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Structural Superintendent Duties

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Performs responsible administrative and technical work in directing and coordinating the work of the mason, carpenter, cabinet, and painting shops.

This individual is responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating the work activities of a staff of foremen and journeymen of several structural trades. Shop operations are largely carried on through immediate staff supervisors who are charged with responsibility for specific areas of operation. The employee is also responsible for reviewing and preparing changes in building plans. Work also includes the preparation of periodic reports and the maintenance of various records. Work is performed under general direction of an administrative superior and is reviewed primarily through the evaluation of program operations.


Directs and coordinates the maintenance, repair, and renovation of university buildings and facilities.

Directs the operations of the mason, carpenter, cabinet, and paint shops.

Assists in developing budgets and evaluation reports for shop personnel.

Interviews and selects personnel.

Reviews and purchases equipment and supplies.

Prepares labor and material estimates and specifications.

Develops exterior restoration waterproofing, and interior renovations of buildings and facilities.

Directs a roof maintenance and replacement program including the supervision of repairs and the installation of new roofs.

Schedules manpower and materials.

Provides assistance to warehouse operations in determining various types and quantities of materials to be stocked.

Consults with and provides technical advice to university departments and officials in structural renovation and repair problems.

Provides follow up on contracts for proper performance of work by outside contractors.

Suggests changes and alterations in plans.

Compiles data for periodic reports.

Reviews work orders and certifies completion.

Establishes and maintains work and safety standards.

Attends meetings for project development and funding.

Performs related work as required.


Graduation from a standard high school or vocational school, supplemented with course work from a technical school in building, construction, and maintenance, and considerable experience in the structural trades, including some supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Thorough knowledge of methods, techniques, equipment, tools, and materials utilized in building maintenance, repair, and construction.

Thorough knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions.

Ability to plan and organize work projects.

Ability to supervise the work of others.

Ability to understand and efficiently carry out written and oral instructions.

Ability to interpret and understand blue prints and drawings.

Ability to estimate labor, material, and equipment costs and to prepare cost estimates.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Ability to prepare and maintain complex reports and records.



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