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Structural & Lockshop Supervisor

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Oshkosh
Categories: Non-Instructional Academic Staff

Working Title: Structural & Lockshop Supervisor
Official Title: Building & Grounds Superintendent
Employment Class: Non-Instructional Academic Staff 
FTE: 1.0
Compensation: $70,000 - $77,000
Terms of Employment: Fixed-Term Renewable 
Position Summary:

Reporting to the Director of Facilities Operations and Maintenance this position is responsible for the management of the structural maintenance department, campus wide building maintenance program, personnel management, budget, purchasing, health and safety.  Responsibilities include campus wide repair to building envelops, roofs, exterior structures, grounds (concrete, masonry), carpentry, doors, windows, lock and key systems.

This position must be able to work independently and function as a member of the Facilities Management Supervisory team providing employee and project supervision, customer service and relations to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh community.  Employees are expected to be flexible in the performance of their job functions and to communicate openly with supervisors and co-workers, other departments and University staff.  This position may occasionally be asked to work hours in excess of the normal shift (7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday), after-hour call-ins during evening, weekend, or emergency situations and /or scheduled maintenance.

Special requirements: Must have or be able to obtain a valid WI driver’s license and be authorized via Risk Management to drive a University vehicle upon appointment.

Candidate must possess or be able to obtain a Wisconsin Asbestos Supervisor certification upon appointment or by the completion of the twelve-month probationary period.  This position is required to complete the mandatory supervisory training program during the twelve month probationary period.


A. Management of the FMC Structural Department

1. Plan and direct the activities of the Structural/ Painting Shop personnel in the performance of a variety of operations and maintenance of building envelopes, roofs, classrooms, offices, sidewalks, and student rooms; schedule, coordinate, prioritize and monitor activities / projects.

2. Assign daily work using the Total Maintenance Authority computerized maintenance program; enter and retrieve data; print work orders; monitor employee performance; determine status of work orders.

3. Provide technical support and job instruction to maintenance staff and craft workers in analyzing technical problems.

4. Review construction plans, specifications or blueprints; present written comments on the structural and security systems; estimate costs and / or project expenses.

5. Supervise, plan, coordinate and review the installation and coordination of the campus key system; determine appropriate door hardware (locks, closures, automatic operators, etc.).

6. Inspect building systems and effectively recommend repair or replacement of roof systems, concrete and masonry; determine and prepare coordinate long range maintenance and repair with the Department of State Facilities Representative.

7. Identify sources of asbestos containing materials; coordinate and supervise asbestos abatement; maintain supervisor certification.

8. Direct and schedule planned and preventive maintenance work.

9. Communicate with department heads, faculty, students and staff in advance of interruptions involving replacement or repair activities.

10. Perform building inspections to insure maintenance standards Dept of Commerce, fire/safety, building standards, ADA, etc.; identify and locate possible problems, causes or issues.

11. Investigate and respond to building occupant complaints.

B. Campus wide Building Maintenance Program

1. Conduct meetings to develop and propose maintenance activities and schedules suitable for each area and task.

2. Coordinate and schedule remodeling and / or maintenance projects with outside vendors and contractors; review and inspect work for completion; authorize payment.

3. Work with campus departments to implement construction, remodel and repair needs; setup on-going inspection and quality control monitoring program and procedures.

4. Consult with the Department of State Facilities Engineers on various issues and projects (e.g. replacement, repair of roof systems, key and lock systems).

5. Develop short and long range plans for the repair and replacement of building structural systems (e.g. building envelope, roofs, masonry, doors & windows, closures). Develop and maintain preventive and predictive maintenance programs for campus structural systems using TMA ; determine project priorities, funding levels, schedule work with staff or private contractors.

6. Record, update and file room paint schedules, hardware and equipment records for all campus buildings.

7. Review, update and keep current building blue prints, specifications, shop drawings, finish schedules and manufacturer equipment specifications.

8. Review completed projects for budget, estimate and specification compliance.

C. Budget and Purchasing

1. Review and monitor the Structural department budget to determine purchasing levels; project implementation; maintain records / expenditures; prepare related reports.

