Maintenance Mechanic Supervisor

Washington D.C.
Dec 03, 2018
Mar 29, 2019
Full Time
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Maintenance Mechanic Supervisor

The Maintenance Mechanic Supervisor directs and coordinates facilities maintenance and repair operations for University buildings campus-wide. S/he supervises maintenance mechanic personnel on assigned shift responsible for maintenance and repair of HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems. The incumbent also provides trouble shooting, repair, and maintenance services on elevator, fire suppression and alarm systems, hydronic heating, steam generating equipment and electronics systems. This position ensures that high priority demand work orders are addressed during the assigned shift. This position reports directly to the Associate Director of Facilities Operations.  The incumbent supervises, plans and schedules the work of all maintenance mechanics trades personnel on assigned shift. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Manages budget expenditures. Assists with identifying deferred maintenance and planned component replacement; performs administrative duties; accountable for materials purchased.
  • Keeps informed of contracted work. Evaluates employees. Assures University policies and union contract guidelines are followed. Coordinates with customers.
  • Senior Supervisor for Facilities Management during designated shift.
  • Responsible for the operation of all building mechanical, electrical and safety systems to ensure all systems function as designed.
  • Responsible for records processing and administration to ensure proper accountability and tracking of resources.
  • Conducts inspections to ensure that building safety is maintained. Assures compliance with safety codes, BOCA standards and local building codes.
  • Supports after hours events on Campus and provides assistance to event coordinator to ensure all mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems are operating to building standards.
  • Schedules, trains and supervises staff to ensure skilled coverage in providing maintenance services.
  • Coordinates contracted services to ensure external expertise is scheduled when required.
  • Coordinates procurement of supplies and materials to ensure availability when needed.
  • Supervises a team of maintenance mechanics and trades personnel to perform repair and maintenance on a variety of plumbing and piping systems campus-wide.
  • Manages a team of maintenance mechanics and trades personnel to perform installation and maintenance on a variety of Air Conditioning Systems.
  • Manages a team of maintenance mechanics to perform installation and maintenance on a variety of Electrical systems.
  • Attends project planning and project progress meetings to assure maintainability and that plans meet established standards.
  • Ensures that supervised staff complies with departmental and University rules and requirements in order to ensure an efficient, cohesive and trouble free workplace.


  • High School
  • Hold a certification and or license in either, Electrical, Plumbing or HVAC for at least 5 years or an Associates of Arts degree or equivalent in facilities management
  • Worked in two of the fields (Electrical, Plumbing or HVAC) for 10 years
  • Possesses experience supervising a team of mechanics in any of the specialized trades including maintenance mechanics for a period of 5 years
  • Experience leading a team of mechanics with varying levels of experience on a variety of jobs associated with facility maintenance
  • Must have a computer literacy with specific experience in Microsoft Office Applications, e-mail use, database management, spreadsheets, text messaging and word processing
  • Familiar with reading building blue prints and equipment plans
  • Must have strong written and oral communication skills
  • Must have strong customer service orientation

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EEO Statement:

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