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Director, Physical Plant

Company: University of Louisiana at Monroe
Location: Monroe
Posted on: February 9, 2020

Job Description:

Job Summary
The Director of the Physical Plant reports to the Vice President for Business Affairs and is responsible for the university custodial, maintenance, renovation and grounds programs, which include all utility services on a university campus with over 2.4 million square feet of space located in sixty buildings spaced on 238 acres of landscaped grounds. The director is also responsible for an auto services department that schedules and maintains approximately sixty cars and light trucks and two buses.
Duties and Responsibilities


  • Advises the Vice President for Business Affairs regarding all Physical Plant matters.
  • Work closely with the Director of Facilities and EHS in the design and implementation of major systems, which will require future maintenance.
  • Prepares annual budgets. Monitors and adjusts scheduled work in order to comply with approved budgets throughout the fiscal year.
  • Supervise, plan and implement a comprehensive preventive maintenance program for the entire Physical Plant. The program covers the vehicles, structures, climate control equipment, grounds and all facets of operations and maintenance necessary to extend the life of university real property facilities and to ensure the continued operation of these facilities.
  • Provide, maintain and review electronic maintenance work order system. Visit periodically the approval methods for submitted work orders.
  • Prepares plans and specifications for specific projects to be completed by outside contractors. Inspects and approves contractors' performance.
  • Review inventory levels periodically in the warehouse to provide proper material supplies, review internal controls, policy and procedures.
  • Review motor pool policy and procedures regularly.
  • Prepares cost studies, economic analyses and statistical data.
  • Monitors a departmental safety program. Coordinates with the university EHS Officer and Office of Risk Management on matters of inspection, accident investigation, and other necessary components.
  • Establish, review, and adjust as necessary departmental organizational charts. Coordinate with Human Resources to maintain updated documents.
  • Annually evaluates the performance of directly supervised subordinates and reviews and approves evaluation of lower level subordinates.

    Minimum Qualifications/Requirements

    • Bachelor's degree preferred or minimum of five years' management experience in Physical Plant operations or related field. Higher education experience preferred.
    • Ability to plan, coordinate, and direct the overall operation and maintenance of the Physical Plant.
    • Excellent customer service skills and interpersonal skills.

      Working conditions
      Work is performed indoors in an office setting and outdoors, which could lead to extreme temperatures and loud noises. May be required to work after hours as needed.
      Physical requirements
      Moderate walking, standing, climbing, lifting, carrying, stooping, bending, kneeling, and reaching.
      Direct reports

      • Assistant Director
      • Assistant Director of Grounds and Beautification
      • Office Manager
      • Custodian Manager
      • Electrician Specialist Foreman
      • HVAC Control Tech Foreman
      • Carpenter Foreman
      • Plumber/Pipefitter Foreman

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Keywords: University of Louisiana at Monroe, Monroe , Director, Physical Plant, Executive , Monroe, Louisiana

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