Responsible for overseeing the upkeep and safe operation of all NewsBank buildings and grounds including the main plant, conference center and residential housing. Also responsible for overseeing vehicle fleet maintenance and upkeep, and for hiring contingent workforce of drivers for airport runs to the Hartford, Boston and Manchester airports. Fills in as a driver if needed.
Supervises an 8-person maintenance and facilities staff responsible for the upkeep and cleaning of buildings. Oversees the functioning of all building systems including mechanical, electrical, fire/life safety, and door access/security. Ensures that VOSHA and other required standards are followed and that staff receive annual required training, and remains up to date on State and Federal regulations that impact this role and the work performed at this location. Negotiates with contractors hired for expertise in safety, plumbing, heating, cooling, electrical, Print shop, landscaping, snow removal and other specialties. Secures quotes for approval and oversees contractors. Manages budgets for all areas of responsibility and continually looks for efficiencies and opportunities to reduce expense.
Requires 5 years’ experience in building/property maintenance; Bachelor’s degree from four-year college, preferably in Business and 2-4 years related management and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience; minimum of 5 years of prior supervisory experience; familiar with a variety of concepts, practices, and procedures within the field of building and property maintenance; ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations; ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals and ability to effectively present and respond to groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.
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