Job ID: 2022-15909 Type: Full-Time # of Openings: 1 Category: Building Trades and Technicians
The Assistant Supervisor Plumbing Shop is a member of the Facilities Operation and manages the Princeton University Plumbing Shop, with a staff of approximately fifteen (15) personnel. The position is responsible for inspecting, planning, scheduling and completion of safe and effective work assignments carried out by plumbing shop staff, as well as the coordination and oversight of work carried out by other shops and contractors. Responsible for the installation, inspection, maintenance, and repair of campus plumbing and heating systems.
Plans, organizes, schedules, leads and oversees assigned staff to ensure high quality work with maximum efficiency and professionalism. Manages shop activities, and coordinates with other trade shops, departments, campus customers, and others as necessary. Prioritizes work, establishes responsibilities, and assures excellent customer relations through both high quality shop deliverables and professional interactions.
Regularly monitors and inspects assigned facilities and audits work task performance of assigned Identifies, prioritizes and estimates maintenance and repair work as well as customer requested work. With input from the building's customers, and the Facilities Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), develops short- and long-term work schedules that will meet both department maintenance and customer requirements, within established budgets. Determines the most effective and efficient methods to complete shop tasks, which may include the use of contract services.
Responsible for shop and staff management which entails performance management, employee development, discipline, participation in the hiring process, and employee relations problem solving, all in accordance with departmental and University policy. Performs other administrative tasks which include document management and maintenance of various shop records.
Ensures that shop work practices are both current and safe, through effective training, monitoring and enforcement of best safety practices and safety work rules with vehicles, tools, equipment, and work tasks. Ensures compliance with University, Facilities, and Governmental safety requirements; including pertinent occupational health, safety and environmental codes and
Responsible to ensure all shop activities are compliant with applicable codes and "" other state and municipal Where necessary, provides documentation for building permits and/or safety inspections; completes all inspections and maintains documentation as required by codes and other laws.
Utilizes the Facilities Department CMMS to manage shop work daily. Creates computerized preventive maintenance plans and programs for assigned plumbing systems. Prepares, manages, and documents corrective and preventive maintenance work orders. Works with the MEP Scheduler/Planner to ensure that computerized preventive maintenance work orders for plumbing systems are created, scheduled and accomplished in a timely manner and updates are made in the preventive maintenance system when new equipment is added or replaced. Provide recommendations on equipment repairs and/or replacements to the shop supervisor based on CMMS reports and queries.
Provide regular feedback and communication to assigned staff; keep supervisor informed and be responsive to directives from leadership; support, communicate departmental and University policies, goals, and
Assumes shop level financial responsibility for material purchases, contracted services and proper accounting of employee labor and Provides accountability for all shop labor, supplies, equipment and materials used on work orders.
For assigned contract efforts, prepares specifications, solicits quotes for purchased material and equipment, inspects and oversees contractor to assure full compliance with all University Ensures that all purchasing and contracting is in accordance with University policies and regulations.
Manages small projects and provides shop level technical review of contract plans and Provides technical support to other facilities departments when necessary or requested. Attends pre-bid and other contract meetings to resolve contractor questions. Monitors progress and performs both interim and final inspections of contractor work. Recommends change orders where necessary and provides cost estimates for work to support contract negotiations.
Occasionally may perform field work and assist shop trades personnel with work
Perform other duties as assigned, including overtime assignments, special event support, and responding to after-hours campus emergencies. During emergencies, the Assistant Supervisor is classified as a Core Essential.
The successful individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Possess a high school diploma.
Must have excellent technical knowledge of plumbing systems. Must have excellent troubleshooting capability. Must have the ability to perform as a journey level tradesperson and have 10 or more years of experience in the trades.
Must have a demonstrated knowledge of workplace safety rules and be a role model for Possess the ability to enforce safe work practices and support a shop culture of safety.
Possess strong supervisory and administrative skills to direct, motivate and coordinate staff, manage materials, and provide equipment for maximum effectiveness. Possess the knowledge and ability to effectively implement departmental policies and initiatives with staff in a consistent manner.
Must understand and embody the importance of personal ethics, workplace integrity, positive attitude, tactfulness, change management, and the establishment of strong relationships with campus student, staff, faculty, and
Possess strong communication skills (both verbal and written) and be able to effectively interact with a wide variety of customers both within and outside of the Facilities
Have a strong ability to identify maintenance and repair work, prioritize its importance and estimate the labor hours and material required to accomplish the work. Must have the ability to create effective and efficient shop work schedules.
Can capably utilize computer business software programs such as Microsoft Possesses the competency to utilize the department's computerized maintenance management software (CMMS) to manage shop activities on a daily basis.
Have an awareness of building codes, facility safety requirements and sustainable work Possess the ability to prepare and understand the building permit process and have the professional competency to review construction documents.
Can prepare contract specifications for small maintenance and repair Possess the skill and ability to inspect contracted work to ensure contractor compliance with the contract documents.
Must possess a valid driver's license.
Licensed Master Plumber by the State of New Jersey.
Physical Demands: (The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
stand or walk up to 2 hours at one time for 6-8 hours per day;
sit for less than 2 hours during an 8 hour day;
operates motor vehicles or heavy equipment (e.g., forklift, high reach, cherry picker) infrequently (less than 33% of the workday)
lift or carry up to 50 pounds occasionally (34 – 66% of the workday) and 75 pounds infrequently or seasonally (less than 33% of the workday);
lift up to 75 pounds to waist height and up to 35 pounds in a range of motions from floor to overhead:
frequently (34 – 66% of workday) use hands for simple grasping, fine manipulation, pushing or pulling;
occasionally squat, kneel, climb, bend, lift overhead, lie down, crawl, knee stand, dig, use hammer drills, push or pull with forces up to 75 pounds (less than 33% of the workday);
frequently climb stairs or ladders, reach overhead, push or pull with forces up to 35 pounds; (34 – 66% of the workday);
work outdoors in a variety of temperatures and environmental conditions;
possess ability to work at heights, full range of body motions and physical agility, and maintain balance.
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