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Trades Manager

University of the Pacific
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 20, 2024

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Trades Manager

Primary Purpose:
The Trades Manager is responsible for managing and overseeing the maintenance, painting, HVAC, refrigeration, and plumbing systems. Alongside managing and overseeing skilled repair, upgrade, and remodel of the mechanical, structures, and other special projects on campus. Includes supervising and evaluating unit personnel.

Essential Functions:
  • Manages construction and remodeling projects that are within the established amount for the department to handle.
  • Coordinates with architects, engineers, contractors, and other units in the department to complete project.
  • Monitors project activities to ensure schedule is within timeframe, within budget and in compliance with specifications and requirements.
  • Designs and estimates cost of painting, flooring, window coverings and furniture.
  • Oversees purchase requisitions and materials inventory for installation, maintenance, and repair projects.
  • Solicits requests for proposals from general contractors for designated projects.
  • Supervises, schedules, assigns, plans, evaluates, and monitors the work of paint and structures staff and other crafts’ staff as necessary.
  • Maintains records on projects and departmental work orders.
  • Inspects structures including but not limited to roofs, doors, windows, window coverings, floors, paint, walls, and concrete.
  • Inspects mechanical, HVAC-R, and plumbing systems.
  • Evaluates mechanical, HVAC-R and plumbing deferred maintenance needs of university buildings and makes recommendation for necessary repairs and upgrades.
  • Has responsibility for the underground utilities consisting of potable water, gas, sewer, and storm drain systems.
  • Designs and oversees installation, maintenance, upgrades, and operation of campus building Energy Management Systems.
  • Maintains campus new and existing building mechanical and energy management at forefront of the new state of the art technologies within the current budget.
  • Responds to emergencies and implements repairs of campus buildings.
  • Evaluates paint, flooring and structures deferred maintenance needs of university buildings and makes recommendations for necessary repairs and upgrades.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

University of the Pacific recognizes that diversity, equity, and inclusion is foundational to the success of our valued students and employees. We prioritize policy and decision-making that demonstrates awareness of, and responsiveness to, the ways socio-cultural forces related to race, gender, ability, sexuality, socio-economic status, etc., impede or propel students, faculty, and staff.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma, or G.E.D.
  • Seven (7) years of experience working in paint and/or structures/carpentry trade, HVAC-R, and/or plumbing.
  • Three (3) years of experience working as a supervisor.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrate a high level of independent judgement.
  • Knowledge of supervisory principles, practices, and techniques
  • Possess a thorough knowledge of the building codes, standards, and regulations.
  • Ability to interpret blueprints, diagrams, and sketches.
  • Ability to operate appropriate test equipment.
  • Ability to read and write at an appropriate level and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Related professional certification desired.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate hand tools, power tools, and necessary test equipment.
  • Experience and sensitivity in working with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Demonstrated experience in advancing social justice, equity, and inclusion in a university setting.
  • Ability to engage an integrate culturally responsive practices an knowledge in their work.

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

May require ability to stand or walk for prolonged periods of the day. Ability to perform repetitive duties involving use of arms and hands, stooping, bending, and kneeling. Manual dexterity to perform duties assigned.

Work Environment/Work Week/Travel:Work is performed both in a standard office environment and outside areas in various weather conditions. Work performed during standard business hours. May work outside regular work hours to meet department’s business needs and deadline.

Valid driver’s license required. Incumbent must also be able to meet the University’s fleet rules and be eligible to drive for University business. The University’s insurance carrier reserves the right to exclude applicants based on their driving record.

Hiring Range: $71,596.39 - $98,456.30 per year. We consider factors such as, but not limited to, scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s qualifications, internal equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

Background Check Statement:
All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment are required to execute a release and authorization for a background screening.

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University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.



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