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Plumbing Maintenance Supervisor

Company: University Of Michigan
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

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How to Apply

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The University of Michigan is seeking a Plumbing Supervisor for Hospital Maintenance. The successful candidate will have direct supervision over and manage the work of union maintenance personnel in the completion of hospital plumbing preventative and corrective maintenance.

The Hospital Maintenance Team is responsible for the 24/7 operation and maintenance of the hospital and out-building infrastructure which includes but is not limited to the following systems: medical gases, HVAC, electrical power, process, domestic, and RO water, pneumatic tube, life safety (doors, fire alarm, fire suppression, power), plumbing, electronic and pneumatic building controls, and interior and exterior architectural finishes.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.


  • Manage the installation and corrective/preventive maintenance of plumbing, medical gas/vacuum and steam systems.
  • Manage a team consisting of Union (Skilled Trades) licensed plumber/pipefitters and (AFSCME) Maintenance Mechanics.
  • Manage an off-shift Plumbing Infrastructure Project Team consisting of 4-6 licensed plumber/pipefitters.
  • Maintain required regulatory documentation (Medical gas/Vacuum, backflow certification etc).
  • Estimate job requirements, including staffing, equipment and supplies.
  • Monitor work activity levels and maximize staffing to work required.
  • Train employees in new or revised work methods and procedures.
  • Participate in the resolution of employee complaints and grievances.
  • Participate and contribute to various operational meetings and committees.
  • Inspect equipment and facilities to assure proper use and maintenance.
  • Interview and recommend the employment of applicants for union maintenance personnel.
  • Ensure staff meets current licensing requirements and maintain records or licensure.
  • Manage outside contractors, vendors and trades for in house customer needs.
  • Ensure accountability of department work records and staff utilized for work performed.
  • Coordinate the flow of work and services, managing the timely completion of preventative and corrective maintenance to meet monthly and annual key performance indicators (KPIs).
  • Accountable for scheduling of maintenance activities utilizing established scheduling process and software with local building facility managers.
  • Assist in the resolution of inter-departmental operating problems.
  • Maintain and enforce safety standards to assure compliance with University, State and Federal codes and applicable regulations.
  • Respond to infrastructure emergencies and determine corrective actions and/or resources to coordinate in order to facilitate resolution.
  • Administer labor force supervised to work processes, material acquisition, and installation and when necessary, discipline in accordance with University disciplinary guidelines.
  • Evaluate staff skill levels, establish, communicate and obtain industry leading standards of work performance.
  • Cooperate with department Training Coordinator and others to deliver training necessary to permit staff to meet/exceed set standards.
  • Plan and recommend objectives or programs concerning departmental operating standards.
  • Participate in the ongoing Facilities & Operations goals and visioning processes for continuous improvement.
  • Respond to inquiries and complaints from customers, staff, and peer patient services departments.
  • Initiate and accurately prepare and submit timely forms and records, including payroll, inventory records and material requisitions.
  • Specify, order, and manage shop supplies and equipment within governing procurement policies and regulations and with a focus to lean practices/efficiencies.
  • Assure self and staff compliance to department & University policies regarding key controls, vehicles, uniforms, attendance, documentation, corporate compliance, integrity, patient privacy and overall safety.
  • Participate in supervisor on-call program and weekend on-site rotation program.

Required Qualifications*

  • Minimum 10 years of work experience in Maintenance, Engineering, Architecture, Construction, or Facilities Management with progressive responsibility over budget, labor resources, project complexity, and/or volume of work
  • State of Michigan Licensed Journeyman Plumber
  • Current State of Michigan Backflow Certification
  • Graduation from high school or equivalent
  • Excellent leadership, oral and written communication skills
  • Competence with personal computers and software including, but not limited to MS Word, Outlook, and Excel
  • The ability to quickly gain competence with new and complex concepts, software, and business/managerial techniques
  • The ability to function effectively in a high pressure environment; and knowledge of the materials, equipment and techniques used in maintenance and repair
  • Computer maintenance management system/work order experience at a managerial level capable of extracting/generating reports and presentation of data/analysis

Desired Qualifications*

  • State of Michigan Licensed Master Plumber
  • Medical Gas Installation Certification
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of regulatory compliance requirements within a healthcare environment (Joint Commission experience)
  • At least 7 years of management experience
  • Supervisory experience in a health care setting
  • Associates degree or Bachelor's degree in a related field such as Maintenance, Engineering, Architecture, Construction, Facilities Management, etc.

Licensure & Certification

As applicable to trades field or professional degree

Work Schedule

As an exempt position, flexible hours are as required, but typically are Monday through Friday from 7am to 3:30pm. Incumbent must be available for consultation or call-in to address emergency situations arising during non-scheduled hours.

Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

Additional Information

Facilities and Operations seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to sustain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Job Detail

  • Job Opening ID


  • Working Title

Plumbing Maintenance Supervisor

  • Job Title

Skilled Crafts Sr Supervisor

  • Work Location

Michigan Medicine - Health Sys

Ann Arbor, MI

  • Full/Part Time


  • Regular/Temporary


  • FLSA Status


  • Organizational Group

Um Hospital

  • Department

MM Facilities Administration

  • Posting Begin/End Date

5/19/2021 - 6/16/2021

  • Career Interests

Facilities Operations

Engineering & Architecture

Director / Manager / Supervisor

Healthcare Admin & Support

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