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Building Maintenance Manager- SW/S Facilities Operations in Amherst, Massachusetts

Building Maintenance Manager- SW/S Facilities Operations

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Work type: Staff Full Time

Location: UMass Amherst

Department:SW/S Facilities Operations


Categories: Facilities/Grounds

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

Job Summary

Under the general direction of the Associate Director for Building Alterations & Maintenance, the incumbent will manage Building Maintenance Zones, including supervisors, skilled and semi-skilled trades personnel, and service contractors in the performance of duties related to the maintenance, repair, alteration, and operation of buildings, building systems, and equipment on the Amherst campus and other university properties and remote locations.

Essential Functions

  • Directs an in-house staff that will handle projects that support the maintenance and alterations functions of the Building Maintenance department.

  • Writes, reviews, and approves contract documents for chillers, refrigeration, Metasys controls, fume hoods, and other maintenance projects.

  • Coordinates with other Physical Plant departments, Environmental Health & Safety (EHS), Building Coordinators, and Campus Planning personnel in order to maximize effectiveness and enhance customer service while minimizing disruptions to the campus environment and surrounding neighborhoods.

  • Initiates, executes, and completes various personnel action, interviews, recommendations for hire. Completes annual performance evaluations, corrective discipline cases, personnel actions, skills development, counseling, and training.

  • Responsible for staffing, scheduling, and training all personnel and for assuring that all licenses and certifications are up-to-date.

  • Responsible for the standards of maintenance for all architectural, electrical, and mechanical systems in academic, residential, research, and administrative spaces. Routinely deals with safety inspectors to assure compliance with applicable codes, to maintain inspection certificates, and to obtain permits.

  • Cooperates with and contributes information to Customer Service and Work Management in their efforts to develop and maintain an up-to-date and dynamic listing of the deferred maintenance work for academic, residential, research, and administrative buildings and buildings systems. Works closely with Facilities and Campus Planning technical professionals on deferred maintenance projects.

  • Meets routinely with campus customers to determine their needs. Develops and implements procedures and new approaches that continually promote and assure quality improvement and exhibit a clear commitment to customer service to meet the needs of a diverse campus community.

  • Participates in discussions related to staff planning and resource allocation.

  • Participates in sensitive employee-related matters, such as acting as a grievance hearing officer and/or conducting labor relations discussions with decision-making authority for Building Maintenance.

  • Uses access to sensitive and/or not yet public university-related information only in the performance or the responsibilities of position and exercises care to prevent unnecessary disclosure to others.

  • Understands, is committed to, and supports affirmative action and non-discrimination goals.

  • Performs other related administrative and technical duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Associate’s degree or valid Construction Supervisor License, Plumbing License, or Electrician license with six years of progressively responsible facilities management experience.

  • Experience in maintaining heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems is required.

  • Demonstrated experience in budget planning and employee supervision in a large organization.

  • Current valid driver’s license.

  • Capable of wearing a respirator.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft programs, including Excel and Word.

  • Must be able to work nights and weekends during campus weather and facility-related emergencies.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certificate in UMass Supervisory Leadership Development within one (1) year of appointment.

  • OSHA Construction Card - 10 hours within one (1) year of appointment.

Physical Demands/ Working Conditions

  • Ability to engage in significant physical activity in the field, including inspecting buildings and responding to emergency situations whenever required.

  • Capable of wearing a respirator.

Work Schedule

  • Mon-Fri 1stshift.

  • Must be able to work nights and weekends during campus weather and facility-related emergencies.

Salary Information.

  • PSU Grade 28

  • PSU Salary Ranges (

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please complete the application in full and provide a résumé and cover letter. Contact information for three professional references is required.

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

Advertised: Oct 11 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

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