Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Staff Posted On: Tue Sep 19 2017 Job Description:
Purpose of Position
Under general supervision of the Manager of Maintenance Services, the Area Supervisor I is fully responsible for directing the activities of a multi-functional team made up of electricians, plumbers, and other skilled maintenance team members as well as providing expertise, working knowledge, and administrative function to the maintenance department. Duties include, but are not limited to, work distribution, scheduling, quality, and accuracy, time sheet approval, general administrative duties, safety training, parts/materials acquisition, contractor interface, client/customer notification and coordination. This person also performs skilled work at a Masters Level in either the electrical or plumbing trades, or in another skilled trade recognized by WKU.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The duties are customary for this position, but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted and assigned based on management discretion and institutional needs.
Direct activities of licensed electricians, plumbers, and HVAC technicians to perform project work, respond to emergencies within their field of expertise, as well as all activities needed for the general maintenance of buildings throughout campus
Responsible for communication and scheduling of vendors and contractors to perform work on campus and monitors their compliance and quality for timely completion of outsourced work
Provide project cost estimates for University departmental and auxiliary groups for facilities billable work
Enforce WKU policies, procedures and work standards to ensure adequate performance and personnel safety, and reports all disciplinary conflicts to the Manager of Maintenance Services
Review time sheets for accuracy & adherence to the DFM attendance policy
Train workers in all tasks & equipment necessary to perform their jobs to campus standards
Act as a subject matter expert in either the electrical or plumbing trades, or in another skilled trade recognized by WKU and provides workers with assistance in performing duties as necessary to meet deadlines
Oversee daily building inspections and maintains/updates building operations manuals
Perform computer work such as emails, spreadsheets, word processing, internet parts research, intranet human resource functions, evaluations, memos, etc.
Operate University vehicles
High School Diploma or GED equivalency
Must possess and maintain a current license in at least one of the following trades: Plumbing, HVAC, Electrical License, or other recognized certification by WKU, based on the needs of the University
Five years related equivalent work experience in a related trade
Must possess and maintain a valid Kentucky driver's license
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