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Residence Hall Maintenance Foreperson
Performs, supervises, and coordinates general repair and maintenance work for the Office of Housing in the University's residence halls and apartments. Work involves the responsibility for planning and completion of general carpentry, painting, limited plumbing, limited appliance repairs, limited electrical repairs, and limited air conditioning work. Coordinates larger repairs requiring specific trade skills with facilities services personnel and facility remodeling. Orders supplies and materials, establishes and monitors preventive maintenance schedule. Supervises maintenance staff. Responsible for overall appearance and repair of the university residence halls and apartments. Reports to the Director of Housing and Dining Services.
Supervises the planning and assigning of work orders and/or crews. Performs maintenance repairs in residence hall rooms and apartments. Orders/ inventories needed supplies. Services HVAC units in residence halls/apartments. Monitors completion of all maintenance repairs in a timely fashion. May be asked to move heavy equipment/furniture. Performs minor construction, painting, and limited plumbing, electrical and appliance repairs. Replaces door grills, repairs room and lounge furniture. NOTE: These examples are not inclusive of all work performed, but are a representative sample. Hires and trains student assistants in the maintenance area. Performs other duties as assigned.
Some heavy lifting (50 pounds or more) and ability to work from ladders and in close spaces. Must have sufficient strength and stamina to perform a variety of manual tasks associated with duties.
A minimum of 5 years experience in a broad range of maintenance duties including, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, A/C and heat, carpentry and painting, establishment of preventative maintenance schedules as well as general maintenance work. Experience in other areas of repair work is desirable. Experience in supervising and/or working in a team environment required.
Knowledge of building maintenance methods including modern methods of use and care of equipment and cleaning supplies. Knowledge in use of hand and power tools. Must be familiar with the use and care of manual and mechanical types of equipment and tools. Must have a general knowledge of building materials and hardware. Familiarity with normal safety procedures and Material Safety Data Sheets.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Must be able to maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and departments. Ability to unify subordinates into a cohesive work team. Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions. Ability to work with a diverse and multicultural population. Ability to read blueprints for remodeling and repairs. Demonstrated self-motivated work ethic. *Regular reliable attendance is required. *Physical exam required. *This position is designated as security sensitive and requires a criminal background check.