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Structural Maintenance Foreman Duties

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Performs skilled maintenance work involving the supervision of a group of building construction journeymen engaged in the minor maintenance and repair of all campus structures and fixtures with an awareness of major maintenance program requirements.

This individual is administratively responsible for supervising the work of employees engaged in carpentry, bricklaying, electrical, plumbing, sheetmetal, welding, painting, wall covering, floor covering, plastering, cabinet, and locksmith work for the minor maintenance and repair of all types of wooden, brick, concrete, metal, and concrete block structures and equipment. Assignments are received from inspection reports as well as being received in writing and orally and could include shop drawings and sketches for maintenance projects. Work is performed under general direction of an administrative superior and is reviewed through inspections in progress, observation, reports, and results obtained upon completion.


Plans, organizes, schedules, supervises, and inspects the work of skilled and semi-skilled subordinates engaged in repair and maintenance work requiring the services of any skilled trades worker necessary to preserve or maintain the buildings.

Estimates labor and material costs, maintains cost records, requisitions materials, supplies, and equipment.

Exercises judgement on deficiencies contained in prepared inspection reports and assesses degree and method of repair and estimated time and materials; requisitions materials and supplies and implements corrective action.

Supervises shop area, shop equipment, and trucks equipped for maintenance work.

Establishes standards for safety and performance for subordinates and inspects quantity and quality of work against these standards.

Lays out work as specified in inspection reports, sketches, or oral instructions.

Coordinates with all Physical Plant Foremen the requirements needed to accomplish maintenance undertakings.

Maintains shop stock material inventory, labor, and time costs.

Performs related work as required.


Graduation from a standard vocational or high school and 5 years experience as a journeyman in a structural trade. Additionally, 3 to 5 years supervisory experience in a maintenance program; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Thorough knowledge of the standard methods, equipment, materials, tools, and practices of the structural trades and a general knowledge of electrical and mechanical maintenance used in building construction.

Thorough knowledge of building codes and the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the construction trades.

Ability to effectively supervise skilled workers.

Ability to interpret and work from penciled sketches, drawings, plans, and blue prints.

Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to make and project material and labor estimates.

Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in writing and orally.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other university personnel.



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