Regular: A position which is considered essential for the effective long-term operation of the university. Persons appointed to this position will receive the privileges and benefits associated with regular employment status.
The University of Iowa department of Facilities Management is seeking a Supervisor of Building, Fire, Life and Safety Services to supervise, plan, schedule and coordinate the activities of skilled trade employees, trades technicians, and other workers engaged in fire and life safety equipment maintenance and operations. The Supervisor of Building, Fire, Life and Safety Services will ensure optimized performance of all fire and life safety systems and backflow prevention systems installed in general fund, athletics, and parking and transportation facilities.
Oversees the maintenance, repair, inspection, minor constructionand commissioning of all fire and life safety systems and backflow preventionsystems installed in general fund, athletics, and parking & transportation facilities.
Supervises, plans, schedules, and assigns jobs to appropriate staff providing oral instructions and/or electronic computer generated instructions.
Reviews job orders, blueprints, and specifications and, as required, visits the job site to determine if appropriate materials and labor have been assigned to complete the requested task. Observes and inspects work in progress and when completed to insure that specific standards, codes and regulations are followed, materials and equipment are used properly, schedules are met, and work is performed according to plan.
Supports systematic operations and maintenance practices (EBCx, Building CX, Retro Cx) for monitoring, investigating, analyzing, and optimizing the performance of building life safety systems ensuring peak performance over the life of a facility.
Leads staff in meeting compliance with all applicable safety regulations, building codes and safety requirements. Promotes safety improvements in the workplace.
Utilizes the Computer Maintenance Management System (CMMS) to manage labor and material usage, work order prioritization, job costs, inventory control and maintenance planning.
Hires, trains, evaluates and motivates staff. Establishes successful work expectations and rules.
In accordance with established guidelines conducts periodic inspections of University buildings and building systems and provides reports to appropriate leadership. May inspect work performed by outside contractors to ensure conformance with project specifications.
Responds to emergency calls during non-business hours and determines corrective measures.
**Please note: Five professional references with valid email address will be required at a later step in the recruitment process**
Bachelor's degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience
1- 3 years' experience in fire alarm system installation, maintenance, inspection, repair, testing and commissioning, including the ability to read and interpret building plans
At least 1 year experience in a supervisory or leadership role
Experience with a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)
Familiarity with Microsoft Office
Excellent written and verbal communication
Basic understanding of building support systems connected to a fire alarm system
Working knowledge of methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the mechanical, electrical, building trades
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment
Knowledge of safety regulations associated with fire and life safety systems
Valid driver's license and ability to meet University of Iowa Fleet Safety Standards
Ability to work with a diverse group of staff at all levels of an organization
State of Iowa Master/Journeyman Electrical License plus a minimum of 8 years journey-level experience in the trade
3-5 years of experience in fire alarm installation, inspection, maintenance and repair
National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies Certificate Level III for Fire Alarm Systems
Demonstrated ability to plan and estimate fire alarm system installation in accordance with International Code Council (ICC), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 72, National Electrical Code, and all applicable local and state codes.
Demonstrated ability to develop system specifications
Knowledge of the ICC, NFPA, state and local codes for fire protection installation, inspection and repairs
Experience with the testing commissioning of networked building fire and life safety systems
Experience implementing process improvements in the workplace.
Demonstrated ability to improve safety in the workplace
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical ce...nters and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.
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