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Maintenance Supervisor

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Boston Architectural College - Boston, MA
Full Time

Maintenance Supervisor


Reporting to the Director of Facilities, the Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for overseeing maintenance staff, performing routine building maintenance and occasional minor interior alterations, providing timely reports, and participating in special projects. The candidate is expected to work Monday to Friday, from 7am to 3pm, with occasional earlier reporting times for specific annual inspections and testing and/or other occasions as directed by the Director of Facilities. 



  • Review, schedule, and respond to work order requests in a timely manner 

  • Schedule, coordinate, and assign tasks to maintenance and custodial staff   

  • Manage and update all systems within the Preventative Maintenance Plan  

  • Perform minor electrical, carpentry, plumbing, and HVAC repairs as needed 

  • Ensure staffing and resource needs for event setups  

  • Assist maintenance staff with all physical plant needs including, but not limited to:  

  • furniture moving,  

  • event set‐up,  

  • materials purchasing,  

  • snow removal 

  • Liaison with vendors and contractors as needed 

  • Communicate and discuss with Supervisor regarding building concerns and maintenance 

  • Respond to campus emergencies 24 hours/365 days a year as necessary  

  • Organize and ensure technical and life safety protocols and training with maintenance staff  

  • Oversee campus evacuation training, schedule, and lead all fire drills  

  • Assist in maintaining safety and environmental compliance practices   

  • Sign off on departmental employee timecards and requested time off through Paycom system  

  • Ensures smooth operation of all building equipment based on preventative maintenance plan and stated scheduling 

  • Coordinate with other departments regarding projects or work, providing input when applicable 

  • Serve as additional liaison with the neighborhood  

  • Other duties, as assigned 


Team and Interpersonal Skills: Success in this position requires positive relationships with other team members including support staff and senior staff.   


Service Orientation: Success in this position requires a service-oriented perspective in which, to the greatest extent possible, students and other employees are treated in such a way as to feel valued and well served in their contacts with the facilities team as a professional representative of the BAC.  


Confidentiality and Discretion: Success in this position requires the ability not only to maintain the confidentiality of student and employee records, but also the ability to discern when it is appropriate to divulge privileged, if not necessarily confidential information. 


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Maintaining the department’s standards in line with the College’s strategic plan and mission; providing consistent communication with Director of Facilities; supervising team of maintenance workers; ensuring all building systems are in working order; providing reports (frequency as determined) regarding team, campus, and community related matters. 


EDUCATIONAL CRITERIA: A minimum of a high school diploma, preferably at a vocational school.  


EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: A minimum of three years of supervisory experience, preferably in an academic environment.  

Other experience requirements also include:  

  • Demonstrates ability to perform variety of tasks in the building trades, with emphasis on carpentry and HVAC equipment systems.  

  • Ability to give clear directions to subordinates 

  • Demonstrates ability to maintain the highest professional standards in work and interactions 

  • Knowledge of local and state building codes, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), and ADA standards; historic preservation  

  • Familiarity with vendor contracting practices 

  • Solid supervisory background in at least one of the building trades 

  • Ability to communicate effectively with team members and the public.  

  • Familiarity with MS Office applications (i.e., Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Adobe, and AutoCAD desirable  

  • Experience with Delta and Trane HVAC controls preferable 

  • Ability to respond to emergencies during weekends, nights, and holidays