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Professional/Administrative Job Specification 

Job Title: Superintendent, Mechanical Services
Class Code:  000119

Job Summary

Manage and direct the operations of University utilities including heating, air conditioning, and plumbing.

Duties and Responsibilities

Supervise and direct the installation, maintenance and operation of all heating, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration and plumbing equipment, and maintain accurate records.

Schedule operation of the main Steam/Chilled Water Plant and the Utility Tunnel System to include training, follow-up and record keeping.

Plan and implement work assignments for renovation projects and Departmental charge work and coordinate these activities with other Physical Plant Units.

Interview, train and direct staff.  Handle grievances, disciplinary actions, prepare reports and employee evaluations.

Meet with architects, engineers, insurance representatives, inspectors, and representatives of various regulatory agencies.

Oversee Physical Plant contracted repair work, and coordinate with outside contractors.  Write job specifications and obtain quotes.

Inspect, test and maintain records on all boilers, pressure vessels, chillers, piping, etc. to meet insurance carrier requirements and to be in compliance with existent regulations.

Manage the chemical treatment contract and program for Boiler Water, Chiller/Cooling tower water and boiler water associated with food preparation.

Knowledge, Training and Skills

Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field.  An equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience may be substituted for the requirements noted.


Six years’ experience in Utilities Management and Supervision.

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