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Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

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Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor

Department of University Housing


The Department of University Housing within the Division of Student Life invites applications for the position of Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor.

Our mission is to provide a defining experience for students through programs and amenities that facilitate individual learning and development, connecting you with innovative leadership opportunities and positive learning experiences. The Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor coordinates and manages daily operations of the University Housing A/C and Paint Shops as well as performs regular facilities assessments/inspections.

The Position: This position’s project oversight includes performing in-depth assessments of mechanical systems, including building-wide HVAC systems and stand-alone units, plumbing systems, piping drain systems, chilled water supply and return systems, and steam supply and return systems.  The position will develop detailed reports of inspection findings including spreadsheets and charts and graphs and develop and initiate corrective actions for deficiencies noted.

This position’s personnel oversight includes supervising and providing day-to-day oversight of employee work including, but not limited to: HVAC system repairs and general mechanical repairs, manage personnel, including training, performance evaluations, personnel disciplinary actions and recommendations. This position will also conduct interviews of prospective applicants and makes recommendations on hiring.


·         Performs in depth building assessments of all mechanical systems

·         Develops detailed reports of assessment findings

·         Initiates corrective actions of deficiencies found

·         Performs follow-up inspections

·         Responds to current facilities issues

·         Supervises employee’s daily tasks

·         Conducts employee training, performance evaluations, and disciplinary actions

·         Conducts interviews of prospective applicants

·         Develop and implement preventative maintenance programs

The University and Region: UTK is the state’s flagship, land-grant university. We are a Research 1 university, housing 11 colleges and 900+ programs of study. With an enrollment of 30,000 students, our undergraduate and graduate programs are repeatedly ranked among top national programs. The city of Knoxville is a hidden gem with a beautiful and walkable downtown, a diverse music scene, active neighborhoods, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of outdoor and cultural activities. UTK is located within easy driving distance to Asheville, Nashville, Atlanta, and the Great Smoky Mountains; and a day’s drive to Memphis, Chicago and Washington D.C. Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a statistical area population of over 850,000 people. The Knoxville region houses many leading corporations, including Bush Brothers & Company, Discovery Inc., Tennessee Valley Authority, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.


What We Require

Education: Associate’s Degree in an engineering or construction technologies related field

Experience: Five years of experience in maintenance or construction with an emphasis on technical report writing with at least two years of supervision experience.  OR Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, construction technologies or related field. Three years of experience in maintenance or construction with emphasis on technical report writing with at least two years of supervision experience. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

·         Thorough knowledge of modern construction practices and standards, and various construction maintenance trades including carpentry, plumbing, HVAC, and electrical

·         Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; Strong organizational skills

·         Ability to follow instructions

·         Knowledge of effective preventative maintenance program concepts

·         Must possess strong computer skills

·         Ability to develop detailed reports including spreadsheets, charts, and graphs

·         Ability to work within tight deadlines and schedules

·         Ability to work with both a diverse customer and employee base

·         Ability to lead a diverse group of employees

·         Ability to wear protective gear

·         Ability to use basic and specialized tools and equipment

What We Prefer:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in an engineering or construction technologies related field

Salary: The salary for this position is commensurate with experience and other qualifications and is accompanied by a standard university benefits package. This is an exempt, 12-month, full-time, non-tenure track staff position.

Application Process: Please complete the on-line application for full consideration. Applicants should include a cover letter, resume and a list of at least three references (with current e-mail address and phone number/s) in the application file. A review of all applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the search may be directed to the search committee chair.

Job: Crafts
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: University Housing Maintenance
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jun 3, 2024, 1:13:59 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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