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Elevator & Fire Protection Mgr

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: VP Campus Planning and Facilities
Department: FS - Utilities
Location: Blacksburg Area
Categories: Engineering, Facilities / Skilled Trades

Job Description

Reporting to the Director for Engineering Services, the Elevator and Fire Protection Manager manages the operation of the Elevator and Fire Protection shop to ensure that building fire protection and elevating systems are operating, tested, and inspected. Maintained per applicable codes including Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention, Virginia Statewide Maintenance, International Building Code, Elevator Safety Code and National Fire Prevention Association standards. This position is responsible for developing priorities with shop personnel and contractors to ensure coordination with building contacts for proper planning, scheduling of preventive maintenance and corrective action work assignments. Provides oversight of work assignments of shop personnel and contractors in accordance with the work order system's Standard Operating Procedures, recognizes and resolves issues to maintain the productivity of work for assigned resources, ensures the execution of work order assignments in coordination with fellow facilities managers and supervisors, and with designated University contacts so that all projects are completed in a timely and cost-effective basis, performs routine inspections of assignments completed to ensure quality and cost, maintains records of required tests, inspections and maintenance activities, and evaluates and recommends improvements to current Fire Protection and Elevator shop and contracts continuously.

This position is one of the team members serving in an on-call capacity for responses to elevator entrapments. Completes required administrative functions regarding work order flow, including data entry into the divisional work order system, and properly coordinates procurement and delivery of material to job sites effectively and procurement of services and materials comply with University policies.

Required Qualifications

• Considerable experience in managing in-house and contractor personnel such as fire protection technicians, elevator mechanics, elevator inspectors and electricians in the performance of inspection, testing, preventive maintenance and repair work.
• Proficiency with computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) such as HokieServ.
• Extensive experience and knowledge of institutional building fire protection and elevating systems.
• Extensive knowledge of procedures followed in a scheduled Preventive Maintenance Program for building fire protection and elevating systems.
• General knowledge of electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems with respect to fire prevention requirements.
• Knowledge of all local and state codes that pertain to the position's area of responsibility including Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention and Maintenance Codes, Elevator Safety Code, National Fire Protection Association standards and International Building Code.
• Ability to reference applicable codes when addressing maintenance work or citations.
• Ability to analyze problems, interpret drawings, electronic schematics & specifications and prepare project cost estimates.
• Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects.
• Strong interpersonal, customer service and communication skills and ability to interact comfortably with all individuals within a diverse organization.
• Ability to safely and frequently move and handle heavy objects weighing up to 50 pounds or more; maneuver materials up and down stairs; climb and work from elevated work stations such as ladders and scaffolds; work for long periods standing, walking, reaching, bending, and pushing/pulling.
• Must have good team work skills and be able to understand, comprehend and follow directions in the workplace.
• Must be able to work in all types of weather conditions, including extreme temperatures.
• May be required to work additional hours/shifts to meet the needs of the department.
• Valid driver's license.
• This position is designated as Emergency Personnel
• Also must be available as situations warrants for response to after-hours and weekend trouble calls.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience in a large commercial or educational setting.
• Understanding of HokieMart.

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Review Date

January 3rd, 2022

Additional Information

• Ability to safely and frequently move and handle heavy objects weighing 50 pounds or more, ability to maneuver materials up and down stairs; ability to climb and work from elevated work stations such as ladders and scaffolds, ability to work for long periods standing, walking, reaching, bending, pushing/pulling.
• Must be able to work in all types of weather conditions, including extreme temperatures.
• Must have an acceptable and safe driving record.
• Must have a driver's license check.
• Emergency Personnel.
• May be required to work additional hours/shifts to meet the needs of the department.
• Normal work schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19 vaccination or receive approval from the university for a vaccination exemption due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.


About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Operations HR at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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