Shop Superintendent Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
organizes, schedules, and coordinates the activities of Facilities
Management crafts, trades, grounds or labor operations to ensure
maximum efficiency and effectiveness. Evaluates request for major
repairs, replacement or modification of facility systems and
equipment. Determines the extensiveness of needs and recommends to
the Facilities Management Assistant Director methods of corrective
action, costs, feasibility, and priority. The Shop Superintendent
will coordinate through subordinate shop supervisors, outside
contractors, and/or other support services, the completion of major
repairs, modifications or replacements of equipment and/or systems.
a specialized classification and not part of a series.
Examples of Duties:
- Hires, coaches, reviews, supervise, and terminates assigned
employees, or makes effective suggestions and recommendations
that are given particular weight regarding the employment status
of assigned employees.
- Coordinates with building users and management of other
departments in reviewing their facility/grounds requirements as
it relates to shop operations in terms of equipment, systems,
- Schedules work projects, set standards, and inspects job
sites to ensure code compliance, quality of craftsmanship, and
Division and/or University procedures and standards are met.
- Establishes, manages, forecasts, and recommends to the
Facilities Management Assistant Director adjustments to the
operating budget and staffing requirements for the shops'
- Plans and develops work schedules, equipment, usage
schedules, priority of expenditures, and procedures for
equipment and system maintenance.
- Develops long and short-term plans pertaining to equipment
and systems maintenance and/or projected replacement needs.
- Interprets University and department policies to assigned
personnel; enforces safety regulations and adherence to proper
codes and standards.
- Reviews plans for future buildings and inspects new
buildings to ensure compatibility with existing codes and
maintenance standards and to ensure proper grounds and
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of the principles and techniques of building
construction, maintenance, or grounds and irrigation management
as they relate to the skilled crafts.
- Knowledge of the managerial and supervisory practices,
principles, and techniques.
- Knowledge of administrative practices and personnel
- Knowledge of local, state, and federal building codes,
regulations and mandates, including those applicable to a
medical center and medical research facility.
- Knowledge of the operation, skills, and techniques of a
large central refrigeration and heating plant.
- Skill in planning and supervising a maintenance/construction
- Skill in both verbal and written communication.
Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Business Administration, Civil,
Electrical, Mechanical or Structural Engineering, Construction
Management, Management or related field AND five years' construction
or maintenance experience, which includes one year supervisory
experience; OR, Nine years' construction and/or maintenance
experience, which includes one year supervisory experience; OR, Any
equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which
comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved.
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