Utilities Systems Superintendent

Job description

The University of Kentuckys Facilities Management - Utilities & Energy Management is seeking two Utilities Systems Superintendents.

Reporting to the Utilities Systems Manager, this position leads in planning and implementing effective and efficient maintenance and operations of Utilities heating/cooling facilities, systems, and equipment; provides work management and administrative direction to Utilities Systems Supervisors; communicates and meets routinely with Utilities Systems Manager to define and prioritize needs in order to meet short and long-term goals. The Superintendent executes priorities in order to improve response time and facilities/equipment reliability; develops Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) to be measured to ensure campus utilities requirements are met in accordance with established procedures and processes; oversees utilities preventative maintenance schedules, frequencies, and equipment types as well as the activation and de-activation of equipment. Utilizing established systems, ensures maintenance tasks, schedules, and completions are monitored for compliance with required standards and communicated directly with staff members; collaborates with supervisors to ensure accurate and complete information regarding maintenance repairs, including type of work performed, time to perform, parts used, and equipment work was performed on is accurately documented; develops and implements preventative methods and procedures designed to eliminate operating problems and improve outcomes. The incumbent analyses information, uses logic, and develops new ideas and responses to address work-related issues and problems; and adheres to established University policies and procedures as well as stays current on changing policies and procedures.

In addition, the Utilities Systems Superintendent reviews, coordinates, and tracks cost of materials, tools, equipment, and labor related to utilities heating/cooling maintenance and operations; oversees contractors' conformance with University policies and procedures and engineering specifications as well as quality performance standards; introduces and implements safety training and accident prevention standards; oversees departmental compliance, including contractors, with all federal and state statutory codes and regulations as well as safety and environmental regulations; and addresses emergency or crisis management events promptly and effectively to ensure continuous operations in assigned areas.

To be considered for both Utilities Systems Superintendent positions you must submit an application to each. One application with not be considered for both openings. To apply for both positions, reference the following job numbers: RE14966 and RE14961.

Job Title
Utilities Systems Superintendent

Requisition Number

Working Title

Department Name
3CU00:Utilities & Energy Management

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience

6 yrs

Required License/ Registration/Certification

UK Operator Certification within 6 months of hire

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).


7:00am - 3:30pm (Monday - Friday) *

*Hours of work may vary dependent upon situational factors, emergencies, and crisis management requiring evening(s), weekend(s), and holiday(s) response.


MS Windows/Office; SAP; KRONOS

Driver's License - Preferred

Demonstrated knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques used in the operation and maintenance of heating/cooling plants and systems.

Knowledge of the types and uses of chemicals used in water treatment.

Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques used in firing and operating high pressure coal or gas fired boilers and their auxiliary equipment.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Bachelor's Degree + 6 Years

Bachelor's Degree — Technical Field — Preferred

Associate's Degree + 8 Years

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. * What motivates you to do your best?

    (Open Ended Question)

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

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please describe your experience in facilitating change management and implementing quality improvement initiatives.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please describe your involvement in establishing safety standards or risk management procedures within your own unit, department or organization?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter





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Posted: 7/14/2018
Application Due: 7/24/2018
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