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Facilities Mechanical Supervisor

Allegheny College
Meadville, PA

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Facilities Mechanical Supervisor June 24th 2022
Tagged: Physical Plant

Allegheny College, a small selective national liberal arts college, invites applications for the position of Facilities Mechanical Supervisor. The position is a full-time exempt position reporting to the Director of Physical Plant. The Physical Plant Department is responsible for the operations and maintenance, renovations, and construction of all buildings, grounds, and utilities of the College. These services are provided to develop and maintain a functional, attractive, healthy, and safe educational environment for the campus community conducive to learning and to support the College’s mission and tradition of excellence. The Department has dedicated, professional staff trained in every principle trade required to provide these services and/or to oversee contracted services that the Department does not directly provide.

The Facilities Mechanical Supervisor is an integral member of Allegheny College Physical Plant Administrative team. The ideal candidate will build positive relationships with clients, stakeholders, and the Physical Plant Department, have detailed knowledge of mechanical and electrical systems, and be able to balance multiple priorities in a focused manner.


  • Serves as a collaborative liaison to cross-functional areas within the organization. Responsible to identify opportunities to improve processes and procedures.
  • Coordinates, plans, and participates in projects, tests new systems and enhancements, and serves on committees to support college initiatives.
  • Provide hands-on training, oversite, and mentoring as required in the field.
  • Manages, organizes, and supervises all functions of the assigned maintenance trades, and related facilities including daily operations, work-order management and assignment, long-term planning, budget, event set-up, safety, energy conservation, sustainability, and oversight of various projects (major capital, special, maintenance, technology and/or repair) as assigned.
  • Responsible to motivate, mentor, provide feedback and support, technical training, business training, and customer service training to departmental staff.
  • Key responsibilities for staff management and supervision include time and assignment planning, coordination of work activities, development and evaluation of work performed by in-house staff and contractors, recommendation of training/education, and to implement corrective action related to substandard performance when appropriate.
  • Ability to respond to emergency situations during and outside normal business hours.

Minimum Qualifications include:

  • High School Diploma with minimum of three years of experience in mechanical systems maintenance.
  • Excellent organizational, customer service and time management skills are a must.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to provide administrative guidance within area of responsibility, providing direct training and supervision.
  • Proven ability to analyze, plan and execute multiple projects and meet deadlines is critical.
  • Ability to apply budgetary and fiscal planning techniques within financial constraints.
  • Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities
  • Ability to integrate resources, policies, and information for the determination of procedures, solutions and other outcomes
  • Ability to evaluate mechanical systems technology and business practices.

Preferred Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution or five to seven years of experience in mechanical systems maintenance.
  • EPA Refrigerant Transition and Recovery Universal Certification.
  • Familiarity with the construction industry, including and understanding of construction contract administration, terminology and processes preferred.
  • Proficiency in Google and MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint), Adobe Acrobat, Building Automation software, Fire Alarm Systems, database structures, Internet and web-based applications.
  • Ability to interact well with all levels of the college and external parties.
  • Demonstrated ability to read construction documents and provide simple, preliminary estimates
  • General knowledge of PA Procurement Code, Federal, State, and Local Building Codes.

As one of the nation’s oldest liberal arts colleges, Allegheny College celebrated its bicentennial in 2015. A selective residential college in Meadville, Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh near Lake Erie, Allegheny is one of 40 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” Allegheny also is one of the few colleges in the country that requires students to choose both a major and a minor, helping to cultivate intellectual growth and the creative, big-picture thinking desired by employers and graduate schools. In its 2020 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny in the top 20 among all national liberal arts colleges for best undergraduate teaching.

The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits. Allegheny has a total undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,800 with students from 47 states (plus AE, DC, PR, and VI) and 70 countries. The College’s picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA 16335 or by e-mail to [email protected]. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

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posted 06/24/2022


Working at  Allegheny College

Our Mission

Allegheny’s undergraduate residential education prepares young adults for successful, meaningful lives by promoting students’ intellectual, moral, and social development and encouraging personal and civic responsibility. Allegheny’s faculty and staff combine high academic standards and a commitment to the exchange of knowledge with a supportive approach to learning. Graduates are equipped to think critically and creatively, write clearly, speak persuasively, and meet challenges in a diverse, interconnected world. 

Statement of Community

Allegheny students and employees are committed to creating an inclusive, respectful and safe residential learning community that will actively confront and challenge racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of harassment and discrimination. We encourage individual growth by promoting a free exchange of ideas in a setting that values diversity, trust and equality. So that the right of all to participate in a shared learning experience is upheld, Allegheny affirms its commitment to the principles of freedom of speech and inquiry, while at the same time fostering responsibility and accountability in the exercise of these freedoms. This statement does not replace existing personnel policies and codes of conduct.

History - 200 Years

Founded in 1815, Allegheny College ranks among the oldest 1% of colleges and universities and is the 32nd oldest college in the United States. Perhaps as many as 100 colleges were established and failed before the Civil War. Allegheny is one of the hardy survivors that testify daily to the determination and vision of those early pioneers of higher education in America.

Allegheny is situated in Meadville, Pa., which was established in 1788 in the French Creek Valley, astride the route traversed by George Washington on his journey to Fort LeBoeuf a generation earlier. In 1815, Meadville was still a raw frontier town of about 400 settlers, of whom an unusually large number had come from Massachusetts and Connecticut. They dreamed of a college that might bring the educational opportunities of New England to the frontier. The Rev. Timothy Alden was recruited to take on the task, and two months after his arrival in April 1815, Allegheny was established-with Alden as its first president. 

Within half a dozen years, Alden succeeded in attracting sufficient funds to begin building a campus, having traveled throughout the eastern states seeking support for a planned library and classroom building. The need of a building to house a library led to the construction, in the 1820s, of Bentley Hall, today a leading example of early American architecture. Designed by Alden, this handsome structure still crowns the hill on which the campus is located. It is named in honor of Dr. William Bentley, who donated his outstanding private library to the College.

Each year, as part of the Commencement ceremony, seniors march through the doors of historic Bentley Hall toward the adventures that await them. In 2015, Allegheny will celebrate its 200-year history and the extraordinary futures of the graduating Bicentennial Class of 2015.

[Contains excerpts from "Through All the Years: A History of Allegheny College"
by Jonathan E. Helmreich, Emeritus Professor of History and College Historian]

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