The Maintenance Manager is responsible for managing and supporting the staff that maintains the vast diversity of building operating systems and equipment across campus.
Essential Job Functions of Position
o Effectively manage staff productivity and quality of work to ensure the timely and accurate completion of assigned tasks and special projects. Evaluate the performance and effectiveness of staff. Provide feedback and professional development opportunities, and make recommendations for staff training and special tools as needed.
o As the team leader and motivator, maintain a healthy, fair, and inclusive work environment by promoting diversity, exercising teamwork, and collaboration. Actively promote a professional workplace culture of mutual respect and collegiality for all members of the institution. Work to build positive and cooperative relationships with staff, encouraging them to work toward individual and departmental goals.
o Review timesheets and maintain the system used for time data entry. Prepare timesheets and forms accurately and according to university and department policies.
o Monitor staff attendance and ensure compliance with department and university policies and procedures and MOA .
o Plan for and procure materials, tools, and equipment.
o Evaluate, prioritize, and schedule daily work assignments and set work schedules for assigned personnel.
o Provide technical support for the maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting for HVAC, plumbing, electrical, or building automation needs.
o Determine when outside contractors are necessary. Coordinate activity and represent the university when working with outside vendors and contractors.
o Supervise the Heat Plant operations during the firing and non-firing seasons, including overseeing the water treatment program.
o Review plans and specifications for new and proposed projects to guarantee quality end products.
o Support the project bidding process and oversee small projects through completion.
o Monitor, control, and keep accurate records of contractor services and payments, costs of tools, instruments, material, and overtime.
o Manage and support the continual development and maintenance of the Building Automation Systems to confirm proper scheduling, calibration, and refinement of data to pursue best practices and end-user satisfaction.
o Conduct building, equipment, and systems inspections to ensure the university’s physical plant is maintained safely, energy-efficient, and attractive.
o Assist in the preparation of the yearly capital project program.
o Make recommendations for preventive maintenance repairs, replacements, upgrades, renovations, and other needed items to appropriate leadership.
o Maintain and provide oversight of code and operationally required inspections. (Fire Alarm, Sprinklers, Back Flow.)
o Perform administrative duties associated with the functions of the maintenance area.
o Communicate effectively with customer(s) to understand their expectations, deadlines and address their concerns professionally and efficiently.
o Communicate with end-users Standards of Comfort and energy-saving objectives.
o Must be accessible via radio or cell phone as part of the responding team to coordinate and supervise emergency repairs after hours, weekends, and holidays.
o Perform additional job-related duties as assigned or as appropriate.
Non-Essential Job Functions of Position
Education and Experience
o Associate degree in HVAC or a vocational degree/certificate in a trades program or two years of experience in facilities operations, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
o Three years of experience leading work teams with the ability to train staff.
Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in engineering, management, construction management, or a related field. Previous experience as a foreman or site superintendent in facilities operations and maintenance.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
o Proven knowledge of any of the following fire safety, electrical systems, HVAC systems, building automation systems, plumbing, mechanical systems, OSHA, and/or hazardous materials handling.
o Ability to read blueprints and be familiar with building codes, operations and maintenance manuals.
o Familiar with Microsoft Word and Excel.
Licenses, Certifications & Registrations
Valid driver’s license with a driving record that meets University standards.
Additional Requirements (e.g. Physical Demands)
Ability to lift, carry, or maneuver items weighing as much as 50 pounds.
Campus Security Authority
Special Instructions to Applicant
Must have valid Drivers License and able to perform on call duties on a 4 month rotation.
Regular Business Hours, Monday - 8am-5pm, Tuesday - 8am-5pm, Wednesday - 8am-5pm, Thursday - 8am-5pm, Friday - 8am-5pm, Other - On Call 4 Mo Rotation
Average Hours per Week
Months per Year
Washburn is dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching focused academic environment and a curriculum that engages the diversity of human experience across the globe. We seek candidates who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Application materials should clearly articulate how the candidate will contribute to the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through their teaching, research, and/or service.
Washburn University is an EOE . Washburn University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status.
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Driving History Checked?
Drug Screen Required?
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Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Do you have a valid driver's license? (A valid license is
required for this position and a motor vehicle report will be
conducted to verify the validity of your license.)
- * Do you have an associate degree in HVAC or a vocational
degree/certificate in a trades program or two years of experience
in facilities operations, maintenance, and troubleshooting?
- Do you have experience supervising employees?
- Supp Question: Do you have at least two years of experience in
Building Trades, HVAC, steam boiler operations and/or
troubleshooting equipment controls?
- * Do you have three years of experience leading work teams with
the ability to train staff?
Required DocumentsOptional Documents
- Cover Letter