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Technical Trades Supervisor

Company: University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin
Posted on: September 17, 2023

Job Description:

Job Posting Title:Technical Trades Supervisor----Hiring Department:Project Management and Construction Services----Position Open To:All Applicants----Weekly Scheduled Hours:40----FLSA Status:Exempt----Earliest Start Date:Immediately----Position Duration:Expected to Continue----Location:AUSTIN, TX----Job Details:General NotesThe University of Texas at Austin's Campus Construction team seeks an individual to serve as Supervisor of the Electrical Shop. You'll be working for a university that is internationally recognized for our academic programs and research. If you're the type of person that wants to know your work has meaning and impact, you'll like working in our department and for UT Austin. UT Austin provides an outstanding benefits package, including but not limited to:

  • Competitive health benefits (employee premiums covered at 100%, family premiums at 50%)
  • Voluntary Vision, Dental, Life, and Disability insurance options
  • Generous paid vacation, sick time, and holidays
  • Teachers Retirement System of Texas, a defined benefit retirement plan, with 8% employer matching funds
  • Additional Voluntary Retirement Programs: Tax Sheltered Annuity 403(b) and a Deferred Compensation program 457(b)
  • Flexible spending account options for medical and childcare expenses
  • Robust free training access through LinkedIn Learning plus professional conference opportunities
  • Tuition assistance
  • Expansive employee discount program including athletic tickets
  • Free access to UT Austin's libraries and museums with staff ID card
  • Free rides on all UT Shuttle and Austin CapMetro buses with staff ID card
  • For more details, please see: and .Selection made by committee and hiring supervisor based on review of online applications and results of personal interviews. Some evening, weekend, and holiday work required.PurposeLead the Construction Services Electrical Shop, including daily operations, staff supervision, shop safety and productivity, coordination with clients and project managers, and teamwork with other shops.Responsibilities
    • Lead assigned personnel in execution of facility renovation and repair projects, and campus special event support in compliance with project documents, schedules, and budgets. Coordinate with clients, project managers, planners, and other stakeholders.
    • Manage shop operations and daily work schedules; coordinate with Project Management Team, Production Control Section, and other shops to ensure timely completion of assigned projects. Conduct site visits and maintain quality control of all work performed.
    • Lead, motivate, train, counsel, and discipline employees as appropriate to maintain high standards in employee performance, shop productivity, and client project delivery. Promote teamwork within shop and with other shops.
    • Promote and maintain shop safety program, including daily housekeeping and compliance with published policies and procedures for safe operation of shop equipment and vehicles, and job site safety.
    • Interpret project drawings, specifications, and sketches. Communicate instructions to staff in compliance with UT construction standards, regulatory codes, and standards of the trade. Review design documents for constructability.
    • Practice and promote the values and goals of the university and the department. Ensure staff members understand their contributions to these performance standards.
    • Drive UT vehicle to visit job sites and purchase materials and equipment. Accomplish shop written and electronic documentation, including project estimates, material/equipment requisitions, timesheets, and employee performance reports. Compile and submit information on shop productivity for division reports.
    • Attend management-directed meetings and training. Accomplish other duties as assigned.Required QualificationsHigh school graduation or GED. Licensed by TDLR as a Master Electrician. Five years experience as a journey-level electrician. Three years experience leading electricians in commercial, industrial, or institutional renovation, maintenance, or construction as a project lead electrician, crew leader, or supervisor. Licenses: Licensed by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) as a Master Electrician. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with clients, project managers, and other stakeholders. Experience using a personal computer and Microsoft Windows Outlook/Word/Excel, or similar software. Excellent customer service skills. Proven ability to work as a team member and promote teamwork within shop and with other shops. Prior to date of hire, successful applicant must provide a current driver's license and acceptable driving record for the most recent 36 months. Texas driving history will be confirmed online during selection process; applicant must provide out-of-state driving history, if previously licensed in another state.Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.Preferred QualificationsAssociates degree or successful completion of vocational/technical training as a commercial/industrial electrician or related construction field. Three years or more experience as a Master Electrician, including experience leading crews, including quality control and timely delivery of projects within client budget and schedule. Seven years or more experience as a journeyman electrician, including experience in project estimating, layout, equipment operations, renovations, and facility repair. Experience with installation of transformers; motor controls; rigid, EMT, and flexible conduit; and various commercial raceways. Experience working in a large university or comparable commercial/industrial physical plant.Driving RequiredThis job requires a class "C" operator's driver's license. The applicant selected must provide a current three year driving record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, a Texas driver's license must be obtained within 30 days of becoming a Texas resident. Employees who are required to have a CDL are subject to drug and alcohol testing (pre-employment, post-accident, reasonable suspicion, random, return-to-duty, and follow-up drug and alcohol testing).Salary Range$74,000 + depending on qualificationsRequired Materials
      • Resume/CV
      • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
      • Letter of interestImportantfor applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers:You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure thatALLRequired Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.Important for Current university employees and contingent workers:As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questionspresented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.----Employment Eligibility:Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.----Retirement Plan Eligibility:The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.----Background Checks:A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.----Equal Opportunity Employer:The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer,complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.----Pay Transparency:The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.----Employment Eligibility Verification:If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.----E-Verify:The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university's company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:
        • E-Verify Poster (English) [PDF]
        • E-Verify Poster (Spanish) [PDF]
        • Right To Work Poster (English) [PDF]
        • Right To Work Poster (Spanish) [PDF]----Compliance:Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in .The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe Street, UTA 2.206, Austin, Texas 78701.

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