Facilities Maintenance Operations
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
Program Responsibilities & Management
- 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
- 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
- Approve time off requests, time cards, and complete all
- 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.
Budget Development & 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
- 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.
- 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
- Responsible for ensuring the accuracy and appropriateness of
costs supported by the operating budget and all associated
- 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.
Facilities Audit & Auxiliary Funding
- 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
What You Should Know
- Ensure that the staff within the Shop perform field inspections
of buildings, components and systems, and document their
- 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 We Can Offer
- 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.
The salary range for this position is $85,000 - $92,800
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
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What We Require
What You Will Need
- 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 We Would Like You To Have
- Excellent communication and customer service skills.
- 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.
To apply, please submit the following materials:
- A current resume.
- 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.
: Application materials will not be accepted via
email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.
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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