Reporting to and under the direction of the Chief and Assistant Chief Maintenance Engineers, manages a portion of the shop staff in the safe and efficient operation of all building mechanical, plumbing, and control systems including the associated utility distribution networks. Operates, maintains, repairs, and replaces building infrastructure related equipment including, but not limited to, air conditioning, refrigeration, heating, plumbing, temperature controls, and instrumentation.
Please note: Must be a member of Operating Engineers Local 399, or join after a 90-day probationary period. Physical ability to lift and maneuver heavy weights, climb and descend ladders, and work in hot, cold, cramped and confined quarters. Ability to work safely and at heights on ladders, lifts and scaffolding. Dexterity necessary for the use of tools and manipulation of materials. Must be available and capable of responding to irregularities during evenings and weekends ensuring 24 hour, 7 day per week coverage.
Organizes and assigns daily work schedules and assignments for staff, assuring completion of routine, corrective, and preventative maintenance activities in accordance with the unit Service Level Agreement;
Operates, maintains, repairs, and replaces the building plumbing, mechanical, and ventilation systems including associated distribution piping and ancillary equipment;
Maintains good order and discipline among personnel consistent with University and departmental policies, requesting commendatory or disciplinary action to the shop supervisors; participates in annual employee performance reviews of subordinate personnel;
Mentors and provides technical guidance and oversight to employees;
Manages time sheets, vacation requests, attendance for employees;
Provides reports to shop supervisors on the condition, renewal needs, and routine maintenance of facilities, components, and related activities including post-incident summaries and root cause analyses;
Identifies and recommends employee safety, technical, soft-skill training, and professional development opportunities as required to ensure optimum unit performance and development;
Assists in management, identification, and purchase of equipment, supplies, and supplemental contracted resources;
Acts as liaison with customers and Facilities Customer Service;
Other duties as assigned;
Must be available and capable of responding to irregularities during evenings and weekends ensuring 24 hour, 7 day per week coverage.
High School diploma, GED, or the equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired;
Minimum two years supervisory experience in planning, directing, and coordinating the maintenance of building systems and equipment;
Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license recognized by the State of Illinois, provide own reliable transportation, and purchase a University parking permit;
Be a member of Operating Engineers Local 399, or join after a satisfactory completion of a 90-day probationary period.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Thorough understanding of the steam and refrigeration cycles, and how they relate to building environmental systems and equipment. Knowledgeable of electrical distribution and safe working practices;
Excellent written and oral communication skills;
Exceptional customer relationship skills and the ability to establish effective working relationships in a diverse environment;
Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to effectively motivate work groups toward defined and agreed upon common goals;
Comprehensive knowledge of the tools, instruments, methods and standard trade/safety practices pertaining to mechanical, electrical, and plumbing;
Ability to perform calculations applicable to field of experience;
Receptive to feedback, willing to learn, embracing continuous improvement;
Helpful, respectful, approachable and team oriented. Ability to build strong working relationships and a positive work environment;
Seeks to build collaboration by encouraging trust, mutual respect and shared purpose;
Balances listening and talking, speaks and writes clearly and accurately, keeps others informed;
Integrates health and safety precautions into daily activities;
Works effectively in an environment in which the parameters may change daily; adjusts behavior to meet the needs of different people and situations.
Proficiency with mobile devices including iOS.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Facilitates open and effective communication, cooperation and teamwork within and outside of one's own team;
Plans ahead, manages time well and arrives on time;
Working knowledge of BOCA, NFPA, State, Local, and other associated building codes;
Familiarity with Phoenix Controls, Aircuity, Automated Logic, Siemens Insight, Siemens Desigo, JCI Metasys, and Tridium front ends;
Successfully uses multiple software program independently. Software may include Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, and Outlook, CMMS Systems, and Peoplesoft;
Familiarity with zone maintenance models;
Recommends improvements and opportunities to increase efficiency and reduce costs;
Analytical skills including critical thinking, decision making, trouble shooting and problem solving, reading and interpreting technical drawings;
Achieves a standard of excellence with work processes and outcomes, honoring University and Department policies and all regulatory requirements.
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