Assistant Director of Preventive Maintenance Services - (STA008490)

University of Houston
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 26, 2021

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

Provides leadership for the Preventive Maintenance department by overseeing the daily operations, maintenance activities and staff management. Ensures cost effective, efficient, safe, and reliable operations, consistent with best practices and other performance standards.

  1. Establishes and maintains the Preventative Maintenance program for the University of Houston Main Campus. This includes OEM or approved alternative methodology maintenance for all assigned equipment unless otherwise justified and approved.
  2. Directs the Preventive Maintenance services operations, inventory, scheduling, and assignments. Reviews the work of staff. Monitors status of work orders, estimates, requests, and purchases of materials and equipment.
  3. Provides overall leadership for the department by setting the tone, expectations and providing continuous evaluation, feedback and reports on the department`s performance. Drafts and implements operating procedures, staff work plans, and Key Performance Indicators (KPI's), benchmarking with RS Means and OEM service guidelines to achieve desired accountability, cost controls, compliance and efficiency of the department.
  4. Develops Preventive Maintenance staffing plans and oversees staff, including hiring, development, motivation and evaluation of staff through coaching, mentoring, and training.
  5. Establishes an effective culture by ensuring accountability and creating a performance management focus by setting standards and key performance targets in areas of safety, customer complaints, efficiency, and inventory control.
  6. Prepares project cost estimates, scope of work, Request for Proposal's (RFP's), Request for Qualifications (RFQ's), and bid/contract documents. Conducts inspection of work, evaluates work, resolves employee/contractor issues, approves pay applications/contract changes, and approves final acceptance of work.
  7. Develops short and long-range plans to meet state mandates, negotiates contracts with sub-contractors and consultants, and makes policy recommendations in the development of programs.
  8. Assists in the continuous integration of sustainable Best Practices into the daily management and operations of the department(s).
  9. Responds to emergencies on weekends, holidays, and after hours while ensuring prompt communication to employees, business associates and internal/external customers.
  10. Confers with university staff at all levels and provide technical expertise, assistance and advice regarding Preventive Maintenance projects, develops and presents recommendations and reports as requested.
  11. Performs other job-related duties as required.


Qualifications :

Bachelors and 5 years experience.

Requires a thorough understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of an analytical, technical or professional discipline; or the basic knowledge of more than one professional discipline. Knowledge of the discipline is normally obtained through a formal, directly job-related 4 year degree from a college or university or an equivalent in-depth specialized training program that is directly related to the type of work being performed.

Requires a minimum of five (5) years of directly job-related experience.

Requires a valid Texas Driver's License.

Additional Information / Preferred Qualifications:

Prefer five (5) years or more of commercial preventive maintenance experience of large commercial buildings, i.e., schools, hospitals, military bases or hotels, etc.

Will consider experience in lieu of education.

*Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply!

Notes to Applicant: Please include a minimum of 3 professional references with your attachments.

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