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Structural Trades Shop Supervisor

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 29, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant, Auxiliary Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Summary

Facilities Maintenance Operations encourages applications for a Structural Trades Shop Supervisor ! This role is responsible for the management of all aspects of the Facilities Operation’s Structural Trades Shop and all duties assigned to the Structural Trades Shop.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

Facilities Management (FM) is responsible for the overall physical development and maintenance of the campus. The mission of the department is to provide a safe physical environment that promotes the advancement and transfer of knowledge.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Leadership & Supervision
  • Supervise, coordinate, direct and evaluate the employees assigned to the Structural Trades Shop.
  • Assist the Trades Manager to develop annual goals/objectives that support the strategic goals of the Department and integrate these goals and objectives into the annual performance plans for employees. This includes developing processes that effectively implement identified goals, setting achievements and goals for completion, identifying and analyzing key performance indicators, and effectively allocating resources to ensure successful implementation.
  • Demonstrate good listening skills, ask probing questions and provide honest, direct and timely feedback to the Trades Manager, supervisors, and employees. Use conflict resolution techniques and procedures as needed and forward disciplinary recommendation to the Trades Manager.
  • Approve time off requests, time cards, and complete all performance evaluations.
  • Manage work assigned to the Structural Trades Shop and ensure customers are satisfied with the Shop’s performance. Solicit feedback from customers, note concerns, develop action plans for improvement and report back to customers on progress.
Program Responsibilities & Management
  • Overall management of the Structural Trades Shop and the primary programs that are an integral part of the shop including: the structural aspects of all academic buildings on campus, the roof repair and renewal program, classroom improvement program, annual exterior building maintenance program, ten year painting program and the ongoing development of the building envelope integrity program.
  • Ensure scheduled audits of each programmatic area are completed in a timely manner and that all subsequent repairs/improvements are defined with a clear scope/cost estimate.
  • Collaborate with the Trades Manager to define the funding source for the repairs and improvements. Determine if the work can be completed by Shop employees or if outside resources are required. Due to the cost of some of the repairs/improvements, integrate the needs into the Department’s building audit program to ensure the funding to support the need is within the parameters of the strategic plan.
  • On a 5-year basis develop a contract with a vendor to provide aerial thermal imaging of the Campus’ roofs. Conduct safety assessments, review root cause analysis incident investigation, enforce safe behaviors and workplace standard processes to mitigate job hazards and minimize incidents rates.
Budget Development & Management
  • Applying historical information and current trends supported by data within FAMIS and People Soft, develop and justify the annual operating budget requirements for the Shop in coordination with FM Accounting.
  • Responsible for ensuring the accuracy and appropriateness of costs supported by the operating budget and all associated auxiliary budgets.
  • To support cost beyond the boundaries of the annual operating budget, submit funding requests to the Trades Managers for approval and support from the Department’s auxiliary budgets.
  • Collaborate with FM accounting staff to review the monthly budget reports, develop and review spending trends and to review monthly charges to auxiliary Departments.
Project Support
  • With the Structural Trades Shop provide support for construction projects on Campus. This may be related to: utility outage notifications, the integration of new projects into existing systems/buildings, construction document reviews, field inspections, equipment/system commissioning and start up, the warranty process, updating UCB Building Standards and the selection of Standing Order Contractors.
  • Function as the trade specific liaison with staff engineers, consultants, and project managers to provide broad knowledge of the structural aspects of buildings and associated components within buildings. Rely on the employees within the Shop to perform specific duties within this function and be responsible to select, assign and schedule those employees involved in the project support function.
Facilities Audit & Auxiliary Funding
  • Ensure that the staff within the Shop perform field inspections of buildings, components and systems, and document their findings.
  • Subsequent to the field inspections, develop the base scope, base cost estimates and plans to support the renewal, replacement, or rebuilding of the deficiencies discovered.
  • Collaborate with the Trades Manager and the Deferred Maintenance Manager to prioritize the proposed projects. When the projects are funded, work with Shop employees, FM professional services staff, consultants and projects managers to refine the scope and initiate the projects.
  • Ensure that all new equipment is entered into the FAMIS database, that the warranty information is complete and that the preventive maintenance procedures have been established to ensure the renewal investment is sustained.
What You Should Know
  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to follow the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement . New employees are responsible for providing proof of vaccination or receiving a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.
  • This is a full-time, in-person position.
  • The anticipated work schedule for this role is Monday – Friday, 7:00 am - 3:30 pm. May require occasional nights and/or weekends for emergency situations.
  • This position is designated as Critical Services. A designation of Critical Services means that the employee is required to report to work at times when the campus is closed due to fire, explosion, inclement weather or other emergency situations.
What We Can Offer

The salary range for this position is $85,000 - $92,800 annually.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .

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What We Require
  • Bachelor's Degree. Substitution: Relevant experience can substitute on a year-for-year basis.
  • Two years of supervisory experience and increasingly responsible experience in Structural Trades.
  • Valid Colorado Driver’s License.
What You Will Need
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills.
What We Would Like You To Have
  • Four years of supervisory experience and increasingly responsible experience in Structural Trades.
  • Experience in budget management.
  • Advanced Building Systems knowledge in an institutional, higher education, or similar setting.
Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. A current resume.
  2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.

We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by October 7, 2022, for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

Essential Services

This position is designated “essential services.” The incumbent is required to respond to requests for work during campus emergencies (snow, wind, rain, flood and any other natural or man-made event) and report to work for his / her regularly assigned shift during emergency campus closures.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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