Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania’s Finance and Administration invites applications for the position of Technical Trades Manager. We are a community of educators dedicated to developing graduates who succeed personally and professionally and contribute to the common good.
WCU proudly offers a positive and purposeful work environment; comprehensive employee benefits including health, vision, and dental insurance along with many wellness programs; generous retirement plans;a commitment to work-life balance including generous paid vacation, paid sick time, military leave and paid time off for most major holidays; and a University mission to support employee personal and professional growth including a tuition waiver for self and family members, training and development, and advancement opportunities.
As part of this community, the Facilities Division designs, constructs and maintains a dynamic, safe, and sustainable campus to continually advance its nationally benchmarked living and learning community. The shops are responsible for preventative maintenance according to their expertise and keep all operating systems in good repair; make the campus a comfortable, safe, and attractive place to learn, live, work, and recreate; respond quickly to the emergency maintenance and repair needs of the campus community.
The Technical Trades Manager is responsible for managing a skilled group of represented employees and supervising outside contractors who perform repairs and mechanical maintenance across our large and vibrant campus. The Manager utilizes a CMMS work order system to schedule, track, and report on service requests and develop, administer budgets, schedules, and standards of performance for maintenance.
As a member of the Facilities Division staff, this position is deemed "essential" and must remain or report to work during partial or full day closings of the University due to hazardous road conditions, emergency circumstances or for other reasons. The ability to work overtime when needed is required.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellent communication, organization, and planning skills; the ability to analyze problems and offer creative solutions in a collaborative environment; and a commitment to providing premier customer service to a variety of constituents.
Ensure all building HVAC mechanical, electrical, plumbing systems, and 2nd shift coverage are well maintained and are operated in a manner which reflects the excellence of the University
Direct the maintenance, operations and updating of these systems in all 102 campus buildings plus campus utility systems which include electrical, geothermal, water, natural gas, storm and sewer drainage systems
Manage four forepersons and their direct report mechanics
Manage an operating budget of $600,000
Defer maintenance project management
Implement and direct programs to ensure effective and efficient operation of related shops and promotes steady incremental improvement
Apply knowledge of building automation systems and how to use as a tool in HVAC maintenance
Respond immediately to emergencies during both normal and off duty hours to ensure safe and timely operations to cover University commitments
Serve on an on-call rotation with facility managers
Completion of an Associate degree program at a college or trade school OR
A minimum of 7 years of mechanical maintenance leadership experience in management including 5 years of experience with budget and personnel management and 5 years of experience with Mechanical /Electric Maintenance Supervision
Experience maintenance and operations work oversight, coordinating, or facilitating work necessary to maintain or upgrade facilities and infrastructure of various types while operating at the budget provided.
Experience managing maintenance and operations work including building automation, building system and mechanical repairs.
Experience successfully managing budgets and contracts
A mechanical trade license.
Experience directly supervising a unionized workforce
Experience with CMMS
The salary range for this position is $69,716 to $79,675.
Ask about opportunities for partial work from home and WCU alternate work schedules.
Applicants must successfully complete the interview process to be considered as a finalist.
Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances WCU's educational mission. The University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer encouraging diversity. Women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal background checks.
West Chester University (WCU) of Pennsylvania is among the top regional comprehensive public universities in the nation, serving more than 17,500 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels with a national reputation for excellence, value, and student success. Founded in 1871 as an institute for teacher preparation, West Chester offers more than 118 undergraduate and 103 graduate programs in more than 50 fields of study. In addition to the main campus in West Chester, the University offers programs through its graduate center, the Philadelphia campus, and online. Five colleges and two schools comprise the University: Colleges of Arts and Humanities, Business and Public Management, Education and Social Work, Health Sciences, and the Sciences and Mathematics, as well as the School of Music, and the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies. Located in Chester County (25 miles from downtown Philadelphia) the area combines the best of enjoyable daily living with easy access to the full spectrum of country and city attractions. We are a community of educators dedicated to developing graduates who succeed personally and professionally and contribute to the common good.