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Skilled Trades Supervisor

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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 553359
Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 14
Major Administrative Unit / College: Infrastructure Planning And Facilities
Department: Ipf Maint Serv Mechanical Area 40001039
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Professional Supervisory- APSA, Skilled Trades, Union

Position Summary

This position will will supervise the Building Services - Maintenance Services - Boilers, HVAC and Building Controls with direct supervision of skilled trades HVAC mechanics, Boiler Heating Mechanics and other skilled trades crews as necessary. Oversees inspection, repair, preventative maintenance, operation, calibration, installation and safety requirements for campus HVAC and Building Automation (DDC) controls systems: including but not limited to boilers used for single building steam or hot water, heating, ventilation and air conditioning units and associated controls, air terminal units, laboratory and general exhaust systems, laboratory fume hood air delivery and control systems, heating system controls; oversee space humidity, temperature, and indoor air quality; recruit, hire, evaluate, and train staff; enforce university and departmental policies and procedures; resolve employee complaints and grievances; communicate with management to discuss projects and staffing and resolve problems; work with administrators, unit business leaders and internal and external customers to discuss operations; work with union representatives to manage labor relations issues by discussing contract administration, inquiries, grievances and general information; manage project budget's and schedules; assist in reviewing departmental budgets and develop financial projections and expenditures of funds; participate in long-range planning for departmental operations; participate and contribute to construction standard change process; respond to emergencies, inquiries and complaints from campus customers; inspect and assess problems, damage, and condition of campus facilities to facilitate repair and address safety concerns; estimate job requirements and costs; serve as a steward of university assets and resources. Must be able to demonstrate a willingness to build good relationships through developing strong interpersonal skills to achieve objectives through mutual participation.

This position will engage in High Performance, leading edge practices, which are Innovative in their approach to increased Stewardship and Service Excellence.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired from specialized training such as that acquired in one year of college, technical, vocational, trade or business school with coursework in the electrical/electronic/security trade; five to eight years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in supervising operational activities related to building maintenance and repair of HVAC systems, including Building Automation Controls systems and Boiler operations; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; possession of Mechanical Contractor's license in HVAC and Gas Piping endorsement (#2) within one year of employment; possession of a valid vehicle operator's license; must drive a University vehicle to perform job duties of this classification.

Desired Qualifications

Experience in the operation of building management systems including laboratory ventilation and room pressurization controls; knowledge of facilities operations; experience with Siemens, Delta, or Phoenix controls; experience maintaining and operating boilers; knowledge of MSU policies and procedures; experience with labor relations practices; working knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Word, Excel); knowledge of FAMIS and EBS (SAP and Kuali); excellent customer relations skills; ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population; ability to work independently and as an effective member of a team; excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task yet give attention to detail with frequent interruptions; ability to handle confidential issues with complete discretion; self-starter who possesses good decision-making skills and demonstrated ability to follow-through; desire for continuous learning.

A creative and innovative lifelong learner with the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population; able to problem solve within a collaborative team environment; ability to understand different perspectives while utilizing expert knowledge of the technical operations of the job.

Required Application Materials


Work Hours

Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm and may require after-hours, weekend and holiday work. During peak workloads, overtime may be necessary.


Bidding eligibility ends on 1/15/19 at 11:55 PM.

Advertised: Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Eastern Standard Time

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