Plant Manager

Fircrest, Pierce County / Tacoma, Pierce County
Jun 11, 2014
Priority Consideration Date: July 8, 2014 Basic Function This position is responsible for the management of daily operations and activities the Facilities Department- grounds maintenance, custodial services, plant operations, and maintenance of all college property. Plan and direct the implementation of support services to include instructional equipment repairs, facilities repairs and minor improvements, institutional furnishings, vehicle maintenance, and equipment inventory. This is an administrative position reporting to the Director of Facilities and Capital Projects. Position Responsibilities and Duties • Plan, direct and manage efficient plant operations, including custodial, grounds, HVAC, central mechanical, maintenance, and support services. • Develop and manage systems to ensure work orders are generated, prioritized, assigned, monitored, tracked, and completed with established timelines and budgets. • Plan, direct and coordinate effective programs for energy conservation, utility management, health and safety, and disaster preparedness. • Recruit, train, supervise, evaluate, develop, mentor and discipline department employees in compliance with College policy and applicable collective bargaining agreements. • Interpret and ensure compliance with applicable codes, rules and regulations. • Plan and direct the implementation of support services to include instructional equipment repairs, facilities repairs and minor improvements (RMI), vehicle maintenance, equipment inventory, and installation. • Prepare and monitor annual department budget and expenditures to ensure funds allocated or effectively utilized. Solicit quotes and bids as appropriate. • Provide timely and accurate written and oral reports as required by the College, the state, or other entities and funding sources. • Develop and implement annual operational plan. • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all College constituent groups – internal and external. • Perform special assignments as may be directed by the Director of Facilities and Capital Projects. • Perform related duties as assigned. Common Duties Established by the College • Serve as chair or member of designated College committees, councils and teams. • Provide leadership in accordance with the Mission and Vision established by the College, furthering Core Themes and College Objectives. • Ensure areas of responsibility operate effectively within the policies and procedures of the college and applicable governing agencies. • Develop and implement policies and procedures for operating unit(s). • Train, supervise and evaluate employees in accordance with negotiated agreements, applicable state and federal laws and College policies and procedures. • Exercise effective stewardship over college resources. • Prepare reports and analytical materials to illustrate objectives, activities, and accomplishments of areas of responsibility. • Promote a safe work environment. • Work to achieve the core themes of fostering a diverse college community. • Engage in and promote shared governance. Minimum Qualifications • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Architecture, or closely related field from an accredited college or university. Equivalent education, certification or experience may be substituted for the degree. • Five (5) years of management experience in facilities planning, maintenance and operations. • Possession of a valid Class III Operating Engineer Certificate or the ability to obtain within three (3) years of employment. • Thorough understanding of all aspects of plant management in an institutional environment or large organization. • Experience and success with interpreting and implementing rules, regulations, and codes related to facility development and operations. • Computer literacy with a variety of business management software. Preferred Qualifications • Exceptional leadership and management skills. • Extensive facilities maintenance and operations experience in an institutional environment or a large organization. • Experience with workload productivity/accountability software such as Megamations, etc. Condition of employment: • Successful completion of a criminal history background check prior to employment. • Current, valid, unrestricted driver’s license. The Successful Candidate Must Demonstrate • Exceptional interpersonal skills and proven ability to communicate effectively with key stakeholders. • Ethics, integrity and sound professional judgment. • Demonstrated ability to work well with people from academically, culturally, and economically diverse backgrounds. • An appreciation of diversity and the benefits of a commitment to cultural awareness and sensitivity in the workplace. • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. • High organizational and problem solving abilities. Ability to multitask and prioritize a heavy workload. • Excellent customer service skills; including establishing, building, and maintaining internal/external customer satisfaction. Application Materials & Procedures Complete application packages must include the following: 1. Tacoma Community College online application including 5 references. 2. Current Resume & letter of application (Cover Letter) describing your background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position. 3. Copies of transcripts for all colleges and universities attended (official transcripts will be required for the successful candidate). 4. We strive to employ individuals who possess the skills necessary to effectively educate a diverse population of learners. Our effort is to create a cultural climate that recognizes, respects, and celebrates differences. Please attach a statement (maximum two pages): A. Expressing your cultural self-awareness, B. Describing your experiences with other cultures and communities, and C. Demonstrating how you apply these to the learning/working environment. Terms of Employment This is a full time exempt professional position contracted on an annual basis. The salary range for this position is $65,000-$75,000 DOE/DOQ. The salary will be prorated to reflect the actual number of contract days worked in the remainder of the fiscal year. Flexibility in scheduling is required to meet the needs of the College. Tacoma Community College offers a generous benefit package including vacation/ sick leave; medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance; retirement; and tuition waiver. Degrees must be from accredited colleges or universities recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and verified by official transcripts.