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1000 E University Ave

Laramie, WY 82071-2000

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Classification Description

Employees Human Resources - Classification Compensation

Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.

Superintendent, Facility and Maintenance Operations

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 7247

UW Job Family: 71

SOC Code: 49-1011

Pay Grade: 20

Date: July 01, 2008

Job Purpose:

Performs and oversees equipment and facility maintenance and repair operations.

Minimum Qualifications


Associate's degree in a related field or completion of related technical or vocational education/training


2 years related work experience

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:

Valid Driver's License

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Basic and routine vehicle mechanical repair and preventive maintenance theory, methods, concepts and techniques.
  • Minor plumbing, mechanical, electrical and carpentry facility repair and preventive maintenance methods, concepts and techniques.
  • Equipment and part design, fabrication and repair methods and techniques.
  • Prioritization and time management methods and techniques.
  • Supervision, scheduling, and training concepts, methods and techniques.
  • Purchasing methods and techniques.
  • Facility and safe equipment operation methods, techniques and practices.
  • Records and inventory management methods, concepts and techniques.
  • Budget preparation and management theory, principles and methods.
  • Communication theory, concepts, methods and techniques.
  • Landscaping methods, concepts and techniques including seeding, irrigating, mowing, identifying diseases and insect problems.
  • Heavy equipment (road grader or snow cat) operation techniques and practices.
  • Personal computer software applications and operation.
  • Applicable University, federal and state laws, rules, regulations and procedures.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Perform basic and routine repairs to automobiles or other equipment such as snow cats, boats, or trailers.
  • Perform minor repairs not requiring journey level work including mechanical systems, water systems, plumbing, electrical and carpentry trades.
  • May design and fabricate equipment pieces and parts.
  • Read drawings, schematics and blueprints.
  • Safely use hand and power tools, or any other tools of the applicable trades.
  • Safely troubleshoot equipment failures and resolve equipment problems.
  • Read, understand, follow and enforce safety procedures.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Coordinate and schedule repair work with Physical Plant or outside contractors as directed.
  • Supervise, train and maintain work schedules.
  • Manage project work to meet multiple and conflicting deadlines.
  • Organize resources and establish priorities.
  • Lift and/or manipulate heavy objects weighing up to 100 pounds regularly.
  • Use computer to enter and report maintenance, purchasing, inventory records or other documents.
  • May operate and maintain road grader, snow cat or other equipment to keep roads and trails open for the facility(ies).
  • Purchase or request materials, supplies and equipment.
  • Prepare budget request and monitor expenditures.
  • Build, install and maintain sprinkler system(s).
  • May seed, irrigate and mow assigned area(s).
  • Regularly move heavy objects, stand, kneel, and crouch.
  • Safely use cleaning equipment and supplies and maintain a clean facility(ies).
  • May solve emergency problems during evening or weekend hours.
  • Work as a team member and foster a cooperative team work environment.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Perform routine or preventive maintenance repairs on designated facilities and equipment; coordinate some repairs with Physical Plant or outside contractors. 

Obtain, build, modify, repair and maintain equipment and materials not normally serviced by the Physical Plant; repair, replace, order, construct or fabricate specialized equipment; locate or construct equipment and parts which are not available through normal consumer channels.

Check operation of facility; maintain quality and safe operations; maintain cleanliness of entire facility which includes handling vandalism problems at site.

Check and record operation of designated machinery and equipment to maintain consistent quality of operation.

Supervise support staff; maintain work schedules and assign job duties related to project(s).

Solve emergency problems on weekends or during evening hours as required.

Purchase or request materials, supplies and equipment; prepare budget requests and monitor expenditures.

Supplemental Functions:

Assist with special projects including designing, locating equipment and materials, or making special preparations for project/event.

Perform and oversee snow removal seasonally.

Operate computer for record keeping, ordering and database work.

Assist with special projects including designing, locating equipment and materials, or making special preparations for project/event.

Perform and oversee snow removal seasonally.

Operate computer for record keeping, ordering and database work.

Working Conditions:

Facility with regular exposure to outdoor conditions; regular exposure to mechanical, electrical, and chemical hazards; regularly subject to working in confined areas and exposure to dirt, dust, fumes and vapors.

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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