Superintendent, Plant Ops - Valencia College in Orlando Florida

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Valencia College

Orlando, Florida

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Come. Join-Us where going-green is the key to a clean environment.

The superintendent is responsible for planning and directing the maintenance of campus buildings and grounds. Also, the installation, operation and maintenance of related systems and equipment. Accountable for a group of skilled and semi-skilled workers in crafts, trades, landscaping and custodial areas.

Primary Work Location

East Campus  


1. Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in mechanical/electrical engineering or a discipline related to plant operations or significant related experience [required].
2. Progressively responsible experience managing plant operations; preferably at an educational institution.
3. Significant Supervisory experience managing a large diverse group of people [required].
4. Experience in building automation systems.
5. Demonstrated experience managing large budgets.
6. Valid Florida driver's license [required].
7. Experience with automated work management systems.
8. The College anticipates that the person filling this position will need to be available throughout the workday and, on some occasions, after regular work hours. Therefore, as a condition of employment, the incumbent is expected to be available by cell phone and is required to provide their current cell phone number to the Human Resources Department and to their immediate supervisor.
9. A demonstrated commitment to diversity.
10. Acceptable eyesight (with/without correction/aid).
11. Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of Sustainability.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

1. Working knowledge of HVAC systems, Building Automation Systems, Building Trades skills, Maintenance Management Software, and Preventative Maintenance Systems.
2. Knowledge of construction, record keeping, planning and managing budgets and blue prints.
3. Computer literate. Ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, and other Office products.
4. Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
5. Ability to troubleshoot equipment and systems.
6. Ability to communicate and work with individuals inside and outside of the college.
7. Ability to work under pressure.
8. Ability to work effectively in a diverse community and meet the needs of diverse student populations.
9. Ability to react and make decisive judgments in emergency circumstances and take action as necessary to maintain the plant in an operational condition and then inform the AVP of the action taken as soon as possible.

Essential Job Functions

1. Prepares and manages departmental budgets totaling over $7 million, identifying projected expenditures for the fiscal year based on estimated funds to be used for personnel, facilities, and equipment. Supervises the purchasing of equipment and supplies consistent with department needs and budgetary allocations. Reviews P-card purchases and requisitions for supplies and materials for appropriateness and prompt payment.
2. Defines the responsibility assigned to the trades and maintenance, grounds, and custodial departments. Oversees these areas, ensuring that each area is operating at peak efficiency and producing results consistent with the needs of the college.
3. Provides input to the Project Managers in the planning and construction phases of capital improvement projects and inspects projects in various phases of construction.
4. Maintains open communications by responding to plant operations related questions and requests, initiating follow-up action in a timely manner to insure that all questions or requests are handled promptly, advising interested parties regarding resolution of specific issues. Consults with Campus President, Deans, Directors, Faculty Leadership and other Stakeholders in an effort to improve the operation and maintenance of the plant.
5. Develops appropriate reports and analyses to keep administration aware of operational costs. Provides direct assistance for the formulation and implementation of College policies and procedures as they impact plant operations. Periodically reviews and evaluates the performance of the department and keeps the AVP informed of the department's progress and problems.
6. Leads the Plant Operations Team meeting all business objectives and assigned project goals. Trains, supervises and evaluates all departmental personnel. Fosters and environment that encourages staff education and improvement through continuing education/SPD and supports staff involvement in conferences, seminars, and training. Resolves personnel issues, implements progressive disciplinary action as necessary and enforces College policy.
7. Other duties as assigned.

Special Instructions to Applicants

For consideration, a complete on-line Valencia College employment application must be submitted.
During the online application process, you will be required to provide a response to specific questions to complete the application process.
All letters of reference must be attached at the time of application.
The size of your documents must be less than 2 MB in MS Word or PDF format.

Proposed salary

$48,478 - $73,722 per year

Keyword Phrases

  • Plant Operations East
  • Superintendent, Plant Ops
  • Inclusive Excellence
  • Learning-Centered
  • Multi-cultural
  • Facilities Management
  • Sustainability
  • Higher Ed Facilities
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Other
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: See Job Description
Best if Apply By 11/14/2013