Job no: 523937
Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Facilities/Skilled Trades
Department:63600100 - FS-OPER HC-ADMIN
Leadership, budget oversight, and coordination of all maintenance responsibilities. Develops and implements
strategies to meet the changing needs of the customer base. Responsible for insuring up to date maintenance programs and operating procedures are in place to meet all customer needs and regulatory requirements (e.g. building codes, OSHA, etc.). Develops and incorporates innovative thought and latest technologies to continually improve services. Provides administrative management and coordination, assessing and maintaining staffing needs, evaluating performance, providing for training, dealing with employee relations. Ensures accurate record keeping. Responsible for administrative functions related to employee time approval and reporting, performance evaluation, and related human resource functions. Develop specifications for services and equipment to be purchased for maintenance operations (as directed); ensure compliance with appropriate department and University of Florida (UF) purchasing procedures and guidelines; gather information, make cost and quality comparisons, and ensure appropriate decisions based on evaluation of relevant information. Assist in monitoring of maintenance service agreements and other contractual services with external vendors. Responsible for budget preparation and monitoring for area of responsibility including but not limited to
cost projections for supplies, materials, tools, repairs, uniforms, staff training, and related costs. Develop and implement written operating policies and procedures, including (but not limited to) safety standards, quality work standards, handling of hazardous materials, and work order management. Be knowledgeable and up-to-date on changing code requirements, new methods, procedures, and technology in building maintenance.
Supervision of staff and coordination of maintenance workflow. Hire, train, and supervise staff; develop goals
relevant to the area and provide direction and leadership for goal accomplishment. Plan, organize, assign, and manage tasks and workflow so that routine and preventive maintenance, work orders, special projects, and emergency responses are handled in a timely and efficient manner; plan and/or revise work schedules (as necessary) to accommodate changing priorities within the facility and/or to ensure maximum utilization of work force; coordinate employee leave and overtime in accordance with maintenance needs and department guidelines. Ensure appropriate safety standards at all times. Collaborate with Controls Department to ensure timely responses and completion of tasks related to the building automation system, energy management, conservation, and related system components. Regularly inspect the work of employees and provide direction and follow-up as required. Develops plans for ongoing training of staff. Makes recommendations regarding the improvement of service. Enforces University rules and policies regarding employee conduct by advising all assigned employees about the University’s rules and policies on employee conduct and recommending progressive disciplinary action to the Assistant Director as necessary. Responsible for quality assurance and ensuring appropriate standards for all work performed by internal staff as well as contracted vendors is in compliance with department, UF, and industry standards. Perform inspections of work performed to ensure
Focuses on customer needs and customer satisfaction, projects a positive customer service environment to both
internal and external customers, and promotes and encourages an attitude of exemplary customer service and high integrity to all of the staff. Responds to customer concerns and resolve facility related issues in a timely & professional manner. Maintain a professional posture. Be knowledgeable of the College of Veterinary Medicine’s activities at all times in order to schedule equipment and utility outages with minimal impact on students, researchers, and facilities.
Assist with project development and oversight of building renovation, construction, and modification projects.
Review and comment on plans, specifications, drawings and other documents for building renovation, construction projects.
Responsible for training and development for staff including but not limited to in-service training, vendor
demonstrations, training seminars and courses, trade shows, professional association workshops and conferences, and department and division staff development opportunities. Assess staff training needs on a regular basis related to safety, handling of hazardous materials, material safety data sheets (SDS), new technology, skills development, etc. Track and maintain records for training, courses, and other educational accomplishments for department employees.
A criminal background will be conducted.
Normal Work hours Monday - Friday 7:00am - 3:30pm. Be able to respond if needed. Emergency
hours will vary according to the need.
Drive a state vehicle that requires a valid driver license.
Expected starting salary $60,000 - $75,000 yearly based on experience.
Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Trade training in two or more of the subordinate shops
Must have working knowledge of facility management to include facility and equipment controls, HVAC, electric,
plumbing and mechanical trades. Be extremely knowledgeable of the construction and renovation processes.
Ten (10) years combined total experience in controls, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical trades. Must be
familiar with computers and managing personnel. Must have the ability to interface with all employees and solve personnel discrepancies.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and resume.
Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.
Health Assessment Required:No
Advertised: 22 Sep 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 06 Oct 2022 Eastern Daylight Time