- Supervise the planning, organizing, scheduling, and directs the activities of general
facility building maintenance and repair operations, including routine, preventative,
deferred, and as needed maintenance of all facility systems (mechanical, electrical,
climate control, fire/life safety, plumbing, and waste management);
- Supervises the routine, preventative, and as-needed vehicle maintenance of the College
- Supervises the maintenance and upkeep of the grounds;
- Supervise a team of maintenance staff including assigning workload, hiring, training,
and supervising, and managing work hours/timecards;
- Evaluate functionality and reliability of facility systems and associated equipment,
and identify problems and improvements needed;
- Perform or approve in-house repairs, by skilled personnel, when possible and appropriate;
- Supervise, and perform the semi-skilled and skilled building trade duties including
carpentry, remodeling, painting, plumbing, electrical, roofing, and a variety of other
building maintenance work;
- Communicate, coordinate, and manage outside vendors, including researching and obtaining
quotes for services and other facility needs; manage invoices, contracts, and service
- Supervise trades personnel during installations, repairs, or maintenance (electricians,
- Maintain all inventory and equipment, and ensure proper storage;
- Participate in the coordination of major campus projects, such as renovations or new
- Administer the department budget, review and submit invoices for payment, manage the
department’s College credit card, and track expenses to remain within the approved
- Serve as liaison with local, state, and federal agencies regarding issues pertaining
to building services and fire safety; ensures compliance with regulatory requirements
(e.g. HAZMAT, ADA, OSHA);
- Oversee compliance, maintenance, operation, and routine evaluation of fire and other
safety and protection systems for the College, including the storage, disposal, and
safety protocols for chemicals and equipment in science laboratories;
- Organize the Physical Plant support services for departments, offices, academic spaces,
special events (e.g. commencement), and summer programs;
- Operate and maintain College equipment and tools;
- Responsibly handle facilities-related after-hours calls for repair and maintenance,
as well as coordinating the response to inclement weather or emergencies as appropriate;
- Through attendance at professional meetings and by other means proactively remains
abreast of current and best practices, and apprises the campus of recent developments
in facilities operations and support;
- Comply with all health and safety regulations and practices onsite.
Required Education and Experience
- A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Facility or Construction Management, a related
degree, or an equivalent combination of training or education and work experience
(including specialty in a trade);
- At least 2 years of experience as a maintenance supervisor or a similar role is required,
with prior facility management experience at an educational institution strongly preferred.
- Must have reliable transportation and possess and maintain a valid driver’s license
including proof of personal vehicle insurance coverage;
- Professional certifications (e.g. CMRP or HVAC) are preferred.
- Strong leadership skills and a willingness and capacity to work actively in the field
while managing personnel is required;
- Demonstrated knowledge of and experience managing building trades (HVAC, plumbing,
- Knowledge of procedures, equipment, tools, and materials associated with the construction,
repair, and maintenance of campus facilities;
- Experienced operator of vehicles including front-end loaders, backhoes, forklifts,
and snow removal equipment;
- Familiarity with computer maintenance management systems is strongly preferred;
- Solid understanding of health and safety regulations and practices;
- Effective budgeting and performance management;
- Knowledge of engineering and architectural drawings and specifications, as well as
building codes and safety standards and regulations;
- Highly developed organizational and task management skills are vital;
- Strong decision-making and problem-solving skills;
- Experience with Microsoft Office suite, Asset Essentials (or similar work order management
system), Google suite, databases, and the internet;
- Good written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills;
- Ability to provide services, and ensure that vendor services are rendered, in a manner
consistent with College policies;
- Ability to foster a responsive and customer-service orientation within the department;
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with administrators,
faculty, staff, vendors, contractors, and other stakeholders;
- Commitment to building an inclusive community that values the diversity of backgrounds,
talents, experiences, and perspectives of all its members.
Physical, Mental, and Environmental Requirements
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by
an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. While performing
the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:
- Work is typically performed in an office, warehouse, campus building, and outdoors
year-round in a New England climate
- Move throughout grounds and buildings to perform a wide range of job tasks.
- Carry out work in a variety of different settings such under/on equipment, small or
restrictive spaces, hot and/or noisy equipment rooms, outside on roofs, etc.
- Access facility spaces via ladders, scaffolding, stairs, or ramps in order to perform
a wide range of job tasks.
- The work consists of varied management, supervisory, and technical duties.
- Perform work under pressure with frequent interruptions.
- Regularly stoop, lift, carry, and balance objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
- Inspect indoor and outdoor sites to detect and abate safety concerns.
- Prioritize and multi-task work and projects for yourself and staff, requiring good
memory, concentration, and analytical thinking.
- Regularly perform the safe operation of a vehicle, facility equipment, hand tools
and power tools, and office equipment.
- Frequently work in a team environment or alone, with the ability to easily switch
between collaborative and solo work.
- Provide leadership and guidance for a diverse staff with an ability to communicate
cross functionally through different mediums (email, in-person, radio, phone).
This is a full-time, salaried, benefit-eligible position. Employment is contingent
upon successful completion of a background check. Simon’s Rock is an equal opportunity
employer, and we encourage applications from candidates of all races, nationalities,
sexual orientations, gender identities, abilities, and socioeconomic levels as the
values of equity and inclusion are core to our institutional mission. AA/EOE.
All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter, résumé, and contact information
for three references. Submit your files to interfolio.com at http://apply.interfolio.com/132246. No phone calls, please. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.