Under general supervision, the Supervisor of Trades primarily is responsible for supervising and working with one or more small groups or crews of skilled and semi-skilled workers involved in the installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of mechanical and electrical systems including heating, ventilating, refrigeration, air conditioning, power, water and sewer systems and equipment as related to HVAC and/or Mechanical and Electrical systems throughout the institute. The Supervisor of Trades is distinguished from the other trade and lead classifications by the larger scope of supervisory, project planning and coordination duties and the greater amount of time devoted to these activities. Incumbents typically prioritize and coordinate the work of multiple crews or projects; assign work to qualified crew members; provide overall technical leadership; determine necessary materials, supplies, equipment and staffing to meet work orders and preventive maintenance schedule; provide work and safety instructions; provide on-the-job training and instructions to less skilled workers in trade and safety practices; provide written input on performance evaluations; prepare and issue written or oral work directives; monitor work in progress; inspect completed work to ensure it is in compliance with specifications, codes, special instructions and sound trade practices; maintain computerized maintenance management systems, including accounting for labor, materials and purchasing, as well as prepare reports. Work on new construction and remodels requires: collaborating with engineering and design; interpreting complicated plans and drawings; coordinating work schedules and work assignments to meet the overall construction/modification objectives; sequencing of work; ensuring the availability of required materials and equipment; analyzing operations; preparing cost and time estimates; and providing a high level of inspection to ensure appropriate building and safety codes are met. Incumbents also may design minor tenant improvements and coordinate and supervise the work of related trades workers on specific projects.
High school graduation or equivalent.
Bachelor's Degree preferred in electrical engineering or mechanical engineering or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
Satisfactory completion of the Instituteâ™s background investigation.
Satisfactory completion of the Post-offer physical required.
Must be willing to sign an employee confidentiality agreement.
Regular, reliable, on-time attendance required.
Must be able to work overtime as needed.
Must be able to adjust regularly assigned work schedule based on workload and deadlines.
Incumbents may rotate through various shift assignments at stations either in the Central Plant or in the Facility Services Shop.
Must be able to work first, second, or third shifts.
Must be willing to use ladders to provide access to work areas and works from heights.
Must be willing to maintain First Aid/CPR/AED training/certification.
As a safeguard for employees and animals, all FS employees may be subject to vaccines, tests, and physical exams prior to working with specific animals, as research needs dictate, including but not limited to: TB testing and measles immunization.
This position requires constant seeing and touching/feeling.
Salk scientists are dedicated to innovative biological research. The Salk Institute consistently ranks among the leading research institutions in the world for its faculty's contributions and the impact of their findings. Focused both on discovery and on mentoring future generations of researchers, Salk scientists make groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of cancer, aging, Alzheimer's, diabetes and infectious diseases by studying neuroscience, genetics, cell and plant biology, and related disciplines. "We lead biological research. We prize discovery. Salk is where cures begin."Overlooking the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla, the Salk Institute offers a warm, collegial and collaborative work environment, where employees enjoy a generous benefits program. Social activities on campus encourage interaction as a community.