This class incumbent is responsible for managing and coordinating all physical plant operations; delegating workload of subordinate supervisory personnel and directing comprehensive maintenance, repair and remodeling work done at a moderately sized State institution or facility.
Supervises the work of a small to moderate staff of labor and trades employees.
Nature and Scope
An incumbent reports to an administrative supervisor and is responsible for directing and implementing maintenance and preventative maintenance programs involving all aspects of the mechanical and trade fields such as painting, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, welding, HVAC operations, routine equipment maintenance and repair and related operations. Concurrently, a class incumbent provides technical assistance to subordinate supervisory personnel, inspects facilities for hazards; assigns corrective measures and consults with professional and technical personnel regarding major, comprehensive and complex projects. Significant aspects of work in this class include: supervising, selecting, training and dealing with issues concerning personnel; scheduling workload; estimating operational cost time and material factors; resolving complex mechanical maintenance problems; assuring adequate supplies of materials and maintaining extensive building operational and maintenance files for planning and control purposes.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
Directs comprehensive building maintenance and repair programs.
Analyzes maintenance and other project cost of performance, recommends and/or institutes changes to reduce costs where indicated.
Provides recommendations and work plans in difficult complex projects and provides technical assistance to subordinate supervisory personnel.
Inspects building and grounds for hazards; takes corrective action to remedy the situation and maintain energy management and preventative maintenance programs.
Advises administrative supervisor of essential major additions, alterations and replacement of mechanical facilities consistent with needed services.
Estimates operational costs, schedules needs and budgetary allowances, consults with professional and technical personnel regarding specific projects.
Supervises selection, training, promotion and discipline of employees.
Maintains building and plot plans, operational and maintenance design, interprets drafts and writes and reviews specification files for planning and control, and writes reports.
Directs a program of grounds care and upkeep.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.
Knowledge of all phases of physical operation, maintenance and repair.
Knowledge of planning, scheduling, supervision and physical plant administration.
Knowledge of physical plant safety practices.
Knowledge of underwriter's codes, safety laws, regulations and methods of fire prevention and control.
Skill in cost, time and material projection.
Skill in establishing effective working relationships with a variety of people.
Skill in planning and administering a large plant operation and maintenance program.
Skill in supervising and managing subordinate personnel.
Ability to analyze, diagnose and resolve difficult problems.
Ability to interpret and draft engineering drawing and write and review specifications.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Physical Plant Maintenance Superintendent I Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
Three years experience in estimating cost, time and materials for projects.
Three years experience in performing work in a variety of trades fields such as plumbing, carpentry, painting or HVAC.
Six months experience in planning, directing and implementing maintenance and preventative maintenance programs involving all aspects of trades fields such as plumbing, carpentry, painting or HVAC.
Six months experience in interpreting safety and building codes, laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Six months experience in interpreting blueprints, schematics or technical drawings.
Six months experience in staff supervision which includes planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others.
Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).