Under the direction of the Associate Director of Operations and Maintenance, the Trades Manager plans, organizes, evaluates, and manages the daily physical plant operations of the Campus. The candidate will also assist in the management of personnel, training, and equipment maintenance, and in the implementation of programs and policies related to the operations and maintenance of campus buildings and grounds. This position is an Essential Personnel position for emergencies and the selected candidate must be available for on call at any time.
Establish priorities, plans, and coordinate the day-to-day operations and maintenance of a staff in excess of 25, composed of Trades, and Grounds with special emphasis on Carpentry, Painting, Irrigation, Plumbing, and Locksmith operations.
Review work assignments, maintain schedules, service programs, trainings, procedures, and practices, and make improvements as needed.
Evaluate the effectiveness of O&M staff and services, and develop methods of improvement and expansion.
Develop and direct preventive maintenance programs, procedures and policies, monitor energy usage and develop programs to reduce energy consumption.
Review construction documents and provide recommendations for all capital projects.
Perform cost benefit analyses to determine the feasibility of improving or replacing system components.
Work closely with the Associate Director to ensure the system is operating as designed.
Integrate and coordinate activities closely with respective departments, management staff and contractors.
Monitor safety-training programs.
Perform administrative duties including staff supervision, performance evaluation, budgetary tracking, report formulation, quality assurance and other duties as assigned.
Assist and serve as back up to other trades.
Perform work as assigned.
High School Diploma or GED required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Ten (10) years experience in the supervision of commercial or institutional staff.
Experience in the maintenance of buildings and grounds at a management/leadership level.
Experience at an institution of higher education is preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ANDABILITIES:
Extensive knowledge of the Carpentry, Painting, Irrigation, Plumbing, and Locksmith Trades.
Strong human relations and team building abilities, excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to support effective partnerships with customers, superiors, peers and subordinates.
Knowledge acting as a liaison with external agencies, other universities, and other high level-public officials.
Experience in making presentations, an understanding of the academic environment, and proven leadership ability.
Working knowledge of computerized systems/software appropriate to facilities management.
Demonstrated ability to analyze problems, identify solutions, make and implement effective decisions.
Demonstrated ability to convey ideas and proposals clearly, concisely, and convincingly.
Ability to read and interpret blueprints and drawings.
Knowledge of best practices in the field.
Ability to address multiple tasks, technical issues and contingencies simultaneously.
Ability to continuously seek quality service and process improvements to support the Department’s mission and strategic vision.
Prioritize new an ongoing projects, to conduct research, gather and present information related to areas of responsibility and to participate in cross-departmental and organizational improvement initiatives.
Ability to stand, walk, and climb frequently; lift, carry, push or pull up to 50 pounds.
Familiarity with current software including work processing, spreadsheets and database management.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Valid Maryland Non-commercial Class C or equivalent driver’s license is required.
About Coppin State University
Coppin State University, a fully accredited institution and a member of the University System of Maryland. Founded in 1900, Coppin is a model urban, residential liberal arts university located in the northwest section of the City of Baltimore that provides academic programs in the arts and sciences, teacher education, nursing, graduate studies, and continuing education. Coppin offers 53 Bachelor’s and 9 Master’s degree programs and 1 Doctoral degree program with approximately 4000 students enrolled in day, evening, on-line, and weekend undergraduate and graduate courses. Coppin is a primarily commuter University with approximately 600 student residents.