The Director of Maintenance works within the Physical Plant Department and reports directly to the Vice President of Facilities & Support Services. The Director will lead a staff of 50 or more skilled workers with responsibilities for meeting the maintenance needs of over 1M SF of building space within an urban campus setting. The institution self performs various functions along with using outside contractors to supplement the Department's capabilities. The position requires responsibility for leadership and direction in the area of campus wide maintenance and related services. Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, working to organize and control maintenance services, which include 24-hour emergency repairs, utilities management, lock shop services, HVAC and electrical services.
Roles & Responsibilities:
The Director of Maintenance will be required to perform and be proficient in the areas as listed below:
• Exhibit positive leadership skills and demonstrate a proven ability to work collaboratively within an institutional environment and the broader external community
• Be a leader in the development of the annual physical plant budget
• Assume primary responsibility for campus wide maintenance
• Oversee adherence to the operating budget
• Set direction for Human Resource Management
• Maintain key maintenance, grounds, housekeeping and mechanical functions along with services for faculty, staff, students and the community in general in addition to on and off campus living quarters
• Lead and develop a diverse team of union and non-union personnel
• Work to develop and implement a progressive environmental sustainability program
• Work closely with union representation in establishing performance criteria for departmental personnel to abide by
• Ensure compliance with local, county, state and federal codes
• Work with all institute personnel in a professional and expeditious manner
• Perform other duties as assigned to assist the institution in adhering to its strategic plan and achieving and maintaining its missions, goals and objectives
Stevens Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Accordingly, Stevens adheres to an employment policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against applicants or employees based on legally impermissible factor(s) including, but not necessarily limited to, race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, nationality, citizenship status, age, ancestry, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information, pregnancy or pregnancy-related medical conditions, disability, or any protected military or veteran status.
Stevens is building a diverse faculty, staff and student body and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities. Stevens is a federal contractor under the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as well as other federal statutes.