Mechanical and Plumbing Shop Manager
Officer of Administration
Appointment Type and Duration:
Commensurate with experience
Application Review Begins
August 11, 2021; open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
In addition to your resume, please include a cover letter that
specifically addresses your experience as it relates to the minimum
and preferred qualifications of this position. In the same letter,
please detail your experience leading a diverse group of trades
personnel across multiple disciplines.
Campus Planning and Facilities Management (CPFM) is a vibrant
department, which comprises five units, and approximately 270
employees: Facilities Services, Utilities & Energy, Campus
Planning, Office of Sustainability, and Design & Construction.
The units of CPFM strive to provide excellent customer service to
the University of Oregon campus and operate with the highest
professional standards, communicating and collaborating with
customers to support the stewardship of the campus.
Facilities Services (FS) is responsible for the management of
human, financial and material resources, the development and
implementation of programs, policies and procedures related to the
operation, maintenance, repair and minor renovation of university
buildings, grounds, and infrastructure systems. These services
provide the University of Oregon community with a safe, efficient,
reliable, functional and aesthetically pleasing learning
environment in support of the University's mission and
The Mechanical and Plumbing Shop Manager is specifically tasked to
work with the Associate Director of Building Systems and peers to
provide and maintain mechanical and plumbing systems conducive to
teaching and research; safeguard the capital investment in the
University's buildings, continually evaluate and administer
effective professional criteria and standards for the design,
construction, and maintenance of all mechanical and plumbing
buildings systems; and aid the Associate Director to develop and
administer cost-effective maintenance programs for these building
system elements by determining staffing, equipment and capital
needs for each section.
This position has oversight of the Mechanical and Plumbing Shops
working in tandem with other supervisors to ensure the continuity
of service to the Campus Community. This position reports to the
CPFM Associate Director (AD) of Facilities Services, Building
Systems. This position is responsible for the overall operation and
daily management of the Mechanical and Plumbing Shops, including
overall review of work, ensuring code compliance and adherence to
UO policies and procedures. The Mechanical and Plumbing Shop
Manager is expected to conduct periodic drop in inspections of
subordinate personnel's work and provide mentoring opportunities
This position works directly with AD to develop and manage the
corrective, program and preventative maintenance budgets and
programs related to the functions of buildings falling within the
Facilities Services budget responsibilities. Decisions related to
reactive and corrective maintenance actions directly affect
established maintenance budgets and customer service levels. Duties
include administering associated fiscal policies, procedures, and
management; monitoring individual program budgets; and providing
technical assistance on repair and renovation budgets.
The Mechanical and Plumbing Shop Manager will develop and implement
work-monitoring procedures to ensure work assignments are completed
in a cost-efficient and timely manner, and in compliance with
applicable regulations and industry/quality standards.
This position coordinates and consults with the Associate Director
of Facilities Services and a wide variety of departments, campus
users and administrators to verify and program content and
effectiveness are meeting the needs and requirements of customers.
This position will work with the AD, Director of Facilities
Services, peers, and subordinates in developing a strong customer
orientation and ensuring delivery of facility-related services to
campus in an effective and timely manner. Contacts made by this
position are critical to achieving Facilities Services goals and
This position is responsible for approximately 8-15 FTE and 0-10
The Mechanical and Plumbing Shop Manager manages staff to achieve
the goals and objectives of Facilities Services in an effective and
efficient manner, and ensure compliance with employment law, union
collective bargaining agreement as well as State & University
policies. Requires knowledge of the principles and practices of
state and federal employment law and University of Oregon personnel
policies and practices.
This position exercises independent judgment and decision making on
a daily basis. These decisions include problem-solving, ensuring
consistency within Facilities Services Mechanical and Plumbing
sub-units, and making staffing and budgetary decisions in support
of the Facilities Services Core Principles and Mission.
Actions and decisions are critical in determining the short- and
long-range maintenance and construction goals of the University,
affect the commitment of major resources in excess of millions of
dollars and affect the life, health, and safety of staff, students,
and the public. Decisions affect the delivery of services to the
University, and the position is responsible for ensuring compliance
with applicable laws and regulations.
This position will perform a variety of other duties and special
projects in support of FS as assigned by the Director and Associate
Director that may include meetings, serving on committees,
attending special training and conferences, and coordinating or
directing special projects.
We are committed to recruiting and selecting outstanding candidates
who reflect the diverse, intercultural, and inter-sectional
identities of our staff, faculty, and student body. The Ideal
candidate will embrace our commitment to an inclusive environment
which supports student success. Candidates will have demonstrated
experience working with diverse populations, and will contribute to
policies, programs, and activities that support an inclusive,
accessible, and equitable learning and working environment.
It is an essential requirement of this position to qualify for and
maintain UO driver's certification eligibility, which includes
maintaining an Oregon driver's license throughout employment in
This unit may provide essential services during times of
emergencies and inclement weather. This position may be required to
fulfill essential services and functions during these times.
Bachelor's Degree and two years of experience in the areas below,
OR any combination equaling six years of education and experience
in the areas below:
- Experience with the principles and practices of construction
and engineering, contract administration, construction management,
specialty trade functions, and construction design
- Experience managing a budget.
- Experience supervising unionized personnel and collective
- Experience in facility management within the public sector
(state facility, college, university, or other public
- Experience in supervisory and managerial principles and
- Analytical and problem-solving - gathering and synthesizing
complex or diverse information and identifying and creating
innovative solutions to complex problems.
- Written and oral communication - writing and speaking clearly
and persuasively in various situations including via email and
conducting productive meetings.
- Delegation - making work assignments, giving authority to work
independently, setting expectations, monitoring delegated
activities and providing accountability.
- Leadership - inspiring and motivating others to perform well
and accepting feedback from others.
- Management skills - including staff in planning,
decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; making
oneself available to staff; providing regular performance feedback;
developing subordinates' skills and encouraging growth.
- Customer service and quality management - providing and
expecting exceptional customer service; looking for ways to improve
and promote quality and demonstrate accuracy and
- Respectful workplace - creating and maintaining a culture of
respect and inclusion in which employees are valued, communication
is polite and courteous, conflict is addressed appropriately, and
inappropriate behavior is addressed swiftly.
- Judgment - displaying a willingness to make decisions,
exhibiting sound and accurate judgment, and making timely
- Planning/organizing - prioritizing and planning work
activities, using time efficiently and developing realistic action
- Safety and security - observing safety and security procedures,
using equipment and materials properly and expecting employees to
do the same.
- Position requires a commitment to the University's affirmative
action and equal opportunity goals and the diversity plans of the
University and CPFM. Position requires a commitment to maintain the
highest ethical standards within the department and
- Bachelor's degree in Engineering from accredited
- Experience with HVAC control systems such as those manufactured
by Siemens, Johnson, Honeywell or Robert Shaw.
- Oregon Limited Energy Class B or higher electrical
FLSA Exempt: Yes
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful
completion of a background inquiry.
The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits
package to eligible employees, including health insurance,
retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about
benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative
action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance
with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals
to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected
status, including veteran and disability status. The University is
committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and
employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in
connection with the application process, please contact us at
email@example.com or 541-346-5112.
UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex,
national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status,
disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity,
and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment
practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and
policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be
referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights
Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information,
related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the
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an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and
services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is
available online at http://police.uoregon.edu/annual-report.
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