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Manager of Maintenance and Engineering - AZ - Campus Facilities

Midwestern University - Arizona
Job Location:
Glendale, Arizona
Facilities Management



The Manager of Maintenance and Engineering reports to the Director of Campus Facilities and is responsible for providing leadership and oversight to the Maintenance and Engineering Services work units, ensuring maintenance and engineering functions are compliant with federal, state, and local authorities for the Glendale, AZ campus. This position provides direct supervision to the Supervisor of Maintenance, the Supervisor of Engineering Services, group leads, senior positions, and entry-level personnel that comprise the Maintenance and Engineering Services work units.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Manager of Maintenance and Engineering demonstrates a commitment to service excellence, innovation, employee success, integrity, and diversity in the performance of job duties.
  • Lead, oversee, and/or maintain the University's compliance programs with the appropriate Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) to include but not limited to:
    • City of Glendale compliance of fire code, backflow inspection reporting, Acid neutralization systems, barn/sewage interceptors, and the Academic Support Facility special needs.
    • Maricopa County Air Quality Division or AQD compliance of the Universities boilers and generators.
    • State of Arizona compliance and reporting of biohazardous and chemical waste pickup and handling.
    • State of Arizona elevator compliance
  • Last Day of Work protocol of inspecting for damages or needs of office/work areas of exiting university employees for turnover to new or future employees that will work in said space: I.e., walls, floors, ceilings, and furniture.
  • Managing of multiple contracts on behalf of Midwestern University and its Facilities Department.
  • Oversee/maintain the needs of the Midwestern University off-site houses and condos to include but not limited to:
    • Ordering and stocking of all consumables
    • Organizing preventative maintenance in accordance with occupant schedules
    • Organizing maintenance repairs in accordance with occupant schedules
  • Manage a large inventory for all work units in the maintenance and engineering areas.
  • Exhibits a high degree of professionalism interacting with other departments on campus.
  • Consistently promotes the image of the department as a service-oriented organization.
  • Demonstrates strong ability to manage multiple teams of diverse disciplines, including painting, general maintenance, event setup, HVAC, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP).
  • Assists the Director in developing and recommending a staffing and training plan to address the needs of the university with emphasis on job skills development and safety. Supervises and implements approved staffing and training plans. Allocates personnel and resources to optimize departmental operations and service to the campus community. Hires, supervises, and evaluates employee performance.
  • Demonstrates ability give direction to supervisors for the purpose of training new hires through a structured onboarding process.
  • Coordinates non-routine work employing sound project management principles and defined methodology. Ability to create and manage team schedules and teamwork assignments.
  • Maintains proactive monitoring of all physical plant critical infrastructure systems (e.g., HVAC/mechanical systems, generators, elevators, lighting controls, mass notification, building life-safety systems).
  • Leads efforts to conduct engineering analysis, engineering studies for resolutions to complex system issues and oversee implementation of solutions to meet campus facility's needs.
  • Provides daily management on the coordination of work requests, preventive maintenance, emergency repairs and remodeling projects; prepare cost, time, and labor estimates. Coordinates the purchase of facilities operational supplies and equipment, direct inventory control.
  • Participates in the development of long- and short-range facilities plans. Investigates and evaluates the immediate and long-range facility needs and requirements with assistance and advice from the Director. Helps prepare the capital improvement plan in accordance with university objectives.
  • Participates in the development and assembly of bid specifications and the awarding of maintenance contracts; work with outside contractors on projects and request bids for work to be performed; assure compliance with contract specifications and applicable laws, codes, and regulations.
  • Exhibits a firm grasp of university policies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Oversees the Campus Facilities divisions of Engineering Services and Maintenance.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. This individual must be able to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner and have regular, in-person, predictable attendance. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

High School diploma or GED required. Bachelor's degree in engineering, architecture, construction management, or business management is preferred. Five or more years of experience in facilities operation management which includes construction management, project management, engineering, or facilities maintenance. A minimum of 3 which is in a management/supervisory capacity. Higher education experience preferred.

Must have the following abilities:

  • Plan, develop, and schedule the comprehensive activities, services and operations of the department and Campus facilities.
  • Apply appropriate methods and strategies to promote and sustain effective working relationships within a diverse and multicultural environment.
  • Apply appropriate methods and strategies to promote and sustain the ability of staff members to effectively deliver customer service within the context of all aspects of job performance.
  • Take appropriate steps to promote and enforce safe work practices within each area of responsibility.
  • Work effectively in an environment that supports and encourages services to the campus community.

Computer Skills

Strong knowledge in computer programs: Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Teams. Familiarity with Campus Facilities Management Systems. Practice knowledge on budgeting and budget requisitioning systems.

Language Skills

High skills: Must have strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence, and memos. Ability to communicate effectively to all levels of management, including delivering information in verbal and written form. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Reasoning Ability

High skills: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form. Demonstrated exceptional problem-solving skills

Mathematical Ability

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, and volume. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, or schedule form. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to sit and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and color vision.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Regularly the employee will be working near moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and outdoor weather conditions. Occasionally the employee will be working in wet or humid conditions (non-weather) work in high, precarious places, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold (non-weather), extreme heat (non-weather) and occasionally there is a risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race; color; religion; creed; national origin or ancestry; ethnicity; sex (including pregnancy); gender (including gender expressions, gender identity; and sexual orientation); marital status; age; disability; citizenship; past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services; genetic information; or any other protected class, in accord with all federal, state and local laws, including 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/). Midwestern University complies with the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 and Arizona Equal Pay Acts.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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