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Plumbing and Mechanical Systems Manager Facilities - Facilities Management Job Post

Posted: 9/3/2014

Plumbing and Mechanical Systems Manager Facilities

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Plumbing and Mechanical Systems Manager – Facilities
University of Massachusetts Lowell

Under the direction of the Utility and Mechanical Systems Manager, the individual will manage the Plumbing and HVAC functions, in coordination with the other trades. This management includes licensed plumbers, HVAC mechanics, sheetmetal workers, and pipe and sprinkler fitters who maintain and repair various systems. The systems maintained consist of HVAC, exhaust, plumbing, fire alarms, compressed air, chilled water, steam, potable water and process piping. Duties include, but are not limited to: providing technical assistance and oversight to the trades staff; estimating labor and material for jobs; developing and maintaining preventive maintenance schedules; researching and ordering of material; managing vendor contracts and work; investigating system problems and initiating corrective action; reviewing technical drawings for projects and construction; developing specifications and standards for related trades oversight; coordinating work related to inspections and permitting activity; establishing work schedules; and assisting and coordinating work with various customers and stakeholders;

The manager must also review the work request orders assigned; enter and approve employee time; conduct performance evaluations; provide counseling, mentoring and coaching to employees; provide management oversight to employees to ensure compliance with department policies, procedures and guidelines; ensure staff works safely; and provide required and developmental training.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.
Minimum Qualifications:
-Associates Degree in Facilities Management or similar certification with a focus on mechanical systems or in Mechanical/Controls Engineering or equivalent extensive experience in the maintenance and operation of various industrial or commercial mechanical systems
-Seven (7) or more years of successful broad experience in the maintenance and repair of mechanical systems, with three (3) years in an institutional setting, including plumbing, waste water, acid neutralization systems, heating, ventilating, cooling and air conditioning and other related building systems and equipment.
-Experience as a maintenance supervisor or managing a mechanical services group or a minimum of 5 years` experience supervising a minimum of 10 trades people
-Knowledge about the types, uses, functionality, and maintenance of commercial/industrial plumbing systems, refrigeration and HVAC systems
-A driver`s license
-A valid Massachusetts Plumbing License
-Demonstrated knowledge of Massachusetts Plumbing, HVAC, and Building Codes; OSHA Regulations; and ADA
-Experience in creating and implementing preventive maintenance scheduled and standard operating procedures within an institutional setting
-Solid understanding of and ability to read, interpret and explain plans, specifications, blueprints and drawings
-Sound knowledge of MA HVAC/R code, implementing and enforcing policies, procedures and guidelines
-Demonstrated ability in managing staff development plans, developing and implementing staff training plans and managing a workforce in a firm, fair and consistent manner
-Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain productive relationships and communications with faculty, staff, students, university departments, and local government officials
-The ability to work effectively with diverse individuals and groups
-Demonstrated ability to administer and monitor various awarded contracts and to monitor workers, contractors and vendors for effective, thorough work quality and compliance

Preferred Qualifications:
-A valid MA HVAC/R license
-10+ years` work experience in an institutional setting
-Bachelor`s degree preferred (Trades Supervisor/Management a plus)
-Demonstrated proficiency with the DCAMM Camis work order/ PM system
-LEED Certified
-Building Operator Certification or equivalent
-Experience supervising employees in a union environment
-Understanding of MA state bidding laws and procurement procedures
-Formalized training in general management skills, leadership, communication skills, staff development, personal time management, and conflict resolution
-A solid understanding of (and ability to read, interpret and use) GIS mapping
-Experience in effective energy conservation methodology and practices
-Knowledge of fire alarm systems

To view the full job description and apply, please visit Please submit a resume, cover letter and the names and contact information of three references. Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.

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