The Plumbing Supervisor is responsible for the supervision of the Plumbing staff in the Facilities Engineering and Planning department to insure proper operation and maintenance of Plumbing Systems, Building Piping and Lab Air Distribution Systems (within the buildings), including on campus water, gas, sewer, steam and condensate Return Systems; also insures adequate training, direction, and support for all employees under direct supervision. The incumbent also trains, instructs and monitors employees in the diagnosis and correction of malfunctions in plumbing systems and monitors the quality of work being performed.
The ideal candidate has plumbing and mechanical certifications with a minimum of six years of supervisory experience successfully leading and working with a large team of Plumbing and Mechanical Repair staff.
Salary : $60,000 - $72,000
Provides leadership to staff members to achieve mission statement and goals of the organization and University
Develops and maintains a safety program within department including lock out/tag out
Monitors, trains and coordinates maintenance personnel to ensure tasks and work orders are performed in a timely manner
Oversees the preventive maintenance program and establishes priorities for assigned task
Mentors peers and other co-workers as applicable
Coordinates activities and develops a plan for materials, labor and work order completion while meeting expected productivity goals for the department
Meets with assigned vendors and coordinates upcoming material support for maintenance work order program
Oversees vendors and work being performed to ensure deadlines are met
Instructs, demonstrates, and monitors employees with the diagnoses and development of a corrective action plan to address complex technical issues
Supports the Maintenance Training Program
Performs all other duties as assigned
Additional Functions / Information
Understand and maintain solid working knowledge of existing work order management and other Rice systems as required
HS Diploma or equivalent
Six years of related experience in Plumbing Maintenance in an industrial, commercial, or institutional environment
Advanced repair knowledge and proper use of associated tools and equipment
Excellent communication skills both oral and written
Ability to guide and mentor others
Ability to manage multiple priorities
Journeyman Plumbing License
Bachelors or trade school degree
7+ years of supervisory experience
Texas Master Plumber License
Valid Texas Driver's License (or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment) required with no more than three moving violations or at-fault accidents within the past 36 months and no convictions or deferred dispositions for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Driving Under the Influence (DUI) within the past 5 years.
Must be able to lift loads and climb stairs, ladders, scaffolding, and work around confined areas with piping and wiring obstructions as needed to access equipment. Requires moderate to heavy physical activity that includes the ability to lift and carry objects up to 50 pounds, bend, stoop, climb, balance, stand, and walk up to 8 hours per day. Occasionally required to enter utility tunnels and confined spaces.
Must be able to clearly distinguish colors used on CRT screens and indicator lights.
Work is performed primarily in the field in buildings on campus.
Requires exposure to high-pressure boilers and steam piping, high voltage electricity, high noise levels, being around rotating and other potentially dangerous equipment.
Requires work in mechanical rooms, tunnels, labs, attics, crawl spaces, non-conditioned spaces and dusty, dirty, and wet conditions.
Requires personal protective equipment such as hearing protection, safety shoes, and safety glasses.
Work Hours and Travel:
After hours work may be required or other work outside the regular schedule may be needed.
Available on a continuous "on call" basis for response to problems and emergencies that affect campus operations.
Requires periodic travel to classes, conferences, and vendor sites as needed.
This position is considered essential during a campus emergency. The incumbent in this position is expected to report to campus, provide the essential services designated and work under the overall direction of the Crisis Management Team for the duration of a campus emergency.
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