Building Maintenance Manager



Posting Details

Recruitment Number

1011

Working Title

Building Maintenance Manager

Position Type

Staff/Administrative

Appointment Percentage

100

Division/College

Administration and Finance Division

Description of College / Department / Program / Division / Unit

The Division of Administration and Finance is committed to providing quality campus services to faculty, staff, students, and external constituencies in support of the university’s mission of teaching, research, and public service. The division includes Facilities Planning & Management, Budget, Human Resources, Information Technology Services, and Police & Parking Services.

Position Summary

This position is responsible for the supervision of professional building trades, technical and general maintenance staff that operate, maintain, and repair campus facilities. In addition, this position assists the Director of Facilities Management, Energy Manager, and Director of Planning and Construction in the overall operation, maintenance, and construction of building envelop and utility system (electrical, water, steam, and sewage/stormwater distribution and complex mechanical systems). This position is also responsible for asbestos management and abatement on campus and has to maintain the Inspector and Supervisor Certifications for the University. This position also requires a sound understanding and knowledge of institutional/commercial building envelope and operating systems.

Required Qualifications

*Associate or bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
*Licensure as master electrician, master plumber, professional engineer, or equivalent experience in construction or maintenance as a project manager or superintendent.
• Ability to obtain a Wisconsin Asbestos, Inspector and Supervisor Certification within one year of employment.
• The ability to hold and maintain a valid driver’s license meeting the criteria for driving a state vehicle.
• Ability to grasp, lift and/or carry tools, equipment, or supplies, up to 50 pounds on a regular basis.
• Physically be able to work in various positions i.e. with arms above your head for periods of time; bending, twisting, crawling, squatting, climbing, stooping, or kneeling; on scaffolding, ladders, or stairs; standing, sitting or walking, while continuously performing job functions.
• Physically be able to work in various environments without adverse physical reaction, e.g.; within extreme temperature ranges; in hot, noisy, dirty or dust-filled areas; at heights above 30 feet, etc.
• Knowledge of tools, equipment, materials, methods, and practices of the carpenter, plumber, electrician, and painter trades.
• Knowledge of the tools, equipment, materials, methods, and practices of the general and technical maintenance staff.
• Knowledge of safety requirements, state codes, and general orders relating to the trades.
• Ability to read, interpret and work from blueprints, sketches and specifications.
• Knowledge of the basic principles for supervising individuals to include hiring, scheduling hours/leave, directing/assigning work, evaluating work, and administering discipline.
• Effective oral and written communication.
• Basic knowledge and experience in the use of computer software including Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
• Basic knowledge and experience in the use of e-mail (i.e. Outlook, Gmail) functions including electronic calendars.
• Interpersonal and communication skills necessary to interact effectively with students, faculty, staff, vendors, and the general public.

Preferred Qualifications

• Possess the Wisconsin Asbestos Inspector and Supervisor Certification. Must be obtained within one year of employment.
• Supervisory, leadership, and training skills necessary to direct the work of others, effectively resolve performance concerns, and evaluate performance standards.
• Ability to source and procure the necessary supplies, tools, and specialized power equipment necessary to support work activities.
• understanding of the maintenance and repair procedures necessary to ensure the proper operation of building mechanical and electrical equipment.

Physical Demands

• Ability to grasp, lift and/or carry tools, equipment, or supplies, up to 50 pounds on a regular basis.
• Physically be able to work in various positions i.e. with arms above your head for periods of time; bending, twisting, crawling, squatting, climbing, stooping, or kneeling; on scaffolding, ladders, or stairs; standing, sitting, or walking, while continuously performing job functions.
• Physically be able to work in various environments without adverse physical reaction, e.g.; within extreme temperature ranges; in hot, noisy, dirty, or dust-filled areas; at heights above 30 feet, etc.

Working conditions and environment

• This position has 24-hour responsibility and is on-call 7 days per week for emergencies.
• Must be available for after-hours work in the event of a utility or other facility-related emergency.

Miscellaneous Information

This position is eligible for full-time, 100% benefits as an Academic Staff member. For information on the benefits afforded to this position, please visit: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/fasl20.pdf

Duties/Responsibilities

These are the job duties required for the position.

