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Structural Supervisor - Auxiliary

University of North Texas

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Title: Structural Supervisor - Auxiliary

Employee Classification: Structural Supervisor

Campus: University of North Texas

Division: UNT-VP Finance & Admin

SubDivision-Department: UNT-Facilities

Department: UNT-Facilities-Gen-152000

Job Location: Denton

Salary: $50,836.80 - $59,800.00

FTE: 1.000000

Retirement Eligibility:

About Us - Values Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System. The UNT System includes the University of North Texas in Denton and Frisco, the University of North Texas at Dallas and UNT Dallas College of Law, and the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region. We are growing with the North Texas region, employing more than 14,000 employees, educating a record 49,000+ students across our system, and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year. We are one team comprised of individuals who are committed to excellence, curiosity and innovation. We are transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We champion a people-first values-based culture where We Care about each other and those we serve. We believe that we are Better Together because we foster an inclusive environment of respect, belonging, and access for all. We demonstrate Courageous Integrity through setting exceptional standards and acting in the best interest of our communities. We are encouraged to Be Curious about opportunities for learning, creating, discovering, and innovating, and are encouraged to learn from failure. Show Your Fire by joining our team and exhibiting your passion and pride in your work as part of our UNT System team. Learn more about the UNT System and how we live our values at

Department Summary

We are the Auxiliary Maintenance Team within the Maintenance division of UNT Facilities. Our team performs the routine and preventative maintenance that is vital to the resident and dining experience within our resident halls, dining facilities and many of our Sorority chapter locations. We work in close coordination and cooperation with our partners within the Housing and Auxiliary Services Department to make residence life our number one priority. Auxiliary Maintenance is a culmination of several trades including structural, plumbing, electrical, HVAC and access control. We currently maintain facilities across 15 resident halls, 6 dining facilities and 7 Sorority Houses plus the Center for Sorority-Fraternity Life and the UNT Welcome Center. Our goal is to provide the most reliable, efficient and outstanding service to our residents, who rely on our maintaining their living and dining spaces so they can focus on their education. We take great pride in what we do and strive for excellence in service daily.

Position Overview

This position is responsible for skilled craft and supervisory work involving the construction, repair, and maintenance of University structures, fixtures, and furnishings. Work involves planning, laying out, assigning work, supervising maintenance and skilled craft technicians in the maintenance and repair of building structures and fixtures including cabinetry, furniture, plumbing and lighting.
* Receives work assignments through written job requests, plans, sketches, and blueprints.
* Plans, schedules, assigns, and supervises the work of Facilities Technicians engaged in carpentry, roofing, plastering, painting, electrical and plumbing maintenance.
* Coordinates work with the mechanical, electrical and plumbing crafts.
* Requisitions supplies and materials.
* Maintains records of materials and labor expended on each job for cost accounting purposes.
* Checks and approves work orders after they have been completed.
* Interviews and selects individuals to staff the department.
* Arranges for outside contractors when needed.
* Oversees training for the development of assigned personnel.
* Supervises skilled Facilities Technicians performing work involving new construction, remodeling, installations and repair of cabinets, shelves, doors, windows, roofs, floor covering, walls, fixtures, and equipment.
* May operate planers, band saws, hand power drills, sanding machines, and other hand tools of the trade.
* Drives University vehicles to and from work sites.
* Observes safety and security precautions appropriate to work performed and work supervised.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma/GED equivalent and five years' of experience in related maintenance/repair field. Substitution of education for experience allowed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

* Thorough knowledge of methods, practices, tools, materials and supplies used in cleaning, maintaining, repairing and servicing equipment and of the operating principles of related mechanical assemblies.
* Ability to adapt available tools and repair parts to specific repair problems.
* Skill in locating and adjusting defects in equipment.
* Skill in the use and care of tools and equipment used in maintenance and repair.
* Ability to plan, assign and supervise the work of subordinates.

Preferred Qualifications

The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:
* Plumbing or Electrician License - Journeyman or higher
* 3 years prior supervisory experience in a Higher Education or commercial housing environment.
* Experience in supervising 10 or more people.
* Skilled in Microsoft Office Suite.

