The Preventative Maintenance Shop Supervisor plans, coordinates, supervises, assigns, and assist with the work of the Preventative Maintenance shop. Evaluates specific needs of each job, places orders for materials, and tracks cost. Determines work order priority and schedules work to be completed. Performs administrative tasks and accesses work orders in AiM via computer, or mobile device, to include ensuring work orders are assigned within 2 business days, work orders are properly scheduled, materials are ordered, received and dispersed in AiM, proper notes are added by staff and proper time and materials are posted. To perform a high level of preventive maintenance on a variety of light commercial mechanical equipment at an institutional setting. To work independently to perform preventive maintenance and repairs on HVAC auxiliary equipment, plumbing equipment related to mechanical equipment, electrical equipment such as motors, breakers and their associated controls. Duties include performing preventive maintenance, troubleshooting equipment problems and making repairs as required.
A high school diploma or GED, completion of a technical training program in a maintenance trade equivalent. A minimum of two years related experience and/or training (building or equipment maintenance); or equivalent combination of education and experience. Valid Driver’s License with clean driving record. Candidates with an equivalent combination of experience and/or education are encouraged to apply.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Advanced knowledge of building systems and components.
• Advance knowledge of maintenance and repair processes and procedures for building systems and components.
• Knowledge of architectural, structural and building construction work methods, materials and practices.
• Knowledge of standards, technical specifications, regulatory codes and safety regulations pertaining to the work performed.
• Ability to read and interpret advanced plans, specifications, operating manuals, diagrams, and charts of a complex technical nature.
• Ability to operate instruments, tools and equipment related to the work assignments.
• Excellent communication skills including verbal, written and presentation skills.
• Exceptional attention to detail, specifically in accuracy of calculations and completeness of data.
• Proficient in the use of personal computers for the preparation of detailed Building Condition Assessment reports.
• Knowledge and skill in computer applications and related programs in support of business activities.
Additional Comments Regarding Position
Must be able to perform manual labor and work outside in heat, humidity and inclement weather. Must be able to work in close quarters, climb ladders/stairs, enter/exit hatches, and work on rooftops. Must be able to work in areas of excessive heat/cold and lift or move furniture, objects and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds. Overtime and call back work is required after normal working hours and on weekends, as needed. May be required to be on campus prior to and immediately following all emergencies such as hurricanes, floods, etc.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please complete the application to include all current and previous work history and education. A resume will not be accepted nor reviewed to determine if an applicant has met the qualifications for the position.
*Salary is commensurate with education/experience which exceeds the minimum requirements.
Offers of employment are contingent upon a successful background check.
The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.
Develops, documents and manages the department’s team, building systems and components preventive maintenance program. Maintains a current list of building equipment, determines frequency of service schedules, determines needed resources such as tools, materials and labor, and monitors the program’s effectiveness. Reviews manufacturer’s operation manuals and other related resources to determine optimum frequency of preventive maintenance schedules. Coordinates all PM schedules with the integrated work management system (IWMS). Audits and reviews all preventive maintenance (PM) by component to determine the most effective method for scheduling and performing PM activities. Compares estimated costs to actual costs to develop accurate cost estimates for the PM program. Works closely with Trades and Maintenance Services and Facilities Engineering to determine replacement cycles based on PM records. Coordinates with the building automation system (BAS) to track and adjust service schedules based on run-time and other related metrics. Provides related reports to senior management.
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Building Condition Assessment. Develops and manages the department’s building and grounds condition assessment program. Maintains an accurate inventory of building components, assesses the cumulative effects of wear and tear on these components, identifies premature component failure and risks associated with the failure to take action, forecasts asset replacement or refurbishment needs, conducts in-field cost estimating, forecasts and models (life cycle cost analysis) to determine the economic benefits of maintenance strategies, and ascertains compliance with regulations and codes. Documents the physical description and specifications of all building components and develops a photographic dossier of building components, inclusive of all observed deficiencies. Updates various databases to review and update building equipment lists and data on condition assessment of building components. Coordinates with Trades and Maintenance Services shops and Facilities Engineering to perform detailed visual inspections and building condition assessments. Assists with compiling required State reports. Coordinates with Facilities Engineering to develop the highest priority renovation and renewal needs based upon the building audit data.
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Project Closeout. Coordinates with all department project managers to assist with transitioning the project closeout process from the project manager to Facilities Operations. This involves coordinating all documents such as final as-built drawings, O&M manuals, warranties, and asset management information such as model and serial numbers. Ensures all documents are properly filed and accessible for future reference. Coordinates this information with the integrated work management system (IWMS) and the preventive maintenance program.
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