2. Develop and review bid specifications for contractual services and supplies; determine and develop material lists; obtain price quotes from vendors.

3. Determine source of supply, prepare and initiate purchase requests; record supplies and services ordered.

4. Procure services and supplies utilizing State purchasing guidelines and contracts.

5. Estimate time schedules, material costs, and labor costs for jobs, projects, etc.

6. Order, receive and inspect parts and equipment; schedule delivery of equipment/material.

D. Personnel Management

1. Conduct on-site inspections to evaluate work processes, review quality and quantity of work; ensure compliance with health and safety standards, building codes and state construction standards.

2. Resolve work related complaints, participate in formal grievance meetings.

3. Initiate and train employees through on-the-job training programs (e.g. roof inspections)

4. Interpret work rules, contractual agreements, policies and procedures; investigate work rule violations; administer discipline - verbal and written reprimands.

5. Prepare formal performance evaluations using MS Word and discuss evaluations with employee

6. Maintain records and monitor staff work hours and leave accounting.

7. Participate in employment interviews and effectively recommend hiring.

8. Designate individuals for emergency calls and off duty call backs.

9. Provide back-up support to other Buildings & Grounds Superintendent.

E. Workplace Health and Safety

1. Report / document unsafe acts and conditions.

2. Review workplace health and safety expectations with employees.

3. Investigate workplace accidents in a timely manner.

4. Follow and enforce health and safety rules.

5. Attend safety and training sessions as requested.

6. Provide health and safety instruction to employees.

7. Incorporate health and safety into performance evaluations.

Miscellaneous Duties

1. Attend meetings, conferences and seminars.

2. Other duties as assigned.


Must have or be able to obtain a valid WI drivers license and be authorized via Risk Management to drive a University vehicle upon appointment.

Candidate must possess or be able to obtain a Wisconsin Asbestos Supervisor certification upon appointment or by the completion of the twelve-month probationary period.

Must have sufficient physical flexibility to squat, stoop, crawl under cabinets and other low spaces in order to review proposed projects and inspect completed work.

Perform tasks requiring standing, bending, stooping, kneeling and walking considerable distances between and within buildings on campus in order to review proposed projects and inspect completed work.

Ability to climb stairs, ladders, scaffolding, and reach above head in order to review proposed projects and inspect work performed on interior and exterior of campus buildings; access and inspect roofs.

Ability to perform duties within extreme temperature ranges, dusty and dirty environments, and in confined spaces to complete job assignments.

This position must possess thorough knowledge of tools, equipment, materials, methods and practices of the operation, maintenance and repair of the following areas – carpentry, painting, locksmithing, roofs, scaffolding, concrete and masonry.

Thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety requirements needed in structural maintenance.

Thorough knowledge of the Department of Commerce construction standards.

Knowledge of codes and standards related to building maintenance, fire safety, building standards, ADA standards, etc.

Ability to read, interpret and disseminate information contained in technical manuals, repair bulletins, blueprints, drawings, schematics, specifications and related instructional materials.

Effective interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.

Must possess effective supervising skills - develop and enforce safety standards, assign and schedule work, prioritize and assess workloads, evaluate and assess staff performance, interpret bargaining unit contracts, hire, train and discipline employees, resolve complaints, enforce campus policies and procedures.

Basic data entry skills to record and print work orders in the computerized maintenance management system; Ability to work with computers to record data, and communicate using email.

Ability to plan, prioritize, schedule and expedite work requests.


Knowledge of preventive maintenance programs and the ability to develop and implement an effective program.

General knowledge of health and safety regulations, state codes and general orders as it pertains to the health and safety of faculty, staff and students at UW-Oshkosh.

Asbestos certification.

At least 5 years experience in related trade.

At least 5 years supervisory experience.

Served apprenticeship in related trade.

To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application:

Cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references.

UWO is committed to building a culturally diverse employee workforce and strongly encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at or 920-424-1166.

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by November 2, 2018 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.


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