Under the guidance of the Trades Manager, The General Trades Supervisor is responsible for overseeing facilities maintenance, repair, and renovation projects for the Barnard College campus. Reporting to the Deputy Director for Facilities Management, the incumbent will supervise the college's general trades: painting, carpentry, locksmith, masonry, grounds, Custodial-Superintendents and mechanics performing a variety of general trades tasks. The position requires strategic planning for physical plant maintenance and upkeep and a focus on the efficient use of resources.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Facilities Maintenance and Upkeep
Inspect ongoing work for conformance to codes, standards and other requirements.Routinely check to assure employees are practicing prescribed safety procedures and regulationsin the use of materials, equipment and tools. Control shop inventory and issue and control specialized tools. Assure proper waste management procedures and policies are followed.
Prepare and anticipate cost, labor, supplies/equipment & time analysis for repairs, replacement, and/or remodeling projects. Determine the need for outside contractors and assist in preparation of bid specifications and the selection of contractors. Serve asliaisonwith contractors and review work of contractors for conformity to standards.
Follow Up on work orders, payroll and staff assignments
Work with support staff with trade related training and education.
Work Order System Management
Monitor Work Order System(MegaMations) requests for service, determine whether problems can be resolved in-house, set priorities, assign employees to specific jobson a daily basis, and troubleshootproblems. Supervise activities to ensure that trades work meets or exceeds all established quality requirements; inspect work forcompleteness; give feedback and technical advice
to employees; visit the various work sites daily to assure employees are productively engaged in the proper operation of equipment and building systems. Assure that requestors are informed of the status of their work and maintenance request.
Oversee unionized Mechanics responsible for the daily activities related to the general trades listed above. Administeremployee policies, practices, procedures and work rules appropriate for the department;monitor individual performance and take correctiveaction includingdiscipline as needed; ensure that assigned personnel have appropriate training (including work safety), work instruction, and tools for successful performance. Develop and implement safety programs. Assure proper training programs for employees. Complete weekly payroll and track overtime within the college's electronic timecard system. Screen prospectiveemployees and make recommendationsforemployment or terminationofemployeeswithin his/her area of responsibility.
Other Duties as Assigned
Perform miscellaneous tasks as necessary for the demonstrated successful implementation assigned duties. Perform administrative tasks as necessary for paperwork and recordkeeping management. Perform data analysis as necessary or requested. Respond to emergencies as necessary. Represent Barnard College as necessary and participate in training activities to keep maintain professional knowledge of evolving regulatory requirements. Understand and apply all departmental and college-wide policies and procedures.
Skills, Qualifications & Requirements:
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Abilitytocommunicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Ability to manage multiple tasks with challenging resource constraints.
Ability to utilize problem-solving skills and sound judgment.
Considerable knowledge and skill in the methods, processes, equipment and materialsused in the repair, operation and maintenance of buildings and building systems.
Demonstrated ability toestablish and maintain effective working relationships withdiverseconstituencies.
Must be able to work effectively in a service-orientedenvironment subject to frequentlychanging priorities which may require re-sequencing of planned operations.
Computerliteracy and a working knowledge with architectural plans and specifications.
Knowledge of local building code and regulatory requirements.
Ability to perform financial management of a departmental budget.
Associates degree or equivalent combination of experience and education relating to building maintenance or construction.
Workingknowledge of at least three trades is required.
Minimum five years of progressively complexfacilitiesmanagement experience, including supervisory responsibilities.
Must be willing and able to work occasional evenings and weekends as required.
Experience managing unionized staff is preferred.
Ability to obtain building certificate of fitness as required
Able to kneel, crawl, bend, stoop, push, pull, lift and carry objects up to 50 lbs.
This job description is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities of and qualifications for thisposition.The job description is not intended as inclusive of all duties an individual in this position mightbe asked to perform or of all qualifications that may be required either now or in the future.
Since its founding in 1889, Barnard has been a distinguished leader in higher education, offering a rigorous liberal arts foundation to young women whose curiosity, drive, and exuberance set them apart. Ours is a diverse intellectual community in a unique learning environment that provides the best of all worlds: small, intimate classes in a collaborative liberal arts setting dedicated to the advancement of women with the vast resources of Columbia University just steps away in the heart of vibrant and electric New York City.