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Oklahoma State University
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Posted: 04/4/2017
Central Trade Zone Manager

This position is the Central Trades maintenance management lead. There is one manager in the Central Trades Zone. This position will be responsible primarily for supporting the campus zone managers to complete their assigned work and for overseeing maintenance and repair work performed by members of the Central Trades team. Additionally, the Central Trades Zone will provide limited support to the in-house construction team. The position must maintain an awareness of the maintenance workload and available resources to make maintenance decisions. The position will supervise employee performance; oversee the information gathering, diagnosis, equipment inventory, equipment labeling, and scheduling associated with preventive and predictive maintenance programs; planned maintenance, corrective and reactive maintenance and repair; and staff and develop the zone-organized maintenance team. This position will involve extensive communication and scheduling. Supervises the performance of all phases of general, aesthetic, corrective, reactive, planned and preventive maintenance within specific guidelines. Responsible for ensuring completion of tasks and projects related to the systematic inspection, detection, and correction of developing failures of equipment or facilities either before they occur or before they develop into major defects. This position is responsible for determining the need, scheduling tasks, assigning technicians to tasks, and performing tasks including the replacement of filters, belts, lights, intake screens, seals, and other items; the lubrication, preservation, and servicing of equipment; oversee elevator maintenance and modernization, emergency generator testing, and small boiler and pressure vessel inspections and maintenance; the inspection and diagnosis of information contributing to preventive and predictive maintenance scheduling; accurate collection and the entry of analysis of information. The position will ensure that work is assessed, allocated, and accomplished appropriately. This position will be expected to interact with customers, zone managers and other employees in a professional manner that enhances work effectiveness. Work may be required and scheduled during nonbusiness hours which include evenings, Saturdays and Sundays. Must use appropriate personal protective equipment as required (gloves, safety glasses, etc.). Due to communication expectations of the position, the incumbent will be required to maintain a personal cell phone and will be required to be continually available both during and after normal working hours. The incumbent's salary includes compensation to apply toward the use of their personal cellular device. Work involves regular exposure to uncomfortable and hazardous working conditions, both indoors and out, such as extreme temperatures, moving machinery, electrical sources, potential hazardous chemicals, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and loud noises. Position requires regular physical exertion. Constantly positions self to fulfill the duties of the position which include overseeing work in small mechanical rooms and other maintenance activities for facilities. Occasionally ascends/descends heights to accomplish work. Frequent lifting, pulling, pushing, and carrying of sometimes very heavy equipment and supplies. Frequent work on roofs, ladders, and stairs and occasional work on high-reach machinery. Some irregular and extra hours as needed for projects and emergencies. Emergencies frequently involve difficult working conditions.

Minimum qualifications: High School graduate/GED with ten years of prior successful work experience with seven of those years working in a building maintenance organization OR two years post-secondary education in the building trades or technical field with eight years of prior successful work experience with five of those years working in a building maintenance organization OR bachelor degree and six years of prior successful work experience with three of those years working in a building maintenance organization. Experience working in a university, commercial, or industrial organization that is responsible for maintenance work diagnosing, maintaining, renovating and preserving facilities. Able to follow directions as presented by supervisor. Effective work habits, including commitment to quality work, time management and organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to multitask, and good record-keeping skills. Good judgment in making decisions, asking for help, bringing forward problems, communicating with others, and working around moving machinery and electricity. Able to learn and act on new technical or complex information.  Have before hire and maintain after hire a valid driver's license.

Must be able to occasionally move about or remain in a stationary position 50% of the time. A valid driver's license must be maintained for the operation of an OSU vehicle, which is required in the performance of job duties as assigned. Due to communication expectations of the position, the incumbent will be required to maintain a personal cell phone and will be required to be continually available both during and after normal working hours. Have or obtain within six (6) months of hire, an Oklahoma Contractor's license in Mechanical, Electrical, or Plumbing. The license must remain active for OSU during employment. Good working knowledge of mechanical, electrical, plumbing and controls system installation and maintenance. Experience and knowledge of hydronic, steam and refrigeration systems.

Ability to manage and motivate people. The person in this position frequently communicates with customers and employees who have inquiries on work and must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations. Computer skills in Outlook, Word, and Excel for departmental record keeping, and good organizational ability. This position requires the physical ability to lift up to 50 lbs frequently and in excess of 50 lbs occasionally. Skills in evaluating the work of others to ensure adherence to stated standards. Skill in conflict resolution and resolving problems involving tenants and contractors regarding contract requirements. Considerable knowledge of methods, standards and equipment used within the facility maintenance, repair and renovation industry. Ability to estimate costs and assess bids. Ability to communicate effectively and accurately. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with contractors and departmental representatives. Ability to work independently. Ability to present a friendly and positive demeanor to children and clients served, staff and the general public. Basic knowledge of building codes. Valid driver's license and eligibility to drive a University vehicle. Working knowledge of maintenance management system. Ability to become proficient in the use of CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) "AIM" computer system and mobile technology.  Preferred: Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or electrical engineering. Six years of prior successful work experience in a university, commercial or industrial building maintenance organization. Evidence of performing or developing preventive maintenance checks and services, schedules, and interpreting diagnostic information related to proactive maintenance programs. Knowledge and experience with building codes.

Apply online at for consideration. For assistance with the on-line application process or to request an accommodation to enable application, contact OSU Human Resources, 106 Whitehurst, Stillwater, OK 74078 or call 405-744-7401. Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other protected category.

OSU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for its openings. OSU will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)