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Lead Hand, Preventative Maintenance, Afternoon Shift

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Job ID: 15719

Updated: June 15, 2018

Location: Main Campus

Position Overview

Preventative Maintenance within Operations and Maintenance is currently seeking a Full-time Team Lead, Preventative Maintenance, Afternoon Shift.

Afternoon Shift Lead Hand position reports to the Maintenance Planning Supervisor. Work assignments are auto-generated via Archibus PM module. In the absence of the Afternoon Shift Lead Hand, this position would require Acting Incumbent coverage from an alternate Afternoon Shift team member. Work is performed under minimal supervision.

As this position, is also the single point of contact for off shift, irregular hours emergency response, there is a requirement to routinely deal with urgent, emergent and unpredictable events in a time sensitive manner. Difficult decisions are expected. Stress level may vary depending on the complexity of assignments and projects and conflict related to problem solving. Decisions have a high impact on the campus environment. There is a high volume of work often requiring the management of competing interests.

This position is a part of the AUPE Collective Bargaining Unit. The normal shift begins @ 1:30 p.m. and is 9.5 hours per day, Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday & 9.0 hours on Friday. However, transfer to other shifts, with notice, is a possibility. Overtime may be required, and the incumbent might be expected to be on standby. Callouts to the campus can be expected during emergencies


Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Response to emergencies, during the hours of 3:30pm until 11:00 pm, Tuesday to Friday
  • Respond to customer service concerns
  • Assigning priority on resource requirements
  • Familiar with the University of Calgary "Statement on Principles of Conduct" and conducts himself/herself according to these Principles in all situations when acting on behalf of the University of Calgary.
  • Ensure regular work attendance and timely reporting for start of shift.
  • Ensure that personal hygiene, attire and grooming are appropriate for the work environment.
  • Ensure the work assigned is completed as required and is in compliance with the University specifications, standards and procedures.
  • Ensure facility electrical & plumbing systems are operated in a manner which conserves energy & resources while meeting the needs of the facility occupants.
  • Responsible to become familiar with all existing University structures and systems, as well as acquire knowledge of new trends, techniques, codes and equipment as they become relevant to the operation of the University.
  • Ensure that equipment, workspaces, and tools supplied by the University are used for their intended purposes, and are maintained in a safe working order.
  • This position may require working in close proximity to and possible contact with many species of animals. Exposure to high noise levels, extremes of hot & cold temperatures, toxic/unpleasant odors, fumes and dust.
  • Manage own time effectively and ensures Maintenance Planning Supervisor is kept informed of activities, and progress of work. Self-directed and managing work load along with prioritizing demand service requests as required.
  • Pleasantly and respectfully interacts with co-workers, supervisors, contractors, consultants, suppliers, students and other members of the University community.
  • Willing to learn and adapt to change and is expected to actively participate in own training and development in coordination with the department.
  • Must be available at the beginning and end of each shift to ensure check in for afternoon shift.
  • Coordination of required access arrangement for specific restricted work spaces
  • Able to organize and process information in a logical prioritized order, managing time effectively to accomplish tasks.
  • Administration of time sheets, work order management issuance and follow up is required
  • Manage own time effectively and ensures immediate supervisor is kept informed of activities and progress of work
  • Pleasantly and respectfully interacts with co-works, contractors, consultants, suppliers, supervisor, and members of the University community
  • Discretion, confidentiality and attention to detail are required attributes
  • Ensure regular work attendance and timely reporting for start of shift.
  • Meet all ongoing EH&S initiatives, follows University EH&S policies, procedures and OH&S Legislation as required ensuring personal, public and co-worker safety when completing tasks or engaging in potentially hazardous situations.
  • Discretion, confidentiality, and conscientious attention to detail are required attributes

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Journeyman or higher certification in a trade with several years of experience working within a trade.
  • Must have some lead hand or supervisory experience.
  • Must be a skilled leader and mentor, able to motivate and develop staff.
  • Formalized supervisory training would be an asset.
  • Must be able to meet tight deadlines imposed by internal, external, and regulatory requirements.
  • Must be thoroughly familiar with applicable b uilding codes.
  • Must be able to assess and solve problems, or to request assistance to solve an issue before it escalates.
  • Must be able to verbally present ideas, problems, solutions and instructions clearly and concisely.
  • Must be able to manage own time effectively.
  • Must be able to perform tasks and duties with respect for discretion and confidentiality.
  • Must be able to read and interpret blueprints and specifications.
  • Must be able to read and interpret contract documentation and to deal with contractors.
  • Must hold a valid Class 5 Alberta Operators license with less than 7 demerits as a minimum. A drivers abstract will be required.

Application Deadline: June 14, 2018

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Trades Job Family, Phase III.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website


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