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MT Mechanical Trades Supervisor II

Apply now Job no: 493273
Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: UMBC Campus
Categories: Facilities/Grounds/Skilled Trades


Facilities Management

UMBC is, a vibrant 14,000-student suburban research university ranked one of the world’s top universities by Times Higher Education, the selected candidate will join an innovative and diverse team working at an institution named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the best academic workplaces in the nation for the past nine years. For more information on UMBC visit:


As the Central Plant Supervisor, the incumbent will act as the chief operating engineer responsible for the safe, constant and efficient operation of the Central Plant, Satellite Plant and the Event Center.

As the Central Plant Supervisor, the incumbent will act as the chief operating engineer responsible for the safe, constant and efficient operation of the Central Plant, Satellite Plant and the Event Center.  Specific duties include:  coordinating inspection; repair and maintenance activities for both emergency and non-emergency conditions; responding to normal/abnormal situations such as switching pumps and boilers of 1500 horsepower and above; functioning as a liaison with contractors; operating and maintaining central station type reciprocating, centrifugal, or absorption air conditioning and refrigeration equipment with single compressor and chiller units in excess of 1000 tons; recording data such as temperature, pressure, hours of operation, fuel consumed, water levels, voltage load, generator balance and utilizing the building Automation System for plant and building operations; and performing other duties as assigned.

Note:  Position is considered essential personnel. 

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Requires a High School diploma or GED and seven years progressively responsible experience in the trade where assigned (central plant operations) to include at least four years in a lead or supervisory capacity.

Must possess a valid Non-commercial Class C or equivalent driver's license

Preferred Qualifications

Maryland 1st Grade Engineers License and Universal CFC license 

Background Screening Statement:

A background check will be required.  

Closing Date: For best consideration, submit application by January 16, 2021.  Applications will be accepted until position is filled. For questions concerning this position, please contact John Zahor  at

Salary: Pay Range 14 based on the University System of Maryland Pay Program
Hours: Full-time 
Type: Regular

UMBC offers a benefits package for regular and grant-funded regular employees including generous leave, excellent health, life, and disability insurance, retirement plans, tuition remission, on-site preschool, and numerous professional development and wellness opportunities.  Contingent II positions may include some benefits

Please note the Type and FLSA Status above to determine the benefits offered for this position. 

FLSA Status: Nonexempt 
 Equal Opportunity Statement:  UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Title IX: As an institution that receives federal financial assistance, UMBC adheres to Title IX and does not discriminate on the basis of sex. For more information about Title IX and contact information for Title IX Coordinator click here.   
Work Authorization   As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.


Advertised: Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Open Until Filled

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