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Statement of Duties
The Preventative Maintenance Manager provides total quality management related to preventive maintenance. Employee is responsible for development, execution, and inter-departmental coordination of a preventive maintenance program to protect the functionality and code compliance of the City’s municipal buildings. Employee operates the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) for the City of Somerville, which includes detailed asset data for all components and systems in 32 municipal buildings with approximately 2.2 million square feet of space supporting various City uses.
Under the direction of the Director of Capital Projects & Planning, the Preventive Maintenance Coordinator plans, organizes and directs the preventive maintenance of building systems including but not limited to: electrical and mechanical systems involving air conditioning, heating and ventilation, and associated utilities. Individual also manages the maintenance and operation of building utility systems involving domestic and chilled water, electricity, gas, storm, sanitary sewage and includes filter changes, roof drain cleaning etc.
Position insures responsive, timely and thorough responses to the needs of the community. Individual provides cooperation with and loyalty to higher authorities, peers, as well as subordinates. Encourages fellow workers to take greater personal responsibility for their areas of expertise, thereby improving their professional standing. Provides emphasis of cooperation with City Departments as a support service organization.
This is a safety sensitive position.
Recommended Minimum Qualifications
Education and Experience: Bachelors degree and ten (10) years of experience in building trades, including five (5) years of experience in maintenance supervision related to custodial, electrical, mechanical, carpentry, HVAC, and boiler systems. Custodial services experience a plus. Five (5) years experience working with a preventive maintenance system (CMMS) a plus.
Coordinating the implementation or updating of a new system is advantageous.
Certification in any of the following is desired: Certified Energy Manager (CEM) from the Association of Energy Engineers; Building Operator Certification (BOC) from Northwest Energy Efficiency Council; or a LEED certification issued from the US Green Building Council.
Valid Massachusetts Driver’s License required.
Knowledge, Abilities and Skill
Knowledge: Knowledge and ability to demonstrate techniques of using maintenance tools, repairing machinery, ability to operate computerized related systems and ability to formulate a computerized preventive maintenance program. Demonstrated expertise working with computers and knowledge of Windows 7 and Microsoft Office programs (e.g., Excel, Word, Power Point, et.al. Understanding of standard calculations and reporting for greenhouse gas emissions, energy use, and life cycle costing/ECM analysis.
Abilities: Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff developers, contractors and trades personnel; ability to develop innovative, cost-effective programs to monitor construction projects; ability to prepare and administer budgets.
Skill: Demonstrate effectiveness of communication between the Building & Grounds Department and various Department Heads, Principals, staff and teachers. Supervisory skills demonstrate the ability to direct and secure the cooperation of the maintenance and custodial staff. Strong written and oral communication skills for clear, concise, and effective interaction with all concerned parties related to Facilities Department matters related to maintenance & custodial services.
The work environment involves everyday discomforts typical of offices, with occasional exposure to outside elements. Noise or physical surroundings may be distracting, but conditions are generally not unpleasant. Employee may be required to work beyond normal business hours in response to attend evening meetings or complete work assignments. Often work in at construction locations. Work is performed both inside and outside and the incumbent may be subjected to loud noise and exposure to extremes of heat and cold temperatures and inclement weather. Incumbent is required to traverse uneven terrain, may be required to bend or stoop and is subject to one or more hazards such as those associated with working near heavy equipment, mechanical and electrical systems. Work environment will be moderately noisy and at times very loud due to students and staff traveling through corridors, as well as work areas such as boiler rooms.
Physical and Mental Requirements
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the position’s essential functions.
The work is mutually mental and physical requiring an intellectual nature. While performing the functions of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, sit, talk and hear for extended periods. The incumbent is required to lift and carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 50 pounds.
Frequently required use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reaches with hands and arms, crawls and climbs. Incumbent must be able to hear normal sounds, distinguish sound as voice and communicate through human speech. This position requires the ability to operate a keyboard and calculator at efficient speed.
Specific vision abilities required include close and medium distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.
This position will remain open until filled. Send your resume and cover letter to:
City Hall Personnel Office 93 Highland Avenue Somerville MA 02143 Fax: 617-666-4426 TTY: 1-866-808-4851 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
City of Somerville residents are especially encouraged to apply.
The City of Somerville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability or any other protected category. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities free of charge, upon request.
Individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures, in order to access the programs and activities of the City of Somerville or to attend meetings, should contact the City’s ADA Coordinator, Nency Salamoun, at 617-625-6600 x2323 or email@example.com.
Hours: Full Time
Salary: $86,700.00 a year plus benefits