The Washington University School of Medicine Operations & Facilities Management Department provides a range of services for the medical campus in a customer-focused, efficient, and sustainable manner. Operations & Facilities Management maintains 61 university buildings and provides operational, planning, and construction services to over 8.3 million gross square feet of space. We will open three new facilities between 2023 and 2025 with over 1.5M BGSF. In addition, the School of Medicine continues expanding its reach on and off campus in teaching, clinical care, and research. Our team plays a vital and important role in delivering care, research, and services.
Responsible for and supervises the operation of a plumbing team who provides maintenance to the Medical School. The Plumbing Manager assists the Assistant Director in coordinating the assignment of projects, method of completion of projects and tasks, approval of expenditures, staffing assignments, approval of necessary overtime, interviewing and hiring new employees, and performing necessary training. The Plumbing Manager also manages small and medium size facilities-related plumbing projects from the conceptual phase to project completion.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Tour service areas and/or project sites daily, observing, noting, anticipating, and communicating facilities-wide issues, which should be addressed. Inspect in progress and completed work for compliance with the quality and needs of the campus community. Interact with contractors and oversee the applicable contracting process in the service area. Visit work sites to assist workers in job performance, and training and encourage workers to devise solutions to problems, which may arise. Direct workers in scheduled maintenance, emergency maintenance, installation, and other needed functions in one or more service areas.
Schedule/direct work and employees with an emphasis on planned/proactive maintenance, insuring compliance with all regulations and codes. Complete all work/projects on schedule and within provided budget. Manage all assigned capital and expense projects including all bid documentation development, sourcing, obtaining quotes, scheduling, and overseeing progress. Ensure fiscal value by using internal labor where feasible. Interface with building representatives to ensure customer satisfaction, and solicit feedback to promote continuous improvement.
Coordinate/meet with other Facilities staff, the business managers, department liaisons, or other appropriate campus representatives on facilities-related issues, including identification of potential capital projects and development of bid documentation including the scope of work, project budget, and funding appropriation requests.
Oversee interviewing, hiring, performance appraisals, communication, training/education, progressive discipline, and other personnel-related functions.
Work toward reducing emergency maintenance by using planned maintenance programs to mitigate higher cost emergency repair and subsequent downtime due to failure. Direct and account for use of staff, materials, inventory, budget, etc. within the team managerâ™s authority in a manner, which provides the best value to the University, and within the policy guidelines of the University. This includes involvement in the required procedures and documentation for service area personnel, project bidding/accounting, and other areas of responsibility.
Be proactive in accident prevention and responsive within the departmental policy to any employee accidents. Insure availability of safely functioning tools and required safety equipment as well as necessary mechanical and electrical testing equipment. Assist in training programs to enhance the overall skill level of each team member.
Observe and communicate cleaning, grounds, security, safety, utility, construction project, and other facilities-related issues with the appropriate representative(s) within the department, the University, or the contractor providing the services.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Firm foundation in knowledge of building plumbing.
Display critical thinking and sound decision-making.
Proficient in written and oral communication.
Associate or Bachelorâ™s degree.
Proficient in MS Office, Outlook, and collaborative platforms such as Zoom.
Four years of facilities-related management experience.
Experience with Workday and/or ServiceNow.
Experience with BSL3 labs and critical facilities.
Familiarity with environmental health and safety standards and expectations.
High school diploma or equivalent high school certification.
Five years related experience required, two years college or tech school or five years additional related experience.
Valid Missouri Class E or Illinois Class D driverâ™s license within the first 30 days of hire.
$70,300.00 - $120,000.00 / AnnuallyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
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All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Up to 22 days of vacation, 10 recognized holidays, and sick time.
Competitive health insurance packages with priority appointments and lower copays/coinsurance.
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WashU provides eligible employees with a defined contribution (403(b)) Retirement Savings Plan, which combines employee contributions and university contributions starting at 7%.
Wellness challenges, annual health screenings, mental health resources, mindfulness programs and courses, employee assistance program (EAP), financial resources, access to dietitians, and more!
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