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General Trades Supervisor

Barnard College
New York, United States
Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 28, 2022
General Trades Supervisor
New York City, NY
Full time
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General Trades Supervisor

Job Summary:
Under the guidance of the Trades Manager, The General Trades Supervisor is responsible for overseeing facilities maintenance, repair, and renovation projects for the Barnard College campus. Reporting to the Deputy Director for Facilities Management, the incumbent will supervise the college's general trades: painting, carpentry, locksmith, masonry, grounds, Custodial-Superintendents and mechanics performing a variety of general trades tasks. The position requires strategic planning for physical plant maintenance and upkeep and a focus on the efficient use of resources.

Job Description:

Duties & Responsibilities:

Facilities Maintenance and Upkeep

Inspect ongoing work for conformance to codes, standards and other requirements. Routinely check to assure employees are practicing prescribed safety procedures and regulations in the use of materials, equipment and tools. Control shop inventory and issue and control specialized tools. Assure proper waste management procedures and policies are followed.

Prepare and anticipate cost, labor, supplies/equipment & time analysis for repairs, replacement, and/or remodeling projects. Determine the need for outside contractors and assist in preparation of bid specifications and the selection of contractors. Serve as liaison with contractors and review work of contractors for conformity to standards.

  • Follow Up on work orders, payroll and staff assignments
  • assist managers maintain workflow (planning / scheduling)
  • Maintain Stock Materials for Trades
  • Off hour liaison with faculty & Staff
  • Events Coordination Support
  • Maintain Trade Daily Schedules (Vacations / Holidays Etc.)
  • Perform Routine Rounds on all MER spaces
  • Work with support staff with trade related training and education.

Work Order System Management

Monitor Work Order System (MegaMations) requests for service, determine whether problems can be resolved in-house, set priorities, assign employees to specific jobs on a daily basis, and troubleshoot problems. Supervise activities to ensure that trades work meets or exceeds all established quality requirements; inspect work for completeness; give feedback and technical advice

to employees; visit the various work sites daily to assure employees are productively engaged in the proper operation of equipment and building systems. Assure that requestors are informed of the status of their work and maintenance request.

Personnel Management

Oversee unionized Mechanics responsible for the daily activities related to the general trades listed above. Administer employee policies, practices, procedures and work rules appropriate for the department; monitor individual performance and take corrective action including discipline as needed; ensure that assigned personnel have appropriate training (including work safety), work instruction, and tools for successful performance. Develop and implement safety programs. Assure proper training programs for employees. Complete weekly payroll and track overtime within the college's electronic timecard system. Screen prospective employees and make recommendations for employment or termination of employees within his/her area of responsibility.

Other Duties as Assigned

Perform miscellaneous tasks as necessary for the demonstrated successful implementation assigned duties. Perform administrative tasks as necessary for paperwork and recordkeeping management. Perform data analysis as necessary or requested. Respond to emergencies as necessary. Represent Barnard College as necessary and participate in training activities to keep maintain professional knowledge of evolving regulatory requirements. Understand and apply all departmental and college-wide policies and procedures.

Skills, Qualifications & Requirements:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks with challenging resource constraints.
  • Ability to utilize problem-solving skills and sound judgment.
  • Considerable knowledge and skill in the methods, processes, equipment and materials used in the repair, operation and maintenance of buildings and building systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse constituencies.
  • Must be able to work effectively in a service-oriented environment subject to frequently changing priorities which may require re-sequencing of planned operations.
  • Computer literacy and a working knowledge with architectural plans and specifications.
  • Knowledge of local building code and regulatory requirements.
  • Ability to perform financial management of a departmental budget.

  • Associates degree or equivalent combination of experience and education relating to building maintenance or construction.
  • Working knowledge of at least three trades is required.
  • Minimum five years of progressively complex facilities management experience, including supervisory responsibilities.
  • Must be willing and able to work occasional evenings and weekends as required.
  • Experience managing unionized staff is preferred.
  • Ability to obtain building certificate of fitness as required

Physical Requirements:
  • Able to kneel, crawl, bend, stoop, push, pull, lift and carry objects up to 50 lbs.

Salary Range: $66,611-$71,611

This job description is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities of and qualifications for this position. The job description is not intended as inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform or of all qualifications that may be required either now or in the future.

The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the College's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Barnard College

Time Type:
Full time


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