Manager of Trades, Facilities, and Maintenance (Electric, Paint, Lock, and Carpenter) (498641)

  • California Polytechnic State University
  • San Luis Obispo, California
  • Feb 23, 2021
Full Time Administration and Management Building Maintenance Construction and Skilled Trades Engineering

Job Description


Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Facility (Operations), the Manager of Architectural Trades manages personnel in the four campus architectural trade shops: Carpenter Shop, Lock Shop, Paint Shop, and Electric Shop. The Manager is responsible for a combined area budget of approximately $1.6M, project development for maintenance repairs, facility inspections, facility reactive and preventative maintenance work orders, training and personnel management, emergency call-back response, and customer satisfaction. The incumbent makes decisions on how assignments in the managed shops are to be performed, devises ways of doing work, and enforces existing campus policies and procedures. The incumbent will initiate recruitments, initiate progressive discipline as necessary, hire, evaluate and terminate student assistants. In addition, the Architectural Trades Manager serves as a member of the long-range strategic planning group for Facility Operations. To ensure quality construction for Cal Poly, the incumbent reviews major and minor capital project designs for conformity with campus design standards and best practices.

Department Summary

Facilities Management and Development (FMD), a unit within the Administration and Finance Division (AFD), is responsible for the planning, design, construction, operations, maintenance, and repair of university facilities and grounds. FMD consists of five critical and interdependent support departments, including Facilities Customer & Business Services; Energy, Utilities, & Sustainability; Environmental Health & Safety; Facilities Planning & Capital Projects; and Facility Operations. In support of the Cal Poly mission, the Facilities and Management and Development department is committed to promoting a culture that values individual and organizational integrity, civility, and diversity.

Key Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of the proper repair procedures and practices in the carpentry, painting, locksmith, and electrical trades.
  • Excellent personnel management skills. Comprehensive knowledge of effective personnel management practices and supervisory skills, including recruitment, training, performance assessment including establishment and monitoring of goals and objectives, motivation and professional development, corrective action and progressive discipline.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret the complexities of Collective Bargaining contracts, negotiation, grievance procedures, and associated labor laws/statutes. [AH1]
  • Excellent project management skills related to maintenance, renovation and new construction projects including design, planning, scheduling, budget, and quality control. Demonstrated ability to assess cost estimates for projects.
  • Knowledge and ability to utilize campus resources during emergency situations. Ability to understand problems from a broad perspective and discern underlying causes of the problem when developing solutions.

Education and Experience

Bachelor's Degree in, Engineering, Industrial Technology, or related field and a minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience working in a large maintenance department, with at least two (2) years in a management/supervisory role.

Possession of:

  • Valid California Driver's License (or ability to obtain by date of hire)


Salary commensurate with the background and experience of the individual selected.

Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. See our benefits website for additional information.

Cal Poly

Known for its Learn by Doing pedagogy, Cal Poly is the flagship of the world-renowned California State University system. Annually recognized as one of the top public universities in the nation, Cal Poly continues to offer an academic curriculum based on learned experience gained through real-world practice. Located in San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly is nestled comfortably among the coastal foothills, minutes from the Pacific Ocean and equidistant to the Bay Area and Los Angeles.

Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. See our benefits website for additional information.

Diversity Statement

At Cal Poly, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Poly is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Supplemental Information

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter.

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H-1B visas).

Positions are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

San Luis Obispo, California 93405 United States View Map