Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Staff Posted On: Thu Jan 11 2018 Job Description:
Under general supervision of the Manager of Maintenance Services, the Area Supervisor III 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 (also at a master's level). These duties are performed either on the 1st shift, a weekend shift or other alternative shift based on the needs of the University.
Directs 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
Maintains excellent communication/customer service with Building Coordinators and all other DFM Supervisors
Communicates bi-laterally with other supervisors within DFM to coordinate work activities between groups
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
Provides project cost estimates for University departmental and auxiliary groups for facilities billable work
Enforces WKU policies, procedures and work standards to ensure adequate performance and personnel safety, and reports all disciplinary conflicts to the Manager of Maintenance Services
Reviews time sheets for accuracy & adherence to the DFM attendance policy
Trains workers in all tasks & equipment necessary to perform their jobs to campus standards
Acts 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
Oversees daily building inspections and maintains/updates building operations manuals
Performs computer work such as emails, spreadsheets, word processing, internet parts research, intranet human resource functions, evaluations, memos, etc.
Operates University vehicles
Performs related duties as assigned
Knowledge and Skills Considered Essential for Success:
Mechanical & operational knowledge of all machines & tools related to the electrical, plumbing and HVAC fields
Ability to perform intermediate level HVAC, electrical, plumbing and/or other general maintenance repairs
Installation skills for installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications
Troubleshooting skills to determine causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it
Skill to repair machines or systems using the needed tools
Skill to perform routine maintenance on equipment and determine when and what kind of maintenance is needed
Ability to provide on-the-job training/coaching to HVAC technicians regarding proper maintenance of HVAC equipment and controls
Basic computer skills to access/send emails and perform data entry into the maintenance work order system
Specific knowledge of regulatory agencies that have jurisdiction over contractual work being performed on campus
Active Listening Skills by giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times
Should be able to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
Ability to motivate, develop, and direct people as they work as well as identify the best people for the job
Ability to read blueprints
Ability to monitor and assess performance of yourself, other individuals or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action
Ability to talk to others and convey information effectively
Ability to manage one's own time and the time of others
Must be familiar with and have experience in the use of radio protocol
Must be able to perform strenuous physical labor, which includes heavy lifting, carrying up to 50 lbs., as well as standing, walking, reaching, carrying, stooping and kneeling
Being reliable, responsible, dependable and able to fulfill obligations
Maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations
Being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks
Requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges, as well as a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction
Ability to accept criticism and deal calmly and effectively with high stress situations
High School Diploma or GED equivalency
Must possess and maintain a current Kentucky Master Plumbers License, or be able to obtain within 6 months
Five years related equivalent work experience in a related trade
Minimum of one year experience in supervision
Must possess and maintain a valid Kentucky driver's license.
Salary Grade: 109 Hourly Range: $21.10 - 28.25
Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.
Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, age, uniformed services, veteran status, or physical or mental disability in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify the office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services (EEO) at (270) 745- 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.
Internal Number: 93342
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