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East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 6190 

Occ. Group: 413.501 

Maintenance Supervisor

Expectations for All Employees

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
of people and thought is respected;
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.


Employees in this class are under general supervision. Work performed in organizing and assigning various maintenance work to the proper work units, inspecting and supervising the work in progress, and performing related work as required. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Determines what work unit should be assigned various job or work orders and assigns to proper work unit.

Records the time that all jobs are started and completed to maintain records of time spent on each job.

Reads blueprints and specifications to estimate the materials and supplies that will be required to do a job.

Makes on-site inspections of jobs to determine what materials and supplies were actually used as well as inspecting quality of work.

Orders materials and supplies as needed for various jobs.

Confers with higher level supervisor concerning problems with work assignment or personnel.

Performs other work as assigned. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of the materials, methods and principles used in a variety of construction and maintenance jobs and projects.

Knowledge of accepted construction methods to determine the cost of a particular job.

Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision.

Ability to assign, supervise, and inspect the work of others.

Ability to evaluate situations and make decisions.

Ability to express ideas clearly, concisely and convincingly.

Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with other employees. 

Recommended Qualifications

Applicants possessing these qualifications have a good probability for success in this class. However, applicants not possessing these qualifications should apply if they believe their training and experience will enable them to perform the work successfully. Graduation from a standard high school. Experience in a variety of construction and maintenance work of which some experience must have been at a supervisory level. 

Date         Skill         Eval           
5/2004        8      633322223

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.

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