Veterans – We are looking to hire – Maintenance Supervisor – New York, NY

The Maintenance Supervisor reports to the Manager of Operations. This position will work towards maintaining a safe, comfortable and efficient educational and professional environment in efforts to attract and retain students and faculty. This includes preventive maintenance, corrective maintenance, and small projects across the following categories: general building, carpentry, furniture and finishes. These services are delivered through a combination of staff and specialty service contractors. A key performance indicator will be the maintenance of facilities to APPA Level 2. Principal responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Engineering Operations -Receive, evaluate, assign and schedule work (both preventive and reactive) as generated from the CMMS system. -Actively work with the TMA (CMMS) System to plan/schedule work and monitor individual and section performance. -Perform and coordinate routine maintenance, respond to reactive calls and emergency response. -Maintain a prudent stock of parts, materials and tools as required for routine operations. -Maintain all records, logs and documents associated with general maintenance of campus buildings. -Monitor work performance of contractors and suppliers to ensure satisfactory work. -Assist in the preparation and management of the engineering portion of the facilities operations budget. -Request expenditures, receive goods, reconcile variances and coordinate with Manager, Facilities Operations to ensure that all financial information is accurate. -Develop and monitor preventive maintenance schedules. -Respond to College emergencies and participate in emergency planning activities. -Work closely with Manager of Custodial Operations and Supervisor as well as Engineering Supervisor, to ensure coordination of work, clean up, and overall consistency in work approach, methods, and customer service to ensure that all sections are delivering services consistent with department standards. -Regularly monitor preventive and reactive maintenance performance by maintenance staff and evaluate quality, diagnostic/repair abilities and timeliness. -Ensure section staff adheres to all rules, regulations and department procedures regarding hazardous materials, employee OSHA and other state/local guidelines and safe work practices. -Maintain effective relationships with department staff, students, faculty and administrators. -Keep all shop spaces in a clean, orderly and safe condition and paints as needed. General Supervision: -Establish work schedules, sets, deadlines, determines priorities, coordinates, and adjusts workload. -Oversee staff performance. Coach/counsel staff on quality, diagnostic/technical methods and procedures. -Exercise fiscal restraint by minimizing expenses, meeting department and college purchasing and ethics policies and documenting inventory records and expenses. -Recommend effectively the hiring, transferring, suspension, promotion, discharge and disciplinary action of all assigned personnel. -Ensure facility compliance with applicable codes, regulations and standard operating procedures. -Ensure the safe operation of all tools, equipment and systems and that all personnel assigned to the building(s) work in a safe manner and in a safe environment. -Promote a culture of quality and safety in all employee communications. -Perform other duties as assigned. -Liaison with the Office of Environmental Health and Safety and the Office of Capital Projects, as necessary.
Minimum Qualifications: -High School Diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience. -Five to Ten years of facility maintenance or construction supervisory experience, preferably in a University setting. – Proficiency in a majority of the following categories: 1. Carpentry and Finish Skills Rough and finish carpentry Laminates Carpet Furniture installation, touch up and repair Drywall/taping/floating Painting Tile (ceramic, quarry, VCT, marble) Install, repair locks and hardware/cylinders Wall coverings 2. General Building Roofs (inspection, PM, small repairs) Masonry repairs Asphalt and concrete repairs Siding and facades (coatings, caulking) Land/grounds/hardscape maintenance Ceiling systems and tiles
Preferred Qualifications: -Bachelor’s degree plus 3-5 years of facility/trade operations experience or license and equivalent professional level management experience. -Comprehensive technical knowledge of carpentry, furniture and building finishes demonstrated through experience across a wide variety of building types/ages. -Demonstrated experience hiring, training and supervising general maintenance staff. -Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. -Strong organizational skills and ability to respond appropriately to competing deadlines and frequent changes in priorities and schedules. -Initiative, sound judgment and the ability to work independently with minimal guidance/supervision. -Experience working in a collective bargaining environment. -Ability to listen and consider the views of others. -Demonstrated history of strong commitment, dedication, organizational loyalty and honesty. -Ability to address and make decisions while adhering to policies. -Ability to work serve in an “on call capacity” outside of normal working hours and be willing to respond (if available) to emergency and service calls which occur outside of normal working hours as well as to meet with staff, conduct quality inspections and training. -Self-starter who is able to work well under pressure, handle multiple tasks concurrently, attend to details and meet deadlines. -Teaching and/or training experience is highly desirable. -Proficient with desktop computing. Knowledge of MS Office Suite. -Highly proficient with a wide variety of building and equipment controls. -Skilled in handling emergency situations.
Regular Work Hours (if different than than 9:00 – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday): In addition to normal business hours, this position is expected to forge strong relationships with evening supervisors and staff and conduct extensive inspections feedback sessions and training across all shifts. Incumbent is required to carry a PDA

If interested please contact/send resume to  Jeff Klare at


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