Responsibility Statement

Supervision of building trades, technical and general maintenance staff

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Provide supervision and leadership for the assigned Building Maintenance unit employees. Plan, schedule, coordinate and monitor daily work activities.
• Assign work orders, provide job instructions as required, determine job priorities, review completed work, and sign off on completed work orders.
• Establish employee performance standards and complete annual performance reviews of all assigned staff.
• Evaluate work processes, material, and equipment to ensure compliance with health and safety standards, building codes, and State construction standards.
• Coordinate and supervise campus asbestos abatement.
• Maintain required asbestos Certifications.
• Coordinate all WALMS (Wisconsin Asbestos and Lead Maintenance Surveys) with DSF inspectors and campus departments.
• Schedule work and vacation hours and make work assignments as necessary to accomplish departmental objectives.
• Evaluate training needs of employees and provide training as needed and within funding limitations.
• Participate in employment interviews and hiring recommendations for qualified candidates.

Percentage Of Time

45

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

Administration of technical functions related to University Facilities

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Assist in the logistical planning and scheduling of a wide variety of maintenance and construction projects to interface with the overall needs and master plan of the entire campus.
• Coordinate and schedule in-house work activities with work performed by vendors and contractors.
• Work with campus departments to determine construction/remodel/repair needs and work with the Director of Facilities Management, Energy Manager, and Director of Planning and Construction in the preparation of cost estimates for work.
• Analyze operational policies and procedures and recommend changes in response to program changes, directives, or to improve efficiency/productivity.
• Develop material lists, specifications, and obtain price estimates for maintenance and repair of buildings and equipment.
• Prepare requisitions, coordinate and expedite purchases.
• Inspect, update and maintain records and reports (fire alarm /inspection, roof, building condition surveys, inventories, etc.) as required.
• Participate in meetings and on committees as directed.

Percentage Of Time

35

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

Assist with capital improvement projects

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Coordinate with the Director of Campus Planning and Construction to identify maintenance projects requiring non-operational funding.
• Review plans and specifications and recommend changes or modifications related to code compliance, short and long-term maintenance costs, equipment operation, and other deficiencies.
• Recommend projects which solve existing and future problems that are compatible with specific funding requirements.
• Assist in the development of Agency Project Requests, Program Statements, and bid documents.
• Provide routine inspections of all projects; work with contractors, campus planners, and DSF project representatives to resolve issues; document issues and submit reports as required.
• Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Percentage Of Time

20

Essential

Yes

Posting Detail Information

Special Instructions

None

Posting Date

03/13/2021

Close Date

Continuous Recruitment

Yes

Continuous Recruitment First Review Date

04/05/2021

Position Contact Name

Scott Brown, Director

Position Contact Email

sbrown2@uwlax.edu
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Reference Contact Information
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identities of finalists must be revealed upon request. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).
    • I wish for my name to remain confidential until the university is no longer able to do so.
    • I waive my right to keep my name confidential through the application process.
  2. Will you now or in the future require visa sponsorship for employment at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse? (UW-L and UW System institutions pay for some or all of the sponsorship costs. Some candidates may require an H1B or another form of employment sponsorship to work in the US. This question is asked so that if you are the successful candidate, Human Resources can work with your work unit to begin the process of obtaining this visa).
    • Yes, I will require sponsorship prior to employment.
    • Yes, I will require sponsorship for continued employment if hired.
    • No, I do not require sponsorship and am eligible to work in the US.
  3. Please provide your most recent employer, supervisor name and contact information, including phone number and email address. (Pursuant to UW System Administrative Policy 1275, UW System requires reference checks related to sexual harassment and sexual violence to be conducted at a minimum with a final candidate’s most recent employer and with all previous UW System institution and State of Wisconsin agency employers from the past seven years. UW-L will notify you prior to contacting your supervisor).

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. Are you currently employed by or have you been employed by a UW System institution or a State of Wisconsin agency during the last seven (7) years? Please answer yes or no. If yes, provide the institution or agency name, your supervisor and contact information, including phone number and email address.
    • Yes
    • No
  5. After you retire from a Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) employer, you may return to work with a WRS employer as a rehired annuitant, provided certain requirements are met. There are no restrictions on what type of position a rehired annuitant can hold. Under the WRS, there is no limit to how much you may earn as a rehired annuitant. (Learn more: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/life-events/empcha/ra/). Are you currently collecting an annuity from the Wisconsin Retirement System, (WRS)?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education Web Site
    • Discipline-Specific Publication/Web Site
    • HERC Web Site
    • HigherEdJobs.com Web Site
    • Job Center of Wisconsin Web Site
    • Minority Publication/Web Site
    • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Social Media (i.e. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter)
    • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Web Site
    • La Crosse Tribune
    • Personal Referral
  7. Are you an alum of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. Were you ever found to have engaged in any sexual violence or sexual harassment in a previous work assignment? (Required under UW System Administrative Policy 1275)
    • Yes
    • No
  9. Are you currently under investigation or have ever left employment during an active investigation in which you were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment? (Required under UW System Administrative Policy 1275)
    • Yes
    • No


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