Structural Maintenance Foreman Duties
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.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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
Establishes standards for safety and performance for
subordinates and inspects quantity and quality of work against
Lays out work as specified in inspection reports, sketches, or
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.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
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.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
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
Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with other university personnel.