Maint Spv, U Housing Facility

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Location: Salt Lake City, UTAH
Job Type: FullTime

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Maint Spv, U Housing Facility
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Please see Special Instructions for more details.
Priority review date 6/1/2021.

Open Date 05/04/2021
Requisition Number PRN26004B
Job Title Maint Spv, U Housing Facility
Working Title Maintenance Supervisor
Job Grade E
FLSA Code Administrative
Patient Sensitive Job Code? No
Standard Hours per Week 40
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Shift Day
Work Schedule Summary

Most work will be done between the hours of 8:00am – 5:00pm Monday – Friday. However during busy seasons such as move-in, move-out, and summer conferences, weekend and overtime hours may be necessary. This position supervises maintenance-on-call rotation and is responsible to ensure appropriate after-hour response to maintenance related incidents and events as needed

VP Area President
Department 00307 - Housing & Residential Educ
Location Campus
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range $50,000
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Summary

Located in Salt Lake City, the University of Utah is a public, 4-year institution committed to providing an exceptional academic and co-curricular experience for students and the University community. The “U” is a PAC-12 institution with over 33,000 students. Heritage Commons is home to 3,500 students who live in the 2002 Winter Olympic athlete village, residing in 20 co-ed residence halls and 10 apartment buildings. In addition, Housing & Residential Education (has two apartment buildings located in downtown Salt Lake City that constitute Downtown Commons. Heritage Commons constitutes 868K square feet and Downtown Commons is 26K square feet. Housing & Residential Education is growing with a 412-bed Entrepreneur-Innovation Living Learning complex (160K square feet) that opened August 2016 and a new residence hall that opened fall 2020. The University Housing Campus Master plan calls for continued growth and construction to meet the housing demand.

Housing & Residential Education and the University of Utah value interactions among individuals with varying traditions, cultures, identities, expressions, orientation, religious beliefs, economic backgrounds, and racial/ethnic origins. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who will share and explore this value with the team and with the residents.

Housing & Residential Education (HRE) is a comprehensive department. Housing options include residence hall suites, undergraduate apartments, and historic homes which serve as Living Learning Communities. In-House facilities staff includes maintenance, custodial, and warehouse employees.

The Maintenance Supervisor is a working supervisory position that reports to the Assistant Director of Facilities and administers the CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) as directed. Responsibilities include the supervision of the Mechanics, Maintenance Crew Leaders, Locksmiths as well as seasonal staff members. This position ensures the efficient and effective use of resources in order to meet the needs of the residential community.

As a member of the Maintenance Team at Housing & Residential Education you will enjoy working in a stable environment with opportunities to apply what you know while learning new skills. The University of Utah offers employees an excellent pay and benefits package. Benefits include the following:
• Affordable Health Insurance From Day 1
• Sick and Vacation Pay Accrual
• University-Funded Retirement Plan
• Life Insurance
• And more!
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1. Develop work standards and practices for maintenance staff; establish and maintain a priority system for emergency responses based on student and facility needs. Ensures compliance with all applicable safety regulations, building codes and safety requirements;
a. Participates in establishing and scheduling facilities projects and preventative maintenance in residential halls.
b. Interprets and follows blueprints, specifications and technical manuals.
c. Makes daily visual inspections of areas for cleanliness, work progress, and completed work requests.

2. Responsible for overseeing high quality recruitment, hiring, evaluation, and training of all assigned maintenance staff, and for contribution to their personal and professional development. Delegates to and holds staff responsible for satisfactory performance of job duties and assignments.

3. Provides effective trainings for maintenance staff for Job safety, Hazards, and PPE.

4. Reviews budget on a weekly basis by analyzing the weekly budget expenditures, provided Supervisor with justifications as needed and makes any adjustments needed to keep the budget on track for the fiscal year.

5. Utilizes CMMS to generate, assign and schedule maintenance activities.

6. Administer the CMMS as directed.

7. Prepares and implements an effective preventive maintenance program for all buildings and facilities.

8. Coordinates access of outside service contractors for facility repairs, projects, and renovations.

9. Ensures customer satisfaction by analyzing customer complaints, concerns and suggestions. Provides appropriate follow-through to ensure quality customer service.

10. Develop and maintain effective collaborative relationships with faculty, staff, and administration in order to collaborate on initiatives that impact Housing & Residential Education as well as utilize the full potential of campus resources available on the university campus with special emphasis on the following: University Guest House and Conference Services, Plant Operations, Space Planning, Campus Design & Construction, and Environmental Health & Safety, Sustainability Office.

Essential Personnel
This position is considered to be an essential personnel position for the department. As such, must be accessible and available in the event of emergencies or when needed to meet the ongoing missions of the University.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate Degree in Business, Engineering, or a related field, or equivalency; five years of building maintenance experience, which includes four years of supervisory experience; effective communication and interpersonal skills; and a background that demonstrates the ability to problem solve and meet deadlines required.

Department Specific Qualifications
1. Associate’s Degree in Business, Engineering, or a related field, or equivalency; five years of building maintenance experience, which includes four years of progressive responsibility- supervision of facilities operations and/or project management experience including direct supervision of staff; effective communication and interpersonal skills; and a background that demonstrates the ability to problem solve and meet deadlines required.
2. Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices, fundamentals of recruiting, interviewing, and selecting employees
3. A commitment to provide excellent customer service required.
4. Demonstrated project planning skills.
5. Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Windows Applications such as Outlook, Word, and Excel, and Facility Management Software, including work order systems.
6. Experience must include facilities management knowledge in preventative and corrective maintenance, HVAC systems and operations, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, carpentry, and safety coordination.
7. Demonstrated ability to work within a diverse environment, particularly in serving individuals whose first language may not be English.
8. Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
9. Valid Utah drivers license

Background Check
A successful background check is required before a formal offer of employment can be made for this position.


1. Bachelor’s degree in facilities management, engineering, architecture, construction management, or related field
2. Progressive experience leading a University Housing Maintenance operation.

Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary

Priority review date 6/1/2021.

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.
To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Optional Documents
  • Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission
  • Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169

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