Facility Operations Assistant Director of Maintenance (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing) (527136)

California Polytechnic State University
May 18, 2023
San Luis Obispo, CA
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Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Associate Director of Facility Operations, the Assistant Director of Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) Maintenance serves as the campus' engineer responsible for the overall health and maintenance of campus MEP systems and components. Reporting directly to the Assistant Director of MEP Systems is the plumbing shop, electrical shop and the Chief Engineer. The role of the Chief Engineer is to provide technical management and leadership for the Central Plant and Engineering Services trade shops. The Central Plant shop operates and maintains the campus heating hot water and chilled water systems, and refrigeration systems. The Engineering Services shop maintains the campus Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems and components, including the Distributed Digital Controls (DDC) for those systems, and others as required.

The incumbent manages several campus maintenance services and supply contracts; serves as primary design reviewer for a variety of small MEP maintenance repair and replacement projects; develops and administers a campus-wide MEP component preventive maintenance program. In addition, the incumbent serves as a member of the long-range strategic planning group for the Facilities Operations department. To ensure quality construction for Cal Poly, the incumbent reviews major and minor capital project designs for conformity with campus engineering design standards, codes of construction, and best practices. This position has some contact with the public, involving department and outside staff, vendors, and contractors for the purpose of exchanging information pertaining to project assessment, procedures, materials, and timelines.

Department Summary

Facilities Management and Development (FMD), a unit within the Administration and Finance Division (AFD), is responsible for the planning, design, construction, operations, maintenance, and repair of university facilities, grounds, and infrastructure. FMD consists of four critical and interdependent support departments, including Customer & Business Services; Environmental Health & Safety; Facilities Planning & Capital Projects; and Facilities Operations. In support of the Cal Poly mission, the FMD department is committed to sustainability, responsible stewardship of natural resources, and promoting an inclusive culture that values individual and organizational integrity, civility, equity, and diversity.

Key Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in the design or construction of MEP systems.
  • Thorough knowledge of effective personnel management practices and supervisory skills including a demonstrated ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
  • Thorough knowledge of project management related maintenance, renovation, and new construction including skills in design, planning, scheduling, staffing, purchasing, budget, and quality control.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand, interpret, communicate, and apply federal and state laws, CSU and university personnel policies, and collective bargaining agreements.
  • Thorough knowledge of computer driven energy management systems and electrical/electronic controls.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or Relate Field AND five (5) years of progressively responsible experience working in a large maintenance department with at least two (2) years in a management/supervisory role.

    LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, DEGREES, CREDENTIALS: Possession of (or ability to obtain by date of hire) a valid California Driver's License. This position may require the ability to obtain AHERA Supervisor certification for asbestos-related work and Cal/OSHA Lead training as well as the ability to wear respiratory protection. A Cal/OSHA-mandated medical evaluation is required prior to the use of a respirator.

Salary and Benefits

The anticipated hiring range for this role is {$hiring range}. Note that the offer is calculated based on the background and relevant years of experience of the individual selected.

Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. See our benefits website for additional information.

Cal Poly

Cal Poly is a nationally-ranked public university located in San Luis Obispo, California, and known for its Learn by Doing philosophy. Each year more than 20,000 top-tier students come to San Luis Obispo to put knowledge into action, taking their learning outside the classroom as they prepare for careers in engineering, agriculture, science, business, humanities and the built environment. Cal Poly's hands-on philosophy, small class sizes and close student-faculty mentorships result in graduates ready from day one to impact their communities, California and the world. For more information, visit calpoly.edu .

Diversity Statement

At Cal Poly, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. Cal Poly is an equal opportunity employer.

Supplemental Information

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter.

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H-1B visas).
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

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