Director of Plant Operations

Position Description:

The Ammerman Campus Director of Plant Operations reports to the Executive Dean/Campus CEO and has responsibility for the upkeep, both functionally and aesthetically, of all campus buildings and grounds.  Duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Supervising assistant directors, custodial workers, maintenance mechanics, auto mechanics and laborers.
  2. Planning and managing preventive and routine maintenance, repair and cleaning of facilities, as well as upkeep for campus grounds within allocated budgetary funding.
  3. Preparing a detailed annual budget necessary to carry out the upkeep of all campus buildings and grounds.
  4. Scheduling assigned personnel for standard operations and for special campus functions.
  5. Developing and implementing procedures that allow for expeditious responses to emergencies and other unplanned events.
  6. Directing the initiation and execution of work orders in conformance with a Central Maintenance Management Work Order system.
  7. Maintaining a campus inventory of equipment, materials and supplies in support of and in coordination with the College Central Receiving Warehouse operation.
  8. Reviewing and approving purchase requisitions for maintenance, custodial and grounds keeping supplies and related tools and equipment.
  9. Serving as a liaison with related central administration offices for special technical support services, outside contractor services, and capital project programs.
  10. Maintaining a file of blueprints, reference drawings, building specifications and operating procedures for major buildings, equipment items and systems.
  11. Serving as campus safety officer and chairperson of the Safety Committee.
  12. Serving on the Executive Dean/Campus CEO’s Administrative Advisory Council.
  13. Performing other related duties as assigned by the Executive Dean/Campus CEO. 

Special Notes:

This position has been deemed essential for the operation of the College. As such, this incumbent will be required to report to work and schedule adequate staffing in the event of: inclement weather, maintenance emergencies, and unplanned events that may impede the standard operations of the College.



A minimum of 10 years of supervisory and managerial experience in the operation and maintenance of large facilities, with at least 5 years of experience in a unionized environment. Comprehensive knowledge of building mechanical, electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems including the ability to troubleshoot these systems. Strong computer and analytical skills. Good time management skills and ability to meet deadlines. The ability to cope and adapt to changing priorities; working in a fast-paced environment and under frequent demanding conditions. Must be results oriented, thorough, with highly refined attention to detail. Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills. Creative problem solving skills and the ability to think and resolve matters quickly.


A bachelor’s degree in engineering, architecture or a related discipline is preferred.


Interested applicants should follow these steps to apply:

Step 1

Click on the following link:

Step 2

Select position #18-23B and read the description.

Step 3

Click Apply Online to submit resume and cover letter.

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