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Director, Maintenance & Operations

Company: Lamar University - Beaumont
Location: Beaumont
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Director, Maintenance & Operations #498170 Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening. To apply for the position, please click the Apply for this Job link/button. If you would like to--bookmark this position for later review, click on the Bookmark link. If you would like to print a copy of this position for your records, click on the Print Preview link. Position Title Director, Maintenance & Operations #498170 FTE 1.00 Position Type Staff Department Associate VP Facilities Management Job Summary/Basic Function About This Role:

--The Facilities Management departmentis inviting applications for the position of Director, Maintenance & Operations. This department is housed in the Division of Finance and Operations and supports an effective environment that fosters the success of our students, and supports our faculty, staff, and community visitors.
This position reports to the Associate Vice President of Facilities Management, the director is responsible for routine, preventive maintenance, and repair of 98 campus facilities, totaling over 2.6 million square feet of real property and related infrastructure and equipment. The person in this position manages a staff of approximately 35 maintenance employees, and is an integral member of the Facilities Management team, working alongside directors from the Custodial, Facilities Administration and Grounds Maintenance departments to support the mission of the university. Reporting to this position are the Utility and Mechanical Managers, who oversee the Electrical, Plumbing, Building Trades, HVAC and Energy Management sections.
Position Duties:

1) Additionally, the director oversees contractors involved in facility projects, and delivery of services.

2) Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the subordinate sections and develops budgets, policies and procedures to support the functional infrastructure.--

3) The director also maintains close working relationships with commercial utility providers and various maintenance departments from the City of Beaumont.--

This position is considered as essential, and employees will be required to work as scheduled when University offices are closed due to emergency situations or natural disasters.--
Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide leadership and supervision to the supervisors and managers reporting directly or indirectly to the director.--
  • Maintains an accurate Computer Maintenance Management System ( CMMS ) that records, stores, and retrieves repair, maintenance, and construction activities for all facilities on campus and ensures equipment and building systems are given proper maintenance through an effective preventative maintenance program to promote the longest possible life.--
  • Prepare technical specifications and oversee the execution of contracted work or services that are beyond the department's capability to otherwise provide.--
  • Facilitates the development of plans for needed repairs and renovations of university buildings and facilities, including master planning of utility infrastructure to maximize efficiency of the current building inventory while providing for future expansion, by analyzing the data from facilities audits, understanding the impact of repairs and/or renovations on existing mechanical, electrical, structural, and related systems, and recommending the appropriate priorities for repairs and renovations.--
  • Ensures the success of capital projects and physical improvements by coordinating with Planning, Design & Construction from the installation and commissioning of engineered systems and preparation for occupancy continuing throughout the life of the facilities; on an ongoing basis, works with Planning, Design & Construction to develop solutions to facility-related problems.
  • Develops an effective and efficient staff by hiring qualified applicants, training personnel to departmental standards, assigning work appropriate to employees' capabilities, and evaluating performance.
  • Oversee the development and continued implementation of a preventative maintenance program.
  • Review operations and facilities to ensure compliance with program requirements, budget guidelines, and all applicable building and life safety codes including ADA requirements.
  • Continually review new products and methods used in the construction, renovation, and maintenance industry to keep our equipment and facilities current with the latest technologies.
  • Contributes to the overall success of the Department of Facilities Management by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.--
  • Other duties may be assigned to this position on a regular or occasional basis to respond to needs of the university.-- A comprehensive benefits package is offered that includes:--

    -- State of Texas Retirement plans -- Tuition reimbursement for employees, spouses and/or eligible dependent
    -- Paid time off - vacation, sick, and holidays.

    Lamar University is a diverse and accessible global university for life-long learners with a passion for broad-based community engagement. As a vital contributor to the socioeconomic wellbeing and resilience of the Gulf Coast region, our expertise is recognized locally and beyond. Lamar University is home to more than 17,000 students and is among the fastest growing Texas colleges and universities. LU is a member of The Texas State University System, which is the first higher education system of Texas and maintains the lowest average tuition and fees of any university system in Texas. With more than 100 degree options and a community that cares, Lamar students are always proud to be Cardinals.

    Lamar University is committed to fostering a culture of diversity where students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds can learn, work, and serve.--

    Minimum Qualifications What You'll Need to Succeed
    Minimum Education Required: At least five (5) years of experience in the management of a physical plant or as a facilities manager is required.

    Minimum Experience Required: At least (5) years of experience in the management of a physical plant or as a facilities manager of multiple buildings is required. Technical experience in the electrical, plumbing or related field is required. At least (10) years of direct associated work experience in the facilities maintenance field is required.

    Certification(s) Required: A valid Texas driver's license is required.

    Key Competencies:
    ---Knowledge in training, coordinating, and managing the work activities of assigned staff.

    ---Advanced knowledge of facility maintenance and related trades.

    ---Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to synthesize information then develop and implement effective/innovative solutions.

    ---Broad understanding of engineering concepts in the building trades field.

    ---Effective interpersonal skills with excellent oral and written communicative skills.

    ---Excellent communication and customer-service skills with the ability to convey complex information clearly and concisely to diverse audiences.

    Ability to lead and manage with a customer-focused orientation and be attentive and responsive to concerns when working at all levels of the university.

    Physical Requirements:
    Tasks require the regular and, at times, sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work. Some combination of climbing and balancing, to include climbing ladders, stooping, kneeling, crawling, working at heights and working in confined spaces. May involve the lifting of moderately heavy objects, up to 45 pounds. Requires a full range of physical motion to operate manual/electrically powered tools.

    Job Conditions:
    Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, weather, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, hazardous materials, machinery, vibrations, traffic hazards, or toxic agents.

    Lamar Expectation of Quality:
    Employee will support the mission of Lamar by providing high quality, professional services, timely responses and solutions to customer requests.-- EEO Statement Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Veteran's Preference Statement Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003. Preferred Qualifications Experience at an educational institution is preferred.

    A Bachelor's degree in Management, Business Administration, Construction Management, Engineering or related field is preferred. Security Sensitive Statement This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code --51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information. Salary Commensurate Work Hours Posting Date 11/08/2021 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions Posting Specific Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
    • * Are you claiming Veteran's Preference in accordance with Texas Senate Bill 805, Section 657.003? PLEASE READ IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS: To be considered for Veteran's Preference, applicants must complete and email to jobs4vets@lamar.edu a Standard Form 15 located at https://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/sf15.pdf to include the required documents per the instructions on the form. Emails MUST also include position titles and posting numbers for each and every position applied for. APPLICANTS WHO FAIL TO EMAIL ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS BEFORE A POSTING CLOSES WILL NOT BE AWARDED VETERAN'S PREFERENCE.
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        • Associate's Degree
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        • * In what area(s) did you receive your degree(s). (Open Ended Question)
          • * How many years of full-time work experience do you have in building trades, construction, and/or remodel and design?
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              • * How many years of experience do you have in business management and/or operations management? (Open Ended Question)
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