The Supervisor is responsible for the overall maintenance, repair and installation of plumbing and steam fitting fixtures for the entire campus, which consists of 52 major buildings. This includes the repair and maintenance of various campus-wide utility distribution systems, including steam, condensate return, potable water, natural gas, sanitary and storm water. Responsible for the installation, repair and maintenance of campus satellite boilers. Services and repairs all components or sub-components of commercial and industrial heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC systems). Assists the Chief Engineer in the repair and maintenance of the central power plant equipment. Supervises plumbers/steamfitter mechanics and the daily operations of the campus steam shop.
The Supervisor directs supervision of Steam Shop which includes assistant supervisor and plumbers/steamfitters. Repairs and completes maintenance of campus boilers and auxiliary equipment. Troubleshoots campus HVAC equipment , including all steam heat exchangers. Plans, organizes, assigns and coordinates the maintenance work and installation services. Directs the maintenance and repair, including emergency repairs, of the various campus-wide distribution systems including steam, potable water, natural gas, condensate return, chilled water, sanitary and storm water. Decides whether work can be done by “in-house” personnel or due to the extent of the work, a contractor needs to be brought in. Supervises these contractors in the performance of their duties. Schedules repair work and projects from works initiated by area maintenance supervisors and related faculty and staff personnel. Establishes preventive maintenance schedules for campus-wide specialty equipment such as; condensate pumps, domestic hot water circulators, heating hot water circulators, air compressors, cooling towers and HVAC equipment. Establishes and recommends standard safety and operational practices and procedures.Assigns daily work assignments to Steamfitters/ Plumbers. Inspects and approves all completed work of Steamfitters/Plumbers for compliance with requirements or work order and adherence to trade standards and codes. Estimates man-hours, materials and supplies required for projects relating to plumbing, piping, and associated equipment requested by faculty and staff. Determines whether a project can be done by in-house personnel or whether it should be done by a contractor. Provides review and input on new construction and projects. Maintains records of materials, tools and supplies received, used and held in stock, inventories materials on hand and tools in use. Protects University property from pilferage, abuse and/or misuse. Purchases and writes purchase requisitions for repairs, parts to maintain and repair plumbing, piping and associated equipment requested by faculty and staff. Assists in performing budget projections for the department. Other duties as assigned.
High School Diploma or equivalent and eight years progressively responsible, related experience including at least five years in a lead or supervisory capacity. Possesses a practical working knowledge of electro-mechanical devices, hydraulics and mechanics as related to the types of equipment and systems which are in the buildings under his supervision. Skill in repairing and servicing HVAC equipment and systems. Ability to read and interpret blueprints, schematics, drawings, specifications, and construction documents; to read and understand manufacturer's recommendations regarding scheduled and preventive maintenance, servicing, and operation; to use computers and related software to diagnose HVAC system problems; to prepare reports; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; to work in, on, around, over and under fixed equipment and machinery; to work at heights up to 35 feet; to manipulate heavy equipment, tools and supplies and/or exert force up to 50 lbs.; to concurrently manipulate multiple controls on machinery or equipment; to work in hazardous or irritating environments, confined spaces, and adverse weather or temperature conditions; to wear and work in personal protective equipment. Applicants must possess and maintain a valid Maryland Noncommercial Class C or equivalent driver’s license with no more than 5 points.
Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
A Criminal Background Investigation and pre-employment physical are required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.
Salary and Benefits
Competitive Salary and full University benefits that includes annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. To learn more about our benefits, click here. This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days. Cover letter and resume are requested, but not required.
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