Job Summary: JOB SUMMARY: Plans, organizes and manages the maintenance and repair of University buildings, grounds and other physical assets to include: the electrical and mechanical systems involving HVAC and associated utilities; the maintenance and operation of building utility systems involving domestic and chilled water, electricity, natural gas, storm and sanitary sewage. Insures timely and thorough response to the needs of the University community to ensure continuity of business operations. Provides cooperation and loyalty to higher authority, peers, as well as subordinates. Provides emphasis of cooperation and liaison with the University as a service oriented organization. Work to be primarily second shift and weekends.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist in the planning and organization of short and long-range objectives for departmental operations, including staff and safety training, energy usage, efficiency of operations, quality control of service work and deferred maintenance.
Direct and maintain automated work schedules and staffing.
Delegate to and hold subordinates responsible for satisfactory performance of assignments including a commitment to provide first-class service to the University community
Evaluate and develop new programs for existing services and procedures with a focus on operational efficiency.
Select, evaluate, assign, and recommend progressive discipline for supervisors, staff and student employees.
Perform periodic inspections of all campus facilities buildings, structures, and grounds. Determines Facilities staffing needs as well as requirements for supplies and materials.
Assist in managing departmental budget and ensure expenditures support University and departmental goals. Focus on process orientation to deliver efficient, cost avoidance/cost saving work processes.
Engages, plans and schedules subcontractors when needed to assist in maintenance, repair and construction requirements and conducts inspections to assure that work performed meets requirements.
Other duties as assigned.
RELATED DUTIES: Review and provide input on documents developed for construction and remodeling projects.
Provide support and assist contractors and architectural / engineering professionals on various construction and remodeling projects.
Observe and report the need for repairs and replacement of equipment, furnishings, fixtures, utilities, etc. Initiate work orders and make notes for needed repairs.
Observe and report any Custodial shortfalls, and initiate work order to resolve same.
Minimum Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
Three years' experience in plant operations and maintenance engineering or equivalent experience with demonstrated, progressive responsibilities in administration and supervision.
Ability to work in harmony with others.
Possess customer oriented attitude.
Ability to effectively work alone or with others, with or without supervision.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Proficiency in use of computer word processing and spreadsheet software.
Valid Driver's License
Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodation
Preferred Qualifications: PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Working knowledge of energy management systems and automated work control practices in a local area network environment.
Previous personnel management experience in a physical plant maintenance operation setting.
University, college, or health care facility experience is preferred.
Additional Information: SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Supervision is received from Assistant Director of Campus Facilities- Maintenance Operations and/or Associate Vice President for Administration & Business Affairs, or Designee.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Functional and administrative supervision of designated Maintenance and HVAC support staff, Grounds staff, and Student Employees.
About SVSU: Saginaw Valley State University is a comprehensive university that offers 90 programs of study at the baccalaureate and master's degree levels for its 10,000 students on a suburban campus in Michigan's Great Lakes Bay Region. SVSU is committed to quality teaching in the classroom, field-based learning experiences, NCAA Division II athletics and a range of academic and extracurricular opportunities for students to excel.
The youngest of Michigan's 15 state universities, SVSU has increased the size of its physical facilities and modernized them to keep pace with student growth. More than 70 percent of freshmen live on campus in student housing. As it has grown, SVSU has continued to emphasize personal connections with faculty and staff; the average class size is 25 students. For more information, please visit our website, http://www.svsu.edu.
Internal Number: 208_54016
About Saginaw Valley State University
The University creates opportunities for individuals to achieve intellectual and personal development through academic, professional, and cultural programs. By fostering an environment of inquiry and openness that respects the diversity of all whom it serves, the University prepares graduates whose leadership and expertise contribute to the advancement of a pluralistic society. The University serves as a cultural and intellectual center dedicated to the pursuit and propagation of knowledge.