Facilities Maintenance Supervisor

Job description

Directly reporting to the Facilities Maintenance Manager, this position oversees maintenance service and repairs in the areas of plumbing, carpentry, painting, plastering, machine, electrical, and HVAC servicing for University Campus buildings and facilities; Oversees servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles; Plans, organizes, sequences, schedules, and assigns daily maintenance work load based on work priority, quantity of equipment, and skill of personnel; Inspects equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors, problems, or defects as needed; Collaborates with maintenance technicians to generate and update daily work orders in SAP, ensuring accurate and complete information; Generates and distributes PMs, including lockout/tag-out sheets; Closes daily work orders by documenting accurate information of work performed, time to perform, parts used, equipment work was performed on, editing PM tasks, etc.; Coordinates emergency work and removes barriers for technicians; Follows-up with daily work through walks on job sites, inspection, testing, or measuring completed work to verify conformance to standards or repair requirements; Analyses information, uses logic, and develops new ideas and answers to address work-related problems; Interprets blueprints, specifications, or diagrams to plan, inform or develop work procedures or activities; and Ensures performance of skilled repair or maintenance operations for 24/7 plant maintenance coverage and support. In addition, this position directly supervises assigned maintenance technician staff; proactively and regularly initiates contact with customers and clients; and Ensures the highest quality standards and compliance with all federal and state regulations.

Job Title
Facilities Maintenance Supervisor

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

5 yrs

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Lifting, pushing, and/or pulling objects up to and possibly over 50lbs; 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 weather/temperature extremes while on a job-site(s) or traveling to/from various job sites.


7:30 am - 4:15 pm; (Monday - Friday).

Hours of work and task assignments may vary dependent upon situational factors; crisis management; and/or weather-related factors and require night(s), weekend(s), and holiday(s) response.


MS Windows/Office/Project; SAP; KRONOS.

Driver's License - Preferred.

Minimum of five (5) years related facilities maintenance including knowledge of machines and tools, their designs, uses, and repair - Preferred.

Knowledge of building and construction materials, methods, technical plans, blueprints, and drawings - Preferred.

Certified Facility Manager (CFM)- Preferred.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Bachelor's Degree in a related technical field — 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

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  1. * Describe your experience in leading a team or an organization. What is your approach to leadership?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Describe what "teamwork" means to you.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Describe what motivates you to do your best.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * How many years of paid work experience do you have in facilitating change management?
    • None
    • More than 0, through 6 months
    • More than 6 months, through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, through 3 years
    • More than 3 years
  5. * Do you have experience working with actual or proposed budgets?
    • Yes
    • No
  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)
    • HERCjobs.org (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • InsightIntoDiversity.com
    • Latinosinhighered.com
    • Indeed.com
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
    Optional Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter





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    Job No:
    Posted: 7/14/2018
    Application Due: 7/24/2018
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