Physical Plant Manager of Mechanical Services

Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not specified
Aug 17, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Physical Plant Manager of Mechanical Services
Carroll University

Classification: Administrative Staff - Full Time - 12 Month - 2080 Hours

Report To:Director of Physical Plant

Description: The Physical Plant Manager of Mechanical Services is responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating, and controlling facility maintenance projects and work order production. Communicating, training, and managing the effective operation and performance of HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical trades staff and functions.


  • Manage logistics support needed to maintain and accomplish repairs and renovations to all academic, administrative, residence halls and other facilities
  • Perform daily rounds and take corrective action on deficiencies noted
  • Manage all trades personnel and resources involving mechanical, plumbing, and electrical.
  • Insure that University standards of conduct are enforced by trades personnel; Perform program evaluations and performance reviews on subordinate staff.
  • Conduct training of employees on functions and safe work practices and procedures
  • Conduct daily inspections of work orders in process to insure timely and effective performance and proper use of resources
  • Assist the Plant Manager in preparing operational and project scopes for all maintenance work. Establish goals, policies and internal controls for all areas of responsibilities.
  • Work to create an environment of responsiveness, service and professionalism with the University community. Regular and professional interaction with the campus community is expected.
  • Monitor all inventories of departmental materials at both our satellite locations and the main campus warehouse and create accountability.
  • Coordinate building/ maintenance activities to obtain optimum production and utilization of personnel and equipment. This includes overseeing the campus work order system.
  • Provide technical expertise for all facility operating systems including HVAC, utilities and maintenance.
  • Inspect mechanical and electrical systems, assess and inspect repairs and maintenance of systems and direct changes as needed.


    Education and/or Experience
  • 5 years minimum of progressively responsible experience in the management of the installation, construction, and maintenance of equipment, utilities, and buildings, including pneumatic and electronic control systems.
  • Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • High school graduate (diploma/GED) required
  • Requires two years technical training in mechanical maintenance
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and train a team of technical tradespersons is required.
  • Management and administrative skills, particularly the ability to analyze, organize and delegate, are required.
  • Experience in developing and managing a successful preventive maintenance program is required.
  • Experience in low pressure boilers/HVAC operations preferred
  • Experience in the maintenance of facilities in a higher education campus setting or with a large facility in a campus setting is preferred.
  • Familiarity with methods, practices, and procedures related to sustainability is required.

    Technology Skills
  • Computer literacy is required.
  • Familiarity with Building Management Systems (BMS) and Computer Management Systems (CMMS) is required.

    Human Relations Skills:
  • Exceptional customer service and interpersonal skills, as well as verbal and written communication skills, are required.
  • Service and results orientated.

    Other Requirements
  • Must have valid Wisconsin motor vehicle license and be insurable under the University's insurance plan.
  • This position requires weekend and/or evening hours and is on-call at all hours.
  • The ability to work indoors and out-of-doors.
  • The ability to move throughout campus, including stairs in all University buildings, in order to is required.
  • Shift worked may be adjusted by your supervisor based on departmental needs
  • Candidates must be willing and able to support and advance the University mission.

    Job Number: #2021-035

    Please reference job #2021-035 and submit cover letter and resume to:

    Human Resources
    Carroll University
    100 N. East Avenue
    Waukesha, WI 53186

    Carroll University does not discriminate in any manner contrary to law or justice on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or veteran's status in administration of programs or in the employment of faculty and staff. EOE

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