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Assistant Director, Facilities Maintenance
Job Number: 2022-41920
Category: Maintenance and Facilities
Location: Worcester, MA
Shift: Day
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
Business Unit: UMass Chan Medical School
Department: School - Facilities Mgt-Maintenance - W842012
Job Type: Full-Time
Salary Grade: 47
Num. Openings: 1
Post Date: April 28, 2023


Under the general direction of the Director of Facilities Maintenance or designee, the Assistant Director of Facilities Maintenance is responsible for the timely and cost-efficient management and repair of facilities, buildings and grounds. This position supervises maintenance staff and/or outside contractors in the performance of these tasks.


  • Direct the day-to-day management of staff in the maintenance, repair and operations of all buildings and grounds
  • Responsible for hiring, termination, performance evaluations, and related personnel functions
  • Review work tasks, plan resources, and ensure completion of assignments
  • Prepare daily schedule according to request, operating conditions, manpower, and availability of materials
  • Ascertain equipment reliability and performance. Recommend for replacement or repair
  • Mange and execute building repair and construction projects
  • Inspect facilities and grounds to ensure proper repairs and improvements
  • Ensure availability of supplies and components to meet workloads
  • Assist in development of departmental budget: responsible for monitoring expenses and staying within budget
  • Assist with developing building automation systems energy efficiencies
  • Develop, approve, and monitor contracted services with outside contractors and vendors
  • Authorize expenditure of funds and labor to resolve emergency situations
  • Enforce and maintain proper safety measures for employees and contractors
  • Develop, review, and enforce policies and procedures
  • Adhere to compliance regulations and accreditation standards
  • Perform other duties as required.


  • BS in Engineering or equivalent experience
  • 8 years of experience in an operations/maintenance department the size and complexity of the institution, with 6 years in a managerial position
  • Proficient in computerized maintenance management and building automated systems
  • OSHA 10 certified, or the ability to obtain in 6 months
  • Certification in one of the following BOMA, CHCP, CPM, CSL, unrestricted, etc.
  • Experience with facility accreditation compliance such as The Joint Commission, NFPA, CDC, FDA, Uptime Institute or other similar institutions.
  • Ability to use computers and the software products typically used by the business unit
  • Ability to travel to off-site locations

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