Supervisor, Lockshop and Structural Trades

Brown University

Job Description:

Position Purpose
Facilities Management is an exceptionally talented team built from a diverse group of individuals who are passionate about providing the highest levels of quality craftsmanship, customer service, and teamwork through sustainable practices and who take pride in supporting the mission of the University and Facilities Management “We Care” principle values.

The Supervisor of Lockshop & Structural Trades supervises repair and maintenance activities pertaining to, and the staff associated with, the structural trades division; including locksmiths, structural and carpentry trades, painting, masonry, plastering, roofing, glazing, etc. The Supervisor ensures strict adherence to Brown’s quality and design standards, is responsible for preventive maintenance performance and inventory management systems, and upkeep of databases, and contributes expertise to departmental initiatives. The Supervisor works with the Manager of Structural Trades to implement strategic plans and initiatives outlined and set forth for the division.

Job Qualifications and Competencies

  • Associates degree required; Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 5 years of experience within Facilities Management; at least 3 years of experience supervising staff; experience supervising staff in a union environment preferred
  • Expertise in hierarchical key control
  • Proficient in the upkeep of electronic databases and associated key software technologies
  • Expertise in procurement processes related to facilities management
  • Expertise in the installation of keyway systems, key dispensing technologies, equipment tracking and electronic locking systems
  • Considerable knowledge of the methods, practices, tools and materials of the trades
  • High level of knowledge of hierarchical key control and upkeep of electronic databases and associated key software technologies.
  • High level of skill in the lockshop and structural trades
  • Ability to assign, plan and supervise the work of skilled and semi-skilled maintenance workers
  • Ability to make accurate labor and material cost estimates
  • Ability to read blueprints, plans, and specifications
  • Ability to analyze maintenance, repair, and construction data and to make recommendations pertaining to safety, quality, and efficiency
  • Ability to supervise, train, and evaluate the work of others
  • Ability to read, interpret, apply, and explain rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Ability to enter, track, and complete accurate records, including time and material costs, leaves of absences, etc.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local codes
  • Knowledge of supervisory principles, practices and techniques
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service
  • Strong computer skills (CMMS, Google Suite, Microsoft Office products, email)
  • Ability to foster a collaborative, team centered environment
  • Must be able to work effectively with a diverse population
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgements
  • Demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment

Additional physical demands and working conditions:
This position is essential on-site.

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of background check and education requirements.

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Supervisor, Lockshop and Structural Trades

Facilities Management and Campus Operations

Grade 10

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Full time

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Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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