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Director, Maintenance and Trade Services - Facilities Management Job Post

Posted: 5/10/2019

Director, Maintenance and Trade Services

Apply at: https://opportunities.columbia.edu/en-us/job/499471/directormaintenance-trades

Director, Maintenance and Trade Services

Columbia University in the City of New York is currently seeking a Director, Maintenance and Trade Services, to join its Facilities & Operations team.

Reporting to the Executive Director, Operations, the Director of Maintenance and Trade Services is part of the senior management team responsible for providing and overseeing services on Columbia University’s Manhattanville campus. The Director position serves as the primary one responsible for delivering and ensuring a quality and reliable trade services program by conducting the work of the trade shops, including carpentry, locksmith, painting, masonry, and a Project Team.

Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree desirable. Minimum of 7–9 years of related experience required. Qualified applicants will have extensive knowledge of trades (locksmith, painters, carpenters, masons, labor). Experience working in large and complex facility environments, with demonstrated managerial and human relations skills, labor relations required. Background experience in facilities management, trades and customer service skills required. Proven management development and leadership skills, experience in identifying deferred maintenance and long-range project/financial planning, and strong oral and written communication skills required. Demonstrated ability to read and interpret blueprints, diagrams, and equipment manuals. Experience in managing unionized workforce required.

For a complete job description and to apply for this position, please refer to requisition number 499471 and apply through our online job application system:


Columbia University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer—race/gender/disability/veterans.


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