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Maintenance Foreman I - Facilities Services

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

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Zone Maintenance Foreman

MR10 – Starting salary dependent on candidates’ qualifications and experience


·        Recruits, selects and, trains unit staff to perform day-to-day operations

·        Manages unit by planning, coordinating, and controlling unit work and procedures

·        Responsible planning and scheduling of work activities for their zone maintenance team, which completes assigned projects that are appropriate for their level of skill and time availability

·        Monitors the assigned work and enforces federal regulations governing environmental protection, hazardous waste disposal, and the use of chemical substances and materials

·        Promotes preventive maintenance as a strategy in maintaining construction tools and equipment by assisting in the development and monitoring of preventive maintenance programs, keeping accurate records on all equipment indicating all repairs/breakdowns and required and performed maintenance, performing spot checks of equipment to determine their working condition, and performing and/or directing periodic cleaning and servicing of tools and test equipment

·        Acts as a liaison between Facilities Services, outside contractors, and Facilities Services customers

·        Collaborates with others for the purpose of implementing and maintaining services and/or programs

·        Assists in the coordinating of services and activities of outside contractors for the purpose of ensuring that contracted work is completed in a safe, effective, and timely manner that it meets standards and objectives.

·        Contributes to a safe accident-free work environment by enforcing operator's instructions, enforcing the correction of unsafe work practices, and following standard safety precautions during work

·        Annually trained in handling and preventing fires and correct operation of a respirator

·        Complete and maintain certification from OSHA

·        Receives, reviews, and places work orders and actively analyzes and evaluates other alternatives for orders including but not limited to: usability, quality assurance, and price

·        Assures that assigned trades personnel have the equipment and supplies necessary to perform their work


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

·        Applicant must have the ability to read, interpret, explain, and apply procedures, specifications, standards, and guidelines governing university operations. 

·        Must have the ability to perform complex routine maintenance and investigate problems that arise.  General knowledge of: HVAC, electric, plumbing, and carpentry to perform tasks when necessary.

·        Must have knowledge regarding both repairing and maintaining: plumbing, electrical, heating and building structures. 

·        Candidate should have the skill of keeping accurate records of building maintenance repairs.

·        Applicant must possess strong leadership abilities.

·        Candidate must have the skill of facilitating and maintaining open lines of communication amongst all departments.

·        Must have knowledge regarding the Archibus work management system

·        Must have the ability to climb a ladder and/or work on lift when height of task is over six (6) feet high

·        Ability to utilize power tools

·        Must have ability and aptitude to be trained to multi-disciplined capabilities.

Minimum Qualifications:

·        High school degree (or GED) required.

·        8 years of management experience required.

·        Must have a valid TN driver’s license

·        Must be able to work required shift

·        Applicant must be willing to participate in the FS Facilitating Successful Leaders program; a 6-month probationary period that provides the employee with clearly defined expectations and supervisory feedback that is designed to develop and support successful leaders within Facilities Services

Job: Crafts
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Fs Zone Maintenance
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: May 13, 2024, 1:06:27 PM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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