Director of Maintenance & Operations 498170 - Previous Applicants Need Not Apply
Position Type: Staff
Position Number: 20112123
Department: Associate VP Facilities Management
Job Summary/Basic Function: GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Reporting to the Associate Vice President of Facilities Management, the director is responsible for routine, preventive maintenance, and repair of 98 campus facilities, totaling over 2.6 million square feet of real property and related infrastructure and equipment. The person in this position manages a staff of approximately 35 maintenance employees, and is an integral member of the Facilities Management team, working alongside directors from the Custodial, Facilities Administration and Grounds Maintenance departments to support the mission of the university. Reporting to this position are the Utility and Mechanical Managers, who oversee the Electrical, Plumbing, Building Trades, HVAC and Energy Management sections. Additionally, the director oversees contractors involved in facility projects, and delivery of services. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the subordinate sections and develops budgets, policies and procedures to support the functional infrastructure. The director also maintains close working relationships with commercial utility providers and various maintenance departments from the City of Beaumont.
Provide leadership and supervision to the supervisors and managers reporting directly or indirectly to the director.
Maintains an accurate Computer Maintenance Management System (CMMS) that records, stores, and retrieves repair, maintenance, and construction activities for all facilities on campus and ensures equipment and building systems are given proper maintenance through an effective preventative maintenance program to promote the longest possible life.
Prepare technical specifications and oversee the execution of contracted work or services that are beyond the department's capability to otherwise provide.
Facilitates the development of plans for needed repairs and renovations of university buildings and facilities, including master planning of utility infrastructure to maximize efficiency of the current building inventory while providing for future expansion, by analyzing the data from facilities audits, understanding the impact of repairs and/or renovations on existing mechanical, electrical, structural, and related systems, and recommending the appropriate priorities for repairs and renovations.
Ensures the success of capital projects and physical improvements by providing input with Planning, Design & Construction on large scale facility projects, and works with them to develop solutions to facility-related problems.
Develops an effective and efficient staff by hiring qualified applicants, training personnel to departmental standards, assigning work appropriate to employees' capabilities, and evaluating performance.
Oversee the development and continued implementation of a preventative maintenance program.
Review operations and facilities to ensure compliance with program requirements, budget guidelines, and all applicable building and life safety codes including ADA requirements.
Determine the need and provide for the training programs to develop the highest level of staff competency.
Continually review new products and methods used in the construction, renovation, and maintenance industry to keep our equipment and facilities current with the latest technologies.
Contributes to the overall success of the Department of Facilities Management by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Education/Experience: A Bachelors degree in Management, Business Administration, Construction Management, Engineering or a related field is preferred and at least five (5) years of experience in the management of a physical plant or as a facilities manager is required.
Skills: Leadership and management skills, particularly problem-solving and decision-making as well as organizational and supervisory skills, are required. Strong verbal and written communication skills are required. Computer literacy, particularly in the use of automated work order systems, is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
Effort: The responsibilities of this position require regular visits to campus facilities, including using stairs and ladders in University buildings and construction sites.
Other: The scope of the job frequently requires working additional hours in the evenings and on weekends.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Possession of valid vehicle operators license. Must have a clear driving record to become insurable to drive university vehicles. Must have a clear criminal history background to serve in this security sensitive position.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience at an educational institution is preferred.
Security Sensitive Statement: This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.
Lamar University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Lamar University not to discriminate on the basis of non-relevant criteria including, but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities, admissions or employment practices.
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Home to more than 14,000 students, Lamar University is one of the fastest growing universities in Texas and is a member of The Texas State University System. LU offers more than 100 programs of study leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The 270-acre campus in Beaumont is about 90 miles east of Houston and about 25 miles west of Louisiana