Required License/Registration/Certifications

Possession of a valid Texas driver's license or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment; ability to drive a vehicle and maintain coverage under University liability insurance policy, if required to drive University vehicles.

Job Duties:

  • Reviews current work management data daily and assigns jobs to technicians as needed according to the urgency of the request.
  • Collaborates with manager to ensure that customer needs are met by providing feedback/reports when requested.
  • Coordinates work with mechanical, electrical and internal crafts and vendors, obtains supplies necessary to completed task, check and approve work as needed.
  • Ensures that all vehicles are physically inspected and are ready for department use. Creates a schedule of preventive maintenance for vehicles
  • Consistently completes expected duties in a timely manner without constant supervision. Accepts responsibility for own work and follows through on commitments.
  • Reviews, interviews and selects new candidates for open positions and completes and forwards all necessary hiring paperwork.
  • Committed to maintaining a safe and secure work environment.
  • Promotes Facilities core values of Service, Integrity, and Excellence by conducting oneself in a manner that is respectful, honest, ethical, and customer focused.
  • Ensures proper training, provides positive feedback for job successes, accountability for poor performance, creates a positive climate by setting clear strategies, goals and expectations, as well as supporting diversity and inclusivity.
  • Demonstrates punctuality and follows policies and procedures for absences, time and attendance

Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday 8am-5pm

Driving University Vehicle:


Security Sensitive:

This is a Security Sensitive Position.

Special Instructions:


For information regarding our Benefits, click here.

EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit -- and takes actions to prevent -- discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence) and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates complaints of discrimination and takes remedial action when appropriate. The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose any form of harassment or discriminatory practice, file a charge or report, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.


Working at University of North Texas

Since 1890, the University of North Texas has been a catalyst for transformation for its students and the North Texas region. As the nation’s 26th largest public university, UNT is dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience to its 36,000 students while fueling the intellectual, economic and cultural progress of one of the largest, most dynamic regions in the United States.

A student-focused public research university, UNT graduates more than 8,500 students each year from its 12 colleges and schools and offers 97 bachelor’s, 82 master’s and 35 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. As UNT’s strengths in science, engineering and technology grow, the university continues to nurture its core areas of distinction in music, education, social sciences, business, the arts and humanities. Leading Texas public universities in the number of Goldwater Scholars and designated a “Best in the West” university by The Princeton Review, UNT is known for its academic excellence.

By providing access, welcoming diversity and strengthening collaborations with our many educational, business and community partners, as well as building new partnerships across the globe, UNT's faculty and staff work each day to prepare students for the challenges they will meet in our changing world.

Fostering global understanding and promoting cultural appreciation are central to preparing tomorrow's successful global leaders. Our strategic international partnerships seek to improve quality of life, facilitate the exchange of ideas and culture, and allow for important research addressing global issues. UNT's campus benefits from a rich diversity of about 2,500 international students representing 140 countries.

UNT faculty produce groundbreaking research in a wide range of disciplines spanning the sciences, mathematics, engineering and technology while also making nationally recognized contributions in the arts and humanities. The College of Music is one of the nation’s best music colleges with an internationally respected jazz program. UNT has the oldest program in emergency administration and planning and a unique program in applied philosophy and environmental ethics.

UNT also is home to many national centers and institutes, including the Net-Centric Software and Systems Center — a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center; the Center for Electronic Materials Processing and Integration; the Institute of Applied Science; the Center for Advanced Scientific Computing and Modeling; and the Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity.

UNT has developed many state-of-the-art research facilities, such as the federally funded Center for Advanced Research and Technology, one of the nation’s most extensive facilities for powerful materials characterization and analysis; a high-performance computational facility; and a clean room/nanofabrication research facility (under construction). UNT’s research extends outside the academy as well, with field stations as close as a neighboring lake and as far away as southern Chile.

In addition, UNT is developing Discovery Park, a research park with technology incubator facilities on a 300-acre property near the main campus. The university also has developed a Design Research Center in the heart of the Dallas design district.

As the largest and most comprehensive university in the North Texas region, UNT is growing as a national leader in education, research and scholarship, student support and community engagement — the pillars of a great public research university. UNT’s ultimate mission is to give a green light to greatness by helping its students, region, state and nation excel.

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