This position is responsible for the development of day-to-day operations and maintenance of the physical plant of St. Cloud State University, including such items as buildings and associated electrical and mechanical systems; utility systems including heating, air conditioning, water, and electricity; construction projects completed using in-house resources; carpentry, painting, rounds maintenance, streets and sidewalks, snow & ice control, and warehouse/delivery operations; and management of all related resources. Directs and oversees maintenance of 3.5 millions square feet of building space in 45 buildings, and 95 acres of grounds. Develop and implement preventative maintenance programs. This position is considered essential during natural and man-made emergencies, and during inclement weather. Employee will report for duty as directed by their supervisor and is subject to recall during these types of events.
Bachelor’s degree in engineering, architecture, construction management, or related field, or an Associate’s degree plus 7 years of field experience, or 10 years equivalent field experience.
5-10 years of experience in facilities management, physical plant administration, or closely related field, including 3-5 years of experience in a supervisory position leading a diverse team of personnel.
Extensive knowledge of physical plant operations & maintenance and repair of buildings by all trade crafts, including utilities, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, carpentry, painting, grounds/landscaping.
Considerable Knowledge in establishing budgets and controlling/monitoring expenditures.
Excellent human relations skills with an emphasis on civility and collaborative teamwork with all direct reports, other departmental staff members, customers, university senior leadership, and community members to develop and maintain positive and inclusive working relationships and high morale.
Strong leadership qualities to effectively achieve the mission of the department and the university, and ensure work is done promptly, within standards, and to customer satisfaction.
Knowledge of and ability to establish, enforce, and follow all safety and environmental rules and regulations, and take appropriate precautions to prevent injury and illness in the workforce.
Ability to read and interpret construction blueprints and technical specifications.
Experience with Microsoft Office and other computer programs to effectively use email, spreadsheets, word processing, PowerPoint, web-based programs, and computerized work order management systems.
Experience in facilities management / physical plant administration at an institute of higher education.
Relevant professional certification such as PE license, RA license, or APP A CEPF.
At least 5 years of experience in a supervisory position leading a diverse team of 10 or more personnel.
Experience with School Dude web-based work order management software system.
Background and experience in energy conservation, sustainability, and “green” initiatives.
Ability to move across campus to attend meetings and accomplish Facilities’ business with other campus entities.
Ability to enter confined spaces, kneel, bend, and use arms and legs to perform various tasks
Ability to climb stairs and ladders
Ability to wear personal protective equipment
Ability to safely operate electric and manual tools and equipment
Ability to endure extreme weather conditions, noise and dirt
Ability to work evenings and weekends as required
Move equipment, tools, and other supplies weighing up to 50 lbs.
In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (MnSCU) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MnSCU's vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.
Founded in 1869, St. Cloud State is an award-winning regional public university and proud member of the Minnesota State Universities & Colleges system. The 100-acre campus is about an hour northwest of Minneapolis and St. Paul, along the oak-crowned west bank of the Mississippi River. St. Cloud State students prepare for life, work and citizenship by exploring the world around them and making it better. St. Cloud State employees value active and applied learning, community engagement, sustainability, and global and cultural understanding. These commitments complement more than 200 majors, minors and pre-professional programs, 60 graduate programs and 250 student clubs and organizations. St. Cloud State began as a normal school in 1869 and became St. Cloud State Teachers College in 1921. Bachelor's degrees were first offered in 1925. Master's degrees debuted in 1957. In 1975, the institution became St. Cloud State University. In recent years, the University added applied doctoral programs in Higher Education Administration and Educational Administration and Leadership. A diverse mix of students from Midwestern towns and U.S. metropolitan areas are learning alongside more than 1,000 international students from about 80 nations.
Additional information on St. Cloud State University can be found here.
Why Work For Us Help students achieve their educational dreams. We are looking for diverse people with passion, who are engaged, serious in the work of helping those who strive and desire a college education to achieve their goals
GREATBENEFITSPACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.
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About Saint Cloud State University
St. Cloud State prepares students for life, work and citizenship in the 21st century. In our rigorous academic programs, students apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Our 200 academic programs, 60 graduate degrees and education abroad choices on six continents emphasize hands-on learning through community engagement and close interaction with professors. Couple that with support from the Career Services Center and you have a clear path to a career. Our 100-acre campus is between downtown St. Cloud and the Beaver Islands, a group of more than 30 islands that form a natural maze for a two-mile stretch of the Mississippi River.