Description Gustavus Adolphus College is one of the nation's leading private liberal arts colleges serving over 2,200 students. The College aspires to be a community of persons from diverse backgrounds who respect and affirm the dignity of all people. Known for its strong science, writing, music, athletics, study-away, and service-learning programs, Gustavus is located on a scenic 340-acre hill in St. Peter, Minnesota only one hour southwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN.
Under the direction of the Director of Physical Plant, this position will manage the maintenance of the campus buildings, related systems and equipment, utility generation/distribution and campus utility infrastructure, with a focus on customer service. The manager develops, plans, organizes, coordinates, and administers a maintenance program with multiple maintenance activities and projects to establish proper policies and procedures. This position oversees and coordinates the work of the building trade's personnel and is the primary liaison between trades staff and campus customers to ensure continuity and quality of service, while providing in-depth maintenance services. As a key member of the Physical Plant leadership team, the manager oversees the management of critical infrastructure projects.
*This is a full-time, 12 month, exempt (salaried) position*
Duties and Responsibilities:
Oversees the daily maintenance, long-term planning, and outlook for campus buildings and related systems, equipment, and infrastructure.
Ensures that maintenance work is performed safely, properly, within budget, and completed in a timely manner.
Provides leadership and oversight to the Maintenance Services shops personnel (plumbers, electricians, carpenters, painter and heating plant) related to safety, leave, performance, budgets, etc
Provides leadership and oversight to the Project Manager, performance, budgets etc.
Collaborate with the Director of Risk Management and safety to ensure the department complies and maintains documentation with existing regulatory requirements including OSHA, DEP, EPA, NFPA, and ADA, state, federal, and local.
Recommends short and long-term changes or updates in buildings, equipment, and/or systems for improved efficiency or operation.
Utilizes engineering principles and experience to develop a comprehensive maintenance plan, predicting planning maintenance, and renewal of buildings and systems.
Ensures that building and utility systems data, including plans and Facilities Condition Assessment data, are updated accurately.
Responds to customer concerns and ensures requests are adequately addressed, within a timely manner.
Collaborates with other Physical Plant personnel and campus constituencies to identify problems and develops viable solutions. Serves as an integral member of project teams and Physical Plant team.
Provides project oversight for critical infrastructure and maintenance projects including planning, estimating, design review, bidding, and construction.
Manages and oversees work performed by consultants and maintenance contractors responsible for, but not limited to, elevators, fire sprinklers, and fire alarm systems.
Develops, implements, and manages policies and procedures regarding maintenance and departmental activities.
Represent the department with impeccable customer focus.
Performs additional duties as assigned.
Prerequisites Minimum Qualifications:
Five plus years of experience in Facilities Maintenance leadership within a multiple building setting.
Thorough knowledge of building management systems, corrective maintenance, safety codes, and personnel management practices.
Ability to develop preventative maintenance plans, related to technical problems of building systems and construction.
Working knowledge of operational and capital budgeting practices. Ability to perform business math, analyzes budgetary data, and makes accurate projections.
Expertise in data management programs, use of internet for research, *Must be proficient in CAD (AutoCAD) and Microsoft Programs (Excel, Word, Power Point, etc.).
Thorough knowledge of management methods, procedures, and practices.
Exposure to outside weather conditions year-round.
On-call availability throughout the year 24 hour service
Ability to work beyond the normal workday at various times throughout the year.
Normal amount of physical effort needed to perform tasks including intermittent lifting of 50 pounds or less, pushing and pulling, shoveling, standing, stretching, bending, and stooping.
Working with hazardous materials.
Application Procedures: To apply for this position, please continue the process on our website, www.gustavus.edu/humanresources/employment to complete the online application. A complete application will include the following attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee.
Contact information for three (3) references
Gustavus Adolphus College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities.
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Gustavus Adolphus College seeks employees who are committed to and will actively contribute to our efforts to celebrate cultural and intellectual richness and be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity. The Gustavus Acts strategic plan renews our commitment to equip students to lead purposeful lives, and to act on the great challenges of our time by diversifying and expanding the Gustavus community and delivering a distinctive and integrated liberal arts education. We are committed to fostering a community that embodies the value of a liberal arts education rooted in heritage and pluralism. We engage in this work at a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA), residential, national liberal arts college of 2200 students.