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Maintenance Foreman Duties

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This is skilled supervisory work in the general maintenance and repair of varied facilities, buildings, and grounds.

An employee allocated to this class of work is responsible for supervising the general maintenance and repair of University facilities and furnishings involving a variety of building trades. Work includes the supervision of skilled tradesmen, helpers, and laborers. Instructions as to what work should be done are received daily or at any time when emergency repairs have to be done. Completed work is subject to inspection by an administrative superior.


Directs skilled and semi-skilled workers engaged in building small structures or in altering, repairing, and painting existing buildings; plans, lays out, and assigns duties to subordinates; checks periodically to assure established specifications are met.

Supervises the maintenance and repair of plumbing, heating, electrical, mechanical, and other plant equipment.

Supervises the maintenance of grounds and outside structures.

Prepares work reports concerning types of repairs made, materials used, and cost of completed work assignments; purchases parts, tools, and supplies. Maintains inventory of materials and equipment.

Performs related work as required.


Graduation from a standard high school and considerable experience in the building trades, including responsible supervisory experience in building maintenance and repair work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Considerable knowledge of building maintenance and construction practices and methods.

Considerable knowledge of standard skilled trade operations and repair methods.

Considerable knowledge of the materials and tools used in landscaping and building work.

Ability to plan and direct the work of skilled and semi-skilled workers.

Ability to read and interpret blue-prints, sketches, and detailed drawings.

Ability to inspect building maintenance and construction work for adherence to plans, specifications, and work orders.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates and other employees.



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