$105,000 - $110,000 Salary commensurate with education, experiences, and other requirements. Comprehensive benefit package (health care, vacation, etc.)
Term of Position:
At Will/Just Cause:
Summary of Position:
Directs work activities of building maintenance, carpentry, HVACR, electrical and plumbing, and grounds departments as well as building automation and fire & life safety systems engaged in operating, maintaining, and remodeling of Ferris State University facilities. Oversees the capital renewal & deferred maintenance program (CRDM) and appropriate trade contractors as required. Administer union contract as well as participate in union negotiations.
Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical and/or Electrical Engineering, Facilities Management, Construction Management or equivalent work experience.
Required Work Experience:
Six years recent experience in the management of institutional or industrial facilities including extensive supervisory experience.
Required Licenses and Certifications:
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered:
Master’s degree in Business Administration, Engineering, and/or Facilities Management related graduate programs. Certification from APPA Institute or other Facilities Management related certification programs. Documented OSHA Safety training or Certification.
Provide leadership, oversight, training, performance, and professional development of maintenance, energy management, grounds management, and operations staff.
Facilitate a positive work environment with staff and stakeholders and align with the University values of collaboration, diversity, ethical community, excellence, learning, and opportunity.
Evaluate, establish, and maintain work request priorities and CRDM programs.
Manage all aspects maintenance projects involving outside contractors and/or University trades personnel.
Work with union leadership to comply with union agreements and the assignment of work.
Ensure that all governing rules, regulations and policies in area of responsibility are followed.
Purchase materials, supplies and equipment as necessary following University purchasing policies and the RFP process (as required).
Monitor Facilities Management work activities to assure quantity, quality and safety for all students, faculty, staff and campus visitors.
Develop project plans, budgets, specifications, and cost estimates.
Develop/assist in the definition and management of the Facilities Management department and operational budgets.
Maintain records and prepare reports as required.
Work with various deans, directors and department heads regarding personnel, maintenance and construction projects and maintenance concerns.
Develop and/or assist in the development of University standards related to construction, renovation and maintenance of all University facilities.
Substitute for the Associate Vice President for Facilities Management during his/her absence or unavailability.
Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members.
Serve on various University committees.
Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated skills in reading and interpreting blue prints, charts and job specifications; able to organize, schedule and supervise managers and employees in the work force; establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships; communicate effectively; perform basic mathematical functions with accuracy; and evaluate the performance, personality, adaptability and skill levels of job applicants and employees. Requires capability to understand and administer union contracts and be proficient in labor relations.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Transcript 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcript of Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical and/or Electrical Engineering, Facilities Management, Construction Management degree.
Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.
Initial Application Review Date:
August 22, 2022
Open Until Position is Filled?:
Posting Close Date:
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