Skilled Trades Supervisor - I&C / Skilled Trades Supervisor

Job description

Job no: 702128
Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 14
Major Administrative Unit / College: Infrastructure Planning And Facilities
Department: Ipf Power And Water 10072894
Sub Area: APSA- Pro Supervisory
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Professional Supervisory- APSA, Administrative/Business/Professional, Engineers/Architects, Labor/Service/Maintenance, Power Plant Engineers, Skilled Trades, Union
Working/Functional Title

Skilled Trades Supervisor - I&C

Position Summary

This position will supervise the Power & Water Instrument & Controls (I&C) Maintenance Department reporting to the director of utilities; direct supervision of skilled trades I&C technicians; coordinate activities of the assigned MSU Information Technology Services (ITS) specialist; recruit, hire, evaluate, and train staff; enforce university and departmental policies and procedures; resolve employee complaints and grievances; communicate with management to discuss work progress, staffing, and resolve issues; work with engineering, electricians, and department supervisors to coordinate and prioritize work; work with union representatives to manage labor relations issues by discussing contract administration, inquiries, grievances, and general information; manage department and project budgets and schedules; assist in reviewing departmental budgets and develop financial projections and expenditures of funds; participate in long-range planning for departmental operations; develop and coordinate overhaul and outage maintenance plans; and serve as a steward of university assets and resources. Must be able to demonstrate a willingness to build good relationships through strong interpersonal skills to achieve objectives through mutual participation.

This position will engage in high performing, leading edge practices and value people, partners, and stewardship. At IPF, we are committed to fostering an equitable, inclusive culture; engaging and hiring a diverse workforce.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge normally acquired from specialized training such as that acquired in one year of college, technical, vocational, trade or business school with coursework in a skilled trade or Business Management; five to eight years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in supervision, management and in one or more of the skilled trades areas including electrical, mechanical, automotive, carpentry, upholstery, and plumbing; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and may require the following licenses: Elevator Contractor's License, Master Plumber License, Certified Mechanic License, Master Electrician License, or a Class S- 1 Operators License.

Desired Qualifications

Bachelors of Science in Electrical, Chemical, or Mechanical Engineering, Process Control Engineering, Engineering Technology, or related field; Associates Degree or Certification in Instrumentation Technology, Electrical & Instrumentation Maintenance, Process Control Technology, or Process Control and Instrumentation Technology or related field; knowledge of power plant instrumentation, process controls, and electrical systems; knowledge of power plant operations; experience with labor relations practices; working knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Word, Excel, Teams); knowledge of Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS) and/or Predictive Emissions Monitoring Systems (PEMS); knowledge of industrial process facilities data management/historian systems; knowledge of computerized work order management systems; knowledge of electronic enterprise/business/financial management software; excellent customer relations skills; ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population; ability to work independently and as an effective member of a team; excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task yet give attention to detail with frequent interruptions; ability to handle confidential issues with complete discretion; self-starter who possesses good decision-making skills and demonstrated ability to follow-through; desire for continuous learning. At least one year of coursework in the Instruments & Control (I&C), Process Control, or Electrical trade or engineering. Experience in supervising operational activities related to maintenance and repair of I&C or electrical equipment/systems in industrial process facilities;

A creative and innovative lifelong learner with the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population; able to problem solve within a collaborative team environment; ability to understand different perspectives while utilizing expert knowledge of the technical operations of the job.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Application Materials

Please submit a cover letter expressing your interest and how your past experience/education prepares you for the position and include a resume.

Work Hours


Summary of Health Risks

Must wear a respirator, work in noisy areas, exposure to lead, asbestos, respirable crystallized silica, mercury, PCB.

Bidding eligibility ends on 5/4/2021 at 11:55 PM

Advertised: Apr 28, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: May 18, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time




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Posted: 4/30/2021
Application Due: 5/18/2021
Work Type: Full Time