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The College has an immediate opening for a Facilities Coordinator. This individual serves as a key member of the 4 person Facilities team and performs duties in support of the daily management, maintenance, and operation of roughly 350,000 sf of office, lab, and classroom facilities occupied by the College. Key responsibilities include:
Trouble-shooting and coordinating trade response to routine and emergency facility maintenance and operation issues.
Prioritizing and coordinating maintenance and repair of building systems through the Zone trade crew or outside contractors.
Assisting with scheduling system outages and utility interruptions. Ensuring the safety and security of the building, occupants, and teaching and research activities conducted therein.
Assisting EH&S and OFPC with fire drills and other annual inspections.
Coordinating small (<$100k) single-trade or components of larger multi-trade maintenance and program enhancement projects.
Support and coordinate activities associated with large capital projects including surge/occupancy related and furnishing activities
Performing regular updates of the physical space and capital assets inventories
Providing facilities related support for special events
Providing shipping and receiving and loading dock management functions.
The work requires the ability to work within a complex structure with various college, university, state, and community personnel. The successful incumbent will have the skill, judgment, and ability to listen to problems of others and to provide appropriate solutions in a quick and friendly manner. The successful candidate must be able to:
Interact with the College community (faculty, staff, and students) with a consistently professional, positive, and service-oriented attitude.
Perform well in a team environment
Provide prompt client feedback in a clear, tactful manner.
Employ independent judgment to coordinate activities for building operations and maintenance and related assigned maintenance projects,
Interact with people at various levels of authority with confidence and effectiveness,
Handle confidential and sensitive information with appropriate levels of discretion, and
Perform tasks in compliance with University policies and procedures. .
Please note that this position requires regular full-time hours of work to be from 7:30/8:00am to 4:00/4:30pm Monday through Thursday and from 7:30/8:00am to 3:00/3:30pm on Friday. Occasional late evening and weekend work as on-call/back-up support or emergency response is required.
Formal training beyond High school of 1 to 2 years, minimum 4 years related work experience required, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Working knowledge or proven capability to trouble-shoot complex, commercial building systems (electrical, plumbing, HVAC, IT, etc).
Ability to lift 50 pounds or more.
Highly motivated, self-initiating
Systems thinking, with strong desire to grow and learn.
Strong verbal and written communication skills, with a focus on customer service
Fundamental information technology skill required: BACS, basic Microsoft Office applications, email clients, and electronic calendaring.
Must have demonstrated ability to:
Exercise sound and ethical judgment/reasoning
Interact effectively with stakeholders and co-workers while maintaining a professional and positive attitude.
Perform self-directed work to accomplish goals required.
Perform well in a team environment
Organize information and tasks with attention to detail.
Logically and creatively problem solve, multi-task and manage priorities effectively.
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