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Maintenance Supervisor (PRN34751B)

Company: University of Utah
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Located in Salt Lake City, the University of Utah is a public, 4-year institution committed to

providing an exceptional academic and co-curricular experience for students and the

University community. The "U" is a PAC-12 institution with over 33,000 students. Heritage

Commons is home to 2,700 students who live in the 2002 Winter Olympic athlete village,

residing in 20 co-ed residence halls and 10 apartment buildings. In addition, HRE has two

apartment buildings located in downtown Salt Lake City that constitute Downtown Commons.

HRE is growing with an additional 309 bed Honors Living Learning complex (161K square

feet) that opened August 2012 and is currently under construction on a 400 bed

Entrepreneurship Living Learning Community. The University Housing Campus Master plan

calls for continued growth and construction to meet the housing demand.

Housing & Residential Education and the University of Utah value interactions among

individuals with varying traditions, cultures, identities, expressions, orientation, religious

beliefs, economic backgrounds, and racial/ethnic origins. We strongly encourage applications

from candidates who will share and explore this value with the team and with the residents.

Housing & Residential Education (HRE) is a comprehensive department. Housing options

include residence hall suites, undergraduate apartments, and historic homes which serve as

Living Learning Communities. In-House facilities staff includes maintenance, custodial, and

warehouse employees.

The Maintenance Supervisor is a working supervisory position that reports to the Assistant

Director of Facilities and administers the CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management

System) as directed. Responsibilities include the supervision of the Mechanics, Maintenance

Crew Leaders, Locksmiths as well as seasonal staff members. This position ensures the

efficient and effective use of resources in order to meet the needs of the residential


University of Utah Job ID# PRN34751B 00307 - Housing & Residential Educ

COMPENSATION: $57,500 - $61,500


Most work will be done between the hours of 8:00am - 5:00pm Monday - Friday.

During busy seasons such as move-in, move-out, and summer conferences, weekend and overtime hours may be necessary. This position supervises maintenance-on-call rotation and is responsible to ensure appropriate after-hour response to maintenance related incidents and events as needed.


Develop work standards and practices for maintenance staff; establish and maintain a
priority system for emergency responses based on student and facility needs. Ensures
compliance with all applicable safety regulations, building codes and safety requirements;
Participates in establishing and scheduling facilities projects and preventative
maintenance in residential halls.
b. Interprets and follows blueprints, specifications and technical manuals.
c. Makes daily visual inspections of areas for cleanliness, work progress, and completed
work requests.
2. Responsible for overseeing high quality recruitment, hiring, evaluation, and training of all
assigned maintenance staff, and for contribution to their personal and professional
development. Delegates to and holds staff responsible for satisfactory performance of job
duties and assignments.
3. Provides effective trainings for maintenance staff for Job safety, Hazards, and PPE.
4. Reviews budget on a weekly basis by analyzing the weekly budget expenditures, provided
Supervisor with justifications as needed and makes any adjustments needed to keep the
budget on track for the fiscal year.
5. Utilizes CMMS to generate, assign and schedule maintenance activities.
6. Administer the CMMS as directed.
7. Prepares and implements an effective preventive maintenance program for all buildings
and facilities.
8. Coordinates access of outside service contractors for facility repairs, projects, and
9. Ensures customer satisfaction by analyzing customer complaints, concerns and
suggestions. Provides appropriate follow-through to ensure quality customer service.
10. Develop and maintain effective collaborative relationships with faculty, staff, and
administration in order to collaborate on initiatives that impact Housing & Residential
Education as well as utilize the full potential of campus resources available on the university
campus with special emphasis on the following: University Guest House and Conference
Services, Plant Operations, Space Planning, Campus Design & Construction, and
Environmental Health & Safety, Sustainability Office.

Essential Personnel
This position is considered to be an essential personnel position for the department. As such,
must be accessible and available in the event of emergencies or when needed to meet the
ongoing missions of the University.


Associate Degree in Business, Engineering, or a related field, or equivalency; five years of
building maintenance experience, which includes four years of supervisory experience;
effective communication and interpersonal skills; and a background that demonstrates the
ability to problem solve and meet deadlines required.
Department Specific Qualifications
1. Associate's Degree in Business, Engineering, or a related field, or equivalency; five years
of building maintenance experience, which includes four years of progressive responsibility supervision.
of facilities operations and/or project management experience including direct
supervision of staff; effective communication and interpersonal skills; and a background that
demonstrates the ability to problem solve and meet deadlines required.
2. Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices, fundamentals of recruiting,
interviewing, and selecting employees.
3. A commitment to provide excellent customer service required.
4. Demonstrated project planning skills.
5. Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Windows Applications such as Outlook, Word, and
Excel, and Facility Management Software, including work order systems.
6. Experience must include facilities management knowledge in preventative and corrective
maintenance, HVAC systems and operations, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, carpentry,
and safety coordination.
7. Demonstrated ability to work within a diverse environment, particularly in serving
individuals whose first language may not be English.
8. Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
9. Valid Utah drivers license

Background Check
A successful background check is required before a formal offer of employment can be made
for this position.


Bachelor's degree in facilities management, engineering, architecture, construction
management, or related field.

Progressive experience leading a University Housing Maintenance operation.



The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans' preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran's status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

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