Manager Physical Plant - WVU Potomac State College 14598
Potomac State College, part of the West Virginia University system of campuses, located in Keyser, WV is seeking qualified applicants for a Manager Physical Plant position. The primary purpose of this position is to organize, coordinate, and supervise the work assignments in the building services department and general Trades. Reporting to the Director of Facilities, this position will coordinate work with Trades Specialist Leads and Grounds Supervisor to ensure all areas of support to campus operations run efficiently and effectively.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
The daily activities of campus service workers through a Trade Specialist II who leads their work by assigning tasks, checking work quality & quantity, and managing the cleaning supplies inventory.
The daily work of a Carpentry & General Trade Specialists by assigning work, checking work quality & quantity, and ensuring tools and supplies are handled properly.
The daily work of Maintenance Workers performing simple repairs such as re-lamping light fixtures, replacement of ballast, replacing light covers & switches, and replacing bulbs at heights over 10 feet.
Minor repairs in campus buildings such as re-gluing baseboards, painting, replacing floor tiles, replacing ceiling tiles, simple plumbing repairs, repairing furniture, etc.
Act as back up to Facilities Director in their absence.
Shall conduct frequent inspections of all assigned areas to ensure all work is carried out in a proper and orderly manner in compliance with WVU standards. Document performance issues and create performance plan. Work with supervisor and/or Human /Resources on discipline process if necessary.
Interview applicants make decisions on employment, counseling, and discipline. Also performs annual employee performance appraisals.
Maintain records of repairs and a schedule of planned repairs.
Arrange work shifts and schedules to meet operational needs, including special event needs.
Approve leave and timecards following University policies and procedures.
Develop and identify training needs for staff. Coordinate resources with Director.
Develop, initiate, and document operating procedures for areas and supervised processes.
Revise, develop, and review staff job descriptions as needed.
Assist in the collection of information to identify and document PSC Facilities Department in areas such as deferred maintenance, employee staffing levels, materials usage, customer service, cost control, benchmarking, employee morale, and overall productivity.
Provide new employee orientation to all new hires and ensure each employee has successfully completed the training required.
Available 24/7 to respond to maintenance emergencies including nights, weekends, and holidays.
Attend various training classes, seminars, and other meeting to learn new techniques and procedures and to remain current in all safety requirements; and responding to requests from faculty, staff, students, and the general public regarding location of buildings throughout campus and other similar general questions.
Perform other duties as assigned.
An associate degree is required, plus three (3) years of relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Three (3) years of personnel management experience required.
Demonstrated knowledge of general trades work related building management and housekeeping techniques.
Working knowledge of the materials, methods, tools, equipment, and occupational hazards and safety related to building management and upkeep.
Ability to read and write in English and perform simple mathematical calculations.
Ability to comprehend and follow oral and written instructions.
Demonstrated ability to operate a personal computer
Demonstrated time management skills and an attention to detail
Ability to read and understand blueprints
Demonstrated ability to work in a team-based environment and provide excellent customer service
Knowledge of Federal and State laws and regulations mandating safe working conditions.
Demonstrated ability to maintain effective working relationships and resolve controversial problems or conflict
Ability to operate a vehicle
Ability to perform tasks requiring exposure to dust, fumes, chemicals (i.e. cleaning solutions), and variations in indoor temperatures and outside weather conditions
Valid driver's license.
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Job Posting: Mar 16, 2020
Posting Classification: Non-Classified
Exemption Status: Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 201882
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West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg and Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctoral Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. Statewide, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.