goals of the University; Coordinates zone activities with those of other departments or zones; Engages in the authorization and coordination of planned and emergency outages; Establishes short (one to three year) and long (four to six year) range zone maintenance and operations plans; Maintains an awareness of new and/or replacement projects within the zone, both new construction and renovation; Reviews drawings/plans to ensure compliance with University Standards for Planning, Design, and Construction; Coordinates and manages complex projects from concept to successful implementation; Executes projects in a timely and fiscally responsible manner with utmost customer satisfaction, on-time and within budget and prepares and maintains accountability for the fiscal year zone maintenance and operations budget / expenditures.

In addition, the Facilities Maintenance Manager demonstrates excellence at building relationships with strong customer service skills; Models and promotes excellent customer service for internal and external clients and customers; Proactively and regularly initiates contact with clients and customers; Develops effective means to track customer needs, delivers appropriate and timely responses, and monitors progress towards reaching goals and objectives; Responds promptly to customer inquiries; Obtains and evaluates all relevant information to address and resolve customer complaints in a timely manner; Follows up on customer interactions; Organizes workflow to meet customer timeframes; Records details of actions taken and maintains records of customer interactions and transactions; Prepares and distributes customer activity reports; Communicates and coordinates with internal departments; Interprets and applies federal, state, local, and system policies, procedures, laws, and regulations; and Supports and maintains quality facilities practices zone-wide.

Job Title
Facilities Maintenance Manager

Requisition Number

Working Title

Department Name
3CP00:Campus Physical Plant

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience

7 yrs

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Standing or walking with objects up to 25lbs; Sitting at computer workstation for extended periods; Repetitive motion.

May be exposed to loud noises, fumes, confined spaces, and/or temperature/weather extremes while reviewing job-site(s).


8:00am - 5:00pm (Monday - Friday)*

*Hours of work will vary dependent upon situational factors and crisis management requiring evening, weekend, and/or holiday response.


Certified Facility Professional (CFP) - Preferred

Certified Educational Facilities Professional(CEFP) - Highly Preferred

MS Windows/Office; SAP; KRONOS

Driver's License - Preferred

General knowledge of all areas of building maintenance and operating systems, such as elevators, fire alarms, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, district heating systems, etc.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Bachelor's Degree — Business Administration — Preferred

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How many years of paid work experience do you have in implementing quality improvement initiatives?
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  2. * Please describe your experience with finance, billing, and or contracting.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Describe and provide examples of your experience managing/coordinating projects involving multiple university faculty and outside entities.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * How many years of experience do you have managing resources and infrastructure in support of an organization's mission?
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 year
  5. * Describe your leadership experiences, leadership style, and conflict resolution skills.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • Diverseeducation.com (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • Latinosinhighered.com
    • Indeed.com
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents