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Eligibility for Employment:
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Bachelor's degree in engineering from an accredited University
Registration as Professional Engineer or able to obtain by reciprocity a plus.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The Director of the Physical Plant Operations is responsible for the safe, and efficient operation of the Physical Plant including:
Managing the day-to-day operations of the campus in support of the University mission to include planned and unplanned maintenance, utilities, special event support, transportation solutions, up keep and beautification of the campus roads and grounds, and oversight and improvement of the campus waste management, recycling and composting programs.
Responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the Physical Plant Shops to include workload management and effective tracking of all reimbursable work hours.
Support of the Athletics Department to include turf maintenance, stadium operation and maintenance.
Maintenance and repair of all residence halls.
Support all other Auxiliary services departments including Bookstore, Food Services, Student Recreation, Plemmons Student Union, etc.
Start up and operation of the Beaver College of Health Sciences
Serve as the University Energy Manager.
Seek to improve the operation of the steam plant, chiller plants and water plants. Keep abreast and comply with all environmental regulatory requirements for operating a potable water system, sewage systems, and storm-water collection systems.
Manage three Campus Energy Savings Performance Contracts.
Support of minor construction needs of the University by managing the in-house work force effectively.
Coordinate with the Planning, Design and Construction Department to ensure new capital projects meet maintenance and other standards.
Generate project requirements for the annual Integrated Priority List (IPL) program
Human Resources: (15%)
Responsible for approximately 185 staff positions which includes position management, recruiting, and disciplinary actions.
Management of the Physical Plant On-Call program to ensure optimal after hours emergency service for the campus.
Management of the Physical Plant training and development program
Fiscal Management: (15%)
Management of a $2.5 million dollar operation budget and an $11 million dollar utilities budget.
Other Duties: (5%)
Participate in the Campus Emergency Operations (EOC) Center for all matters requiring the support of the Physical Plant.
Represent the University on the Town of Boone Transportation Committee in the Absence of the AVC Facilities.
Management of third party cellular service vendors.
Coordinate with the Town of Boone Public Works Departments on projects of joint concern.
Eight (8) years of progressive management skills and abilities in the field of utilities plant
Type of Position: Full Time Position
Work Schedule/Hours: Monday - Friday. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and other as needed.
Appalachian State University, located in Boone, North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low faculty-to-student ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. It is one of 16 universities in the University of North Carolina system.