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Hamilton College Manager of MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing) Systems in Clinton, New York

Are you an experienced Facilities/Maintenance Manager with an expertise in mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, looking for a change, and interested in working in a dynamic and vibrant environment?

Hamilton College in Clinton NY is looking for an individual that exemplifies and promotes the values of Professionalism, Accountability, Compassion, and Teamwork to fill the position of Manager of MEP (Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing) Systems.

This position is responsible for providing supervision and leadership to the HVAC, Plumbing and Electrical staff in the operation, maintenance, repair, and construction of College facilities and systems. This position initiates and manages programs for compliance, safety, appropriate staffing and planned maintenance, and coordinates the daily operations of the trade shops while prioritizing workload and projects. In addition, this position is responsible for the management of service contracts and coordination with outside business partners.

Responsibilities, knowledge, and characteristics needed for this position include:

  • Manages the programs and personnel involving the campus mechanical and electrical systems. This includes safety/compliance, planned/preventive maintenance, emergency response and repair, and long-term renewal.

  • Directs and leads the day-to-day operations of the HVAC, Plumbing and Electrical shops and personnel. Manages the work order system, and prioritizes and schedules the daily and seasonal projects for each shop.

  • Manages weekly payroll records, vacation, sick and personal time. Ensures appropriate staffing on campus.

  • Develops long and short-term recommendations for systems renewal and replacement. Works in cooperation with the Planning and Project Management team in developing and prioritizing renewal projects. Serves as the subject matter expert on selected project teams.

  • Manages selected small capital projects with external contractors.

  • Serves as contract manager for functional area service contracts, including identifying needs, developing scopes, and managing contract work.

  • Develops and implements departmental procedures and processes to increase departmental performance, efficiency and safety. Ensures that staff is trained on all equipment and procedures required in the performance of their duties.

  • Conducts periodic physical inspections of varied mechanical and electrical systems; notes potentially or actively dangerous conditions; determines nature and extent of needed repairs; identifies corrective actions; prioritize work and initiates projects to correct deficiency.

  • Develops estimates for materials and labor required to complete projects and tasks. Orders materials for the HVAC and PE shops to complete projects. This takes place in concert with the Stockroom Supervisor to ensure on shelf inventory of critical items are established and available for emergency repairs.

  • Works with Forepersons, Staff, and Union to ensure employee performance and relations issues are resolved in a timely and efficient manner.

  • Directly responsible for developing, initiating, and providing performance evaluations and feedback to the trade staff. Documents and keeps accurate records of staff feedback in preparation for annual performance reviews. Evaluates productivity and quality of work within assigned work units and takes the necessary action to correct/improve staff efficiency, effectiveness, and customer service.

  • Develops the annual operating budgets in coordination with the Associate Director for Business Operations and the Director of Building Systems Management. Maintains fiscal responsibility for assigned budgets and effective utilization of personnel, materials, and supplies.

  • Keeps current with regulatory compliance issues as they pertain to department and campus requirements.

  • Ensures that employees attend required safety training. Identifies annual training opportunities for staff in assigned work units to work safely, enhance skill sets, and keep current with new and changing technologies.

  • Supports campus events with appropriate personnel.

  • Supports and engages with the Sustainability Working Group (Energy and Facilities sub-group) on development and implementation of energy management and sustainability goals and tasks. Contributes closely to the completion and implementation of the Energy Master Plan.

  • Available to respond and manage after hours crisis response requirements.

  • Actively participate in building our diverse, inclusive, and equitable campus community.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.