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Classification Description

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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.

Trades Manager, Senior

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 3094

UW Job Family: 3B

SOC Code: 11-9021

Pay Grade: 25

Date: July 01, 2008

Job Purpose:

Manage, schedule and coordinate labor and material resources for the assigned trades' area: the Mechanical Trades area includes Electrical, Plumbing, Controls, and Welding; the Structural Trades area includes Carpentry, Paint, Masonry, Glass and Locksmithing. Evaluate, analyze, and report on completed construction projects. Assist in the development of organizational construction policy. Supervise assigned Shop Managers and other direct reports.

Minimum Qualifications


Bachelor's degree


4 years work-related experience

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:

  • Valid driver's license
  • Applicable master's level certification or master's level work performance

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Basic, advanced and expert level of multiple trade methods and techniques for assigned areas.
  • Trade equipment and related tools for assigned areas.
  • Applicable Federal, State, Local, and University regulations, as well as applicable trades, building and construction codes.
  • Building repairs and maintenance methods and techniques.
  • Inspection methods and techniques for strict compliance with regulations and applicable codes.
  • Analysis and evaluation methods.
  • Construction project documentation development, editing, or review methods.
  • Effective verbal and written communication methods.
  • Organizational policy development.
  • Problem resolution techniques and methods for applicable trades.
  • Planning, labor, and time management methods and techniques.
  • Construction drawings, blueprints, sketches, diagrams, and specifications.
  • Cost estimating methods and fiscal management principles and procedures.
  • Budget management including monitoring expenditures for assigned trades areas.
  • Work order system.
  • Computer software applications including Microsoft Office, Outlook, Internet Explorer, and Exchange.
  • Report generation methods.
  • Public relations, communication, and customer service techniques and methods.
  • Safety rules and protocol for safe equipment operation, personnel, and public protection.
  • University purchasing procedures.
  • Inventory methods and techniques.
  • Supervision methods and techniques including performance evaluation, coaching, mentoring, and addressing work performance issues through proper University procedures.
  • Training methods and techniques.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Provide senior management liaison contact for assigned trades' area.
  • Use effective oral and written communications for successful operations.
  • Oversee problem resolutions for equipment, labor, or work-related problems for assigned trades' areas.
  • Use diplomacy; promote effective public relations and excellent customer service.
  • Respond to emergency work requests.
  • Oversee proper notification to customers on delayed response work requests.
  • Manage budget, labor, and trades operations for assigned trades' areas.
  • Direct and supervise trades area Managers, direct reports, and shop operations for assigned trades' areas.
  • Monitor and report on productivity for assigned trades' areas.
  • Properly interpret blueprints, drawings, sketches, diagrams, construction notes, change orders, and bid specifications.
  • Analyze and evaluate assigned work requests through completion; develop, edit, and write reports.
  • Maintain thorough and accurate records.
  • Work with Managers to improve operation effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Conduct effective management meetings with assigned Managers, University employees or the public including meetings with architects, contractors, or vendors.
  • Effectively use computer software applications to oversee work orders and generate reports.
  • Hire, train, and effectively supervise assigned staff including providing leadership, coaching and mentoring.
  • Perform required discipline through University procedures.
  • Make recommendations for staff salaries.
  • Make decisions on purchasing and inventory control as directed.
  • Manage completion of projects to meet demanding multiple deadlines.
  • Write and/or review performance evaluations for staff in assigned trades' area.
  • Provide leadership to team and support a cooperative team working environment.
  • Oversee and enforce safe operations following safety rules and applicable Federal, State, Local and University regulations and codes.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Schedule labor resources of the assigned trades' areas to effectively and efficiently complete maintenance and project jobs.

Coordinate material resources necessary for completion of maintenance and project work.

Communicate with customers to ensure satisfactory completion of work requests and projects, and to resolve any issues or disputes.

Communicate with Shop Managers, Service Desk staff, Stores staff, and other Physical Plant and University personnel to ensure efficient and cost effective completion of maintenance and project work requests.

Retrieve, review and analyze data from the work order system to ensure efficient productivity, accurate documentation and timely billing of work requests and projects.

Supervise assigned Shop Managers and other direct reports in the assigned trades' area.

Assist in the development of organizational construction policies; be familiar with and interpret federal, state and local regulations; and coordinate project documentation.

Analyze, evaluate and prepare reports on completed construction projects as assigned.

Working Conditions:

Structural or Mechanical trades' shop environments, University buildings including residences, classrooms, labs, offices, warehouses, food service, gymnasiums, libraries, farms, and other campus areas or University construction areas. Exposed to hazards of multiple trade areas including various electrical equipment, power tools, high voltage, high steam pressure, and applicable hazards of the assigned trades' areas. Travel to campus or other University work sites.

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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