A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
Housing Facilities is a unit within University Housing that partners with other units in University Housing to provide a seamless residential experience for residents. The unit and department are part of Student Life. There are approximately 220 employees working in Housing Facilities. The mission statement of University Housing: To create and sustain diverse learning-centered residential communities that further the goals of the University. Through partnership with others, we provide quality programs, services, and facilities for those we serve.
The Area Maintenance Coordinator (AMC) position provides essential technical support to the operation of University Housing’s residence halls and apartments. The AMC identifies, develops and initiates project work on an operational level and capital improvement level. The position collaborates with building mechanics, skilled trades, design professionals, building and administrative leadership, and contractors to provide seamless service to residents that minimizes the impact of maintenance and construction work on their home. Functional supervision is provided for up to 29 building and area based maintenance mechanics which includes preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, and training.
40% Operations • Plan, implement and monitor facilities maintenance and related auxiliary service activities. • Functional supervisory responsibility for maintenance mechanics. Review and assess training needs for maintenance staff. Coordinate programs. Establish and maintain hands-on testing as part of hiring process for maintenance staff and MM3 certification • Prepare and coordinate periodic and special reports to management on unit operations, costs and facility related programs. Implement ongoing assessment of preventative maintenance program. • Inspect facilities compliance with regulatory, security and safety standards. Responsible to maintain safety standards to assure and manage compliance with university, state and federal codes and regulations. Serve as liaison to Plant Operations, Plant Extension, Utilities, and other campus programs. • Respond to inquiries and complaints and resolve problems in facilities and associated operations. Supervise technical investigations and problem solving of complex building systems
40% Operations Projects • Assess needs and propose project work necessary for building and equipment maintenance. Evaluate and prioritize funding requests. • Plan, specify, bid, schedule and coordinate projects. Establish budgets and track expenses, address exceptions. Select, assess, evaluate contractors
20% Capital Projects • Provide operational insight on system and equipment design and specifications • Coordinate and assist with investigative work to identify existing building conditions and issues • Function as the “owner’s representative” for design, development, construction, commissioning and staff training • Participate in the planning and development of a long term facilities use and management plan. Provide recommendations for improvements of facilities and services
Bachelor’s degree in institutional/facility management or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum five years progressive direct responsibility in facilities MEP project management and related budgeting
Demonstrable knowledge of institutional building maintenance, heating/cooling, plumbing, and electrical systems
Experience in building envelope and systems assessment and planning
Demonstrable knowledge of Building Automation Systems, Microsoft Office, and database management.
Ability to plan, develop, and administer maintenance operational activities, HVAC, mechanical and electrical programs.
Experience as building engineer/operator
Degree or classroom experience in Engineering
Knowledge of concepts of energy conservation
Experience in institutional residential facilities
Functional knowledge of Siemens Apogee DDC systems
Must possess good oral and written communication skills
PLEASE NOTE: Actual salary commensurate with experience, education and equity factors.
Relocation will not be offered for this position.
Demonstrable knowledge of institutional building maintenance, building envelope and heating, cooling, air conditioning and electrical systems
Progressive responsibility in project development, budgeting and management/supervision of projects
Knowledge of UM policies and procedures including procurement systems
Good oral and written communication skills
Experience as building engineer/operator
Bachelor's degree in institutional or facility management or an equivalent combination of education and experience
The job is typically 40-hours as needed and a M-F daytime schedule. There are times when work must take place evenings or weekends when building operations are minimized, and it is expected that the incumbent be able to do this. The incumbent must also be available by phone to respond to questions after regular working hours.
Project budgets are individually $5-200,000 and the total projects budget is currently $900,000.
The incumbent must be able to traverse significant distances and ascend/descend stairs and ladders to access equipment for review or inspection. Repositioning, twisting, and moving equipment may be required.
Up to 29 Maintenance Mechanics will functionally report to this role.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 154688
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