Mechanical Supervisor

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Classification:Facilities Services-Maintenance, Operations & Utilities Supervisor 4
Grade:Grade 80
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA VCAS Facilities & Campus Svcs
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Facilities/Skilled Trades

Position Summary:

UAA Facilities and Operations is looking for an experienced Mechanical Supervisor. The candidate should have extensive experience with mechanical systems in one or more of the following environments: industrial, commercial, campus, or educational. Must have skills and knowledge to safely lead a dedicated team to install, maintain, troubleshoot, repair the various Mechanical systems the University relies upon. The candidate should be equally comfortable working on a computer and working in the field; and needs to be familiar with plumbing, mechanical codes, and regulations. It is essential that the candidate be safety conscious, possess excellent communication skills, and emphasize good customer service. This recruitment is open internally to current UA employees or those otherwise eligible to apply to internal postings.


15Provide budget development input and performance management: Track performance indicators for the department; assess work methods and processes; develop and maintain cost and productivity metrics. Work towards continuous process improvement and increasing effectiveness of the department. Champion customer service and responsiveness, coordinate with Facilities Planning and Construction to refine design and construction standards, facilities upgrades, and space modifications.Essential
20Administrative Functions: The supervisor shall validate training requests, verify timesheets and leave approvals for assigned staff. Attend meetings representing Facilities in support of campus sponsored activities. Use University processes and system to hire new staff and if necessary, conduct discipline consistent with UAA regulations and the current collective bargaining agreement. Supervisor is subject to call after normal working hours to resolve emergency problems and expected to execute other duties as assigned.Essential
20Direct and assist in the construction, installation, maintenance and repair of plumbing, HVAC, and mechanical systems that encompass a variety of types, styles, and manufactures of Boilers, condensers, pumps, air handlers, fixtures, filter banks, compressors, and other machines and devices used in HVAC, plumbing, and mechanical systems. Lead the team and ensure that the proper maintenance of equipment is safely accomplished and that compliance with relevant codes and adherence to safety regulations is completed. Assist with mechanical system installation, troubleshooting and repair as needed. Provide input to designing systems and contributing to improved designs and plans when projects are undertaken. Conduct work inspections and monitor quality of work and work practices. Oversee and perform inspections of the facilities to insure compliance with plumbing codes, building codes, standards, and regulations and assure follow up actions are completed.Essential
40Supervise the workforce: Hire, train, assign work, discipline, supervise and lead approximately 5-10 team members some of which are journeyman level personnel assigned to the Mechanical Maintenance Department. Provide immediate leadership to a unit or group of operational or technical employees. Supervise team operations to ensure compliance with departmental or campus policies, procedures, and defined internal controls. Ensure accountability and stewardship of resources to maximize benefit to the University. Assign and manage work using the Integrated Work Management system. Create daily work schedules, provide estimates and develop short and long-term work plans. Work with the Asset and PM Manager to develop and amend the Preventative Maintenance program for the Mechanical Department. Coordinate work with other crafts to insure timely and holistic completion of work. Provide customer interface and verify work has been completed satisfactorily.Essential
5The supervisor is responsible for worker and workplace safety including job hazard analysis, safety assessments, providing appropriate job-related safety training, and ensuring staff has available and wears appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Be mindful of the safety condition of campus and take corrective action and or report unsafe conditions or situations.Essential


Extensive experience with mechanical maintenance in commercial, military, or educational environments. Familiarity with plumbing codes and ASRHA standards. Knowledge and demonstrated experience in heating systems, refrigeration, ventilation, filtration. Building automation with siemens Insight, Apogee, and Desigo. Must have skills and knowledge to lead union journeyman level staff to maintain and care for the mechanical systems used by the campus. Must be proficient in reading blueprints and schematics with the ability to interpret construction sketches and drawings. Must be familiar with state and local plumbing codes, and OSHA codes and regulations. Must have ability to use a computer, be able to utilize an Integrated Work Management System (WMS), review estimates and manage property damage insurance claims. Needs to be energy conscious and safety orientated. Should have experience working in a union environment.


10 years experience in facilities maintenance as a journeyman plumber, HVAC tech, building automation tech, or boiler operator with two years of supervisory experience. The incumbent in this position should have extensive crafts background, knowledge of facilities maintenance, including structural, mechanical, plumbing, electrical systems, and experience leading and coaching crafts personnel in a union environment. Must have a current, valid Alaska driver's license.


High school diploma or equivalent required. Associates degree or equivalent combination of training and experience. Siemens basic operator training preferred.

This recruitment is open internally to current UA employees or those otherwise eligible to apply to internal postings.


UAA Facilities Maintenance and Operations (FMO) is responsible for maintenance and operations of over 71 facilities located in Anchorage. Our mission is to provide safe, comfortable, attractive, and sustainable environment and transportation services for our campus users. Our vision is to provide our users with the best service possible promoting a mindset of continuous improvement.

All decisions and actions must be made and taken in the best interest of the University, the students, the staff, and our customers. The Facilities Department is entrusted with caring for and safeguarding the physical assets of the campus. Facilities’ has the honor of helping the people of Alaska and others pursue and achieve their goals in higher education. Student success is what drives the day to day function and all initiatives undertaken by Facilities Maintenance and Operations. Stewardship, Integrity, Honesty, being forthright are critical for success. It is important to always do the right thing and make decisions that benefit the wide range of customers.


Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace. University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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