The University of Southern California (USC) department of Facilities Planning & Management (FPM) â Preventive Maintenance is seeking a customer service-oriented Trades Supervisorwith superb leadership and communications skills to join its team.
The Work You Will Do:
The Preventive Maintenance Trades Supervisor is responsible for supervising staff, daily operations and activities of a multiple trades unit. The Trades Supervisor plans, schedules, supervises and coordinates various skilled trade projects and activities; trains skilled trades staff on Pay for Skills; administers department budget. Additionally, the Trades Supervisor provides leadership and guidance to ensure that high standards of quality, service, and customer satisfaction are maintained.
Â The expected business schedule for this position is Sunday through Thursday from 10:00 PM to 6:30 AM. Note that expected business schedules may change at any time to meet business needs.
The ideal candidate for the position of Preventive Maintenance Trades Supervisor meets the following criteria:
High School or equivalent; specialized/technical training
At least 6 years of experience; 7 years preferred
Previous journey-level Trades experience with progressive leadership/management/supervision experience
Extensive knowledge of and experience with all aspects of skilled trade duties including preventive/planned maintenance
Experience in an institutional setting, including within a facilities management organization is preferred
Thorough knowledge of city and state building codes, University standards and other requirements for workplace safety and structural integrity
Ability to read and interpret blueprints, drawings, plans, specifications and/or sketches
Thorough comprehension of job components for all projects, including other trades
Demonstrated effective oral/written communication skills and ability to lead and motivate a diverse workforce
Experience in administering and assisting with budget planning
Experience utilizing Personal Computers and Computerized Maintenance Management Systems
The Preventive Maintenance Trades Supervisor:
Supervises multiple skilled trades staff. Screens and interviews applicants and makes hiring decisions. Trains staff and counsels or disciplines as needed. Provides performance feedback and prepares documented appraisals. Determines and/or recommends unit salary administration including raises, promotions and/or reclassifications.
Oversees installation, maintenance and preventive maintenance trades activities and projects.
Assesses skilled trades staffâs workload and plans or schedules staff accordingly. Determines staffing needs for peak volumes and/or special projects and arranges for temporary workers. Authorizes overtime as appropriate. Ensures staff are adequately trained and cross-trained to promote continuity of operations during vacations and extended absences.
Trains and supports staff. Accountable for the development of team members by helping them set and achieve goals for their career growth. Fosters an inclusive environment that values differences and creates a sense of belonging and appreciation for team members. Leads by example, demonstrating strong ethics, high accountability, and actively drive the process of embedding organizational values and behaviors. Creates a culture of trust and transparency. Drives best-in-class customer service to USC through effective team member engagement.
Monitors workflow for efficiency and timeliness, sets priorities for projects and activities. Makes adjustments as needed to meet deadlines and commitments. Schedules staff and organizes work in a logical manner to meet work related deadlines and to ensure efficient operations.
Reviews work for quality, completion, accuracy and adherence to internal operating policies and procedures. Addresses errors and problems and provides feedback.
Provides technical assistance to staff for training purposes and for problem-solving. Provides background and implements, interprets departmental policies, procedures and guidelines.
Determines costs of equipment, materials and supplies and prices accordingly. Orders materials, supplies, and equipment. Liaises with vendors on issues related to products, services and delivery.
Contributes to the development of policies, procedures and internal systems which support the work of the unit. Defines needs and coordinates the development of manual and/or automated systems to facilitate workflow.
Ensures records are kept up-to-date and maintained in accordance with applicable regulations. Requests and reviews city permits on projects, as necessary. Ensures compliance with building codes.
Administers and assists with planning income and expense budgets. Develops projections. Tracks actual income and/or expenses and adjusts operating plans to address variances.
Develops and/or produces various operating reports (e.g., project status, work backlogs, etc.) as required.
The expected business schedule for this position is Sunday through Thursday from 10:00 PM to 6:30 AM. Note that expected business schedules may change at any time to meet business needs.
USC is a leading private research university located in Los Angeles â a global center for arts, technology and international business. As the cityâs largest private employer, responsible for more than $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic schools and units. As a USC employee, you will enjoy excellent benefits and perks, and you will be a member of the Trojan Family â the faculty, staff, students and alumni who make USC a great place to work. The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
About Facilities Planning and Management (FPM):
FPM (formerly named Capital Construction & Development / Facilities Management Services) is responsible for planning, developing, and maintaining the breadth of the facilities at USC, and is also dedicated to creating a safe environment for our USC community. Woven into every service, safety is of upmost importance. As FPM, this diverse group of innovative and talented professionals provide high quality facilities construction, operations and maintenance services at USC and serve as dedicated stewards of USC and FPM core values. FPM values employee recognition, accountability, collaboration, respect, and trust. Join us- apply today!
The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
Minimum Education: High school or equivalent, Specialized/technical trainingMinimum Experience: 6 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Extensive knowledge of skilled trades. Understanding of all aspects of skilled trades duties with progressive leadership/management/supervision experience. Thorough knowledge of city and state building codes, University standards and other requirements for work place safety and structural integrity. Ability to read and interpret blueprints, drawings, plans, specifications and/or sketches. Thorough comprehension of job components for all projects, including other trades. Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate a diverse workforce.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.