Manager, Maintenance Operations

Cedar Rapids, IA
Jun 09, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

To advance the college’s mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.


Under limited supervision, the Maintenance Manager supervises the maintenance tech staff with-in facilities, manages the maintenance programs for mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems and equipment. The mechanical staff are primarily responsible for performing general maintenance and repair of mechanical, electrical and plumbing equipment within a variety of campus buildings. This position will also perform skilled work reports to the Director of Maintenance Operations.


  • Advocate for Continual Improvement- empowering each other to identify opportunities for excellence.
  • Collaborate with Mutual Accountability- working together with a willingness to take ownership and account for our actions.
  • Champion Service- anticipating needs and create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment.
  • Perseverance- commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success.
  • Lead- regardless of title, through positive influence.

  • Supervise the skilled work of maintenance personnel.
  • Responsible for mandatory and technical training of hourly employees, including assisting in the preparation of individual development plans where applicable
  • Monitor equipment utilization, maintenance, and repair. Make recommendations to Director of Maintenance for tactical equipment replacement along with technical review of replacement items on the deferred maintenance plan.
  • Develop equipment standards for new/replacement equipment to maximize the expected service life.
  • Maintain appropriate records that relate to maintenance priorities
  • Provide direction on how to operate, repair and troubleshoot HVAC, electrical and testing equipment.
  • Prepare and maintain the work schedule for maintenance personnel.
  • Responsible for technology as it relates to the maintenance division.
  • Prepare preventative maintenance schedules and tasks for new and existing equipment
  • Assist technicians in problem solving building system issues.
  • Initiate and coordinate the hiring process when additional staff is needed.
  • Responsible for accurate completion of compliance related task in the maintenance division.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

  • Be able and willing to always represent the College in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve.
  • Must be a self-motivated, energetic, and creative individual with proven leadership, planning and supervisory skills.
  • Ability to safely operate, maintain and detect defects in equipment and make minor repairs or adjustments.
  • Possess a thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions in the job involved.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with co-workers and supervisor personnel.
  • Be willing and able to work a flexible schedule as required.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Working knowledge of HVAC and electrical equipment specific to building systems.
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences.
  • The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.


    Light to medium work. Position involves exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally (10-33%); up to 20 pounds frequently (34-66%); and up to 10 pounds constantly (67-100%) to move objects. Physically able to perform routine stooping, bending, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting and grasping constantly (67-100%). Occasional (10-33%) kneeling and crawling. Work activities occur most frequently (34-66%) outside and occasionally (10-33%) inside.

    Subject to extreme heat (temperatures above 90 degrees for periods of more than an hour; and extreme cold (temperatures below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour)

    Potentially subject to bio?hazardous waste; chemical waste; moving mechanical parts; electrical current; working on scaffolding and high places up to 25 feet; atmospheric conditions that may affect the respiratory system or the skin; fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation; noise; and vibration.

    Person in this position must satisfactorily complete Kirkwood's Blood Borne Pathogens training because of the potential exposure risk to blood or body fluids and Right-to-Know (Hazard Communications) program. Must satisfactorily complete Kirkwood's CPR/First Aid training as a member of the Emergency Response and Control Team.


    Associate’s degree in HVAC, electronics, or Industrial Maintenance, or a combination of related education and experience equivalent to eight years. Minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience in Facilities Maintenance.Valid driver’s license.

  • Bachelor’s degree in related facilities maintenance field.
  • 5 years of supervisory experience in Facilities Maintenance.
  • Maintenance experiences in higher education or related educational facility.
  • Licensed HVAC Technician or Electrician.


    Kirkwood Community College shall not engage in nor allow unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment. This includes all employment practices, hiring practices, and unwelcome harassment of applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information or actual or potential parental, family, marital status or veteran status. If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with the policy, please contact the Vice President of Human Resources at Kirkwood Community College, 313 Kirkwood Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, Telephone: 319-398-5572, Email: [email protected] or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison St., Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-7204, Telephone: 312-730-1560, Fax: 312-730-1576, Email: [email protected]

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