Job Information

University of Utah Maintenance Manager in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 11/11/2022

Requisition Number PRN32966B

Job Title Facility Manager

Working Title Maintenance Manager

Job Grade F

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40 hours/week

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM and as needed

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00318 - University Union (Day Staff)

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $60,000-$65,000 including an excellent benefits package.

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Facility Manager in the A. Ray Olpin Union will be responsible for overseeing the maintenance department throughout the building. This position will supervise the Setup and Custodial Crew. They will also plan, coordinate, and direct custodial activities. Additionally, they will be responsible for routine maintenance and repair projects. The ideal candidate will promote the efficient, economical, continuous, and safe operation of equipment.

About Student Affairs

The A. Ray Olpin Union is part ofStudent Affairs ( is comprised of over 20 departments and is focused on supporting student well-being and success with the ultimate goal of assisting students in discovering their passion, people, and purpose. To that end, we aim to foster an environment that encourages employees to embrace innovative service delivery methods to best meet the needs of our students. As a result, students have the opportunity to participate in the creation of campus culture, collaboratively working alongside professional staff, student leaders, and academic partners.

Student Affairs is committed to grounding our programs, procedures, and policies in the tenets of anti-racism and inclusion. We recognize the continued importance of education and accountability that promote equity and social justice. Our expectation is that all employees are engaged in this work to create a welcoming environment that supports the success of both students and staff and ensures they have the opportunity to be fully incorporated into university life.

An excellent benefits package is included (seehere ( for a full description of the benefits package):

  • 14.2% employer retirement contribution in addition to employee contributions (automatic and immediately vested)
  • Paid parental leave (in addition to FMLA )
  • 11 paid holidays per year plusvacation accruals each month (
  • Excellent health insurance options that are both affordable and allow access to care through the University of Utah health system
  • Tuition reduction for employees and family members
  • Options for short-term and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, and HSA / FSA savings plans are available
  • Free public transportation pass (seehere ( for more information)


  1. Monitors the cost of providing custodial and maintenance functions.
  2. Develops and implements training programs of custodial and maintenance staff to ensure technical skills, safety, and job knowledge.
  3. Prepares and implements an effective preventative maintenance program for buildings and equipment.
  4. Coordinates and directs the service contract of HVAC equipment through the service contractor.
  5. Establishes and maintains data using a variety of technological platforms for a work order system, cost per square foot, utilities expenses, and all services and repair records.
  6. Supervises crew leaders and staff through performance evaluation, counseling, and training on new procedures. Interviews and hires new staff.
  7. Prioritizes requests for projects and prepares plans for project completion, including labor hours, materials and supplies, and equipment necessary.
  8. Evaluates project proposals with lead workers to determine labor and supply inputs and to discuss any necessary modifications to proposal.
  9. Develops and maintains a computerized facilities work order system for scheduling maintenance activities, prioritizing projects, coordinating work assignments, tracking requests, costs and follow-up.
  10. Determines building Renewal and Replacement (R & R) project budget and develops a master plan for implementation of projects.
  11. Coordinates and supervises all R&R projects with Facilities Planning, Physical Plant, and outside contractors.
  12. Makes daily visual inspections of area for cleanliness, work progress, and completed work drawing attention to deficiencies that need to be corrected.
  13. Reviews budget on a weekly basis by analyzing the weekly budget expenditures report, reviewing specific expenditures with each crew leader, and making any adjustments needed.
  14. Holds weekly staff meetings with crew leaders to review weekly schedule, discuss problems, and participate in training. Attends daily setup meetings with crew members.
  15. Attends all Union Administration meetings and activities.
  16. Coordinate project requests and work orders with Building Residents, working with them individually to ensure project satisfaction.
  17. Stays up to date on industry standards and best practices related to custodial services and products.
  18. This position has the responsibility for hiring, firing, disciplining, and making salary recommendations for their employees.

This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Business, Facilities Management, Engineering, or a related field, or equivalency; four years of progressively more responsible experience; demonstrated interpersonal skills; budgeting and purchasing experience; supply system management; and a commitment to provide excellent customer service required. Experience must include facilities management knowledge in preventative maintenance, HVAC systems and operations, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing, interior design, safety coordination, and demonstrated knowledge of custodial activities.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.